Happy Monday all! My weekend was productive and fun! My friend and I went out this past weekend for lunch and some shopping for our birthdays! We started out at our normal stores.....then I mentioned that I wanted to go somewhere to find some rolling pins, cutting boards and some crocks for my kitchen! And boy did we ever! We had the BEST time together! I cannot tell you how fun it was to go browsing through rows and rows and rows of antique items! The memories that it brought back were incredible. I saw things that my parents had and have and I saw things that my Grandma and Grandpa's had AND I saw toys that I played with when I was little! It was like stepping back in time!
Most of you are probably very familiar with antique shopping and you are most likely shocked that this is my first time experiencing the fun and joy of browsing and "hunting" down these treasures! But I can honestly tell you that I am a complete newbie when it come to antique-ing! Which is precisely why I titled this post...."So How Did I Do"? I am clueless! I took pictures of my goodies and I am going to tell you how much I spent then you are going to let me know if I "done good" OR...."Oh honey.......you have a lot to learn about antique shopping"! Believe me....your criticism and tips are very welcome!
Some things that I observed as a first timer......Wooden bowls are VERY expensive...why? This really bums me out. :( I loved so many of them...but left them at the store. They were all beyond my budget! As were Red Wing crocks...yikes! It appeared that if they were in pristine condition they were very pricey, if you were willing to accept some cracks and imperfections they were more reasonably priced. Kitchen utensils, wooden or metal varied in price like crazy! I couldn't believe it. I really shopped around to find the ones I did get! I didn't pay over $2.00 for any of them, some were a $1.00 (I hope that is good)!
Some goodies I left behind that I surely would have bought if money were no object: An old sled (loved it) a black kitchen scale, a #5 crock with a star on it (loved loved it), wooden bowls and I saw lots of crock bowls that I left behind for someone else to snatch up! Some of those were very pricey as well!
Oh and Linda I saw wooden ironing boards...they made me think of you! :) They are so neat!
I am sure just by reading this you can sense the excitement in my "voice". I had a great time walking down memory lane and finding what I think were some great treasures! I am going to display them around the house when I am done with my blog. Laundry is over rated anyway! I have much more fun things to do!
So....it has come to that time in my post where you can look at my pictures and tell me what you think of my finds. Be honest now....I really want to know what you think, so maybe next time I can be more educated when I go looking! Thanks everybody! Until next time, take care. ~Sarah~