Friday, August 15, 2014

A flying road trip.......

So last Wednesday I got a call that I hope to never get again. My sis called me and said that my Dad had taken a very bad fall and was in the hospital. He had lost his balance while on a walk alone. A neighbor rushed him to the emergency room and checked him in. He's 83 years old and up until now has been very healthy....walks a LOT! My sis and I flew to Arizona right away (last Thursday) to help my brother who lives near him. He's doing great now, we were with him for an entire week and able to cook, clean, and generally see that he's back on the right path and feeling better (and thank God he is). While Dad was in the hospital we got some shopping in (of course we did!) The shops in his town were amazing and we only scratched the surface. After all, what would expect from a shop called "Snap-Snap"....awesomeness! We didn't even make it into any thrift shops and there were a lot....we kept going back to the antique stores because they rocked. Lots of pretty books.....what else, right?

This book on Scottish clans and tartans is amazing, there are even some little fabric samples in it.

A gorgeous hooked pillow that says "Rock of Ages" with a cross and some flowers. Some great vintage shoes from "Snap-Snap".

A vintage RED celluloid neckties box with a green silk interior that looks new, two gorgeous floral books.

I was happier than happy to scoop up all of these vintage velvet trims and ribbons.....perfect for Halloween crafting, right?

I love old labels, especially when they look like this! How pretty would these look in a bowl with some pinecones in the Fall?

A pretty, pretty wastebasket.

A wicker covered!

Two fantastic old hat boxes (I'll be keeping these). They make for great storage in my studio while looking pretty. One was $5, one was $7. And my sis got one also! We were happy!

This silver casket with pink silk lining won my heart....there's a name engraved on the top of it.

We weren't sure at all how we would get all of our goodies back home......! Our dad's friend gave us her very large and brand new rolling suitcase that she bought for her trip back to sweet of her! We packed it to the gills and checked it through (we had to take 3 different planes both going and coming back) and were just barely able to fill it completely with both of our many finds.
Even though this was NOT a pleasure trip, because our dad did so well and was discharged on Sunday it all worked out just fine.
We all spent some quality time together, and most importantly he's on the mend.
Make sure you check my etsy shop....many of these finds will be listed as soon as I'm rested!!!!! It's not fun getting up at 3 a.m. to catch a plane......we're a bit on the tired side.....:).