Friday, February 8, 2013

It Was Wonderful and It Was Awful

It has been close to a year and a half since the last time I went to my favorite antique mall.  My favorite bloggers have been thrifting and junking and flea marketing and antiquing while I oohed and aahed and drooled over their fabulous finds.  I was thrilled when they scored magnificent treasures, but I longed to go and score my own booty too.

While visiting my daughter a couple of weeks ago, my knee was feeling pretty good, so we decided to hit the antique mall.  It was wonderful and awful at the same time!  Wonderful to be among the beautiful old things again and awful because I just couldn't walk and stand very long.  With a lot of stopping and sitting and resting,  I made it through about two thirds of the first floor.  It was wonderful because I could do that much and awful because I couldn't do it all.

I did score my own treasure in just two thirds of one floor though!  Those little pink bows all around the teacup and saucer just endeared themselves to me.  I couldn't leave it on the shelf.  Maybe I'll give it to Shylee when she is older.  And then there was the lace.  A big bag full of beautiful cotton, crocheted, and assorted laces and trims.  Even three adorable garden glove appliques.  Wouldn't they be perfect on a gardening apron?  The last find was a bag of vintage embroidery transfers.  I was so very excited to find these because they are the first ones I've found.  If my knee had cooperated, I would have done a happy dance right there in the booth.

It was wonderful to be in the antique mall and find wonderful treasures again.  It was awful because I know there was more to find, lol.   However, it was very good for the soul!

What have you experienced lately that was wonderful?  Or awful?

Happy Friday!

xo Annette xo


  1. Annette, those are wonderful finds
    1 I love the laces and all the goodies everything is so femine. It has been awhile since I have gone to antique stores. I'm glad you had fun.

  2. That's great that you were able to make it to the antique mall and score some treasures. With time I'm sure you'll be able to do the whole mall again :)
    Love that teacup!

  3. Thats great you went out to the mall. It's good to just walk around even if you get tired. At least you are out and about. I actually just wrote a post today about some recent Goodwill finds.

  4. Lovely finds! And though you may not have been able to cover it all, I'm so thankful for you that you could cover part of it. Better some, than none!! ;-)

  5. What a great outing! That teacup is exquisite!!

  6. The teacup is SO pretty!!!
    So is everything else. I love all things lacy, especially crochet and tatting.
    I wish there was a nice antique mall close to me :(

  7. Love love love that pile of lace - oh my!! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with those embroidery designs. I wish I had the patience for doing that "close work".
    So sorry to hear the knee is still limiting you. I think that many short junking trips are in order. No rule you have to do the whole place in one day!

  8. Oh What great finds :)

    I LOVE my lace collection and my Tea Cup collection :)

    I started buying "Forget me not" teacups for my daughter when she was about Shylee's age and now she has English tea party's with her friends, such memories of buying most of the tea cups together :)

    I am loving your photos and the platter your Hubby bought for Xmas adorable, what a good man :)

    Have a lovely day, cheers, T. :)

  9. Lots of great finds! The tea cup and saucer are so lovely. I glad you enjoyed the time you had to look. Next time you go you will just have to plan on seeing a little more.
    Everyday Inspired

  10. Such beautiful treasures you have'll just have to head back and tackle the next bit another time. xx


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