Antiquing, Everyday Life

Winter Antiquing

It’s a very cold, rainy, dreary, winter day here in southern Arkansas. Initially I didn’t want to leave the house, but Mum asked if I wanted to go with her to pick up the sis from college so I decided to get out. We stopped off at a bigger (for our town) flea market that’s across the road from the college. While looking around Mum pointed out two adorable pie plates that she thought I’d like.

I’m not quite sure on what the pattern is called- it only has U.S.A on the back of the pie plates. I do love the pattern though, and it’ll go with my other dishes as well!

This is a close up of one of the pie plates. With my “every day” dishes I collect a mixture of Blue Italian by Spode, Blue Willow, and Historical Ports of England. So these pie plates will fit in perfectly. (:

When I went to take my sister to the college for another one of her classes, I decided to pop into one of my favorite antique stores in downtown. The owner of the building has recently had one part of the building restored, and it is gorgeous!

I always enjoy walking around that part of the antique store! I found this reproduction 1915 Economy Cookbook while walking around.

 After turning a few pages I knew that this little cookbook was coming home with me!

There’s a booth with all kinds of quilting fabrics and vintage sewing notions. These quilting fabrics jumped out to me and I thought they’d make some adorable quilted potholders. Yes, there will be a blog post on those. (;

I’ve been looking for these little dessert plates and finally found one. Now to find three others like it!

I always have fun antiquing, even if no treasures come home with me. Have you been antiquing lately?

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Flea Market Finds

Yesterday I went to Texarkana with my best friend Stephanie. She’ll be leaving me before long to start her new job in ‘the big city!’ Sad face! So we went flea market shopping to find some furniture pieces for her new apartment! 

Matthew tagged along with us to help us find the one flea market she really wanted to go to. We went to this one that I’ve never heard of and I found a few things I *had* to have! 

This little wooden spool. It’s bigger than all the ones I have which made it more appealing to me! I love wooden spools- they look better than the plastic ones and they work great to leave out at events when I’m sewing. 


This little saucer. It’s blue, it’s old, it’s perfect. 


I saw this little basket and knew it was coming home with me. I use baskets for all sorts of things, and they go nicely with my reenacting things! 


I’m changing up my room style and this is the ‘theme’ I’m going for. I want a more cottage/country/romantic room style. This patchwork quilt was exactly what I had in mind for my room! I love it! 


So these were my thrifter treasures that came home with me! Do y’all like to go flea market shopping?