|That window was open and we sat inches from it.|
The weather was so warm and wonderful, at 70 degrees here yesterday, that I insisted my husband accompany me to downtown Fredericksburg.
We ate lunch at the Capital Ale House and people watched. It was lovely and I got a few peeks in some of the never ending antique shops.
Oddly, our stop at the Salvation Army store on the way, just inside the city limits, was most fruitful.
I was taking my own advice and searching for more lovely containers. My little girl has a collection of kid sized paint brushes that she loves to look at when not painting. It is in it's original packaging (ugly) and often dumped out everywhere. So container searching I went.
I found the tiny ginger jar first for $2.
There was also a collection of blue and white vases. Tempting, but they did not come home with me.
Next I found this, to die for, vase.
It looks and feels like vintage McCoy but no mark and at $3, I just love it.
My husband loves thrifting, rarely buys anything, yet takes forever to rifle through everything. I must always remind myself that at least he is a willing partner in crime. Even if he is a slow and thorough one.
Yesterday it paid off...
I found this portable French style easel while he was examining something else.
|Please excuse the clutter and sleeping child, I was excited|
It was, apparently, never used.
New, they are between $90 and $ 200.
This was $ 15.
So for twenty bucks I got some great stuff, although no paintbrush container.
I also had a fun lunch with my family and a walk around one of my favorite towns.
|Frederickburg, Virginia April 2010|