Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Come Browse An Antique Store With Me!

I went to an antique shop today...

I enjoy just looking and browsing the stores to see what's out there.
Lots of times I  go just to wander and relax.
For me it's a lot like going to a museum.

I fell in love with the enamel spice drawer in the photo above.
It's rather expensive so it's been waiting patiently 
for someone to buy it.  
It has been in the store for almost 6 months now.
It always pulls on my heart strings when I see it!

Today they had some beautiful "Lu Ray Dishes"
for sale.  I love this color.  These dishes come
in soft yellow, pink, blue, peach, green, and a very rare gray color.
Aren't they sweet!
I used to work with a lady who had a whole set of these dishes
in a multitude of different colors in her kitchen.

I love boxes...
and this little tin
caught my eye.

Hmmmm...look at the color, I seem to have a one track mind!

I also fell in love with this pillow, and I think I may go back for it!!
I hope it will still be there waiting for me
I really want to take it home!!!
Those kitty eyes 
are calling me!!  :o)

I don't remember what the name of this dish style is,
but aren't the handles and saucer really cute?

When I saw these hair rollers it brought back memories of my childhood.
I can't believe I had to wear these to bed!
Good thing we have electric curling irons now!!

A toy?
Not sure what else it could be.
I have never seen one of these
before have you?

There were also beautiful canisters hiding behind
a tea service.  Very pretty!
I love the roses on them!

And a very springy hat that I would never wear,
but it insisted that I take a photo of it
for you.

I included these green dishes
to celebrate the arrival of our spring here in
Yes, spring is finally here...tulips, daffodils, and dandelions!!!
I know, I'm excited about dandelions!!!

I enjoyed my hour of browsing at the antique store.
It's always fun for me to
look at lovely things from the past.

I came home to my Mother's Day Orchids.
Little minis on the window ledge
welcoming me home!

Have a great week everyone!
Be safe!

 Happy Browsing!!


  1. Dear Chris,

    I just read your comment on my last posting and must laugh because I always wish I could go to antique markets in YOUR area!

    The little spice drawer is so adorable and the pink porcelain although. The canisters are very pretty too! I love so see such pictures from thos very pretty old things.

    Have a nice day,

  2. Thanks for taking me with you in the store of the past ;o) So much nice stuff!
    Have a happy week!

  3. Lovely orchids from Hubby! Yea, for your Alaska spring arriving, it feels so good to finally see it...I can see why you want the spice drawers, that is the first thing I said to myself when I saw it, the next was, "I bet those are spendy". After six months just sitting, you can always have hope that the price will come down..Have a good week. xo

  4. Thanks for taking us with you! I love the Lu Ray pottery and that cute little aqua and white set is made by Hazel Atlas... the dish pattern is called Crinoline (I think)... I've been watching some of it on ebay for a while now.


  5. oh...i see some of my blogging buddies here today

    i LOVED everything...those dishes with the flowers...charming...and i LOVE the kitty pillow...darling

    what a fun visit i had today
    thanks for taking us with you, my friend

    kary and teddy

  6. Oooh, love the spice drawers - couldn't you haggle with them re the price? Love the green cup and saucer too. Lovely things. Abby x

  7. Thanks for giving us a tour of your local antiques shop.There's always things that we want to add to our collection ,even though our homes are full of bric/brac we feel the needto the spice rack ...ciao Alison

  8. Hi Chris,
    That shop has great treasures! I love browsing antique shops. It has to be one of my favorite forms of entertainment. I am in love with the kitty needlepoint!
    Your sweetie gave you the loveliest orchids.
    hugs from here...

  9. Wow, what a wonderful journey, I wish I could have come along for the rise. So many lovely things. What a lovely hubby you have :) Thanks for sharing, Tam x