One of my favorite things to do is go antiquing. Of course, it's not that I really need anything, nothing in fact. I think I need to start a new policy, one thing in means one thing goes out. Speaking of which, I have a huge donation pile that I need to get rid of this week. That's on my to-do list.
My husband had a meeting in San Diego recently. I joined him for the drive there and back and had a couple of hours to do what I wanted while he was in his meeting. Originally I thought I'd go to the big mall that is close by. Then I decided to find the architectural salvage store that I knew was in Downtown, San Diego. It is called Architectural Salvage, big surprise. Parking is the trickiest part. I took a few photos while I was browsing.
Aren't these windows beautiful?
I thought this dress was lovely. Kathy said she wore one just like it on her first date with her husband.
Wouldn't this hold a lot of craft supplies?
If I hadn't already gathered plenty of things, these two platters would have gone home with me.
They were really pretty.
These were my favorite finds! My mother had these beautiful bird prints when I was a teenager. Hers had robins-egg blue mats around them and were framed larger. Years later when I asked for them, I found out that she had given them away. I was very excited to find the set at the antique mall. I snapped those babies up immediately. I'm contemplating reframing them, but, that will cost A LOT! Have you ever discovered a long lost treasure while antiquing? It makes it all worth it, doesn't it?