Saturday, April 30, 2011

Long post!

What can I say?
I (of course) watched the Royal Wedding yesterday, solely for the hats and gown. I am in love with the tradition of hats! I bought this 40's one today shamelessly.

I realized recently that I don't take enough pictures, mostly because my new camera isn't rechargeable so the batteries are always dead. M got today off unexpectedly so we went a couple towns over to a place that is a little Amish enclave. We went to their huge flea market complex and then a couple of antique stores.

I found out today that all summer there will a farmer's market for locally grown organic veggies and they're dirt cheap. I got 6 lbs of huge nice tomatoes (oh, I love tomatoes), and a bushel of organic zucchini. I also got 3 loaves of fresh artisan breads. It came to 13 bucks for so much veg-friendly, food, I'm a little over-excited to have a great source for most of my summer groceries.

I found some cool random things too, like this ridiculous old (frontier?) bonnet

I thought it was cool, but I'm trying to keep my eccentricity on the DL and the bonnet screams crazy.

I saw this vintage (tapestry? covered), thing. Being used as an umbrella stand. It was so well made and really vivid

Speaking of weddings, I found this handmade white silk dress and jacket. It's from the late 20's and so beautiful. The dress isn't clipped either, she was a tiny little thing!

racks of vintage fabric

I love the Emerald colored glass in this weird harem/pimp lamp

Love the look and feel of these old cameras!

this pretty gray bead and glass flower necklace

my fave find today, a beautiful mandolin. I love them, and I kinda want to learn how to play

lots of flowers

I love 70+ yr old books!

I lost hubby for a second and later found him here, ha! I thought it was comical that they had a gun booth

M is an Army reservist, and in our town (and surrounding) there isn't really a military community. It's very rare to even see someone in uniform here. All day long today people stopped to thank M for his service and a few veterans stopped to talk for a while.

Little kids always point and smile, and every now and then someone will thank him, but he said he's never gotten so much in one day. I'm glad people take the time and remind him every once in a while that his sacrifices are appreciated.

God knows we've sacrificed so much during and after his last deployment. Just sayin!

the overcast washed us out, but this pic is a rare one of us both ha!

anyway, that's how I spent my day indulging my obsession for old things :)

and oh yeah, people stared all day cause I kept the white hat on! Does anyone else feel like hats on women is regarded as a bit out there?

Oh well, I'm predicting hats to be the next big thing. Here's hoping!

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