I'm back from my three day camping trip to Garrettsville, OH; which is just outside of Cleveland. Jesse and I had a wonderful time, despite the rainy weather. Because of the weather, I wasn't able to take as many pictures as I planned... so it's a good thing I got a few in the first day, which was the best weather wise.
On our way to the camp ground, I spotted this antiques mall and Jesse, being the sweetie that he is, agreed to stop so that we could look around. They had a lot of neat items, but most of the stuff I liked was either more than I wanted to spend, or too big to fit in the car with all our camping gear. I would definitely stop at this mall again! I did find two sweet things to take home with me. More on that in a min...
When I was packing for the trip, I found this dress that I forgot I had. Seems like a lot of that has been going on here lately. Yay for new old dresses! I got this dress at an estate sale and fell in love with the big patch pockets that sport tulips. The pockets reminded me of my Swirl dresses. I'm a gal that loves big pockets on dresses. They are so convenient, especially when traveling.
So I bet you are just itching to see what I found at the mall, aren't you.....
The first thing I spotted was a booth with tons of vintage textiles. This piece of barkcloth jumped out at me. The dealer had several pieces, but I chose this half yard sized piece for only $2! I figured I could always scan it in and have more printed if I needed more in the future. I always feel so bad cutting into vintage fabrics.
The other item I purchased with this little guy above. I had recently just lost out on a vintage elephant planter on eBay, so when I spotted this and saw the $4 price tag, I knew he would have a new home with me. Elephants are one of my favorite animals (pandas and birds/owls being the others) and I knew that every time I glanced over at him, I would remember my great trip with my beau. In case you are wondering, I planted an avocado tree in it, which is from Jesse. He has quite the green thumb too!
50s Dress: Estate Sale
Tennis Shoes: Target
Handbag: Dooney and Burke