Last weekend, Dave and I had to take a trip to Sarnia. As usual, I was driving. I think that’s just so Dave can watch the world go by and shout “Stop, turn around, there’s a used store over there we have to check out!!!”
We were on a mission to Home Depot, and had already been on the road running errands for most of the morning, so I really wasn’t in the mood to stop. But I did.
I didn’t take a lot of pictures.
But this picture gives you an idea. Its one of those cavernous labyrinthine “vintage” stores that’s been there for ages, and the owner just keeps jamming more and more things in. Dave wandered off and looked at the multitude of dusty electronics and car parts, while I browsed through the trove of glassware
I wasn’t really looking for anything particular, and I didn’t really expect to find anything. But then I did. And then another, and then another.
And apparently now I’m a pigeon fancier! As you can guess, these will end up somewhere in the garden this spring, filled with plants. The middle one needs some new rope, but he’s actually a hanging planter (you can see the holes for the rope).
Eventually we did make it to Home Depot. Dave got a pile of stuff to put a new faucet in my bathroom (nothing fancy, the old one was just so calcified, you could barely get water out of it.) And I found some fantastic seagreass baskets on sale!
I bought two of them, and I think at least one of them will hang out by my recliner to help keep my knititng WIPs a little more tidy.
And I also got seed….
Lots and lots of seed!!!! But more on that another day. It’s still too early to get too excited about planting – even planting indoors!
12 thoughts on “Pigeon fancy”
I’m surprised you didn’t go for the green teapot with the side hole. Would be cool planter. Where was this?
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Nice finds! That store looks like the type of place Fletch would love. I’d like it for 5 minutes and then I would feel like I’m going crazy! Love your seagrass basket – very pretty!
Sounds like y’all had a productive morning, I’d say. Mom gets easily overwhelmed in places like that, but dad’s like a kid in a candy store. And don’t even get me started on Home Depot!
I would go crazy in a place like that but in truth I need to be hauling stuff out to give to a place like that. I have so much useless glassware it’s ridiculous but I can’t seem to part with any of it. I just bought some wall shelves for dishes from Wayfair that I hope will hold most of it if and when I ever get to that point in the remodel.
I love going to old places like that! Now the hunt for more pigeons (not real ones, hahaha).
Oooh! That’s the kind of place we love to go. There is a store north of Spokane, I think in Colville, WA that is like that. Room after room after room. The floors are all wibbley, wobbly and I love it. I don’t really need anything but I would like to replace a few of the serving pieces of cheap glassware that I donated when we sold the house. You know, to put pickles, celery, carrots, olives, etc. in when you have company. I’m absolutely sure I could have found some at your store too!
Love the pigeons for planters. And you’re not the first person who said they’re buying seeds now. Everyone remembers last year when they couldn’t find any.
Such a fun, fun post. Thanks Val!
Stores like that can occupy me for hours! The pigeon platters are perfect for your garden and catio!
That was a great place to wander and I have more success when I am not looking for anything. Great basket – so much potential. Your gardens are going to be exploding with color this spring.
What a nice outing!
When I first saw your post, I thought it said Narnia! Looks like you found some nice pots and a fun basket for lots of yarn. ;>)
I see a deviled egg server on that shelf. I might have had to buy that. Maybe a teacup and saucer or two also.
Love your pigeons. I could see String of Pearls in the one that will hang.
I love to stop at stores like that—-what great pigeon planters!