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Antiquing with Mom

As previously mentioned, Jon and I had our first visitor come stay with us this past weekend. My mom flew in Thursday night and stayed with us until yesterday afternoon. It was a wonderful visit! I only wish it could have lasted a little longer. We enjoyed our time together though and gave her a "tour" of our town. One of the stops included a place that I had been wanting to check out, Emporium Antiques. My mom and I toured the huge store for over an hour and stumbled upon so many interesting finds. However, believe it or not, I was able to escape without buying anything. But I did take a few pictures of some of the things that made me look twice.

This retro miniature Radio Flyer wagon was only $5.00. If I had a little boy on the way, I would definitely have snatched this up.

It would look great on the shelf in beautiful, modern nursery like these.



My other find was this chair. The padding was in great condition and the price tag... $89.00! I actually like the distressed look of the wood so all I'd really have to do was get it reupholstered. However, somehow I mustered up the strength to resist. Next time might be a different story!

New fabric could turn this dark, dated dud into a refreshing piece like this which sold for a whopping $1250.

Hmmm. I may have just convinced myself to go back and get it.


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  1. I love the wagon! You should have gotten it and saved it for later!

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  2. I thought about doing that, but then I talked myself out of it! Haha.

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