I was too busy shopping and making decisions so I didn't take many pictures, but luckily Tara did and she'll share them with you later this week.
I thought this display was super cute with the yellow take-out carton skirt. I think we will have a t-shirts like this made for our cousins reunion in the summer, we have a group photo that will work perfect!
My mom bought this fun old window.
After we left Hillsboro, we refueled over lunch, then hit Monticello in Portland. I have been wanting to go there! Many of the vendors have been at the Barn House events, and several vendors had booths at the Junk Salvation market, too!
After Monticello, my cousin took us to a few more antique stores. We were on a roll!
This cart is a antique store find, too. Too bad we hadn't found it first, we could have really used one of these at the flea market! (By the way, I think this photo looks a little like a paparazzi shot of my cousin as a celebrity out shopping, hee hee!) Check out that funny green thing in my cousin's cart.
That is a darling old "cakes" tin that Tara spotted for me, knowing I've been looking for tin canisters for storage. The red-top one was only $3 at Monticello. It's beat up but perfectly vintage to me.
Here are my other finds from the day~
~Yep, more blue/green mason jars. These had lids. Thank you Bella, my new very very favorite vendors (it's probably a good thing you are so far away......)
~A faux grain sack table runner. I debated on this as I want to try to make some for the party tables. Then I couldn't resist as I'm sure mine won't turn out as nice!
~Rusty wire basket~ I've been looking for a good basket to stack books and magazines in.
Here are a couple more photos from Bella's booth at Monticello:
Okay, back to the Mason jars.
Here is a sneak peek at what I am doing with the blue mason jars for my birthday party.
I just love the warm glow of a tea light in the blue jar, it reminds me of summertime. I used little battery operated candles, much easier to deal with and I can leave the lids on. I will show you soon what I plan to do for flower vases.
Lastly, I wanted to include a photo of a few Valentine's Day embellished vintage bottles that I took to the shop~
I forgot to mention that after flea markets and antique malls, we hit strip mall central. Home Goods, Marshalls....insanity. And I just couldn't get into it. I realized that there is nothing like the thrill of flea markets and antique shops and finding things with character.
I hope you all had fabulous weekends. Did you find any treasures?