hi all...i know i have been slacking for a few days so i need to play ketchup
(hehe...i know that isn't right but i am making fun of myself currently. i am a horrible speller and i can honestly say that my proof reading skills are not really up to par)

but was a full week.started out out a bit slow if it wasn't for my little bird friend. but later in the week i had some garage sales to attend and my in laws were coming for a visit so i kept busy.

on thursday morning while getting ready to do my rounds i heard a big thud upstairs...i decided to investigate...yup the bird luck had passed and some poor bird flew into our back door. the good news is that it just kinda knocked him unconscious for a bit & he eventually pulled himself together and flew away...thank god! i wasn't looking forward to having to scoop him up & bury him under the big pine tree in the back yard.

so the first garage sale of the week was a bit i decided to check out a big thrift store that i was passing on the way home and SCORE!!!

purses galore,cute fabric, trays....abundant cuteness.
on friday the estate sales were amazing!!

i got lost for about 20 minutes due to a detour and my horrible sense of direction...and kept saying under my breath this better be worth it...and it was

check out this adorable play house that was in the back yard. you know that the people that had a play house like this had to have some cute stuff!

this is a sample of of fabrics & vases i picked up they just felt really bright & refreshing.
I was very happy with my purchases and decided to stop into on of my favorite shops ,sobo style over in clintonville while i was in the neighbourhood to pick up a card for my dad for fathers day.
i always look forward to seeing what new treasures she has in her shop. you can check it out too on her website or her blog

I was soooo excited when i went in & the shop owner, katie recognized me as one of her blog top it off she had read my blog!!!i couldn't believe that someone other than my mother was reading my blog!!

you should stop by too and check out her amazing mix of vintage decor, repurposed vintage, furniture, and gift items etc.

then i had to go home and do some homework...aka.dusting & vacuuming (WORSE THAN MATH)

my in laws came to visit on saturday & my parents also joined us and we went to creekside jazz festival in gahanna, OH.

pretty iris i was such a beautiful color and i think the color might have been lost in translation in the photo

we had a lovely time and i gave everyone a preview of all of the product that i have been collecting. i really think this was everyone's favorite hehehe!

on sunday we went to a really great shop out in polaris. we had peered through the store front windows the night before on our way to dinner & knew that we had to go back the next day when it was open. it's called american furnishings and they have a mix of vintage & industrial vintage re purposed furnishings and new stickley furniture.

i was so impressed with the shop! the shop had a really great visual impact and clear concept. i also really loved that all of their items are made in ohio or their products are items that are found across middle america. things I LOVED...
this metal distressed so is one heavy duty piece

this bed made out pipes.

isn't the shape of this lamp great!
if you go to the website you should read the "about us". this company is pretty cool and it is local.
even if this really isn't your style it's pretty inspirational to look at their collection to see how that can make really beautiful things out of found objects from factories, farms etc..
and lastly i read this little book is a bittersweet story about the author's life and it involves one of my favorite things clothes

i loved this book. the author takes you on a brief tour of clothes that she has had throughout her life and what memories they evoke. the author also illustrated this book. (such cute illustrations)

i bought it because i thought it was cool that there was someone else in the world that was able to tie many memories to an outfit that they were wearing.(does that make me superficial?) i was pleasantly surprised it was such a nice story.

if you would like to check it out it is called love,loss, and what I wore by Ilene Beckerman

night guys thanks for sticking with me...i know it was a long one
i was just trying to ketchup

final thought...
a gentleman asked me at one of the estate sales
Q:why do women haggle with prices & pay with exact change?


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