Laying on my studio desk here is a vintage quilt square I picked up on the way home from day trip yesterday. I took my son for a college visit 4 hours away. It was great "bonding" time, but I could not help flashing back to seeing him as a baby as I watched him sleep in the car on the way there. we got up at what my hubby calls, "o'dark thirty" to go. my son has always instantly fallen asleep in the car even as a small child any time we went on trips. he still does the same. instantly out! when he was young he did not sleep through the night and at times we would actually put him in the car at a last resort to get him back to sleep!
On the way up to the school I scoped out some possible stops. I was in serious flea-tiquing country! a real treat for me as antique stores are few and far between here and flea markets non existent. I LOVE flea markets and I love a good flea-tique place. I like to "look at" the nice antiques too, but the junk is what I love to rescue and repurpose, make new or give some love. I got this from my mom. she decorated our whole house with vintage finds when I was growing up. she loved french country, victorian things, roses and she passed this along to me. I really know what I want when I go into the shops so it doesn't take me long to spot things.
Ok, so what was I saying? ok, back to reality. If you click on the above photo it will take you to my flickr photostream and you can see the few things I got in the 25 alloted minutes I had at the end of the day when we were making the treck home. I promised my son to go in "just one" before it closed and he of course humored me. So, anyhow, now I am back home, ready to roll for the week, get some stuff done and get back to making some art! I need to get back in my groove after being gone only one day! But it's so nice to have a break from the routine and always so nice to come back home.
Hope you all had a great weekend. ~Lia