Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Cruising Through The Antique Mall

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A girl just needs a little shopping therapy now and then! Walking around an antique shop can be very serendipitous and fun at the same time. Just never know what little treasure will spark a memory of the past or, better yet, be taken home to decorate with.


As I was walking around snapping these photos, I noticed a group of young ladies (oh, about mid 20’s) and they were really loving all of the vintage items. One young lady was planning her wedding and looking for vintage things to use as props. Some hot items right now are the old Ball canning jars to use for a candy bar, old typewriters to type messages for the bride and groom and bird cages to put cards in. Loving all of the uses for vintage things!

23 comments:

Vee said...

Such lovely delights...I'm surprised that I have so many of them, though they are not nearly so well displayed. It's nice to see some of your favorite things.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I especially like the little touches of vintage Christmas decor!
:)
~Becca~

Val said...

I'm a sucker for deco cottage illustrations, so I'd have snatched up that one that appears in the mirror. How dear. :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love to walk around the Antique Malls. So many fun things to see. And the best part is finding a little treasure to take home :-)

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Claudia said...

Whenever I'm a bit down or depressed, I love to walk through our local antique mall. It cheers me up immediately!

xo
Claudia

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Can we stop and look at more of those books? This is such wonderful store! Makes me want to go shopping! ♥

Janet said...

Thanks for the fun stroll Becky; I love the turkey platter, similar to one I have from my Mother.

Kathleen Grace said...

Wow, it has been ages since I was in an antique mall! I need to thnk about hitting one up on my day off soon. Your booth is full of yummy treats that I would so love to look through!

camp and cottage living said...

Antique Malls are my favorite places! Yours is sure full of goodies.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Walking through an antique mall (or a greenhouse) is one of most favorite ways to "get right with me" and clear my head...And oh...I'm so loving those suitcases....Happy Wednesday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Shelley said...

One of my favorite things to do :)
I love the picture of the baby in the rocker in your previous post...do you mind if I save it? It is so sweet and looks like my Ruby(doll).
Blessings Becky...

Donna said...

I wish I could have cruised through the mall with you in person! Love all the pics especially the little angels :)
Hugs,
Donna

Cindy said...

Wow I love shopping like this...my feet don't get tired!!

Love to see more vintage Christmas please!!...lol

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

marie said...

I would love to cruise through that antique mall...I spotted a few things I'd love to take home with me. Those little angels in the last photo are so sweet!

Both of my daughters (late twenties) love vintage things. It's such a treat to see them embraing the past.

Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos Becky!

becky up the hill said...

I love a field trip! Thanks sweetie!!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

...loved the tour!

Changes in the wind said...

There does seem to be a awakening of vintage these days...Nice pictures.

Elsie said...

Becky you not right....you make me want to go back junking today and I just went yesterday. Sure wish I was there. I have 4 old suitcases by my sofa for an end table that holds an old phone from the 40's.
I have an old underwood typewriter
on my other end table. I told my grandchildren that is what I learned to type on and they said, "But mawmaw where is the cord to it." One said did that come over on the Mayflower? They can be so sweet sometimes..LOL.
I did get to type on an electric one every once in awhile. Our school didn't have many. My youngest grandson loves to type on it, he thinks it is awesome. That's my man..LOL.
Thanks for sharing your trip.

justjunk said...

Thanks for sharing the vintage eye candy. Where a bouts are you in an antique mall. I am heading up to dunsmuir ca. Next week and wondered if your shop was along the way. Would be a fun stop.thanks megan

Debbie Kay said...

Oh Becky, how I wish I could have "tagged along"......we would have had a great time together.

Hugs,

Debbie

janice15 said...

Helo dear have you come up with a price for the pot holders yet..I have thought maybe you forgot..please let me know for I would love to purchase them..thank you ... Janice

"Create Beauty" said...

Oh that was fun perusing the antique mall with you! Now I'm in the mood to go in person.....

~ Violet

ChaChaneen said...

Oh so, so, so cute! I could seriously use those muffin tins too. I don't like all the new non stick pan stuff, give me the old fashioned pans any day!