Thursday, February 11, 2010

Oh! Forgot to tell you....



Pretty sure this isn't going to be a pattern, but after starting a blog and ignoring it for two weeks, posting twice in one day DOES seem like the thing to do.
Either that or I haven't figured out how to edit my earlier post in which I was going to say something highly important and interesting! You can trust me on this! That what I'm about to say is both highly important AND interesting.

My favorite scrap site of all time is hosting a TWO WEEK online crop starting on the day of LOVE! Of course they are - the word love is in their name and love is something they are VERY GOOD at. Trust me on this too.

And two weeks gives NO one an excuse to not get at least a FEW challenges done! Runs February 14 to February 28.

Yes, it IS necessary to spell February out in full. It gives you the chance to saaayy

feb rooo air ee,

as you type.

It satisfies something in all of us.

I can't be the only one.

Old to New...

Went antiquing last week.

Oh yessirree, did we ever go antiquing last week. Company was in town who like old things (maybe that's why they like me....?!) so we promised them a day of antique stores. Aaaaand, first on the list was an antique MALL.

Think your Grandma's basement, and all her friends basements and all THEIR friends basements, all lined up with a nice weather impervious roof over the whole thing. Now add the smell. Odeur des Ages would be the name of the scent if it could be bottled. Musty, with underlying tones of mildew, mothballs and mice. Heady, with a racy, robust aroma and a lingering afterscent of lavender and yeast. Pecans and ripe citrus for a long finish.

Wait, what are we even talking about here?!

Anyway.

We arrived when they opened at 10:00 am, and left when they closed at 5:30 pm. So much for the antique stores tour! Ate lunch at the conveniently located (head of aisle 2) Pittsburg Willie's Hotdog stand.

Because it's only the finest for our guests!

I LOVE antiquing with like minds. (It's like scrapbooking with scrapbookers. There is no need to justify possessing 25 DIFFERENT kinds of adhesives. It's just OBvious!)

Even more I LOVE finding SILVER. It looks so derelict. So abandoned and left behind. Until you get it home and take the polishing cloth to it. And THEN! Well, even teenage boys who are unimpressed by anything earlier than 1998 think this recent purchase is pretty killer.