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Last weekend I visited my sisters and their families in New Jersey. Even though the cause for the trip was serious, we still made time for fun.
My oldest sister keeps a bunch of metallic forget-me-nots in a mercury glass cup. It's lovely. When I asked where she found the flowers, she shrugged, "Bob's."
Bob's is the name of the local hobby shop. You know the kind: authorized Scouts dealer, model equipment. And lucky for me, lots of neglected forget-me-nots, cake toppers, and other doo-dads I covet.
I didn't have my camera with me or I would have photographed the endless row of drawers filled with cake toppers (no small ballerinas, but, hey). Even though I loaded up a bag, I second-guess if I brought home enough!
The funny thing is that I don't really use cupcake toppers in projects but I like to amass and display them in my Girlie Office.
I do however employ forget-me-nots, finding them quite swoon~worthy.
Fun goodies at 35 cents a piece
"You were digging today," the cashier remarked.
(Little did he know, I was containing a fit of excitement)
This is not from Bob's. My beloved niece who is fairytale-kind and beautiful, now has her own apartment. She has always known that I love this toy of hers: a wee bowling set of elves housed in a mushroom.
She surprised me by telling me to take it home. I keep it in my dining room.
If you are reading this, thank you, sweetie!
Meanwhile back to the hobby shop ...
Consider scouting out your nearby, unassuming hobby shop to find what overlooked goodies are collecting dust on the shelves. You might just have your own secret fit at the register.