Morning is my favorite time at the cabin, as it is generally calm, quiet and sunny. On this particular day it was gray and cloudy, with intermittent sprinkling that seemed likely until the afternoon, so my mom and I decided to make a quick trip to the antique shop in the neighboring town. She wanted me to see a farm table she thought would work well for outdoor eating at the lake. The table was great – it was big and sturdy, and best of all, it had folding legs (key for being able to store after use and away from the elements). I found a few other fun things, some of which I treated myself to – a vintage bracelet and some fun compacts – some I didn’t, although I’m still regretting not purchasing the cool yellow John Deere cultivator wheels.
I didn’t get any of these lures, but when I returned later in the afternoon with Trevor to get the table, he let me know that he has some of his grandfather’s old lures in storage. Stay tuned for a future DIY post with those fun keepsakes.
Trevor, spotting some Star Wars figures. Nerd alert.
A few small purchases. Usually the pressed powder is out of these old compacts, and you are left with a cool, vintage compact mirror. Insert a picture on the opposite side of the mirror (where the powder used to be) for a funky way to carry around a picture of a loved one. I’m not sure how often I will wear the bracelet, as it has quite an orange tone to it, but I love the buckle detail.
Pretty sure these aren’t antiques, but they certainly were the kids’ favorite finds when we came back to get the table.
This look, in case it isn’t clear, is the “please stop taking pictures and help me with this” look.
Taylor and his cousin late this summer, helping to set the table.
Reality Check. My mom was distraught when she heard that I wouldn’t let Trevor get the $90 case of Star Wars figures. She delivered them within a week.