If you’ve been reading for awhile you already know this–I love old stuff. Antique stores and flea markets make me happy…and I guess you could say I get a thrill out of hunting for that perfect piece. Or when I come across a total gem that I didn’t even know I needed — yeah, that’s fun too. I still dream about the 2 days we spent in Round Top and can’t wait to get back there again soon. (Who’s in?!) But since antiques week is only twice a year (and an 11 hour drive for me now), I decided to spend Saturday morning at the next best place in KC — the West Bottoms. The first weekend of the month, every shop is open for their big “warehouse sale”. You can find a mix of vintage, antique, and repurposed items while strolling through historic old buildings in KC.
Before I go “hunting” I usually make a list of the things I’m looking for — otherwise it can be extremely overwhelming! This time I had one thing in mind: a long dough bowl like this one for this nook in our kitchen. Armed with Christmas money and the necessary caffeine, I headed to the West Bottoms on Saturday morning for a kid-free treasure hunt.
Oh and I wore my Uggs from college, which I realize are totally not cool anymore…but gosh they are so comfy and cozy. I’m on a mission to bring them back!
But really…is this place heavenly or what?
I’ll take everything…thanks.
I think I went to just about every floor of every store (I was ready for a nap when I got home!), but sadly left without the dough bowl I’d been dreaming about. I did find this amazing one (straight from Round Top!) but it was basically a canoe and wouldn’t have come close to fitting in my kitchen nook. It sure was beautiful though…
On the bright side, I did find this small round dough bowl for just $15. I love it!
My other steal for the day was this old printers tray that I’m planning to hang in our laundry room and use for storing essential oils — a great idea that Emily posted on Facebook recently. I think this makes me an official hippy/witch doctor, but whatever 😉
Even though I didn’t find exactly what I was hunting for, I came home feeling refreshed from some me time. No one tugging at my shirt, no one asking why (x 1,000), no one needing to be fed…just me and some pretty junk 🙂