The beginning of each school year is exhausting. Every September, once I've caught up on sleep, I'm still in need of some personal b-a-l-a-n-c-e. Driving to nearish antique malls and wandering up and down their vendors' spaces yanks my thoughts from my classroom, taking my brain and energy on a creative ride.
Drink: iced tea, half sweet, half unsweetened
Shops: Parkville Antique Mall and La Bottega
Music: my "wake up" mix, with some Kings of Leon, Walk the Moon, Noah and the Whale, and Robert Palmer
Some treasures came home with me.
Black floral tole trays are a favorite of mine, but this one is more square than rectangular, and a size I've not seen before. Will it remain in my crafty nook, or find a home elsewhere upstairs?
Black and silver eyelash yarn is a must for Halloween and winter holiday crafting. That reminds me- I need to check on Sarah and see if she's hosting her annual Halloween Ornament Swap!
Four matched doilies, shaped like pennants. These could be a base for a lovely bunting.
Four packs of ivory floral lace medallions. Takes me back to my Gunne Sax days.
... and a sweet little book.
Other than the tray and black yarn, everything else is pretty muted... neutral.