I was supposed to be crafting today. . . instead I snuck out for a little bit and went to two antique shops and Hobby Lobby. It was a very good day!
I have wanted a vintage baby scale forever. I just could never find one at a price I wanted to pay, until today. I found this super cute scale at a new to me shop in downtown Belleville for only $12! Not only do I think the graphics are adorable, the price was amazing.
I also scored a bag full of vintage lace collars:
I love vintage lace. I like to use it in my ribbon projects. I don't know if that will be the case with these since they are too perfect to cut up, but they were must haves.
I have been wanting some train cases to use as displays at craft shows but was striking out finding any I liked. I actually have some in the decor of my house, but I didn't really want to undecorate my house for shows. I was bummed about not finding any train cases until I spotted this beauty for half price:
It is a vintage salesman's case. It has a handle like a suitcase and turns into this display when opened. I can see it now filled with Fairy's Love Notes in pretty little rows in the three sections.
I also picked up at fun creamy yellow chippy wooden kitchen chair. I will be taking it the shows as part of my booth set up. I scored it for half price too, making it cheaper than the boring folding chair I was going to buy. I forgot to take a picture of it.
I also got some new images for the free image shop at Fairy Davis. Since they are Easter images I need to get on editing those pronto!
My third stop was Hobby Lobby. Oh my. If you read my blog often you know that one thing I am kind of known for in papercrafting is home decor stuff and altering. You may also know that my secret weapon is Hobby Lobby's home decor clearance where they sell really beat up pieces cheap. Since I recover everything with paper, it doesn't matter if it is scratched and dinged. Today the clearance was a whopping 80% off! I picked up a few things. . .
That is 18 pieces of stuff, some of it originally very pricey stuff for only $50. This stuff was all in pretty good shape too so I was really thrilled at the bargains! I got shadowbox frames, memo boards, jewelry boxes, regular frames, and a cool wall shelf thing that is magnetic and a chalk board.
Not that I needed any of these things, because honnestly, I have a few things on hand to alter already-
The bad part is, as if my obvious hoarding isn't enough, that isn't all of it, you can only see four shelves packed with stuff. . . there is more.