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Friday, July 11, 2008

Vintage Fun....

Yesterday Cheryl and I headed to Ft Wayne for a fun field trip. She was looking for some accessories and furniture for her house, so we headed to downtown Ft Wayne to check out some antique/thrift stores. The first one we went to - Finders Keepers - was 3 stories of antique furniture...but we didn't find anything we absolutely had to buy. At the recommendation of the interesting man working there, we walked down the street to Calhoun Street Emporium...and hit the jackpot! The store was packed full of fun vintagey things. We literally spent hours just looking around. In fact, we even had to take a break part way through our browsing and go get lunch at Casa De Angelo - YUMMY! We had so much fun looking at all the treasures, trying out funky hats and clothes, and of course taking photos. The owner was so nice about letting us wander around and take photos. In fact, she asked for our blog addresses so she could check them out. We definitely recommend her store and will be going back. Cheryl found an awesome table for her scraproom and some fun toys. I found shutters for Jenna's room and the cutest little yellow chair...which will be making an appearance soon in photoshoots!

In front of the store....

And inside..... Having fun with hats and mirrors.....
Cheryl's find.....a table for her scrap space. I totally forgot to take a photo of my purchases!


Later we ventured up the street to a thrift store...it was ummm, interesting to say the least. We didn't buy anything there, but found a treasure across the street - an awesome blue wall perfect for backdrops for photos. So, we had an impromptu photo session and had tons of fun shooting photos. I can't even tell you the last time I was the subject of a photo shoot! We ended our day with a trip through DQ for slushies and then headed home.

In the "unique" thrift store....and no, she didn't buy it. :)
Photo shoot time.....


It was a GREAT day.....and I am so glad Miss Cheryl has moved back to NW Ohio. I love having someone to create with again.

5 comments:

cheryl said...

oooh your pictures are so fun!!! i can't wait to get ahold of them. i totally ordered mine on walgreens last night! i was up SO SO late. but hopefully they will be shipping soon. can't wait to scrap them! :)
and i'm glad that i have a friend to do stuff with too...:)you rock!

Jill said...

Those are fun! IT's great to get a girls day out once in a while!

aunt nancy said...

Love the pix, especially those awesome hats! Sounds like a fun day.

me again said...

P.S. later, that same day... I like the new look!

~Lori said...

looks like so much fun! I really love the blue wall- great discovery!