At first he wasn't really into antiquing with me. He tolerated it because I enjoyed it. That changed when he discovered there is a whole world of political and social historical paraphernalia out there! I think we were in Washington DC when he found his first vintage political campaign pin. It was a purple volunteer ribbon for the Nixon campaign. Since then he's been more than willing to venture into over-cluttered, musty smelling, time capsules called antique stores.
Before we had kids we'd wander into antique stores and follow our noses. One trip I discovered two vintage mid-century peacock wall hangings. I. Loved. Them. He however, did not. He rolled his eyes when I pointed them out to him. But, since we were moving soon for graduate school, and I was having a baby in a few weeks, we (well, really he) figured maybe we should save the money for something more important, like, say, diapers.
For three months I pined over these two wall hangings.
Finally, after having a new baby, visiting family out of state, packing our stuff and putting it in storage, I talked The Hubby into going back to that antique store to see if those two ah-mazing peacocks were still there.
Someone else had seen the glory of these two mid-century beauties. I should have gotten them when I first saw them.
Since then, I see peacock stuff EVERYWHERE. I never noticed it before.
While in Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago, I discovered these little darlings....
And, I purchased them.
I'm not gonna lie, every time I walk into an antique store, a little part of me hopes those peacocks are hanging somewhere, just waiting for me to take them home. Maybe next time.