Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sweet Salvage ~ Part II French Market

 


So... after having had our Big Girl's Day Out Thursday... Saturday meant having Girl's Day Out with the Little Gals and going back to Events with the Kiddos where the pace would definitely be more amplified hanging out with Third Graders!  *Winks*
 
 

 
 
So... my Friend Pamela with her Daughter in tow... and I with Princess T in tow hit the Town together with the Kiddos for a Sunup to Sundown whirlwind of Fun and Retail Therapy.
 
 


Our other Friends always indulge the Girls and this day was no exception... so Princess T was in an 'It's All About Me' frame of mind.  *Winks*  Come to think of it, she's ALWAYS in that frame of mind actually!  *LOL*
 
 



And hamming it up for the Camera... as usual!  That Kid likes to get in her Face Time and no Event, no matter how Wonderful, will usurp it!!!  *Smiles*
 
 



She's so Spoiled rotten by everyone...
 
 



And Today it would be Spoiled rotten times two since there were two Princesses in the House to indulge!  *Smiles*   Don't they look like Twin Sisters?
 
 



Actually... as long as Pamela and I have been Friends we'd never had both the Girls in tow during a  Girl's Day Out.   But it went so Well that we think we'll make a Tradition of it.  The Kiddos definitely Rolled Well, better actually, with a Friend their own Age in the Mix!   You'd think that us Big Gals wouldda figured that out sooner, huh?  *Smiles*
 
 



But, it is always somewhat of a Risk having Youngsters in tow when you're doing anything Special... so I guess we'd just never Braved it before now... Cowards that we are!  *LOL*
 
 



Mine can switch Moods on the turn of a dime, usually if the Evil word 'No' comes up in conversation... and it can quickly become Moodfest 2014... so I was actually quite Relieved at how much more stable her Moods were with a Friend her own Age in tow... there were far less Diva Moments!  *Whew!*
 
 


And though I had absolutely no Mission Statement whatsoever this day in the way of Purchases... it turned out to be quite the Retail Therapy day indeed all the same!  That happens sometimes... Thankfully, not too often!  *Ha ha ha!*
 
 



I was Wandering around my Friend Heidi's section... Admiring all the Bling in her New Line... and it just happened...
 
 



Another Necklace that took my breath away and I was certain hadn't been there on Thursday... I tried to Resist, since I already had one... but I Confess I didn't Resist too hard actually... because if I don't Deserve it, who does, right?  *Winks*
 
 

 
 
Yeah, with Bling Skully and Upcycled Antique Rosary Beads it had that Wonderful Mix of Macabre and Beauty that I J'Adore... hadda have it!   And it also Cost me a Blinged out Headband for a certain Princess since if Gramma was getting some Bling... well, ya know... I was being Extorted big time!!!  *Winks*
 
 


Of coarse Princess T couldn't definitely Appreciate the Appeal of Miss Heidi's New Line... she was totally diggin' it too... she will mos 'def grow up to be a Paris Montana Type of Gal!  *Smiles*
 
 



So I better Guard my Collection closely once she reaches the Teen Years... or the Borrowing of Gramma's Bling could become Chronic!  *LOL*
 
 

 
 
I'm actually Glad that at least one of my Grand-Daughters totally digs Gramma's Style so that I know once Inherited it won't end up at the Goodwill or something equally ghastly!  *Smiles*
 

 
 
And since the majority of my Abundance of Grandchildren happen to be Girls, I've Ensured a Grand Inheritance of Girly Treasures to spread out amongst them all should each wanna totally Roll Gypsy Style.   There's plenty to go around.  *Winks*
 



But Honestly, you've gotta give me Props for how much Fabulousness I DID manage to Resist my Friends!   Like Amazing Antique Boudoir Dolls...
 
 



I was absolutely certain she wanted to come Home with us and join the other Boudoir Gals at Bohemian Valhalla!   She even looks by her Countenance somewhat Upset that she didn't, No? *Smiles*
 
 



But then, she seemed Distraught that she wasn't coming Home with us either... and she had such Function... with her Ability to hold and Display gads of Bling so Well!!!
 
 


Please... Please... take me with you she seemed to be Pleading!   No, I don't hear Voices... but I DO have a very Fertile Imagination, just in case you were Wondering.  *Bwahahahahaha!!!*
 
 

 
 
Yes, we managed to stroll out of there with only the Necklace and the Headband... at least from this Event... so I didn't Feel as though I'd completely Succumbed to my Temptations and had possessed an ounce or more of Restraint.
 



And Zero Buyer's Remorse since I was Delighted with every Purchase I'd made during both Girl's Day Out... I had been discerning and only sprung on what I absolutely Loved and would be Statement and Go To Pieces for Decorating, Accessorizing and Wardrobe.
 
 

 
 
I'm getting much better at that... only Buying and Keeping what I Love... and Letting Go of so much more than I'm bringing in.   The Majority of my Purchases anymore are to re-sell for Profit in benefit of supplementing a fixed income, paying off Catastrophic Medical Bills and getting the Kiddos Raised, so it's one of those necessary Investments as a means to an end to Shop often for Inventory.
 



Luckily it's something I Love and seemed Born to do so I don't mind it at all and consider it Pure Joy to go Sourcing and finding Inspiration everywhere so that I can learn all I can about Presentation and what Found Treasures will Sell well.
 
 



As a Woman I Believe we are Hard Wired to Feather our Nests comfortably and well for our Loved Ones and are Naturally drawn to what is Beautiful and Romantic.   I don't Remember it ever being Suggested that it is what I should do... it is just something I always felt compelled to by Internal Urges I never really thought much about, just acted upon Naturally.  And I was even a Tomboy Type of Gal growing up, so it's nothing about being Prissy necessarily.  *LOL* 
 
 



And when you get together with other Women and Girls to do The Girl Thing and Indulge in the Thrill of the Hunt, it's just always such FUN, isn't it?   And that's what we have... loads of FUN... whether or not we 'Score' anything or not... but it is an added Bonus if you do to be sure!  *Winks*
 
 



I was actually quite Proud of my Friend Pamela for her Amazing Restraint during our Shop-A-Thon... I seemed to be the only one Succumbing this day to shell out for a few Special Treasures!
 
 



But when you see the other two Special Treasures I 'Scored' during this outing you'll totally understand why I Succumbed without a second thought or a blink of an eye... truly you will!  *Smiles*   I'll have to leave you in some Suspense tho' since each was 'Scored' at a separate Venue!
 
 



Because we really did 'Do It All' this day lemme tell ya!  With the Youthful Energy and Exhuberance of Third Graders we could draw upon we kept up with the Young-Uns... in fact, I do Believe we might even have worn THEM out?!?
 
 



But that might also Explain why Today, Sunday, meant LONG Naps and feeling totally drained of Energy for Gramma... I'd apparently used all mine up!  *Ha ha ha*
 
 



I always need at least one day of Recovery after a Girl's Day Out with the Princess as my Entourage... so I shouldda expected it actually.  *Winks*   And my next Post will take you to another Venue... and the following one to yet another... because I'm aching to Show Off my Haul.   And then we'll come back to more Eye Candy from the other Events I'd taken you along to... in no particular Order... so that you'll never know where you're going NEXT??!??
 
 

 
 
Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian
 


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