The last time I was in Angie's store I cleaned her out of little birdy books, in preparation for Birdsong 3. I have no idea what I will need them for yet, but I always snag a vintage bird book when I see it, just in case.
Then, she gave me a beautiful, old, old, book in German, with a great font. (it's the one underneath the smaller books)
As well as a billion tiny birds. They came in a crystal glass, tied up with lace and silk ribbons. They were much cuter in the glass than they were spilled all over my floor when I got home. And if you want to know if "billion" is an accurate count, it sure felt like it when I was picking them up, as excited puppies pounced on me each time I reached for a tiny bird on the floor. They seemed to think it was a game invented just to entertain them.
Every single one of the billion birds has been rescued and tucked away safely in a baggie waiting for Birdsong now. It will be fun to come up with something to do with them for the event. Thanks, Angie!
The two of us went to Bottom's Up for their big anniversary extravaganza. Gwen always throws a nice party, and it was good to have a night out.
It was nice to see what magic Carol has done with her display too.
She just unloaded her latest container, straight from France. She'll be bringing more Frenchie goods next month too. I love to ooh and ah over her acquisitions. She used to live in France and knows the ins and outs of all the flea markets there. And finds the BEST stuff.
Of course, Bottoms Up is stuffed with the best stuff. Great dealers and fun goods. And now, the whole district is jammed with shops and dealers open only one weekend a month. On Saturdays, it feels like a street fair, there is so much going on, food trucks, live music, crowds of people shopping. If you are planning a trip to KC, I'd say plan it for the first weekend of the month and drop in to see what is going on there.