|sorry it's such a horrible pic.|
I managed to squeeze everything from the trunk into the car. It was real life jenga y'all. Thrift tip #9752: always carry rope, or bungee hooks. Luckily another shopper was kind enough to give me his bungee hooks, or else I would have been up crap creek. Side note: Bungee hooks make me nervous. I was terrified the bungee would snap on the freeway and go flying through another car's window.
For the first time in my life I drove the speed limit on the freeway, AND...I stayed in the slow lane the entire time. I white knuckled it the whole way home. I was so nervous about the bungee cord. I was nervous I was going to get pulled over for having something too big in my small trunk. I was nervous I would be decapitated by my B.O.B. stroller if I had to slam on the breaks. I was nervous I was going to run out of gas (the yellow light cam on the second I left the sale). But! we made it home safely. Now the real work begins. The beast is going to require some serious cleaning. This is my first time buying an industrial piece. I usually stick to linens and things that can easily be cleaned, wiped down, or tossed into the washer. FYI, I did manage to score a few of those pieces as well.
|I am a sucker for stripes and anything mid-century modern|
|This tablecloth is going to make the cutest booties and bibs.|
At the end of the day the kids and I had a great time. It felt good to get out of our bubble, explore a different area of San Diego, and have a little adventure together.
Do you thrift, antique, or travel to estate sales with your kids in tow? Any advice on how you keep them entertained or engaged?
P.S. I started the cleaning process of "The Big Blue Beast" and...well...let's just say you might see that thing on craigslist soon. I think I bit off more than I can chew.
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Wishing you sunshine & cheer!