Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A Treasure Hunt


A couple of weeks ago my dear friend and I took a road trip to do some antique/vintage shopping. My friend took the wheel and drove us to a favorite shop of hers about an hour away. She said I would love it! She was right! It was so huge when I walked in I really had no idea where to begin. All I knew was that I was in my happy place...like a kid in a candy store!

This chocolate pot came home with me because they were practically giving it away! I fell in love the moment I set my eyes on it!


I love these roses. So pretty!


These dainty little cups with their gold handles.....aren't they sweet?

So what else did I find?


This gorgeous crocheted tablecloth was sitting on a table just waiting for me to come along and swoop it up...We opened it all the way up to check for stains and there was one tiny stain that I knew would come out and it did. There was no noticeable wear, in fact it looked as though it had never been used.


Can you imagine crocheting one of these? This one is very large. I cannot begin to imagine how one completes a project like this or how many hours go into it.


I also picked up this pretty little Shelley tea cup. It was in a booth marked 65% off! Yes please!!! It's a sweet addition to my growing collection of tea cups!


When I first walked in to the antique shop I saw this trio of  Halls mixing bowls for $90.00.
I really wasn't looking to spend that much so you can imagine my joy when I found the exact same set in another booth for $15.00. That's right, $15.00!


I absolutely love them and I have used them already.


This Halls serving dish was a clearance item marked $5.00. While it isn't the same pattern, it coordinates nicely and is in perfect condition.


Now if you'll take a peek in my silverware chest you will see the item that I absolutely had to have and it was in a booth that was having a 40% off sale! If I could've only taken one item out of that store it would've been this beautiful silver plated tea strainer. It is gorgeous!


I have used this too! It's so pretty and elegant!


I love the floral details and the handle is beautiful too!


Last but not least, I purchased some old laces and edgings. These were lovely!


I found this pile of lace in two different shops. The eyelets were especially pretty!


I've already used some of the lace on my angel ornaments.


Here on her hemline....


and vertical trim....


and here as well....I really went on my treasure hunt in search of some lace. But I found so much more. While we were shopping this very nice gentleman followed us around and kept taking the items up to the counter for us. It was like having our very own personal shopping assistant! :)

After leaving this shop we went to lunch. We were starving! Then we realized we had spent three hours in that antique shop. We couldn't believe it! We lost total track of time.

We drove down the road and had a nice lunch and then headed home, stopping at two other shops along the way. What a fun, fun day! We hope to take another trip this week or next! Can't wait!