When your plans go awry usually there's some stress created and perhaps disappointment. That was not the case for me this past Friday night.
I had been working with my friend Jeri to get the store ready for the Art Walk. The plan was... we would get all wall decor hung by 3 o'clock giving me plenty of time to leisurely travel home, take a shower, get dressed up/makeup/hair and get back to the store by 5 to meet and greet.
Hmm, I still had a hammer in my hand at 5:00!
The air conditioner had been worked on so for part of the day it was off. My working clothes consisted of jeans, a now dirty shirt and flip-flops. Are you getting the picture?
When a vintage chick is in distress what does she do? Lurk into the backroom and stay hidden among the cinders?
She goes shopping!
Jeri and I high-tailed it across the street to the, Youth Ranch, a lovely thrift store were we hit the racks to find a clean shirt for me. Bingo we found 5. Another vendor was watching the shop so we figured we had at least 10 minutes for a quick look-around.
There she was... a white iron birdcage, so perfectly cottage...
Jeri went another direction and grabbed a mirrored oak dresser top that sat on 4 little drawers. While we're standing there in thrifty joy, why... right next to the birdcage was the cutest white lamp.
The rest of the night was pure bliss. Okay, I really wish I could have showered, but I was able to change clothes, fix my hair, say, "hello" to many old friends and new who came into the store. In the back of my mind I kept thinking that the white duo are now my favorite summer finds. Just the right amount of shabby for the Coop. (I don't even know if the lamp works)
I am linking my summer finds to the following parties:
Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming
Sat. Night Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Homemaker on a Dime's Creative bloggers' party hop
Southern Hospitality's August Thrifty Treasures
LaurieAnna's Vintage Home's new party
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