I love the thrill of "the find" like most people but the hunt in itself is just as thrilling for me. I call it treasure hunting and it really should be considered a hobby. Some people run marathons or play tennis or crochet. I treasure hunt. I'm pretty sure that the heavens open and angels sing when the double doors at Homegoods open and the cold air conditioning envelopes me. Sounds dramatic I know...but it's really that good...I swear. I love being welcomed by white ceramic tureens, pewter platters and peculiar elephant figurines. I proceed to stroll down every aisle sifting through dusty dishes and crystal candlestick holders beckoning to be given a home. Even if I don't bring any treasures home with me and often times I don't..I am fulfilled from just the hunt. I realize this probably sounds weird and Jim thinks I need to attend Homegoods anonymous but treasure hunting makes my day. And since the apple never falls far from the tree.. my mom also has a shared love of treasure hunting. There is hardly a visit home when we don't look at each other and say, "Let's go see what's happening at Homegoods today!"
Thursday, July 29, 2010
So after running few errands the other day I went treasure hunting and gasp..cheated on Homegoods. I stopped in at another great hunting spot called My Sister's Attic which is a local home furnishing consignment shop. They have a mixture of antiques and newer items as well as some super random things. Most of the time I end up simply hunting there and usually leave without anything..but this time..
I found a little treasure which is the icing on my treasure hunting cake. And at $8..it's totally chocolate icing. I knew this little thing belonged in our home and thought she'd be a great addition to our console table.
But first I decided to lighten her up a bit. I slapped on some cream paint followed by a little distressing with a kitchen knife and voila!
She has found her happy home on the bottom shelf of our console table.
Happy treasure hunting!!!