Saturday, February 23, 2013

Monroe has the best Antique Shops

 We had a great day and shopped til we dropped.  We hit 3 very large antique malls that are in the old cotton mill buildings.  They make a great back drop but some of the buildings are cold due to poor heating.  But we wore jackets and fingerless gloves and shopped from 10 am to 4pm.  Our favorite is called the Cotton Depot.  Every booth is beautifully set up.  You just want to hang out in there.
 Decorated lamp shades, hand made jewelry, lamps and handbags.  This booth was so pretty.
 I took pictures with my phone so they are not that great.  Here is Mom and Carla enjoying the hunt.
 I wish this was clearer. This large canvas was stenciled with all these overlapping words with a light gold overlay.  It was so pretty.  This would be fun to try and recreate.

 This was an old Schwinn bicycle that was lightly spray painted and given a vintage make over.  It was not for sale but part of the booth decor.  What a fun idea to do to a bike and then perch on a front porch.

 I have seen a lot of tea cup assemblages, but this one really caught my eye. It was so small and colorful.  Very nicely done.  Will need to try and remake one for Easter.

 Here is a picture of what I brought home with me.
 I love these long dangling earrings.  They look so elegant on.
 The vintage tree top angel still works perfectly.  She is going to get a little blue trim on her dress with pink roses.  She will be on my tree in the glamper next Christmas.  The lamp and shade are for a little end table in my studio.
 Looked all day for a cheap hat that I could take the millinery off of and I found one with all these pretty pastel roses for only $7.00.  The box with the mirror is neat.  The top lifts off and has a stand on the back so you can stand it up to put on jewelry or makeup with.  Then stow your things inside.  I plan on using it in the camper when we go camping.
 Carla found this old rose and polka dot fabric.  It needs to be cleaned but then I will find something fun to make with it.
 These are fun craft bags that I will use to put little gifts in.
 A rooster apron perfect for my kitchen.
 Mom made each of us some crocheted potholders.  The one in the front I am going to sew on a pillow.  We had a great day and it was nice not having to rush back.  If you ever get close to Monroe, GA., plan on hitting the old cotton mill antique shops.
 Well, this is a new addition to my studio.  It was my Valentine's Day present from my hubby.  He went to Lowe's and bought the shelving units and 2 standard house doors and put it all together.
 It fit great and it will be nice not to cut fabric on the floor anymore.  Plenty of room.  One side I even created a wrapping station with all my wrapping papers, bows, tags, ribbons, etc.  The table is the perfect height for me.  Love it!!!!  Thanks, Honey.  You are the best.


The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Tammy...looks like you guys had a wonderful time shopping!!! I would love to poke around in those shops! And I just have to tell you your hubby did the most WONDERFUL job putting together your cutting table!!! What a wonderful addition to your studio girl ~ I know you just love it! hugs and love, Dawn

Sandy Camarda said...

Fun! I love that Bike display and the Rooster bag you bought. The table looks so spacious!

Sandy xox

Tanya Breese said...

i love monroe's antique shops. i used to live in monroe and would frequent the cotton mill a couple times a week...spoiled me, nothing compares to it here!

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