We started off our week end at Bruce's 50th class reunion at the Governor's Mansion. It was the class of 68 and the classmates were 68 years old. It was a happy and enthusiastic affair. I was touched when the chosen M.C. for the event signed off by advising to forgive and be kind, showing the wisdom that comes with age.
Seeing antique shops means we brake! We spend some time browsing, walk around and stretch our legs, and are usually entertained, and are sometimes amazed at what is considered to be antiques.
This would be great nesting boxes for Abbie's new chicken house.....and would be great to tuck wool in all of the boxes, or perhaps fill it with quilt books. Our sky box on the car was filled with quilts, so we will pass that by.
Now, this is an amazing old trunk, and it was in very good condition.
And since finding out that Julie was royalty, hats or the British term of facinator's had been skimming the surface of our minds. However, we did not think this one was extreme enough to steel the show!
And then of course that called for a hat pin....
Our next stop was Shipshawana, Indiana. This is a beautiful Amish area. Our first store to investigate, was A Thankful Heart. The name itself drew us in. I will comment here that we had been experiencing rain off and on for two days......and wouldn't you know it, I couldn't fine the umbrella in our overstuffed car.
We entered into homespun goodness! It was a dry cozy place to investigate.
Many local and not so local artisans were selling their items in this store.
Everywhere we looked there was something wonderful tucked here and there.
I'll close with some sage advise from Dr. Seuss. "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." Happy Monday everyone!