Thursday, March 31, 2011
I'm in the process of getting ready to leave in the morning for my guild's little retreat we call AWOL. You've read about it before on this blog. We all look forward to it with great anticipation and I can't wait to get in my car in the morning and head to Ferndale!
Today I ran a few errands and while out decided to stop by Green Alley, my favorite flea market. Oh, ok, I didn't really have time, but when that little 'message' gets in my brain...well, I have to stop by there. So, I did. And, here is what I found....two gorgeous rose plates and a hat box.
Sure, I don't need anymore rose plates, but what does 'need' have to do with it. The minute my eyes fell on them...well, it was love at first sight and the rest is now history. They are twelve inch plates...large...and there is only a small crack on one of them...not bad enough to stop me from putting a great cake on it.....or displaying it on my buffet. What do you think...like them? I sure do and will enjoy them for a long time.
Then, there is that hat box. I have a 'thing' for hat boxes and those new decorative boxes you get from Hobby Lobby and Michael's. I'm carrying my projects to AWOL in a set of lovely 'luggage' boxes decorated with birds which I purchased at Michaels....just gorgeous. And, today, this hat box spoke my name too. I'm a hopeless collector of many things...and not likely to change anytime soon.
So, I hope you 'find' something you love this weekend.......if you are out and about. And, if you are going to a retreat of your own...well, enjoy it! I'll keep my ears and eyes open for something to tell you about....have a GREAT weekend! take care, pat