Thursday, January 29, 2009

My Show and Tell item...and ~Sale-Sale-Sale Shopping Spree Combined!

Hi, "Combining" a Show & Tell item today, as well as am taking yon along on a Shopping Spree with me! Thanks goes out to Kelli @ Kelli's House for hosting Show and Tell Friday! Please be sure to stop on over at Kelli's place to see who else is playing today after you enjoy my share... You won't want to miss all the fun! This is my first time participating in Show and Tell Friday! Enjoy...
This is a gift hand made for me by my brother-in-law Barry. Barry has been on disability for years and decided to try to do something that wouldn't bother his health. He started making these lovely little keepsake boxes last year and I was fortunate enough to receive one as a Christmas gift. I'm going to use this box for old letters that my Grandma wrote me over the years. Now, come along with me on a really brief shopping spree! ;)
~SALE, SALE, SALE... I'm excited to invite you to go on a Shopping Spree today to Dahlonega, GA with me. Get your seat belts on, it's quite a winding road! ;) Dahlonega is a quaint little town in GA where my nephew is attending a Military College. This is my first trip here too! You'll be quite amazed at the great finds we're going to see today! Dahlonega's Antique Mall is across the street from a fabulous Italian Restaurant! Let's gooooo....
First on the shopping spree is a "Spectacular" Aynsley teacup. The price is $45... A bit more than I have ever spent on a teacup, but this one actually is causing me to rethink that. The color is rich and the violets on the inside are just awesome!
Next we see a Bone Dish in Purple/White ($28.50). I've never seen one like this before and it really is a rare find! For those of you that love purple and white...this one's for you! ;)
A'ha ~ A Lochs of Scotland coffee pot that matches a set of teacups (8) that I found in PA at a thrift store two years ago for only $15 for the entire set. The coffee pot is selling for $70 ~ hmmm...do you think it's too much money?
This was a "Have To Show You" section of the shop...It's like going back in time to France~ I loved it! Stop by my blog for Pink Saturday where you're going to see some featured pink items from this shop...one item is a watch found on the table in this section that was made using an antique french hankie.
This tea cup ($24.95) is most likely one of the most unusual cups I've ever seen. It's in Gold and Red...Very Royal looking!
I had to snap this pic, notice how the tulips are all "Tulip Teacups"? Just too cool... Drats, I have no wall space for the lil girl...how bout you?
For the Gardner lovers in the group...Another great section of the shop... Many neat bunnies, silk plants, and some extras! The mantel and mirror above are super...
I'm typically not a green fan...but, something about this just jumps out and says...BUY ME, BUY ME, BUY ME! Lil ole me is only $29.99...and I came all the way from Italy too... ;)
I love this little trio set...all in one! I'm calling it the "Be Happy Trio Dish"! Adorable...and whimsical~
Another Green item today... "What's goin on with me?" ;-) Very "Francais et Chic"...a A Park Hill Green Rooster Lamp ($65)...nested within a chic green feathered wreath (not sure if the feathered wreath is sold separately) I love seeing a wreath used for an affect other than to hang on a door or wall...it's so cute & green too~ ;)
Well.......thanks for enjoying the Shopping Spree with me today! If you're interested in any of the items, let me know...I can give you the phone number of the Antique Shop; I'm sure they would ship right to your door if you are interested in any of these items!
Till Pink Saturday Post....
Ya'll come back now!
~CC

36 comments:

Rose Haven said...

Thanks for the shopping spree!!! This seems like a bit price-y shop...but pretty, too!

Jan

mbkatc230 said...

You are the best shopping guide! You're right, that Aynsley teacup is a bit pricey, but oh so gorgeous. And I absolutely love that green plate, clicked on it to enlarge and I LOVE it. Thanks for the shopping trip! Kathy

mbkatc230 said...

Oh, PS, thanks for your sweet comments on my darling Cait. Actually the music playing is from the "Drumline" soundtrack, as well as that old standby Tusk by Fleetwood Mac - love that song, it made being a band nerd cool haha! Kathy (oh and if you were in marching band and haven't seen Drumline, catch it, you'll love it)
K

marty39 said...

What a great shopping trip. The red and gold teacup and the tulip teacup prints are what stole my eye, and maybe some of the gardening things, well, I'll be honest, it all looked super. Thanks for the cyber trip, it was great fun. Hugs,Marty

Cynthia said...

Hi CC,
That was a fun little shopping trip, such pretty things. Thanks for sharing with us. Cindy

Melissa Miller said...

I loved this tour!
The candle/fireplace screen was really calling my name.
Very pretty items you bought too.

prof en retraite said...

Hi CC...I've been to Dahlonega a billion times and missed that antique mall!!! I want the rooster lamp, of course...and directions to the mall...lol...Have a gret weekend...Debbie

Terry & Dennis Macri said...

