prairie daze

claiming our daze and our days on the prairie

no running in the thrift shop

do you know that moment when you spot something across the thrift shop that you really, really want? and you are afraid that if you look too interested (much less run over the carefully stacked dishes, the rack of vintage prom dresses, the shelf of votive candle holders with half burned candles still there, the bin of rolled up fabric to fill a bag for 50 cents, the baskets of flip flops), someone else will spot it? and really, if someone else did spot it and show delight in it, i am willing committed to sharing the joy.

but no one else spotted this wonder before me…this large pizza sized circle waiting among the frames. so i calmly plucked it up and leapt with whole joy on the inside. the label says it is intended for outdoor use and is said to bring good luck. i don’t believe in luck–good or bad, but i do believe in the wonder of circles and patterns, colors and history. so, i will gladly hang this new treasure in honor of the first day of spring.

welcome to it, folks.

7 comments on “no running in the thrift shop

  1. bex
    March 21, 2008

    Oh I’ve missed so much stuff!
    Happy Spring to ya! Xxx

  2. nonlineargirl
    March 21, 2008


    I know that feeling – how can I get that thing in my hot little hands without someone else noticing it is there? Success is sweet! Happy spring.

  3. ang
    March 21, 2008

    mmmm…treasures found are sooo much fun! beautiful!

  4. chrisandchristine
    March 21, 2008

    I DO know this moment. Holy cow–the glee! I also experience this feeling at garage sales and store-wide clearance sales. That looks a lot like a hex from Pennsylvania Dutch country. Does it say anything on the back? I always found it so odd that these conservative folk would create symbols to paint on barns in order to ward off evil. I love the vibrant colors, though. We brought a few from Lancaster County when we moved back to Kansas. One hangs over the staircase to our basement; another on the front of Chris’s folks’ house.

  5. growingupafletcherlichti
    March 24, 2008

    What a great find…I really need to go to the thrift store more often.

  6. Jade
    March 24, 2008

    Hehehe! I know exactly what you are talking about. I love that feeling!

  7. Visty
    March 27, 2008

    Ooooh, a hex sign! And judging by the size, handmade and not the mass produced kind you can buy in Lancaster county. Beautiful!

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