On this beautiful fall day, mindful of the tragedy in Paris, open hearted in quiet love, it was good to spend time with some members of my family. Greg drove me, daughters Elissa and Adriel, and Adriel’s fiancé Nate, to Springfield to the 2 Friends & Junk show.
My girls and I enjoy wandering through craft and junk shows and flea markets. We look for items to purchase, that catch our eyes. And we look for ideas for repurposing things that we already own, at home. Greg and Nate, while not shopping per say, enjoyed looking around as well. They were great to fetch sodas and iced teas, carry packages and take purchases to the car to stow in the trunk.
Here’s a pictorial representation of my journey today, through the always fun 2 Friends & Junk Show.
Painted furniture is still a hot item. Some booths sold chalk paint as well.
This booth had a cute idea…little Christmas trees tucked into glass jars and silver vases.
Loved the little bottle brush trees at this booth.
Seeing this display, I got an idea on how to create a simple obelisk for my garden.
Nate, Adriel and Elissa looking through tiny treasures.
So many creative ways to decorate for Christmas.
My favorite booth at this show!
My purchases. Picks of rustic red berries, rusty stars and rusty jingle bells, in a very cool olive bucket. I intend to place a tall skinny artificial Christmas tree in the bucket for the holidays. And find other way to use the bucket as the seasons change throughout the year.
A leather cuff, stamped with acorns. Acorns are my symbol this year for remembering during my journey.
We had a fun day at the show. I was inspired, being in the presence of so much creativity. 180 booths meant there was a wide variety of artistic talent on display. And I loved finding vintage items, such as suitcases and antique jewelry, tucked alongside wooden boxes, metal buckets and painted furniture.
We capped off our trip to Springfield with a late lunch at Zio Italian Restaurant. The food was delicious, the conversation lively and the laughter the type that brings tears to the eyes! I call that a great meal.
We look forward to the next 2 Friends & Junk Show, in Joplin, in February 2016. The girls and I will be there, with other family members I hope. Listen for our chatter and laughter, and join us.