Tuesday, September 29, 2009


I left the house yesterday morning with every intention of running errands. I needed to go to Kohl's, JoAnn, the grocery store, and an art/craft/beading supply place. I decided to hit the beading place first. I'd looked online to locate a good one close to me. Well, I've done this time and time again. When will I learn! When I got to the address, there was no sign of the place and they were out of business. Call first!

Instead of just turning around and heading back south, I remembered there were a couple of great antique stores in downtown Mesa that I hadn't been to for awhile. So I headed in that direction! I think the car was in control or something! I parked in a one hour parking place on Main Street and headed into the antique malls. I spent the first hour in one row and had to leave and move the car to a three hour slot. And I actually think I was there the full three hours! Went in at noon -- emerged around 3 p.m. bleary-eyed!

Here are a few more photos from the antiquing sidetrip!

I've always wanted one of these old wicker planters.

The sign's self-explanatory.

I remember when my mother wore hats like these!

I wonder if these were the dominos Zina was talking about in her comments the other day? They're so cute!

Extremely cute Christmas candlelabra! Too bad it was $75!

Waiting to be adopted. None of them look very happy.

Singer sewing machine gone wild! Nothing more eye pleasing than a red and white checked sportcoat.

And the Ugly Award goes to the elf cookie jar!

Little altars everywhere? Are those her slippers, hat, and purse?

In all my antique travels, I always see something that reminds me of my aunt. Remember these paint by numbers? She absolutely loved birds.

Creepy! This dolly's laid out casket-style!

I've always been partial to yellow and blue!

Poor little Pinnochio. But his nose appears to be in Stage 1 Lying.

Bigger than a breadbox! I actually wish I had one of these since I collect the white enamelware, but it was too pricey for me!

Radio Active! Shouldn't have opened that box!

All dressed up for Dia de los Muertos -- no place to go.

P.S. Never made it to the grocery store. I found rice in the cupboard and served it with barbecued chicken and grilled pineapple. No one complained! : )


Vee said...

Beck, this reminds me of a few years ago, when a friend/neighbor of mine and I used to head out on weekend afternoons to go "grocery shopping." Except we always ended up at the corner bar. And we never bought groceries, either, LOL.

Life's a Beach! said...

Vee, that sounds like a good idea! But I'm sure there's a bar in the vicinity of the antique store, so the activities could be combined. : )

Sue said...

Don't you just love days like that? Ones that end up entirely differently than you'd planned? Glad you had your camera with you.

Isla Deb said...

"GUY CRAP"...hahaha! And you're right...that doll is creepy. And what's more important...food or shopping? Well, it's a toss up but the antique store makes for a more interesting blog post!

Life's a Beach! said...

Sue, I DO love days like that! And Deb, the two guys probably didn't even notice the difference on dinner. I think I'll spend part of Friday doing the same thing! I was planning on tomorrow, but remembered I have a dang doctor's appointment.

Bennie said...

I love the scrabble pic.