Today is one of those days--the good kind.
It is amazingly gorgeous out--mid 70's, slight breeze, crystal blue sky.
I decided it was a great day for a small adventure so I hopped in the truck and headed down the interstate to a nearby small town to do some thrifting.
Sadly, many of the thrift stores and junk shops and cute boutiques are gone since the last time I was there.
I did have a delightful lunch and took a few pictures around town.
The town bell (?)--it has a siren on top and I guess is used in emergencies.
Many of the buildings are empty.
I want to buy them all up and open coffee shops, and home shops and a candy store.
Loved this iron gate, just there--not reallyleading to anywhere.
Some new signs have been painted on the buildings.
I think the local bowling alley is all locked up now.
LOVE this theater sign and the theater is still open on the weekends (showing movies that are a tad old).
I mean, come one, isn't this star incredible?
And what about this politically incorrect neon motel sign?
I did find a few goodies at the senior citizen thrift shop that is open only a few hours on Fridays and Saturdays. TEN wire baskets, yummy!
A "vintage" superbly comfortable rocking swivel chair for me. The fabric is not my fabric of choice, but it is clean, doesn't clash, and looks just fine with a throw and pillow on it. It might get recovered one day.
My daughter has been wanting a vintage suitcase for sleepovers. While I am pretty sure she is wanting a hardsided travel case, I couldn't resist buying her the SAME sleepover case I had 40+ years. Can you say vintage hip?!
I got a great vintage canister set.
And some old games (I am sucker for the graphics on games) and 25 vintage tupperware and metal cookie cutters.
What a delightful way to spend a perfect fall day!