Monday, October 21, 2013

one in a million find

Last Friday the hubs took the day off for my birthday.
It may not shock you to know that when he asked
what I wanted to do with our day
the first thing I requested was that we rearrange some furniture :)
{doesn't everybody do that on their day off?}
Then we saw a movie at the science museum
{this National Geographic IMAX movie was awesome}
grabbed a quick lunch
and then went to...
I know.
Another shocker.
But I was a woman on a mission
to find more of these baskets
and I did!
I did my little happy song.
But I wasn't the only cra-cra person there.
There was a lady sitting in the middle of the baskets aisle
with a mess of baskets around her
putting them in different piles.
She apologized for making a mess.
I just smiled and said no bother
I am a design nut too...
I found my holy grail
and she could have the rest.
My husband just rolled his eyes at both of us
and went and got a cart.
I had told him I was just going to run in and check the basket selection.
He believed me until we walked in the front door.
He goes "Oh no. You could spend hours in here."
In the end I did a big sweep of the décor section
and grabbed a bunch of these for some peeps...

These topiaries were so pretty with very realistic boxwood leaves.
My husband was kind of freaking out...
like what are you doing with all these things?
The girls are looking for these I told him...don't worry I wont keep them.
They'll reimburse us or I'll return them.
So we leave homegoods finally and we have about an hour before
we have to get the boys from school.
And we're debating what we want to do versus what we need to do
you know the drill when you have littles
and you never get free alone time...
keep it clean here people...
and sometimes you just don't know what to do.
And then it hits me.
There's a fantastic thrift shop around the corner.
And because it was my birthday the hubs said yes!!!!
I wasn't really looking for anything in particular
but I've found great deals on little things there before
like my blue and white porcelain...
its the kind of place where you never know what you're going to find.
We're walking through and I'm giving him the tour,
 telling him what to look out for...
and then I notice this box...


It reminded me of a music box from my childhood.
A little backstory...
There was one year when I was little where my Grannie
sent each of my sisters
a music box for our birthdays.
I remember it being a big deal because
it meant she'd had to call the jewelry store
in the next town over
and have them mail it...
remember back then they rarely called long distance.
{because of the cost}
It must have been a big deal because
I still remember the story three plus decades later.
So I pick up this box and open it.
It IS a music box.
Best part?
It played the same song as my old one...
"Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head."
Can you believe that?
I couldn't either.
I never ever thought I'd see one of these music boxes again...
ours all burnt in the house fire.
I still cant believe I found it.
I don't know about you but I believe
there are angels all around us.
Mine led me to that thrift shop on Friday.
I'm pretty sure it was my Grannie's way of saying
Happy Birthday to me. :)
At least that's my story and I'm sticking to it.



  1. those were some impressive finds but even more impressive is your husbands willingness to go along! Happy bday!!

  2. Happy belated birthday! If you don't use the boxwoods in the wire baskets, I will take them all!!! Love!


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