Such pretty tea cups, Rose haven is right....very pricey.

Lady Katherine said...

What fun! Yes the shop was a little pricey! I hope soon to get to go on a shopping tour. Love all the tea cups! lol

carolinajewel said...

Oooh! That Aysley cup is gorgeous!!!! But I don't think I could justify the price. It is exquisite!!!! Thanks for a fun shopping trip! :D Jewel

Meadowsweet Days said...

Hi CC~
Thanks for taking us along! Beautiful cups, and I especially loved the garden themed mantle....

Carol

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Thank you for sharing your shopping spree with us! I love to go to antique stores like this but since my back injury find it hard to keep up! So it was so nice to see everything through your eyes. I love all the tea cups and especially that purple dish. I have never seen one even shaped like that let alone the color! Very nice, thanks!

JudyBug said...

Love to go antique shopping. We were actually in Dahlonega (sp?) several years ago. I don't think I could of left the laverder bone dish. I've never seen one in that color and pattern.

Kathleen Ellis said...

Ooooooh! I'm lovin' that Aynsley teacup...it's calling my name, don't you think?! and the purple & white bone dish...very "Kathleen-ey"!
Can't wait to go shopping down there again!
xo Kathleen

Janet, said...

Hi, I think you saved the best for last. I love the rooster lamp!

Carla said...

What fun! I'm amazed at all the colors of the china-and I love the tulip tea cup print! Your wooden box is perfect. Thanks for sharing:)

LdyDy Loves Cake said...

I just love going on shopping sprees with you! So much fun! That little rooster lamp was cute!! This has inspired me to go to my local "Treasures N Junk" antique mall today! Oh.. and thanks for stopping by my blog! Huggy Hugs!!

JanMary said...

I would love to visit this type of Antiques place - we don't have anything like that here in N Ireland.

Love it all, but especially the shabby chic french stuff.

Lori said...

Thank you for stopping by! Come back any time. Thanks for the nice comments on my daughter's rooms. She just loves it.

What a wonderful quide! They have some really nice things!
Thanks for sharing.

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

That was fun. I love the teacups and the French section too!
Valerie

Scrapdolly said...

The box is a real treasure

and I so enjoyed your shopping spree

Belinda said...

Hi Catherine! Barry's keepsake box is really wonderful! Wow! He certainly DID find a fabulous talent to tap into. Lucky you for getting this one as a gift. :-) And what fun to go on a shopping spree today. I don't know what I would choose, as everything you featured is so lovely. The colors in the Aynsley teacup are extraordinary. And the tulip teacup print is so vibrant and cheery...gosh, I really just love it ALL! :-) Thanks for taking us along for the fun!

Bill and Mary Glidden said...

Had a lovely time shopping with you! THat little Shabby Chic corner is my favorite and I would paint everything white in my house if my DH would let me!!!

Blessings
mary

Alice said...

I love the box your brother-in-law made for you. It's really beautiful. What a great idea to store your grandmother's letters there! Thanks for sharing.

You are always welcome in The Shadow of the Cross. Feel free to stop in anytime.

Smilingsal said...

I love that little box. Thanks for taking me along. Happy Show and Tell Day!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

That was a fun shopping spree! I love places like that!

Nice letter box too!

Katherine

Olive Rue said...

I know where that exact antique shop is. Nice to see another fellow GA blogger. You have a great blog too.

Crystal

Magnolia Memories08 said...

I have really enjoyed the antique shops.I would have loved any of those items. So, sweet of you to take such a crowd with you.I am
very taken by your blog first time to visit.
Please stop by when you can.
Have a great weekend..
Vikki

Maria, Patchwork Mill said...

Thank you for sharing this fantastic shopping trip with us! You found beautiful pieces, the tea cups, dishes, and the tulips! I love them.
Maria

Lisa Ann said...

Your box is very pretty. I would love to spend some time in that antique mall. Awesome shopping trip!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

CC, this was such a fun trip! I loved taking it with you. And your brother in law's box is just precious, a real treasure to help house other treasures...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Sweet Nothings said...

All your treasures look great!

I just have to tell you that I love your sheltie! I had a total of 3 growing up and they are such wonderful dogs. I miss them!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! You're welcome back anytime.

Brittany

Linda said...

Fun to go with you, I like the display with the bunny on the black and gold chest of drawers.
Some a bit high, we all have some of those places. But always fun to look and compare etc.
Love that transferware of Scottish places, hmm, I would like that being scottish!
Have a good weekend!
Linda

Gattina said...

What a shop ! I think I would have spent the whole day in there !

Kelli said...

The box is a wonderful keepsake...your brother is very talented!
~Kelli

Elaine said...

Now that was a fun little shopping trip. The purple and white pieces made me wish I had some purple. I'm like that....I think I just like too many things. :)