Saturday, November 6, 2010

Yesterday's Fun Finds. new Antique Shop to Visit! And Listening to your heart

So, if You read my blog yesterday, you know I went shopping. And well, there is Shopping and then there is SHOPPING! Honestly? I hit the Mall about 4 times a year, mostly for cosmetics and Shoes...The rest I try and "do" Local! Or hit Garage Sales, or Estate Sales,,,,or buy from Artisans....

So, after I left Michael's for a quick pass through to pick up some "Glitter Glue" for a Silver Bella project, and Borders Books for the Latest Qtrly "Where Women Create." Oh yeah and "the Macy's stop"....I went to a Thrift Store (Women's Auxillary League of Everett) and picked up some GREAT Camisoles!

3 Bucks, 3 Bucks 3 Bucks!  Great Cami's to Alter!

After I'm back from Silver Bella, I plan on altering the heck out of these and turning them into Corsets......Similar to the one I wore at the opening nite of "Ruffles and Rust." I had several requests to BUY the one I wore and I had SO much fun making mine- I KNOW it'll be fun to alter THESE babies!!! So, I'm now on the lookout for older Cami's to play with!

Headed home, I thought I'd stop at one other Antique Mall,,,,,,but when my car was at the Main intersection, I looked WEST instead of East.....And you know when you get that feeling, "this is where I need to GO" and I hit "Right Only" and "Road closed", but I KNEW I had to get to that "Antique Sign!", So, I pulled a "U-eey" in some tire store parking lot because, well,,,,,"That was where I needed to GO!"

And, too, too fun! I found an Antique Mall I'd never come across before,,,,,,,almost down near the Piers in Everett, (which frankly THERE, are not all the Glamourus or inviting......) BUT, I found, "Bayview Antique Mall."

I  just KNEW that it was going to be a GREAT Find! Because,,,,well all my senses were on alert!
I'm going to HAVE to go back soon and if the owner allows me, I'll take some Photos and post, because there were a LOT of treasures at great prices.......But look what I found!

These wonderful Hats were a STEAL! More than likely, I'll say a "thank you" and take them apart bit by bit for Wedding Toppers or Mixed Media Crafts~ Wowza!  You'd be sick if You knew how little I paid for them.......

The same Booth had some GREAT little flower/millenery pics!
Too Fun!

And Lastly, I found an Old Cake Add to my Collection or use in a Custom Topper down the road.......

Vintage Topper

Fun Finds, I think! Some days, I've learned of late, whether it is listening to your heart, your soul, you just "hear or see" where you should be going.......what you should be exploring,creating, doing, trying. It's Listening to that inner voice and finding what direction it takes you in. . .

I love learning new things,,,,,whether it's finding a new shop, trying something for the first time in my studio, or reading a new OR  classic book.

Maybe it's recently having had yet another Birthday, maybe it was doing my first show at  Ruffles and Rust, or preparing for Silver Bella....... But I'm more reflective,excited, inspired, accepting and resolved than I've ever been! Life IS Good!

Enjoy Your Sunday, Don't Forget to change your Clocks!

Hugs, love and a Bus!


  1. Looks like you had a great day... AWESOME treasures... can't wait to see your cami's when you are finished!!!!

  2. Hi Shell, I can't wait to see what you do with the camis! Isn't it exciting to find a new place to shop? Take care.
    Hugs, Sherry

  3. Look at all your goodies!

    I am packing today! Sooooooooo excited! I can't wait for us to sit down and have a wonderful dinner on Wednesday night after flying all afternoon! Yippee!! Bring on the fun!

    Love and PIECES!

  4. Hi Shelly!
    It is more and more difficult these days to find old hats embellished with millinery let alone millinery pieces! What a find!! I love it when I stumble across a good treasure, my heart pitter patters!!

    Wishing you a fabulous week, my friend! And a happy belated birthday to you!!

  5. I'm doing some catching up, girl you have been busy! Awesome finds, If I ever move I may just become your neighbor! LOL
    Great cake toppers and little wreaths and well just everything your doing!
    hugs Lynn


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