Friday, August 19, 2011

Crochet Bougainvillea

I finally finished my Bougainvillea hairpiece to wear to the next 3 weddings. We're halfway done for the year, woohoo! I found the pattern through Ravelry on

Friday, August 12, 2011

Antiques Capital of the U.S.A.

Also known as Adamstown, Pennsylvania. We went to a wedding for one of James' college friends this weekend. The four hour drive wasn't so bad, considering that it gave me time to crochet 8 baby hats, and I had something to look forward to...antiques! We started our journey in a magical carriage...

Not really, but I thought it was really cool so I took a picture. It was a little out of my price range. Going to Adamstown is sort of like going to wine country with sprawling vineyards as far as the eye can see. There is a street full of miles and miles of antique shops and flea markets everywhere you look. Lot of fun kitchen collectibles...

And, of course, salt and pepper shakers. I took home the cute little mouse sitting on the clock in the top center of the picture. Hickory, dickory dock. The mouse ran up the clock. Cute, right?

Here is a hot picture of our legs in the mirror of a fishy display. What you can't see is the scowl on James' face. Which is not fair because he spent more money than I did! He found a Star Wars Jeff Gordon car - now what are the chances of that?

Monday, August 8, 2011

Putnam Antiques Road Trip

My mom and I decided to do some exploring last week and what better way than to drive two hours (ugh) to Putnam, CT for some antiquing. Although it wasn't as exciting as the first time we came across the town last year, we definitely found some treasures!

First, we stopped at the Boxcar Children Museum. Putnam is the birthplace of Gertrude Chandler Warner, one of my favorite childhood authors. Of course it was closed, but we still got to see the boxcar that started it all.

Then we headed to the antique shops. Here are some cool vintage packages. I think that I'm going to start saving empty Goldfish boxes so that after I die, my grandchildren can sell them for a fortune. I mean, really!

And of course, salt and pepper shakers were in abundance. I stayed strong and didn't add any to my collection on this trip though.

I did, however, become weak in the knees when I spotted these buttons. They were only $6 and I know they will look amazing on my crocheted flower hair clips.

And I also got this cute Lefton girl with apples. She is sitting on my shelf at home reminding me of fall - I can't wait! Although I can wait for school to start back up again signaling the end of my summer exploring sad!