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Monday, January 30, 2012


.... a trip or group excursion for the purpose
of firsthand observation or to gain firsthand

We did just that, we went antiquing to further
our interest, and of course (with some luck)
acquire more than just knowledge....

The tin man greeted us at the entrance
to this mall.

Most of the antiques were Early American.
I was looking for something in the
French-Nordic Style.
We basically "struck" out.
Still, we had a good time, and it was educational.

I liked this grain-painted cupboard.

This was used in a barbershop in
New York city to warm towels.
Quite interesting.

Hubby fell in love,
and is still toying with the idea of owning this.

This is too cute!!!
I should own this!!!!

I cannot imagine pushing these around!

He looks well-loved.

Don't know what this was used for,
but I liked it.

The wickerwork was interesting
on this flower basket.

Loved all the little drawers.

Neat grain-painted corner cabinet.

This champagne bucket should have come home with me!

An absolutely lovely frame.

As much as I like to look at this stove,
I am happy that I do not have to cook on it.

After the mall, we visited other antique stores.
In one store, the shop owner was sitting at this table
cutting the most wonderful, three-dimensional
paper flowers.
No two were alike!!!! Just like snow flakes.
I want to go back and purchase some.
I have NEVER seen anything so intricate!!!!
I LOVE them!!!

We purchased some smaller items, which
I will share with you in my next post.
I came away happy.
It was a fun excursion.
We already picked the next
field trip.

God bless,


  1. Hi Evi:)
    Thanks for showing us great pictures from your trip:) Looks like they had quite a variety of things. I love going to Antique malls and shops. I usually come home knowing more than I did when I left:)Glad you had fun:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  2. Hey Evi...looks like you had an interesting 'field trip'! There is a lot to learn about antiques..always educational as you say!

    Thanks for sharing,

  3. You went without me!!
    But I went to the Webster flea this morning without you...boo hoo!
    Glad you had such a fun day...looking forward to seeing your treasures.

  4. Thanks for taking us along. I love a good antiquing trip. Yes, you need the spool case. It's wonderful!

  5. What Fun! I could have taken home many of those lovelies. Blessings!

  6. What a lovely day out.
    I really liked the earthenware.
    The flowers look amazing .

    Love to you from a snow covered hillside.

    Diane. xx

  7. My mouth is watering at all those goodies! Suzy x

  8. So much temptation Evi, how did you resist.
    And what might you be looking for in the French-Nordic style pray tell?
    Have a wonderful week.
    Susan x

  9. Hi Evi, I loved antiquing with you. We are attracted to much the same things! I also spent the day yesterday shopping the trade show for Spring...too much temptation isn't it?.
    These little excursions fuel the imagination! N. xo

  10. Love the photo's and glad you had a fun time away from home. How were you able to get your blog name on your photo's. Hugs Mary

  11. Hi Evi, just a quick note to let you know I have nominated your blog for the versatile blogger award, for full details check out my blog! Suzy x

  12. Hi dear Evi, -I`m a lonely grandma again- as Mathilde is home with mom and dad.We had some wonderful dayes together.
    And you did that too, I can tell- dear friend. Must be great to be able visiting such antiquing places- finding things we can almost not live without :)
    Love and hugs, Dorthe

  13. I want what your Hubby wants! I loved all the wood things! The things I could store in those...My house would look clean! LOL

    Thanks for taking me shopping with you, it was so fun!


  14. Loved tagging along with you on this shopping trip!

    The item you didn't know what it was is, I think, a foot warmer. Hot coals were placed inside and then the whole thing was placed on the floor of a carriage for people to rest their feet on and stay warm while they traveled in winter!

    LOVED the wood work station... so many things, so little space! HA!

  15. Evi
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful adventures. You definitely NEED the spool cabinet; your husband the woodworker's bench...tell him I said so (LOL).
    Where is this mall located?...I am seriously in need of a day trip.
    Busy Hands...Happy Heart

  16. hallo evi,
    ganz tolle, nostalgische sachen zeigst du da. bin ganz verliebt in solch alte dinge!
    die messe war ganz toll aber wirklich nichts neues dabei!
    ganz liebe grüsse

  17. Oh I loved every EVERY treasure you showed. I too would love that work bench it is so wonderful. Thanks for sharing. I am off to visit your store and those beautiful dolls. Watch for a shipping address in Australia - that will be little ol' me... Cheers SpecialK XoXo


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