Today I ventured to Philly to Philadelphia Salvage. A great find indeed. It is roughly a 2 hour 45 minute drive. But, this is what I like to do….set out for the day on an adventure to find cool, unusual things. I had a mission at Philadelphia Salvage first & foremost. They had a pedestal sink that I just couldn’t wait to take a peek at. I had spoken to George on the phone yesterday & he was so nice. I knew that just the drive to get the sink was worth it.
I packed myself up, dropped Katie off at school, and took off. My mom was kind enough to come over to watch Shea for the day. I got to the store & was so not disappointed. I got there about lunchtime & got the guys in the midst of eating – sorry Martin & Brian. And, they were actually closed today (oooppss). But, they were so amazingly kind to let me shop, and was so nice to help me find the things I was looking for. I found so many different & truly cool things. The place is full of history… I walked away with a door, a mantel, my pedestal sink & a chandelier.
|Lovely Vintage Crane Sink...Such a beauty!|
|My pantry door...how cool is this door!|
Martin & Brian loaded it all in my van!! George was a pleasure to chat with as well…and even gave me a new place to venture off to, which I did on my way home J I highly recommend this fun place. Check out their facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/phillysalvage?fref=ts. Website - http://www.philadelphiasalvage.com/. They have an Etsy shop & things listed on Ebay! If you visit, I don’t think you would be anything but happy! I honestly am so jealous at the job they have there!
|Where my mantel had been sitting. Cool sign above!|
I of course had to swing by Geno’s for a Philly Cheese Steak & it was just divine!
The gentleman that gave us the gift card the morning of the fire has been on my mind & heart deeply. It comes & goes but some days heavier than others. I have always felt that certain people come into your live for a reason. Some for a short time, some for the duration of your live, some to teach us or bring something into our lives that particular moment. I know that there are certain people that I can say they were put in my life for a specific purpose. I think there are times we cross paths with someone that it was for a reason. Just my thoughts. I was just reading a blog that shares that same line of thought. I love what she is doing in her life for youth. Her blog post the other day made me think. I often find myself doing random acts of kindness just because I love to see someone smile. I try to make small talk with the elderly, or help someone that I can see needs a little help, etc. It just makes my heart smile when I feel I might have made someone else smile.
Today as I was standing in line at Geno’s I bought the next couple of random people their lunch. It just kinda happened… All I can hope is that one of those random people pay it forward…it was my way of paying it forward. So to you kind gentleman that I wrote about in my first blog post that has etched your way into my heart…thank you for your kindness.
On my way home I thought about my act….it made me feel good. I’ve challenged myself to complete one random act of kindness a week. I’d love to hear any random things a stranger has done for you or what you have done.
The road I drove home was on through to New Hope, PA. It is a charming little town with beautiful shops, antique stores & a Dunkin Donuts & Starbucks directly across from one another! And, then on over the bridge (Delaware Water Gap) to Lamberville, NJ. I stopped at an Antique Mall and a few boutique shops. I will be going back in the spring when it is nice out. You can actually walk over the bridge, which provides a gorgeous view. The drive was simply extraordinary! I almost had many wrecks for gawking at the scenery.
Once I started on my way home & it was getting dark, I looked up through a group of trees. I was trying to figure out what it was. At first I thought it was the sun setting, but it was too dark out. I realized it was the moon…gorgeous GIGANTIC fire orange moon. I wanted to take a picture so bad, but there was no place to pull off.
My day was a success.. Now to see how much trouble I am going to be in by our carpenter when he sees this door that will be used for my pantry J
Much love, peace & happiness!!