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Antique Shopping

Happy snowy Sunday! It’s been snowing here in the Mitten since late night Friday. This is our first snow of the year, so I’m not complaining. I know the weather has been rough in other parts of the country.

For as long as I can remember, my mother has been spending every other Saturday getting together with one (or more) of my Aunts and my Granny. A little over a year ago I started joining them.

I love being able to spend time getting to know my Granny better and we always have a good time and laugh a lot!

This past Saturday we braved the all-day snow and went to an Antique mall in Northville, MI.

I was the antique mall virgin and the only one who wasn’t shopping for anything in particular or any other type of treasures that I collect. We live in a 1000 sq ft home and have 6 animals…we don’t have knick knacks out and don’t have room for collections. I honestly don’t know how people who own cats have decorative things on top of tables! Our cats are EVERYWHERE and knock things down constantly.

I collect pears but I don’t NEED any. I would have bought a rhinestone pear pin had I found one, but I didn’t see any there. I almost bought these chalkware cats to hang in our bathroom though.

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They were $15.00 and were adorable! I thought about them and went back to look at them. But in the end I went home empty handed.

I’ve gone to a few antique stores since joining my mom, aunt and Granny on our Saturday adventures. There are definitely some beautiful treasures in antique stores and I love looking at everything.

The furniture!! The beautiful furniture…and the displays were lovely.

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Had I needed a table and chairs that were not going to be a kitty dining area, I would have seriously considered one of these two retro sets.

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That pink one? SO not my color…but it was lovely!!

Throughout the mall there was antique Christmas items and displays. I really enjoyed looking at the different displays and I can appreciate the antique items. My mom has decorated with them for years and we used to sell items on eBay a number of years ago.

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Feather trees, old Santas, and Shiny Brites! Oh my!

If you have been looking for the 5 Imps of Christmas. I found them. You’re welcome.

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I think that one on the far left is related to The Elf on the Shelf. lol

Some other Christmasy gems I found. Isn’t this little guy CUTE???

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This plastic chandelier reminded me of my little sister. She’s into tacky chic vintage Christmas. lol

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And I LOVED this plastic holly rope. My aunt liked the caroling rabbit. I think I see another Elf on the Shelf there on the right too!

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If there were some things I would collect it would be vintage linens and cards. I liked these displays of vintage handkerchiefs.

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Of course, with the good at an antique store…comes the bad and the downright creepy.

I don’t know what that thing in its mouth is (maybe a pacifier?), it’s holding a clown…and good morning? More like, “OMG it won’t stop looking at me!!!”

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Vintage Halloween = cool. Vintage creepy pumpkin with teeth = nightmare.

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And I don’t believe there’s anything ‘Lucky’ about this pig.

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Back to the good things. Just some other photos of displays or items I thought were interesting.

Colorful glass on a mirrored cart.

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Am I the only one who can’t resist pressing the keys of a piano to hear it play?

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I believe this was a doll stroller. It’s really cool looking. It’s a far cry from the bright pink plastic baby doll strollers of today.

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Jewels in every color, shape, and size. All shiny and beautiful. No pear pins though.

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And this next one was my favorite display. It was packed full with items 4 deep on the shelves. The drawers were overflowing with treasures. I loved it.

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Of course, the vintage toys are always fun to look at too. What would it have been like to play with this as a child?

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I am sure we will be visiting more antique stores and malls in the future. I can’t wait to see what treasures those hold!!

After antiquing the afternoon away, we had dinner at Rocky’s. I got the perch. It was DELICIOUS.

When we got back to my Granny’s house we looked at photos on our iPads and watched White Christmas.

Till next time…

Heidi

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