I live 100 miles from a shopping mall but that doesn’t mean we can’t find treasures on the rural prairie. Early Saturday morning, Miss E and I got up in the dark and were out the door before sunrise. We didn’t drive to a mall. We weren’t dressed in blaze orange to kick off deer hunting like the few others that were driving on the highway.
Therefore, we met early to eat a big breakfast to get ready for our treasure hunting. Miss E needed bacon. She believes like me that everything is better with bacon. (All photos were taken on my horrid old Blackberry. iPhone upgrade I hope is pending.)
|Karla and Miss E await|
The line up was tremendous. By the time the doors opened there was a mad rush of 60 plus people, 99% of them women, flying through the doors. It’s a tag sale. You rip the tag off an item you want and one of the women working the sale quickly writes your name on the item.
The ladies were aggressive. I dashed after a bench and I didn’t know where E was for a moment until I caught her pink coat in the corner of my eye.
Miss E knew this was a treasure hunting race and sought out to find a few treasures of her own. She wasn’t going to get left out of the action.
She claimed her find by sitting on it! A sweet little white roll top desk with a swivel chair. It’s adorable and now has a home in her bedroom.
We found more treasures. I can’t share them ALL at once but here’s another photo from my phone of one other treasure…
The bench is now in between our living and dining rooms. It’s cozy, unique and our own newly found treasure, 100 miles from a shopping mall while being fueled by bacon. I think Miss E and I have established a new treasure hunting tradition that we will be doing annually.
Where do you find treasures?