I had quite the treat today....I got to go shopping in an antique store, all by myself!
For the past 3 years, my husband and I have been homeschooling our 2 children. This year the Lord has opened a great door for my husband to go back to seminary to get his doctorate. With that, we decided to send our children to public school, while he does his studying. This process is so very new to me. It was fun meeting the teachers, seeing their rooms, walking them into the school this week. Next week I will have to drop them off without walking them in.....a little bit more independence for them.....a little bit of letting go for me. Since I am no longer homeschooling my children, I have some extra time on my hands. I am having to re-adjust my days. You know what that means, don't you? More time for projects.
One of the smaller projects I've been meaning to do, is in my bathroom again. As you remember I did a great big painting project while my husband was out of town last February. To finish it off, I had gone to Target to get some decorative items. I got a couple of silver trays and a matching cup to place toothbrushes. They were so pretty....but sometimes beauty is deceptive. We have used them and after a few months they started to show rust. Rust? Seriously? I bought them from the bathroom collections. You would think that if they were made for the bathroom, they would not rust from water. Soooo....I have been meaning to replace them, but with what?
As I have stated in a previous blog, I love watching Fixer Upper on HGTV! I love how they re-purpose items and shop in antique stores for decorations. So, with my free time today I went shopping for trays for my bathroom in a couple of antique shops. I remember seeing mirrored, oval vanity trays in my mom and dad's house when I lived there and I thought I'd try to find something like that. EUREKA! I found a pair of them in this large antique store. I love them, they add a bit of elegance and history to the modern surroundings. Now to detail clean the bathroom to show off my new purchases, but I will save cleaning till later.
What fun I had looking through the antique stores today. Seeing bits of peoples histories, mementos, and fancy things. I will definitely be going back to the larger store in the future.....who knows what else I will find!
Amanda Williams is a forty-year old wife and mother of two who can still swing her pony tail and display just a tad of sass. She is also a Jesus loving girl who realizes she is nothing without the One who saved her. Amanda has two degrees specializing in serving students with special needs and is currently working in the field of Leadership Development. She is a Christian author, speaker, blogger, and publisher who loves serving beside her husband at her local place of worship, First Baptist Church of Ocala.