That being said, I've been shopping lately.
I know, I know. That last sentence does not in any way make sense after what I wrote in the first paragraph. I can't help it. I have the winter doldrums. The never-ending-snow-spring-is-a-million-light-years-away doldrums.
And there is no better cure for the doldrums than shopping!
Here is just a sampling of what I've brought into my house lately.
I bought this canister set in an antique store. I only paid $12.00 for it. I don't know how antique of an antique it is, but I thought it was interesting. Even if it's a couple of decades old, putting numbers on everything is something current. (Everything old is new again, sound familiar?)
Oh Hobby Lobby. I was wandering the Lob one day, when all of a sudden I happened to look up & there she was. A sight to behold. I literally ran to find an employee to take this lamp down from the upper shelving for me. Love, pure love. My daughter could not understand my overjoyed behavior in the Lob that day.
(Back story: this lamp is extremely similar to one I had seen years ago in a local shop. The shop has been closed several years now & the lamp that I never bought has haunted me ever since. Well, until now.)
A trip to Marshall's/Home Goods sent me into a whirlwind when I spied this baby. Have I ever told you how much I adore gingham? Oh I do, I do. I just had to have this tiered dish. I think I frightened my daughter when I practically leapt in the aisle upon seeing it. (My poor daughter, what am I doing to her?)
And yet another:
I have been admiring these mother necklaces for what seems to be forever. I finally took the plunge. Can I just tell you how much I love this necklace? I bought mine from Classic Silver on Etsy. It's beautifully made & when I received it, I put it right on. Yes, I wore it that minute in my scrungy sweatsuit while I cleaned my house. I loved it that much!
(sorry I don't have a photo yet)
I ordered two cloches from Wisteria. I think I'm going to blame this one on Marty from A Stroll Thru Life & Melanie from The Old White Cottage. :D
I first visited Marty's blog & noticed she was having a Cloche Party on March 11th which got me thinking about cloches. Then I visited Melanie's blog that same day & she posted that she had bought 2 cloches from Wisteria at a deeply discounted price. That's all it took. Cloches on the way to me, any day now!
That's all I have to say is this weather had better start looking up or I'll be broke & living on the street soon. That is, unless my husband gets to me first! :D