Being such a busy 10 days I haven't gotten much crafting done but I have lots in the works thanks to some shopping and generous gifts from my mom!! The other day we went to historic Ellicott City where there is all kinds of antique shops and unique boutiques.
We parked in front of an antique store that I had never been in before. And I have been to Ellicott city a ton of times and thought I had been in every store! So we went in there first. I saw so many things i wanted. One booth had so many great things. Vintage buttons, spools, linens, quilts, Pyrex, Yellow Ware, and milk glass. I could have bought the whole booth. But I was trying to be good and ended walking out without buying a thing! I'm kicking myself now because there were these pair of milk glass lamps that were only 12 dollars but at the time I couldn't think of a need for them even if they were cheap. And I also wondered if they even worked. But now I'm thinking they would be awesome in my girls' room (if I ever actually start redoing it!). Might have to take a quick trip back and see if they are still there! Oh and the owners of the store were super nice! They had the girls' pick any beanie baby they wanted. I thought that was so generous and sweet. Most antique stores aren't exactly kid friendly and usually would prefer if your kids stayed home. Natalie picked out a bunny named Hoppity and Lily picked out a turtle named Speedy. How funny is that?!
One of my fave shops is called Vintage Girls. It's three floors of fabulousness! My mom had me pick out my birthday present. Here's what I chose:
It's a little jam/sugar dish with a tiny little spoon! So cute, right? And the milk glass salt and pepper shakers were a surprise!
so were these...
I forgot my sunglasses at home so she picked these up for me! They have fake pearls on the sides! Very Elton John, don't you think? And they go awesome with this headband...
They are from vintage rose wraps. I have seen them around blog land and thought they were adorable. So when I spotted them at Vintage Girls I pounced!
There was another store a lot like Vintage Girls called Sweet Elizabeth Jane, that had just opened up. My mom bought me this feed bag that is going to be made into some pillows!
After Ellicott City we headed to Ikea! The closest Ikea to my mom is about 1 1/2 hours away so she doesn't get there very often. After getting a drink and snack we walked around our favorite section...you all know the one! It has all the kitchen stuff, textiles, curtain rods, baskets, candles, lighting, pictures etc etc. I love it!! I was good and didn't put a thing in the cart. Before checking out we stopped by the "as is" section. Right there in the front was a chair, with an ugly slipcover. It was marked $74 and some change. It said it was originally $99. I thought it was the Ektorp Jennylund chair but the tag said something else. I went over to the Ektorp chair section and picked up a white slipcover. I wanted to make sure it would fit. It did!! So she came home with me!!!
Here she is in her new home. Meet Jenny...
I think it was mislabeled because these chairs go for $250. Whoo hoo!! What a deal!!
I'll be back later to tell you guys all about the race and the rest of my weekend. Happy Monday! I'm off to guzzle some coffee!