On a whim today, we took a day trip out into the surrounding country/small town areas. We made some geocaching stops, and went to an antique mall that I’ve really been wanting to visit. It’s about an hour-and-a-half south of us, if you go straight there, which we didn’t. We took a lot of snacks and the puppy, set the kids up with a movie on the laptop (no built-ins in our van) and hit the back roads.
The antique mall in question frequently lists items on craigslist at affordably low prices. I’ve been wanting to check it out for some time, and I’m looking for a small table or shelf for a particular spot. There were lots of nice pieces; how about a large round dining table with three leaves and six chairs, newly painted black and distressed, all for $250? Or one of several white distressed coffee tables for around $30?
Craig was manning the camera, so I didn’t get photos of anything I really would have wanted to show you, but here are a few shots. The building itself was very cool. I would love to have this woodwork and exposed brick.
I found some milk glass for the etsy store I’m contemplating. Huh. In this photo, I am clothed entirely in thrifty finds: $1 Gap jacket, $1 Banana Republic purse, $1.50 Ralph Lauren jeans, $5 consignment store shirt, Kmart clearance shoes. Not bad.Unfortunately, I did not find the piece of furniture I want. There were many pretty pieces at good prices, but I need something very narrow, and I just didn’t find the perfect thing.
It was fun, though, and thanks to my fore-thought, a slow-cooker of taco soup was waiting for us when we got home 7 hours later!