Antiquing and meeting new friends

A dear friend once said to me, ” The joy is in the hunt”.  They were referring to that special “something” that you come across while antiquing.  I couldn’t express that sentiment any better.  Antiquing has taught me to slow down, savor, be at peace.  It has aided in my creative process.  After a day of it I feel revived, enriched and educated.  Living in a day and age that moves at such a fast pace,  discovering a time worn shop is a reset button.  What deepens the experience even more……meeting shop owners, hearing their journey, knowledge and experiences.  I’ve noticed over the years a collection that has been mounting in my photo files of these people. I see the pattern.  Relationships with like minded people are so important.  They enrich our lives.  They grow us.

While in Cambridge City, IN this past weekend, I was searching for vintage hot and cold knobs for a piece of art work.  Instead, I was greeted by the shop owner and a friend……they opened a bottle of red wine from a local vineyard, offered a glass and to sit a spell.  I learned more about tintype photos and began brainstorming ideas for feature art pieces  I listened to their stories.  I left enriched, fuller and my brain chockfull of ideas.  I came in with an expectation and left with the unexpected……” The joy is in the hunt”. Thank you dear friend for teaching me such a positive life experience……._DSC0160 _DSC0162 _DSC0165 _DSC0166 _DSC0168 _DSC0172 _DSC0183 _DSC0195 _DSC0196 _DSC0197 _DSC0198 _DSC0200 _DSC0201 _DSC0203 _DSC0204 _DSC0205 _DSC0206 _DSC0207 _DSC0209 _DSC0210 _DSC0211 _DSC0212 _DSC0213 _DSC0214 _DSC0215 _DSC0220 _DSC0221 _DSC0222 _DSC0225 _DSC0226 _DSC0228 _DSC0229 _DSC0230 _DSC0231 _DSC0232 _DSC0234 _DSC0235 _DSC0236 _DSC0238 _DSC0239 _DSC0240

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About refoundesign

Hi! I obtained a B.S. in Interior Design with a focus in Art History. After working in computer aided design and years of child rearing the embers of artistic creativity are being rekindled and I've begun working a mix of media including photography, folk art painting, and repurposing vintage finds. I love sharing in the joys and inspiration of other creative bloggers as well. Welcome! Heather
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