Thursday, August 13, 2009

There's nothing like a good hole-in-the-wall

Annually, I make a Southern trek and visit one of my favorite hole-in-the-wall discount warehouses. Located in a run-down industrial part of town, it looks like it might have been an old grocery store at one time. Always fun, always disorganized, and leaving you with a feeling that you need a shower afterward, it has aisles and aisles of random dusty products that no one really needs.

Except me. I've found some of my greatest I Spy Bag treasures at this store, digging up to my elbows looking for forgotten trinkets and fabulous miniatures. This year, I took a friend with me. I explained on the way there - we're looking for a needle in a haystack, and we don't even know what the needle looks like. Sounds like fun, eh?

They have aisles of old fashioned floral ribbon that is stacked horizontally (instead of vertically like you would see at other craft stores). Among the rows of Christmas decorations, potpourri scented fake flowers, and glass votive holders, many treasures can be found. Last year, I stumbled upon hundreds of realistic plastic ants, tiny babies, and Trojan coins. I was really hoping for more ants this year (no dice), but I did find these incredibly tiny Santas and fun little tennis rackets.


  1. That place sounds like a crafter's heaven! I wish we had something like that where I live, because if we do, then I don't know about it. It seems like it's pretty underground, you must be in the know!

  2. I hate that I missed the trek this year!


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