I went exploring with a friend. A lovely shopping area, one of those places you to have lunch and shop. This first sign caught my eye. Owls! I have no idea how a store like this survives, mostly cards, a few gifts and simple jewelry. I’m not in the business of figuring out the economics of these stores. I’m glad they exist, even if I’m not their best client.This got me to take pictures of owls. This one was outside that store.Even though the owl craze has died down, there were still plenty to be found.Not that they enticed me to buy them, especially not Christmas Tree decorations. This was probably one of the nicest ones I saw, a picture on a matchbook.This was the ugliest! But I did take his picture, even if I’d never let something like this into my house.Better, I think I have one like this.Even better!Nope, not at that price, even not at half that price, since there was a sign saying this table is 50% off. I like the small one, but not gilded. I’m just not a gold girl. Two sides of a sign. This is one of those antique malls, with many stalls. I love the creativity of the signs!You didn’t expect me to leave empty-handed, did you? One display case had beautiful silver thimbles. I bought one, at a very good price. I found one that fits my tiny fingers. Came home and sewed with it.Not easy to see but there is a hallmark in there. I’m just thrilled to have another wonderful well-crafted tool in my sewing box.