Inspired by a Road Trip...
I had an amazing opportunity last week to take a day and literally enjoy the ride :)
My wonderful sister-in-law Shawni, who feels as close to me as a biological sister rather than an in-law AND is also one of my dearest friends, asked me to put a date on the calendar for a mini road trip together. We set the date for last Monday and before we knew it, the day was here!
We were off with no kids, no time frame, and most importantly, no responsibilities. We set our destination for Sparta, WI. Rebels without a cause! Well, not really...there isn't too much trouble we could get into in Sparta...
Shawni wanted to take me there because they have a few antique stores and a STELLAR Vintage Shop called WILDWOMAN'S. If you guys don't know this about me yet, I am a BIG fan of vintage. Re-use, Re-purpose, Re-Cycle! They certainly don't make things like they use too and I love finding those forgotten pieces.
Our first stop was an antique mall that housed a few different venders. There I found a few treasures...
After a leisurely break for lunch (I can't remember the last time THAT happened), we were on to our next stop. If you ever get an opportunity to visit Wildwoman's Vintage Shop in Sparta, you should totally do it! It is quite the experience. The space was built in 1928 as a theater and is now converted into retail space. When I walked in, I could see nothing but fabulous furs, sequin dresses, dress molds in flashy garments hanging from the ceiling...AND of course racks of clothing and shoes. Here is a pic of me and Shawni at the store.
Here are the treasures we found...
Vintage Coral Leather Belt
If you can believe it, I had to be talked into purchasing this fabulous belt. I know right?! When I tried it on it was slightly big for wearing it around my hips...so I went to put it back. Shawni grabbed it and showed me that because of the design of the belt, I could hook the belt on ANY loop, making it whatever size I needed it to be. Then the light bulb went on and I realized I could also make it into a waist belt as shown above. I LOVE it! Best $8 I ever spent. Thanks Shawni! xoxo
I also found...
This GORGEOUS vintage blue double strand necklace and earrings set. SCORE! Also for sale in my
Vintage Jewelry Shop ;)
Going on this road trip I was reminded that life is literally what I decide to make of it. To get out of the mundane routine of life, to do something fun and lighthearted was downright healing for me. I felt lighter, like I was seeing colors more vibrantly and breathing the cleanest air possible. Okay, I'll stop getting all artsy fartsy on you...
I feel like I brought my readers along with me that day. I hope you feel inspired to take a road trip, seek out new treasures, or try new things. It is so good for the soul...
P.S. Have you ever had an experience like this or have a place, person, or thing that revives you? Most days, it's my treat to a cup of coffee. I would LOVE to hear about yours :) xoxo