Local Flora and Patio Pretties

We recently moved to a different state this Spring! Our new home is now is Dallas, Texas and we love it. Everything is so green and beautiful. The skies are clear because of the low humidity. And the neighbors are super friendly.

Flowers always make me smile……so I thought I’d share a few of the ones on our patio with my readers. Sun patients, petunias and windchimes all make the patio experience such a nice pleasant one.

I love unique planters, yard art and hangers as you can see………….

And my windchimes, gotta have them…………..

Hope you had a great weekend! I sure did and enjoyed the funky little blue patio set the former owners left us to use. It’s my place to wind down from the day and read a book after dinner. What is your favorite way to relax after a long day?

Cheers! Stay tuned for more from me, as I’ll be sharing some photos of our new booth at the Cottonwood Market in Dallas.

Lynn

Estate Sale and Vintage Thrifting

Been out and about attending several estate sales and thrift shops this past month. Here’s a few of my favorite finds this month. The pickin was particularly good this time around. There’s nothing like a great tag sale or garage sale. That’s where I find the best bargains, along with shopping at estate sales. My favorite finds recently are the vintage salt & pepper shaker sets I purchased at an estate sale last weekend (pictured below). The owner had passed away and her daughter-in-law was running the sale. She told me that her mother-in-law had an antique shop in Conyers, Georgia several years ago and was an avid seamstress and cross stitcher. I just love to hear the stories about the family. It just makes the purchases so much more meaningful.

One of my favorite signs……..
Vintage salt & pepper shakers
Eclectic canvas decor
All kinds of vintage finds…….

Would love to hear about your vintage finds. All of the above will be available at the Lakewood 400 Antiques Market the third weekend in March. So be sure and stop by and see us in Hall H.

Happy hunting, Lynn

Show Set-Up and New Fun Finds

Our next show at Lakewood Antique Market is on Friday, February 19 thru Sunday, February 21 in Cumming Ga. Lakewood is one of the top antique market shows in the nation and we are so excited to be part of such a great event.

We have relocated within the event venue and are now located in Hall H starting at the February show this month. We are looking forward to being in the new hall, which is right by the cafe. Short walk to get food!

Here’s a sneak preview of our new booth setup.

My favorite new thrifting find this month is the iron butterfly screen. It is so cute and would look lovely on someone’s deck or in their sunroom.

Hope you all can stop by and see us this month at the show!

We’d love to here from you, so please feel free to leave a comment on your favorite flea market finds.

Thrifting Finds Around Town

Once or twice a week I try to stop by the local thrift shops, Goodwill or Salvation Army Store. There are always treasures to be had! I even find some great buys on the Marketplace on Facebook. Can’t wait for the garage sales to start again in the Spring. The garage sales are my all time favorite venue to shop.

Here’s what I found this week……..and the bonus here is that on Tuesdays or Wednesdays I can get the Senior Discount. Oh Joy! Every little bit helps. Most of these items will find their way to our booth at the Lakewood Antiques Market.

Vintage Plant Stand

This yellow vintage plant stand was found at the Salvation Army Thrift Shop and is so adorable. Looks like it was originally a dark green color and then was spray painted a medium yellow shade. Which I absolutely love. It’s so perfect for showing off your plant collection. Will price at $45.

Cheers Trivet

Next up is this fun clear lucite trivet purchased at Goodwill. It is embellished with all different ways to say “Cheers” or “Celebrate” in several different languages. From German, Gaelic to French. This is one of my favorite finds and is sitting on my kitchen counter for now. Love it!

Dragonfly Canvas

My awesome find on the Marketplace is this beautiful Dragonfly Canvas, which measures 24 x 24 inches. I will be bringing this beauty up to the February show at Lakewood. It will retail for $85.00.

Everyone loves bird and butterfly prints. And these are gorgeous in person and will definitely be gracing our booth. Buyer will be able to purchase them for $90 each.

These lovely Butterfly Clips were found at a cute little gift shop on Hwy 20 in Cumming GA. I couldn’t part with them. So they are clipped to a lantern on my desk in my home office. They make me smile every time I look at them.

Money Plant & Jezebel

My Bombay Kitty, Jezebel, approves of the artificial money plant I found. I’ll be taking this to Lakewood this month and I think it will add the right amount of warmth to my booth. It will be priced at $25.

