The first was A Peek Into the Past Vintage. The owner was super friendly, and this antique shop had tons of items in it! I felt like I could have been there for hours and still not see everything. The shop was immaculately clean, and everything was organized and displayed so nicely. I'm thinking of going back before the holidays and getting my sister-in-law a few things, as she's been into vintage quite a bit lately. Let me show you my great find...
|An old cribbage board... with wooden pegs! Only $8! SCORE! (Do you like my bad pun?)|
My husband loves cribbage, but dislikes the board I bought at some discount store years ago. When I saw this, I knew I couldn't wait until November to give it to him. We've already used it, and he was impressed with the fact it had wooden pegs. So, if you're in McHenry, I really suggest stopping by A Peek Into The Past Vintage... it's a really neat store. I can't wait to go back.
While out and about, across the street was White River Junction. What a neat shop. Spacious, clean, organized! There were tons of items I wanted to buy here. Plenty of home decor and jewelry. Local artists selling their handmade products, too - which is right up my alley. My day of shopping in downtown McHenry closed with me purchasing this little guy from them shop:
|He can hold a little business card or sign!|
I haven't had much time to do any other shopping because this week I had some orders roll in...
Let me share them with you!
|20 large pink crochet flowers! Interested in some of your own? Click HERE!|
|Every time I make these little booties, I smile. So small and sweet!|
|A mouse hat made with peach! You can get one of your own by clicking HERE!|
Other than that, I've taken up the sport of long-distance cycling. It's not very crafty, but I wanted to leave you in this blog post with a picture I took just yesterday on the trail. Until next time...
|Great Blue Heron on the Des Plaines River|