Ignoring the cruel Easter weekend sleet and hail outdoors, I spent a few minutes looking around the shop waiting on something to call my name. I didn't have to wait long. The first thing I found was a bottle of yummy Garden Gate Farms lavender bath gel. I keep this around as not only a bath additive, but a way to condition dry winter air in my house. I fill the tub with hot, hot, hot water and add a squeeze or two of the gel. While it cools enough to be deliciously hot but not boil me like a lobster, the lavender scented steam drifts around the bedroom and bathroom. When I'm done I leave the water in the tub and let the magic continue. It's a surefire way to a soft landing after a long hard day.
Then, I found a vintage treasure. One I can mark off the list of things I'm always searching for.
I was thrilled to spot a small, vintage paper cutter right up on the
front counter. Such things aren't easy to find.
The heavy wood block, scored to help measure straight lines, has a very sharp and very heavy duty blade perfect for trimming photos and card stock. No flimsy parts or pieces. I can't wait to get it on my workbench in the basement and put it to work. Best $20 prize this month.