Sum Up Sunday #55

Yesterday the room mate & I took advantage of the lovely weather to go by an antique mall we always forget about.  We were on the hunt for props/displays for our fair tables in the future & we just plain old love to go antiquing.  I am so happy that I have friends & a boyfriend who are totally into digging around thrift stores, flea markets, antique stores, etc.  It's so great to have nothing to do & decide to roll up on a cool place with a little bit of spare change.

Since Zach always finds me cool things I knew I had to find him a few nifty things while I was out.  You'll see this in his guest post thrift tip later this month, but he collects old bottles of poison, old radios/electronics, & books.  Since I don't know anything about electronics or what books he's really on the hunt for I decided to keep my eye out for some interesting bottles.  I found two bottles for him: one of holy water & one that was filled with what we think is ammonia and is recommended for those who have fainted.  They are pretty nifty.  I'll be sure to take a better picture because I know he'll want to include them in is Thrift Tip post!
A cool transistor radio I didn't end up grabbing.

Katie found two great shelves for her pottery & I found a great shutter display for jewelry.  I am really excited about attempting to do this handmade, self employed journey here.  I've been working on a press kit, I just made up my About page on etsy, added a new banner to my artist website...but there always is something more to do.  I think I need to keep this post in mind when thinking about balance.  I seem to always be getting swept up in it which can sometimes be a bad thing!

Today we'll be setting up separate booths for the Second Sundays Fair in Williamsburg & I am excited :) :)

After we went antiquing we headed over to JoAnn's to pick up some more necklace displays & then grabbed some yummy frozen yogurt at sweet frog.

I have to say that ice cream/frozen yogurt has to be one of my all time favorite things to eat.  I love it durring the summer.  I get so excited thinking about all the yummy toppings! Another place I can't wait to visit this summer is Rita's.  Oh my yumminess!

And for good measure, here's the sign as we left the antique mall, good old southern charm:

What did you do this weekend?

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  1. I love frozen yoghurt - there's a business back in London that do them and top them off with fresh fruit toppings and sauces of your choosing and omg are they so good!

  2. I've been thinking about using shutters for my jewelry display too but I haven't had much luck finding the look I want. My search continues. :) And you About page look great! i love this new feature Etsy added.

  3. I know what you mean about getting swept away. I can be busily altering and tweaking away on the blog then all of a sudden - two hours have gone by!!

    Still, it's good to have a passion and to enjoy what you do I think.


  4. i could thrift all day every day. ok. that's not true. but i sure love it, too.

  5. I wish there was a place like this in the UK. I haven't ever heard of one. I'd looks like a treasure trove! x


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