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Every now and then the antique bug hits and I need to visit an antique mall to do a bit of browsing.
Mind you I already have a bin of antiques that I couldn't find room for in my house, that I am challenging myself to repurpose for offerings this year. But it still doesn't squelch my desire to go picking now and then :)
Just the browsing inspires me... I loved the vignette above!
It's interesting what grabs your attention - pincushions, of course.
This well dressed rabbit even with his smooshed nose is so sweet.
An entire bassinet filled with pyrography boxes - be still my heart!
This booth had a travel theme and I loved the hearts cut from maps - genius!
Ok, I'm sure that no one that reads my blog would have looked at this twice!
But the sight of it brought many memories flooding back...
My sister and I had a toy box just like this! Of course I had to send this picture to my Mom and sister right away. And was so relieved to hear that it is safe and sound in my sisters basement filled with old toys for the next generation :) That made me smile!!!
So try as I might, you know that I couldn't leave empty handed...
Who can resist old buttons, a heart cookie cutter (especially since this was in February) and a pincushion.
The tatted button on top was so sweet, and then I turned it over
The original coloration was so pretty.
And I had a splurge *sigh* just couldn't help myself:
I love cameos! I have a few from our trip to Italy a few decades ago.
Her face is so pretty and I loved how they updated it with fresh water coin pearls and iridescent stones.
A new favorite necklace of mine!!!
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.