We are preparing to leave for our summer vacation to California. My garden is growing in leaps and bounds and I am guessing that most of it will ripen when we are away. Much to our surprise when I went searching for something to add to our salad we found ripe strawberries hiding under the plants. Two bowls worth. What a lovely parting gift before we travel. And they are delicious as they look.
Thank you every for your heartfelt comments on my last post. Isn't it intriguing that many of us are in the same predicament. Do you feel that maybe our blogs even spurred this need to buy every last vintage item at a yard sale or thrift store?
I went out on Saturday ready to hit the sales, but ready to buy things that I truly wanted and not just items to fill my house again. The first sale I went to, I found an American girl closet system with foldout bed. $25.00. Next sale I was about to leave when I decided to look at the framed art. My heart dropped when I saw this.
Barbara Helen Berger is one of my favorite illustrator/authors. Our two favorite books of hers are Grandfather Twilight and When the Sun Rose. I found this signed print of hers for $4.00.
and look how she sneaked Grandfather twilight into the picture...
If you haven't heard of these books, I would high recommend them, especially for young children.
I also picked up a very expensive air filter that I have been searching for, for at least four years. I've never seen one at a yard sale and I happily picked it up for $20.00. I also came home with some book inventory and a few toys for the kids. I passed by the vintage board games, vintage dishes, pampered chef stoneware dishes and much more. It felt wonderful. I was able to enjoy them from a distance and truly appreciate what I did buy. The signed print is above our couch and looks perfect in our living room.