Let me start by saying, there aren’t many people in my life that can contently spend a weekend shopping and going to vintage stores, that is, at least not in my circle.
My friend Lyndsay and I met in college, rather, The Fashion Institute of Technology, because while, yes, that is a college, is an experience unlike any other generic college experience. Is that name dropping? Perhaps, but I think it’s quite relevant that I separate that from the few semesters I spent at the University of Pittsburgh. Anyways, Lyndsay and I have a list of stories miles long- and we strive to see each other at least every six months, alternating cities. This is one of my most valued and cherished friendships.
Anyways. This visit, she was in Pittsburgh. This is how we spent our time.
Arrival: THURSDAY 8 PM: Hubby cooked dinner, we sat on the couch talking and drinking wine until 2 am.
FRIDAY: Late start to the morning, I blame the wine! Took the pup to Lucky Paws, our favorite daycare spot- an amazing doggie haven, and headed to Volant. Volant has a winery, case in point the reason for our visit, slash I haven’t been there since I was 8 or so. Its a neat little area that I learned borders Amish and witch communities where they agreed to live in peace. The highlight of this area was the amazing antique store. NOTE: Amish communities always means you are able to find some amazing, inexpensive hand crafted furniture pieces. Friday evening we made fondue and pizza over more wine, and ended the night with a movie in bed, with our wine…
SATURDAY: I bought my bridesmaids dress for her wedding. Antiqued locally, ate some lunch, ran some errands… Saturday night was a girls night with some of my other ladies, which was epic.
SUNDAY: We spent the day recovering from Saturday night.
Can’t wait to see her again in a few months!
Here are some of the amazing things we found antiquing this weekend:
Antique frames hung on a bookshelf | Milk glass covered dish | Lace doily framed in a wooden tray (sometimes I love some Granny-chic!) | Brass antique pointing finger sign “TOILET” (this was amazing and was purchased) | 1920′s fashion art etching on a box
Framed Antique Shoe Advertisement
Accent plates (and that’s Lyndsay) | Tin with Bird print in most beautiful color palate | Gold Polka dot salt and pepper shakers (well, salt & salt- these were almost purchased, so beautiful and tiny!) | gorgeous romantic bust
Amazing wooden flat Files | corbels | large tin letter “E”
antique gold paper stars