Friday, July 23, 2010

Treasure Hunting

Saturday morning the rooster and I met my sister~in~law and helpful nephew for a day of treasure hunting!
We hit the street at 6:30 a.m. to dig, reach and and barter for all sorts of wonderful goodies.
The beautiful weather brought out so many folks!  The thrill of the hunt kept us going as we ran into old friends and made some new ones, which is always the best part!  The guys were busy running our finds back to the pickup... thank goodness for cell phones, we called,
 "We are on the corner of 6th street... Help!!"
and here they came to purloin our treasures.
     Green seemed to be the color of the day ~ from the wonderful green lard bucket to the old wheel barrow that just begs to be planted... It is so fun to be on the look~out for things to offer at the Speckled Hen!  I love the idea that things that have had their life and function can be resurrected and find a new purpose.  I have heard it said that antique people are the original recyclers. Not only do I believe that is true, I take it as a compliment... 
We took the back roads home and stopped at this cute little shop in Lakewood. 
Do you LOVE their sign or what??

Anyway, we had a great day, and the treasures are being polished up a bit
and have been finding their way into the shop this week.  They look forward to seeing you...
and so do I!  Until then, enjoy the sunshine, happy summer and

Blessings to you and yours!