kindred spirits

27de7-holyoke2bscores2b007I will always love a good tag sale, but sometimes you have to go where the kindred spirits are.  If you are lucky like me, you have such places close to home.  Loot has long been one of my favorite shops, and I was lucky enough to sneak in after a long morning at housing court last Friday.  But I truly cannot believe that I just today, for the first time, discovered Studio second Canal at the beautiful Paper City Studios along the canal in downtown Holyoke.  

A friend alerted me to the Craigslist posting and I was intrigued. I got there and I was astounded. I ogled.  Then I bought, and chatted with fellow collector, reclaimer and repurposer Barb Hahn. It’s such a nice feeling when you can buy an entire box of test tubes without a sideways glance, and your vintage suitcase collection looks tiny in comparison to what’s in front of you.

For your viewing pleasure, here’s what I scored from 1 old and 1 new favorite shop.
vibrant golf ball basket