That is a good attitude to have when you are a tourist. However, I am not as good a tourist/supporter as many others. We hit all the local thrift shops and many of the gift and antique shops. And, of course, if there is a quilt store or a yarn store or a bead store, they make the “Must Stop” list. But I’m not overly fond of shopping for shopping’s sake, and almost never buy from a ‘gift’ shop. Unusual items found anywhere might find a home with me, though.
After the first day of touristing around, I still hadn’t broken a $10 bill. But look what treasures I found…
A purse with a very unique shape…leather, in good shape and cheap! And as long as a purse has an outside pocket for my keys, I love it!
I also found a beautiful scarf and a shiny/sheer/ fancy dress to use when a piece calls for shiny/sheer/fancy! Fun stuff!
The cabachon that I dropped and broke was easily replaced with this beautiful stone…and I already have a vision in my head for how I’m going to use it. That idea carried me over into slumberland one night and I still remembered it when I woke up, so it must be something I have to make!
I managed to find 3 fat quarters between 3 different stores that I just couldn’t live without.
A yarn store was having a huge moving sale, but I really didn’t want to wait in line to check out. It was a loooong line with fuuuulllll baskets, so I convinced myself that I didn’t need any of the beautiful wool.
My grandson was not forgotten–children’s scissors so he can get cut right along with Nanna.
The best part was supporting the local bakery. Cro-nuts, doughnuts and pie…
Gone and the fork licked clean before the camera could even capture them! Yummmmmmmmy!