It's going to be 80 degrees in Carlsbad today! We are so excited about that. Well, Steve's cold finally & completely overwhelmed my immune system last week, but we are both now on the mend. Yay! There is lots to catch up on this week now, but I am looking forward to tasking. It's funny how sickness changes your perspective.
Here's a look at some of our recent antique store finds:
A number of years back a friend of my mom's gave me boxes and boxes of mason jars from her mother. We use a number of them right now, but most of them are in storage till we are settled some where. I really love these jars (as do many people) and found a few cool ones this weekend. I started searching around to find information about these jars and learned that two of them we have are from the Ball early days. Maybe 1900-1910. One of those I picked out of the boxes of jars gifted to me. I wonder what else is in there!
Steve's mom collects fruit and vegetable wall pockets so it's a family game to find them. Her kitchen walls are pretty well filled with them so it's hard to find any she does not have. We think we have a good chance with the strawberry and pear.
I'm always looking for fun knitting/spinning/weaving/etc. finds, but usually see more sewing goods than anything else. This past weekend I found a box with some double pointed knitting needles and these little bits of embroidery thread. The thread is 100% wool, brightly colored and cheaply priced making it an interesting and useful find for me.