Well I got up this morning and cleaned the motorhome. I have to laugh at that because it takes all of 15 minutes. Hmmmmmmm . . . Maybe there is something to be said for living in a 40 foot long space compared to a 4000 sqr ft. one. HA! But clean it I did as the guys will be here tonight. They left home at 5 this morn. with Dad getting the first driving shift. Huh. Imagine that? Why wouldn't the 20 or the 24 yr old want to drive at 5 am? :)
So while toodleing around my little space this morning, I got a bee in my bonnet about wanting to see all the fun things I've found on my trip. Yup, I have been doing plenty of shopping. Every town we are in, I do a little research and find the cutest little antique stores I can. And the motorhome was becoming quite . . . full? GEE!! No way!! Really?
So I figured now was as good a time as any to take it all out and repack it in a more orderly way. Get rid of all the dirty newspaper, just condense in general.
Then I thought, Heck, why not make a post out of it.
So here we go!
First and foremost - my most sought after item
which I finally found in Colorado Springs.
My dress form. Did I want purple? Not exactly, but . . .
Considering it is the only one I've seen on the trip
I am ecstatic that I am bringing her home with me!
Her name? Lillian.
Lillian you ask? Where did I come up with that?
Well, reading this!
How wonderful of Nora Roberts to write a book
based in the Black Hills of South Dakota
right as I get to visit there for the first time.
And the main character's name?
Why Lillian of course!
My 2nd most sought after prized possession I found about
4 minutes after I found Lillian! You should've heard me GASP!!!
A 1911 Journal/Ledger.
It must weigh 20#, I kid you not. I will weigh it when we get home.
I could read this for hours. There is something which just fascinates
me when reading people's names, and how much money they spent
on "grain" and gas. And from 1911? My Mom wasn't even born yet.
It's awesome to really think about.
Next, I found the UGLIEST hat here in Pagosa Springs. Someone had
taken these beautiful old milinery flowers and glued them
onto an old stocking cap. So I proceeded to take them off.
Lots of uses for these flowers.
Doesn't look like there are many of them but there are over 30.
I placed them in my next jewel of a find to show you . . .
My Vintage milk glass punch bowl set!
It came with the base, the bowl and 9 cups. I didn't unwrap all the cups.
(You should see the mess I've already made!)
I did find another darling little vintage hat with gorgeous
milinery flowers on it. I was going to give it to Joy
for her birthday but . . .
This little rat ATE IT! (Who? Me?)
I caught her when it was just torn to shreds.
But I managed to save some of the flowers.
It was just sooooo cute. sigh.
Anyway - on to more FUN THINGS!
I am always on the lookout for soup tureens.
Got some wonderful silver pieces!
There is a darling little antique store here in Pagosa Springs.
She is finally retiring, and everything was 40% off!
I just could not resist this set. sigh.
And found these cute little fruit bowls in So. Dakota.
Well, enough for today. Gotta get this place cleaned up . . .
Lots more goodies to share another day!
Have a good evening everyone!