Here we go again. Family, Travel and good lovin.
I am blessed by each giggle and each soft kiss my sisters kids give me.
I am blessed my how my parents really do "provide and protect."
I am blessed to have a sister that is more than a best friend.
It's like our blood runs deeper than My silly insecure words could ever describe.
I'm blessed that I get to spend every waking moment with them this weekend,
adventuring and discovering.
(McKay Used Books) I hit the mother load of vintage kids books.
Which I often use in my art. Shhh...
Pool time in the wee hours of the morning.
My favorite part of almost any trip especially one's to Tennessee is the antique stores!
I Love all the beautiful things! Each with it's own magical story and memory.
I love to imagine who drank out of those china cups and why this travel log remained un-written in. I love how they are named things like "memory lane." I enjoy exploring and picking through everything to find exactly what speaks to me.
This trip I tried finding items for most people in my family.
Ethan: Got a vintage cap gun.
Scarlet: Got a vintage mint green dress and baby doll outfit.
Sis: I bought loads of handkerchiefs for the girls birthday party.
Shane: Got a vintage Shot glass from the 50'ds
And I bought myself an apron and 1960's national geographic's!
Ethan and I counted phones in each store.
Kinda like a giant look and find.
Ethan was so excited looking at all the old things.
He kept exclaiming "ohh look here it's soooo BEAUTIFUL!
You can imagine how my heart sang.
He especially liked these mirrors probably because
he has taken a liking to dancing in them recently..
Down town Knoxville.
I wasn't sure what to expect, my experience of Tennessee growing up was mostly lush blooming nature and stories from deep souls. I had NO IDEA this gem existed!
Some really amazing restaurants and theaters and pretty textured walls.
I would love to explore more...
A house in the Mountains where my big ol family lives...