When we were in Europe this summer, I had days that were set aside to vintage shop, and then there were also random moments of shopping madness. You see, we were there as a family on this trip, so my time was split between family time and work (shopping) time. One afternoon we were driving back to our “home” in Germany and we passed one of my favorite little vintage shops. The kids were fast asleep in the back of the car, so my husband stopped at this particular shop to let me do a quick “mad dash” through the store alone! I quickly filled my arms (several times!) with treasures and was in and out of the store within 15 minutes (let me add, that I did PAY for my items on the way out). I was elated that I had this little unexpected moment of shop time and couldn’t wait to show my friend Angela (my silent business partner!) our new finds. When we got to the house, I excitedly told Angela about my quick run though the shop and she began helping me unwrap it all so we could take a good look. There was one particular set of vintage serve ware that I couldn’t wait to show her – two mixing bowls and a serving tray. The colors were an adorable retro red and yellow and they had just the right amount of “wear” on them to make them the perfect vintage find. Angela loved them and then flipped one over to see if there was a maker’s mark. There was. Anyone out there want to guess who this famous vintage maker was?... IKEA!!!! We both laughed so hard at this. So much for being an incredible VINTAGE find! That’s what I get for shopping too quickly. Most of the time I’m very careful to check details, but I guess I was overly anxious on my quick blitz through the store. This spoof has worked out just fine for me though – I now have this adorable red and yellow “vintage” trio sitting in MY kitchen!