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Tuesday, May 29

We Love the Gypsy Caravan!

It's a one-day flea market/fair in downtown St. Louis every Memorial Day, and it is becoming a tradition for us to go treasure-hunting each year...
Have I ever said that treasure-hunting is one of my favorite activities in the world?

Last year we got a chipped red farmhouse ladder, an aged red grain bucket (where we put books and magazines near our couch) rusty sign letters for decorating our home, and antique buttons and ribbons... The year before, we got an antique printer's tray to make art with. This year, we got a really cool birdhouse, of which I will have to take pictures of later.... I also got an antique camera (a brownie), so I can be like my favorite photographer Katie, who decorates her home in antique cameras...

and it was a perfect morning, with Beckie and Kyle joining us. we started off at the Gelateria for breakfast, did the Caravan, then relaxed at a patio table in the Central West End for lunch, then lazed around the apartment in the air-conditioning for a few hours.... Ending the day with a jaunt to Borders to reserve the seventh harry Potter book (is Snape a friend or FOE?) and coming back to the apartment to play "hearts" with Beez and Kyle before they had to go back to Columbia.
We even got to see Melody for an instant, at the Caravan!

Nice!

Now, I just have to get through two more days of work and I can be FREE!!!! to be me!!!!! for a while!!!!!

Thanks for loving me in spite of my internet break. It was PERFECT. I am really detoxed and I love it.

More later!

3 comments:

  1. yay you're back!! glad you are doing better.

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  2. thanks, terina!

    and thanks for the recipes and the preggy-encouragement!

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  3. Hi, Emily! found your blog from a link at Rebecca Sower's blog. Loved your comment about the wreath & thought I'd pop over for a visit!

    I live pretty close to St. Louis (about 1.5 hour drive) and this treasure hunting day sounds like something i need to put on my calendar for next year! treasure Hunting is one of my very favorite activities! Glad you had a good time!

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