Faced with another rainy day, I knew I needed to get away from home and do something different, and have a chance to move at the same time.
I remembered a large antique mall in SODO (South of Downtown) that we had seen recently on another excursion, checked yesterday to see if it was open on Mondays (Yes!), and that's where we headed this morning.
There was a lot of stuff to look at, enough to occupy us for several hours.
I started collecting hat pins about a year ago because I needed something to collect that would not take up much space. There are many lovely choices, most of which are quite pricey. I look for the not so expensive but interesting varieties.
I loved the old yard ornaments, but the prices were quite high, and besides, they all exceeded my 10 pound weight limit.
When we emerged about 12:30, low and behold, the rain had stopped! We passed up a chance to wait in line at the Macrena Bakery nearby and came home for lunch.
I did come home with a few treasures - of course!
There is a depression glass goblet to add to the collection I got from my aunt, a pottery chicken that was cheap and cute, a Royal Albert "Silver Birch" tray to add to the tea service I started on a trip to England, and a funky early plastic hat pin.
Whew! Everything has found a place. That is a consideration now that I have collected way too much stuff.
The weather held, so I was able to bust out some more and go for a walk over at the park this afternoon.
The native Indian plum is leafing out and blooming with little white racemes of flowers.
The ornamental cherry trees are just about ready to bust out into bloom too.
And the heart shaped puddle is full of sky.
My sanity is restored.