Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I Had To Go Shopping It's Research

I thought I'd share a few fun things I found while doing some "research" with my sister on Wednesday.   I needed to find some stores that sell the kind of things I like to build and so I asked my sister to go shopping with me.  Of course she had no problem with that.   We decided to go to a little town near where she lives called Sumner Washington.  It's not very big but on main street they have about ten different stores that interested me.  All within about three blocks.  You can find it all there antiques, furniture, cute decor items, one of a kind pieces and even a thrift store.  I got lots inspiration and also was able to see what things are priced at which was the main reason for going.

Of Course I found a couple things that needed to come home with me.

a flower frog (I use picassa for my photo editing and I love the new upgrades. For this shot I used my new favorite orton-ish and vignette.)

a white vase, (doesn't it look like it's flexing its muscles?)

and this old fish scale for my husband.  I have decided he collects them.  I have found two now.  He loves to fish and he really does like them.

This silver dome ( or is it pewter?) I actually found a few weeks ago but I thought I'd throw him in.  I love the patina.  That's a little acorn on the top.

and lastly my sister had this waiting for me when I got to her house.  She got this old globe at an estate sale for 50 cents! Screaming deal!

I also picked up a white platter that is not anything valuable but I like the shape and a bar stool for my kitchen island.  I have been looking for one with a back and it was only ten bucks so I grabbed it.  It needs paint.  I am thinking of painting it a fun bright color. 

We had a great time and I found tons of inspiration.  Hope you are having an inspiring week as well!

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Linda said...

Love the globe !!!

Full Circle Creations said...

Great finds!

Alicia @ Sweet Ava Kate said...

All of your finds are awesome, I especially love the flower frog. Still haven't checked out Picasa, but now I'm really intrigued with their new upgrades. Just finished my Spring mantel... I've been very inspired this week. I had an itch to paint the mantel and couldn't stop! I've been a spray painting fool! :)

Robin said...

Great finds Mimi! I love the silver dome, and the flower frog. You can never have too much of either.

Mona Kay at Blissfully Refurbished said...

AWESOME finds!! I love your pics...such a nice job with Picassa! Thanks for your visit to my blog...

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