Friday, August 1, 2008

A few great finds...

Curtis and I spent Monday antiquing & driving around.  We found this beautiful home in Wauchula, FL.  It is being used as office space for an attorney.  Lucky for the people who work there...what a beautiful place to be all day!  The back is absolutely beautiful also.  I had visions of myself living there...sitting out back...watching the kids play!  Then I snapped out of it...this house is miles from much of anything other than the antique shops in Arcadia.  Boredom & antique shops are never a good mix.
I love the iron detail set into the house &
the arch of the doorway!
On our trip Curtis & I found a few treasures.  Most of the shops were closed, but we still had a fabulous time.  We found a little mason jar, flag pole holder (stamped PAT. APP'D FOR), and beautiful antique bowl.  We also found the chair of my dreams dating back to the 1800's for just a few thousand dollars.  Notice it is not  in the photo?
No, I'm not awaiting delivery :0(

I said "the chair of my dreams."

At least I got to see it & touch it...the detailing...uh...amazing.  I really wanted to sit in it, but I could tell by the look on the shop owner's face that would be out of the question.  He did give us a lot of good history & information.  We had to crack up though... as if we couldn't tell...he made sure we knew this was a "fine" antique store!!!  Well now...

Wednesday was a whole nother experience that is going to require a followup trip.  My first time shopping at Old Time Pottery.  Score..a large white platter, a large white bowl, a very cute bird, & two tin pots with unique handles that will be nestled into my Christmas tree & filled with candy canes.  A gift, you see to the right, from my friend Vikki who was shopping with me.  A too cute cup & saucer that I will be taking to work with me.  Oh...I forgot my little witch's hat for cute.  Next we were off to TJ Max where I found a reproduced blue transfer plate & a sweet little set of birds on their nest.


  1. Kim, thanks for the email. I'm glad I made someone smile..(but it must be kept a secret at whose expense!!) ha.

    Terri (Scrapper Mom)

  2. Hi, Kim, it's nice to meet another thrifty shopper! Thanks for stopping by to see me. So nice to meet you and I hope you'll come back often.


  3. You found some fun treaures! Some of those people running the antique shops are quirky aren't they?

    That is a darling house. So sad that it's an office and it doesn't have little kids running through the yard instead!

  4. Sniff gals that mention olde time pottery and Hobby lobby.....we don't have them here in the Northwest. We are always the last to get these things. Ok I am over my tirade...rofl...I love all your finds...especially the china and the the cute birds. Can't wait to see them in their new homes. cherry


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