Maddie was so curious about theses old vintage skates. She kept asking me questions about them after she saw them and we continued to shop. Right before we left, she said she really wanted them. I told her only if thhey were $5 or less. So, we went back to the lady that had them and asked how much they were....$5.00! So...they came home with us! Here she is with them on and her homemade straps! She realized very quickly that kids had it rough skating in those back then. I explained that they appreciated them...they did not know any different! It was very sweet to see her.....
When we were there shopping an older lady that we had ran in to on several occasions there, stopped and said to Maddie "Your Mom is teaching you the right way to shop and a true love for vintage treasures." I thought that was sweet! Maddie is such a free spirit and she does appreciate old things...I love that! She is a budding decorator too....she loves it!
Here is some shabby chic fabric I got. It was 2 pieces for 50 cents!
Here is an old antique folding chair we found. Yes...it is a bit of an eye sore right now, dusty and tattered. It is red and rustic and I plan on fixing the seat and making a cute chair pad for it. It is going to be SUPER cute when I am done....I hope! I have no clue where I am putting it...probably the back porch. It was $7.00...DEAL!
I have been in desperate need of a step ladder around the house. I am always rearranging and hanging things, and I am always using chairs and standing on random things to do it. It is old but sturdy. And painted a pretty, soft pale robins egg blue.....PERFECT!!
Us being silly!!!
It was a blessed day....and I enjoyed spending it with 3/4 of my family! We missed Reid (he would have been miserable shopping!) though. He and several of his friends spent the night at his friend Clayton's house and hung out and swam. He has a great group of friends who have wonderful parenst who we are all close with. So...we take turns entertaining and feeding the boys! SUMMER is here...and LOVIN' it!