Friday, July 30, 2010
On a quest!
I know! Most of you are wondering what this could possibly be about. I am one of those people who can get an idea in my head and can not be happy until I have exhausted all possibilities to make it happen! Ever since last year when I bought several vintage bedecked Bingo cards for decoration, I have wanted to find the vintage tissue paper fringe to make some of my own. I found it on-line, but somehow shopping on-line doesn't excite me in the same way as hunting something down and actually holding it in my hands to decide if size, quality, etc. are what I expect. Plus, this attitude affords me more opportunity to "hit the shops" - as if I really needed an excuse.
In any case, as I headed to Gainesville yesterday, I just felt my favorite shop calling out to me. Somehow I just knew I would at least find the sense of autumn I have been longing for the last few weeks. And they did not fail me! I guess those of us who are "season jumpers" are all feeling the same way about now - ENOUGH SUMMER! - on with the fall!!!!!
"The Shop" is now mostly decorated for fall and Gator football up front - this IS Gator territory after all - with their ENORMOUS inventory of Halloween beginning to creep forward from the back. Now this is not the kind of Halloween you can find in other places - not the usual stuff. This is "classy" Halloween if there is such a thing! A veritable feast for the eye if nothing else. Now there is nothing wrong with the other kind of stuff. My next stop in fact was Michaels where I purchased a tacky frame with an eerie portrait and some more skulls. I am just saying, if you are a real Halloween fanatic, you need to visit this place - or any other holiday for that matter. They never completely remove any of their holiday decorations. They simply "compress" them. This store is PACKED! And not just with holiday items - all unique home decor is there. And no, I don't have any interest in this place. Wish I did! I could shop wholesale!
But, I digress! As you can probably see by the photo (if the photos stay where I place them as I am posting this. Seem to not have that part of blogging figured out just yet), I found what I was after! I didn't see it at first, but I asked and after much digging around, there it was! No one but a true crafting shopaholic will understand my emotion, but it was the stuff on which "AAAHHHHH" days are built!