Hi everyone! I'm so sorry if I haven't returned emails or gotten back to you all, things are still a bit hectic around here, but I promise I'll be working on that over the next few days as things settle down a bit.
I did want to show you something really cool I found over the weekend while out searching for a bed for our daughter. Luckily for me, last weekend was a Vintage Source weekend, my favorite store for finding vintage, chippy, fun furniture at great prices and the bed I found was perfect, but more on that in a later post!
While I was there I saw a bunch of people I know, including the wonderful girls who own the shop. And I even got to meet LuLu from Lu Lu & Company. She's just as sweet and cute in person as she is online and I hope to feature her beautiful home at some point here on my blog.
Ok, now back to the point of this post. While I was chatting and wandering and chatting some more I came across these!!!
They're old bowling pins! Duck pins to be exact! The ones you used to play when you were a kid and went to a friend's birthday party. Back in the days before blow up bumpers. Remember those old metal bumpers that would come out so that no one got the dreaded "gutter" ball?!
Now, Mr. Tide has known me a very long time. So after patiently wandering around with me as I lapped the store several times, and chatted it up with lots of people, he didn't even bat an eye when I said "did you see those cool bowling pins over there?!" He simply followed me over to the part of the store where they were and asked how many I wanted. That was a whole other story as I picked through them to find the ones I liked the best, looking up and saying "do you like this one or this one?," which is where he drew the line and left me to sort it all out on my own.
I had no idea where these were going to go when I bought them, which is pretty typical for me! But when I got home on Saturday and looked around my house, I knew that the hutch in my kitchen was the perfect spot for these babies! I'm bowled over by these cool little duck pins!
What unusual items do you have in your house that others might think are wacky but you just love?!
And here is something else that Bowled me over!
Yesterday, Trish from The Old Post Road gave me this wonderful award!
If you've never visited Trish's blog you are truly missing out! She is a talented self taught artist and kind and gracious human being. She has also been one of my biggest supporters since I started blogging! Click HERE to visit her blog and to see some of her wonderful artwork and don't forget to visit her Etsy shop while you're there! She was just featured by The Lettered Cottage and I can't think of anyone who deserves the recognition more!!!
I'm linking up for Three or More Tuesday over at The Gypsy's Corner!
It's Vintage Thingies Thursday at Coloradolady so be sure to pop over for more vintage finds!