This is normally one of our favorite October weekends. Metamora Canal Days to search for treasures amongst the vendors and stock up on corn meal from the Mill on one day and a trek to Louisville's St. James Court Art Show to indulge in some shopping (and purchasing) from my favorite silversmith on the other day.
Neither happened this year. But, to be fair, the art show trip didn't happen last year either due to a freaky rain storm the day we planned to go. We had already decided to skip Louisville again this year, but were going to do the Metamora thing on Saturday until we woke up to chilly weather combined with brutal winds. Ummm, no thank you. Besides, I still have 3 bags of corn meal tucked away in the freezer for safekeeping.
No worries, regroup and move on. The revised plan involved getting up early Sunday morning and going out for a yummy breakfast followed by a visit to what will likely be the last Bargersville Flea Market trip of the year.
Great plans are a good thing to have.
And then you sleep in until 9:30 because the window is slightly cracked open and there is an ever so slight chill to the air in the bedroom and you are sooooo snuggly snoozy sleepy that the fact that you finally had a night with no miserable menopausal hot flashes causing you to wake up in a full on dripping sweat at least 37 times during the night which results in you choosing not to get up and ultimately finds you writing a ridiculously long run on sentence...likely also a menopausal mistake! Say what? Normal version: We overslept then went to a late breakfast before the flea market. However, note that the first portion is more descriptive of my mind of late in its previously sleep deprived state.
The fun thing about flea markets is that you never know what you're going to find. Today was no exception. Wes found the most adorable vintage ladies coat for me that had been custom made/labelled for LS Ayres. Anyone with any ties to Indianapolis and this department store will understand this great find. What else was so special about it?? It was leopard print with furry collar (fake fur on both sections but super nice). The price? $15. WHAT??? I tried it on and felt a little bit like the stepsisters in Cinderella trying to stuff their feet into a too small shoe. Just a bit too snug in the shoulders. Bummer!
The same vendor had another item for which I have developed a collecting passion for...a nearly perfect picnic basket. A few weeks ago I found another one by the same maker. Now, I don't plan on going on a bunch of picnics. So what good are these baskets? Four words: cat proof yarn storage (that is also cute to boot!)
Sophie agrees...(even though she appears to be more interested in looking out the window and at the floor). Today's find was the red plaid version.
Hope you had a great weekend!