That’s all the treasures for this week! Be sure and stop by and see our new booth at the Lakewood Antiques Market in Cumming GA. The next show is Friday, February 19th – Sunday, February 21st. We moved to a new location within the building and are now located in Hall H which is right by the cafe. Booths 511 & 513.

Thanks for stopping by our blog! We’d love to hear from you on your latest treasure hunt and finds!

Cheers!!!

Show Weekend at Lakewood 400 Antiques Market

Stop by and see us this weekend, Fri, 1/15-Sun, 1/17, at the Lakewood 400 Antiques Market in Cumming, GA! We are looking forward to a great show weekend and an awesome New Year too. Our booth is located in Hall F and it is chock full of wonderful new finds for our customers!

Have you been to the Lakewood Show before? It has really grown and now has about 500 dealer booths at the event. There is something for everyone enjoy.

What is your all time favorite antique find?

Thanks for stopping by!

Lynn

Vintage Bling, Camellias and Holiday Decor

Wanted to share with you some of my holiday favorites from this year. Thru some treasure hunting I found these charming ornaments at the Lakewood 400 Christmas Gift Show. We also have a booth there, so I always take a few minutes to stop by some of the other booths to see what kind of wonderful items they have brought in to sell. These ornaments were made by using antique wood folding measuring sticks. My Dad had one of these measuring sticks when I was growing up. I used to love to watch him unfold and fold it back up. These ornaments remind me so much of him.

During another antique mall stop I found this charming little wooden church. I think it was all the gold glitter on the roof that attracted me to it. It also lights up, so that makes is really cute at night. I found it at The Painted Tree Marketplace in Buford. They had all kinds of cute gift ideas. I just love my little church and it sits in our family room by our TV.

One of the best parts of living in the Atlanta area is all of the blooming perennials in the Wintertime. We have a camellia in our back yard that my Mom gave us as a housewarming gift back in 1997. It has the most beautiful light pink and white blooms. And it blooms December thru March each year. The plant is now three stories high and has hundreds of blooms on it. I like to pick the blooms and float them in water in a brandy sniffer. They look so pretty and will last about a week in the water.

Hope you all had a very enjoyable holiday with your families. And stay tuned for more posting from me in the New Year. I recently retired, as we sold our store property and are now exclusively selling at Lakewood 400 Antiques Market in Cumming, Ga. So stop by and see us in Hall F.

I enjoy hearing from my readers and visitors. Leave me a message and I’ll write you back.

Happy New Year!

Lynn

Holiday Bliss

This weekend we are vendors at the Lakewood 400 Antiques Market in Cumming GA. It’s fun getting the booth all ready for Christmas. The whole event venue is so festive and blingy this weekend. If you live in the area, this show is a must-see to add to your list of things to do. We are located in Hall F each show. So come on by and see us!

Here’s a peak at our booth…….

Thanks for stopping by! Leave us a comment……we’d love to hear from you!

Decorative Trinket Boxes

Never, ever, can I walk by a cute little decorative trinket box when I’m out strolling thru antique markets. I’m such a sucker for them all the time. The more embellishments the better. And what are they really used for? Most of the time they sit on my desk looking pretty. But you can really justify buying one, because they can serve as a storage piece for paper clips, binder clips, jewelry, cotton balls, coupons…..all kinds of things can be safely stored in the boxes.

Let me show you the one I found this weekend……..ou la, la……..I just love this little cutie!

Thank goodness for trinket boxes! Don’t you just love it? The paper flowers are my favorite. And the “Hello You” is what really made me stop and pick up the box. It just spoke to me…….it said you need to buy me and take me home with you!

Thanks for stopping by today! Please feel free to leave a comment and share about your favorite treasure find.

Exploring this Weekend…….

Went to my favorite local flea market this weekend, Woodstock Antiques. I always find the best vintage treasures there all the time. Here’s a few photos of some of my favorite booth finds……..love the lighting fixtures!

It’s always fun to take a stroll at a local flea market on a Sunday afternoon…….it’s so relaxing and clears the mind!

For all the book lovers, my latest Summer read is Susan Mallery’s, “The Friendship List”. If you haven’t read any of her books yet, you really need too. They are all so good!

The hydrangeas are still blooming here in Atlanta…….not blooming quite as much as they did when it was cooler. But I still manage to find a few blooms to put in a vase on my desk.

What you you doing this Summer? Reading anything good? Leave us a comment, as we would love to hear from you!