"Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness. " ~ Rumi

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hopping Down the Bunny Trail

Two of my friends & I got a bad case of "Spring Fever" on Tuesday & decided to GET OUT OF TOWN! We have all been cooped up way too long in our houses this winter.....and have all been screaming "Road Trip" lately!!!

So off to Madison we drove for a day of thrift shopping & antique treasure hunting. Oh what FUN! We discovered the darling town of Stoughton (WI) on our trip which is just a little bit south of Madison. Our first stop in Stoughton was the St. Vincent's Thrift Shop where I found these SWEET vintage bunny planters:

One thing I have noticed lately.....some of these thrift shops have LOST THEIR MINDS! They are marking some of their "collectible" merchandise at or above market (retail) value now. WOW. It really makes it hard for those of us who are dealers, who drive hundreds of miles to find these treasures, to "make a living" and continue to "follow our bliss". I could not resist these cuties ~ regardless of price.

All in all we visited 7 thrift shops, 2 antique malls & had a delicious lunch at the Koffee Kup in Stoughton. There was much more to see...but we ran out of time. A lovely day with lovely friends! Life is good.

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