So here is how my day went… spent the morning packaging and shipping and knew I was going to meet my friend Adrianne to go check out that awesome little shop where she got the buttons for me (see April 11). Had some time to spare so I began working on some wishing wands that I had seen and thought were so cool I just had to create some myself.Finally 245 pm comes and Emily and I leave to go meet Adrianne. Had to stop at Taco Hell because I was having caffiene withdrawls and she had the after school munchies. Opens her taco in the car and spills everything out of the taco. Sour cream all over the cute little black skirt. Wants to run home because she cannot be seen this way. Mommy finds water bottle in back of car and gives it to Emily to clean her skirt off with. Suck it up. We gotta run.
Arrive at AWESOME ANTIQUE PLACE a little after 3 and think Adrianne has given up on me because I do not see her car anywhere. Oh NO!!! But she calls and says she is on her way. Phew!!! She arrives wearing awesome boiler hat and new leather boots she just got in New Orleans with skull buckles on them. Sooooo awesome!!! So we step in and it is rather warm inside but bearable (at first). I could not believe all of the STUFF in here. Here are a few of the things that really caught my eye…
a giant bullfrog in a jar, looked as though he had been pickled there way back when
a Susie Homemaker stove from the 1950's I am guessing, still had the cloth plug and all
a life size goose with its wings spread wide. Considered it for the studio until I saw the price ($123)… plus, where would I put it
a bag full of something that appeared interesting at first… I opened it to find fur pellets (I guess that what you would call them, fur attached to some sort of material). I was thinking rabbit fur and then I turned it over and it said CAT. OMG!!! I was freaking out!!!
tons and tons more goodies that I cannot even begin to name. I am going to have to go again some day when I have the time to just browse around without Emily saying Look over here Mom. hehe.
However, Mommy did manage to find a few little treasures. Here they are. Here is the Birdseye Flash Camera. I have no idea of the age of this thing nor what I will do with it yet… but it is still awesome!!! Brought it home and hubby says… "I wonder if there is flash in it." I thought OH WOW… How awesome would that be. He opened it and no such luck. But it is in excellent condition and appears to just need a bit of cleaning. And uses 260 film I think he said. Not that I plan to take photos with it. It will probably go into one of my assemblage pieces.
Next is a little bronzed shoe I found. It has the number 1577 on it. I can tell it was once a real childs shoe by the fact that the bronzing has worn off on the top and you can see the "cloth" or leather of the actual shoe. Wonderful little $1.00 item!!!
And lastly is a beautiful hairpin I found in this basket of jewelry. It has 2 poodles kissing. So cute and so feminine. Another $1.00 item!!!
and here is a detailed view of the poodles…
So all in all… yes it was a fabu day. Then… I got home. UH OH!!! Felt this weird sensation in the air all the way home and began thinking about tornadoes. I am not ready for another tornado. I have only been in one in the 4 years I have been here and it was not pleasant at all. I was scared to death. If you know anything about Moore, Oklahoma… you know it is TORNADO ALLEY. So we have this deal right now where I am teaching Emily to cook. She made tuna casserole tonight and then we were all outside playing with the dogs. Suddenly darkness begins looming over us. Here is a pic of what I was looking at
Looks kind of pretty until you realize a tornado could be just behind it. Well, we were lucky tonight. It ended up just being severe thunderstorms for us. But other areas did get hit. 😦 Its so scary.