I hopped down the painted wood stairs as fast as my socked feet would let me. Painted stairs and socks are just one of the ways there are to break your ankle. There are exactly 57 common ways to break your ankle in your own home. And many more of course, they aren't as common.
I did NOT want to break my ankle on this very important morning.
My name is Karen. I live in a small town, on a small property, in a small house. With a small but hugely slippery set of stairs. This particular morning as I ran in the most careful way down the black diamond stair hill I thought "Is there any luckier girl in the world than me?".
Today was the day that had me dancing through the dew on the lawn, crowing like a Rooster and wrapping an elastic band around a wad of cash.
Today ... was CHRISTIES.
The Christie Antique show is the event of all events for antique shoppers and general hooligans who like to wander around smelling fresh cut grass, musty trunks and hot dogs. I'd buy that air freshener.
Fish Pedicure, Pink tool belt, Betty and myself all smashed our way into my sister's truck (because it would hold the most stuff) and headed off to the Spring 2014 Christie Antique Show.
As I do every year I have for you a selection of photos of a lot of the wares. There are A LOT of pictures coming up.
Since going to places like this is really more about seeing what's there than buying all the stuff that's there, this should help those of you out who weren't able to make it to the show, or don't have anything like it in your area.
Reader Jody knew I'd be at the show and found me there. She presented me with a kitchen warming present. A bottle of her own Maple Syrup made from trees she tapped this spring.
And I didn't forget the men.
On Friday I'll tell you what I was looking for at the show and what I bought. It might be featured in this post ... and it might not be. You'll have to wait and find out. I know. It's extraordinarily exciting.
Just be careful. I know on Friday morning you're going to want to bound down the stairs to wherever your computer is to find out what I bought. If you have painted stairs or just a propensity for clumsiness, do so at your own risk.
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