Jason and I got out and visited one of our favorite antique stores with our sweet friends from Germany when they visited at the end of December. We always leave with something when we visit Willowstone. I really think that Willowstone has something for everyone and every taste.
Jason and I found a funky, beat-up Paris jug that he was able to negotiate a good price for on this trip. We also found a giant spoon for a gift and a metal tree for candles or hanging ornaments on during the holidays next year. The lanterns were great prices and are props for Addison’s first birthday party.
One of the things I love to collect are new pins for adding a splash of color to outfits. This little butterfly is so colorful and I just couldn’t pass it up. I am already looking forward to spring and have been picking things up little by little for the season.
The little American Girl Felicity book might be what I am most excited about! I read the Felicity series when I was a little girl and hope that one day Addison will read them as well. The little book has tiny Felicity paper dolls and different backgrounds on each page. So sweet! We also found some new Little People for Addy. We got her a couple of different Little People sets for Christmas, so we were excited to pick through and find Snow White and 6 dwarfs (we didn’t find Grumpy), a hippo, pilot, and a little toucan. The peacock is for our sweet niece who really loved seeing the peacocks at the zoo here.
I almost always find new books at Willowstone and this time got a couple I have been wanting for a while and then a few others. We also found a sweet little book about balloons for Addy. The illustrations are so wonderful!
The fun coffee mug shaped wall decor is going to add color to our future coffee bar project. We are looking for the perfect piece to use as the bar and haven’t found it yet, but are enjoying the hunt until we do. We’ve seen a couple of pieces that we like that were either too expensive or not exactly the right style. Honestly, the hunt for the perfect piece is usually the most fun anyway.