Shopping at flea markets/thrift stores was on my agenda over the summer, as I've listed on my "Splendid Summer" board on Pinterest. Today, can I show you where I went and what I found?
|"Tea for one" teapot stacked on a cup and saucer|
scored at the Housing Works Thrift Shop.
|What I love about it is the "Alice in Wonderland" |
design - the tea party of all tea parties! It looked
unused and was still in its original box...
and I paid just $5.00 for it!
|Stumbled upon The Hyde Park Antiques Center |
in Upstate New York. Don't be fooled by its
quaint facade -- it's huge once you enter.
|Inside you'll find concessionaires selling |
furniture and home accessories,
arranged in pretty vignettes.
|Boudoir-like spaces carrying|
simple, frothy and sparkly dresses...
|...and accessories to match.|
|Hardbound books and old magazines |
that take you to lands far, far away.
|There's a clock room that was both|
fascinating (makes you wonder how old
these were) and terrifying (the chorus of
tick-tocks reminded me of looming deadlines).
|Pretty tableware...loved the dishes on the upper left.|
|There was a well-curated booth called Telesca|
selling vintage country finds like these
|My husband took home a pair of cuff links...|
|...while I added another teacup to my collection. |
What sealed the deal? My birth month was
printed on it! The sweet pea flowers are also
associated with this month.
|In Lafayette, New Jersey, there's what's called|
Old Lafayette Village, offering outlet shopping,
food and specialty shops, summer festivals
and farmer's markets.
|There are a handful of antique shops as well.|
|Just right for the little "old lady" in me.|
|Treasures worth the time and inspection.|
|Souvenirs from a simpler time.|
|I was drawn to the old toys and |
floral China (of course).
As you can see, one person's trash is another person's treasure. Isn't that blah to TADA? I hope you enjoyed our trips today!