I stayed with my grandparents during every summer of my childhood. My grandfather used to take me for rides into town in his olive green Dodge Dart. We'd stop off at the library and then without a doubt, we'd pick up something from the tiny hardware store. I loved all of the little bins of screws and nails, and it was my lucky day if we needed some because I got to count them out into a small brown bag. It's no surprise that one of my favorite places to shop today is our local hardware store. It's got something the big box stores will never have: inspiration down every little and not overwhelming aisle... plus friendly and knowledgeable staff who always seem available. And the little bins of screws and nails are balm to my nostalgic soul. I love our Agway, truly! I stopped in last week for some holiday shopping and found the unexpected: new gift wrapping and decor ideas with materials I hadn't tried before. Below is a roll of tree trunk winter protection wrapping paper.Textured brown paper. Yum!
It's fun stuff... photos soon!
Are you a hardware store junkie, too? Isn't it nice to know you're not alone?