Save them up to go shopping! If you know me, you know I love to shop, and you’ve probably heard this riddle, at least once. If not, enjoy! Why do women live longer than men?
Shopping! It's brain-smart! You start with evaluation. Do you want/need it? Does it fit you? Add in exercise as you search for that best buy. Math and memory help you compare before making, or skipping, that final purchase. See, shopping is healthy!
Rovals is my newest, favorite place to shop. I love Rochelle’s jewelry rack. Her work is so unusual! She puts unique things together like silverware and jewelry, and at a great price. This piece was my favorite then, and today. Look below the biggest pearl, and you’ll see an old Victorian barrette. I love how Rochelle can take something old and make it new again! She’s so creative!
Rochelle designed this for me. The sunflower is from a necklace that broke 10 years ago. I had it on a rawhide choker but never wore it. The top is a broken angel pin. I gave them to Rochelle and trusted her to redesign them. I love seeing them reborn. Reimagined!
This necklace and slider (below) were once one necklace. It broke apart. I forgot the original had 5 stars. I took 4 into Rochelle, and she wired them together.
A week later I found the missing star. Rochelle was confused and thought her wiring failed. She wanted to fix the necklace, no charge, but 2 tries later, I convinced her it was a missing star problem. She suggested adding a hook, and what was once 1 necklace is now two. Thanks Rochelle!
So if you have a few extra pennies, or need something unique or reinvented, come to Rovals at 30 W. Auglaize in Wapak. It has 7 rooms full of antiques, as-is or re-envisioned. You can shop or look for ideas! If you don’t see it at Rovals, stroll the downtown. You'll find more of my favorite shops. Remember, use those skills, and you'll live longer! Enjoy!
PS- Readers, mention my blog to Rochelle, and you'll get a 15% discount. Happy shopping!
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