I'm a little ashamed it's taken me over a month to get this post together, but I have been pretty busy. Truthfully most of it comes down to laziness and never remembering to take the camera downstairs to take pictures.
Excuses aside, back in November a bunch of my family and I went to the DC Big Flea. It's your typical flea market- a mix of junk and treasures, so you really never know what you're going to find. I went in not expecting to buy anything, but I brought about $100 to spend and that was the perfect amount!
Back in February of 2010 I posted about a kitchen I fell in love with. She used trophies to decorate and since then I'd been keeping my eye out for a few to buy. I never fell in love enough to spend my hard earned money, but that all changed and I dropped $65 to get this beauty.
I'd never seen any of these copper trophies before, so I snatched it right up. They were selling a bunch of them for $65 a piece and I was tempted to buy more!
The next purchase was for our baby girl. I'd seen this idea on a few blogs and I knew it was something I wanted to do for her nursery. I found these blocks at $.50 a piece, so I grabbed them all up for a total of about $20. I already had the jar, and it's the perfect punch of color! (Since I don't know if lead is present, she will not be playing with these! They are purely for decoration.)
This last purchase was out of left field, but as soon as I saw it I knew the Mr. would love it. Why? His lucky number is 15 and he thinks guns are fascinating. This sign ($20) was a train speed limit sign and I just love imagining the history it had. As soon as I showed it to my hubby he started guessing what gun made what holes.