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 Halloween...so 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.