"Christmas Treasure Hunting!"
Taking a break for yourself during the last few days of Christmas is hard, but sometimes you just have to. I re-grouped a few days ago and gifted myself with a few hours of treasure hunting with my mom.
Mom and I decided let's go explore, this came after shopping for many of our loved ones at the Mall and Toys-R-Us, now it was time to un-wind. I savored every drop of my Gingerbread Coffee and Cranberry Orange Cookie, as we detoured from the plan and headed to my other favorite shopping location: Blackwell Antiques Center in Dover. The top floor used to be a 5 and 10 store, the antiques dealers headed to the huge bottom floor, its really like walking into time when Woolworths/5 and 10 stores were the rage, as you step down each stair you can re-live that moment in time. So much to see and search for, its completely energizing and inspirational for me to find items which bring back the memories of an innocent time, they hold so many secrets and history within them. I cherish this, treasure hunting as I call it is my favorite thing to do. My whole book: Altered Art Circus is about re-visiting forgotten times, imaginary places, storytelling through your treasures and creations to re-make that favorite place within your own home or studio.
My Finds of the day:
1. Pink, Red, Gold Shiny Brite Bulbs in Original Box, some ornate: $2.99
2. Miscellaneous Bulbs $1.00
3. Kitchy Celluloid Holiday Doll $4.00
4. Box of Vintage Jewelry $7.00
5. Vintage Clown Book, Children's Books and Baking Book $8.00 for it all
6. 24 French Beaded Flowers and vintage vase: $3.99
7. Mercury Glass Garland, multi color: $6.00
8. Vintage Tasty Cakes Tin: $2.00
On this 7th day of Christmas I want to reflect on Wednesday's finds and magic. Today I am preparing for a fun day w/Diana and My Mom, we will be making Christmas Papier Puppens, baking cookies and enjoying holiday conversation!
Happy Friday Everyone!
Magic and Joy,