While walking around the Antique Fair the other day,
I stop cold in my tracks and say...
"Oh my gosh...I LOVE this!"
With a crinkle in her nose, she says...
What would you do with THAT old thing?"
I giggled, looked at the price tag (& cringed) and told her...
"Oh, I don't know...
I just have a "thing" for everything vintage."
She shrugged her shoulders and we both walked off without looking back, never giving it another thought.
After all, I'm used to finding the majority of my treasures at garage sales. It's hard for me to pay a dealer's price on anything (unless I just "have" to have it).
You gotta love this story:
So a week or two passes by and I'm at work.
(really! I swear!!! I was at work!!!!)
I get a surprise visit from my little Antique Fair shopping friend.
She unloads something from the back of her SUV and my eyes focus on the prize.
My heart just melts!
I squeal (rather loudly)...
ME: "Where did you get that?"
(I'm walking toward her with my mouth wide open)
HER: "My attic."
(she's huffing & puffing 'cause it's super heavy)
ME: "I'm SO jealous girl, I LOVE IT!"
(My eyes are squinting, I'm secretly green with envy)
HER: "It's for YOU! Happy Birthday Jodie!!!"
(I feel like a fart for being so jealous)
ME & HER: Big Big Hug Fest!!!!
The Man is looking at us like we're crazy.
Then, the "mechanic" in him kicks in and he plugs it in to see if it works. Of course it did, what was he thinking? Typical Man!
Besides, who cared if it worked? Not me!
It working was just a bonus!!!
It's a show piece!!!! Don't you think???
But that's not all...
She brought me a little wrapped present too!
(this was the photo from my fonky little camera at WORK so you know I'm not lying!)
I just can't believe some of you think I don't work! hahaha!
Inside the pretty wrapping was this...
A beautiful glass Christmas ornament with my initial "J"!!!
I love it!!!!
I'm not going to decorate for the Fall season this year (I'm sad-sad) but I will start decorating for Christmas VERY soon.
My home was selected for my little town's "Christmas Tour of Homes" this year so this little glass ornament will certainly have a special spot!!!
Even though I'm not decorating for Thanksgiving, the thought of giving Thanks is certainly NOT forgotten!!!
The "she" that spoiled me with these goodies above is my little hometown friend Pam (who has no blog, shame-shame) who is so creative and so talented and has the coolest studio EV-AH!
One day, I'm going to sneak my camera in there and write a post just about her studio.
Then, while she's not looking, I think I might even sneak into her attic and see what else she's hiding in there!! Are you with me?
Isn't that hunk of a cast iron metal 1949 oscillating fan that blows air so quietly just the BOMB?