Good finds!

While cleaning out my basement yesterday, I came across some little silverware that my mom saved from my childhood for my future children. My mom saved A LOT of my old stuff (you’d be amazed), but I’m always thankful when I come across something that Ava likes to play with (like my old toys/dolls/books) or can use (like clothes or this silverware). We have had the hardest time lately trying to figure out what she should use to eat with. Our silverware is obviously too big for her, but the infant spoons from when she was a baby are too small. We had not yet gone out looking for something in between the two and now I’m glad that we didn’t. This silverware is perfect Ava-size! Thanks, Mom! 🙂
(Note the bears, Cookie Monster and Annie’s dog Sandy on the handles. Not sure where Annie went!)

As previously mentioned, I’ve been on the lookout lately for a good small chair for Ava. I’ve seen some plush ones at Target for $20, but they all have princesses (or is it Barbie?) on them and I just want something plain and simple. A friend of mine mentioned she found her daughter’s rocking and wicker chairs at a flea market, so that’s where Ava and I headed this afternoon. We found this great little rocking chair for $19.99. 🙂 I was so thrilled!

We also saw a cute little wooden play kitchen stovetop/cabinets that Aunt Carrie might get for Ava for her belated Christmas present. We’ll be going back up there this week for sure. 🙂
So anyway, I plan to go to the flea market more often. There is so much to see there and many things that I think would come in handy as props for my photography business – like other little chairs, hat boxes or baskets (for babies/kids to sit in), etc. Yay! I’m glad to have discovered it.