Friday, October 1, 2010

Shopping in Vicksburg, Pink and Faves

Another favorite day of mine is here again. Actually, this was my very favorite when I was still in school and when I used to work. Now, it just feels like Saturday all the time but in blogging, it is still one of my favorite days.

Why? That's cause I get to post my favorite pinks, some of my favorite things and I get to take you on a virtual sightseeing and shopping.

Make sure you visit our hostesses, Beverly for Pink Saturday at
Debbie for Garage Salen at

I won this huge English Limoges serving platter from Ebay. It's 18.5 x 13.5 inches but I especially like it because it resembles a Bavarian Tirschenreuth dinnerware set in Newport pattern that I already have. I took a picture of the Bavarian saucer and sugar server you can see below to show you the similarity in pattern.
And below is my very favorite purchase from one of the vendors at the store, a pair of candlesticks holders. They are heavy and I am not really sure if they are iron or bronze but I just love the carving on them. They are quite tall too and best of all is the price of $10 for the pair. At first the tag was $15 and I was almost tempted to buy them then but I waited till the next week and the seller lowered them to $10. I grabbed them before someone else could, lol.
They almost look like they have a French art nouveau pattern. I think they look good on our foyer console with my Lladro jug girl.

Last weekend, John and I went to Vicksburg to find more items for the store. On our way there, there was an unfortunate accident. I hope nobody was hurt but kinda impossible with an overturned vehicle.

Do you see the person being put on a stretcher?

Anyway, on to Vicksburg. The city, just like Natchez is very historical. I still have to go to the civil war battleground there but we just keep putting it off.
Below is a steeple of a church that we keep seeing whenever we go there. It looks very pretty but I am not sure which church it is cause we weren't really directly in front of it.

I think this is the city hall museum.

This is the street leading to the Mississippi River and the casino.

There is a glimpse of the casino.

Downtown is so pretty, so quaint and charming. I love the brick streets or are they cobble stones?

Look at that pretty building! It reminds me of New Orleans.

This was above the consignment store that we went to.

And below, you will see the items that we brought home. Most of them are already in the store.

The grandma and grandpa lamp. Of course John wants to keep it. He keeps suggesting where I can display it in the house, lol.

I like this bufet lamp. I am especially attracted to the striped shade.

A pair of crystal candlesticks holders. This pair I decided to keep.

We did not buy this rocking chair from Vicksburg. Instead, we saw it in a store in Natchez that we passed by along the way. I love the shape of the seat and how low it is and I thought it would be perfect for my mom who has shrunk quite a bit, to sit on whenever she is at the store. So, it is priced "not to sell", meaning high enough so that it does not sell, but if someone wants it bad enough to buy it at a high price, that's ok too, lol.

This table with a lamp as you can see is already displayed in the store. I added the tassel on it.

Thanks to all our hostesses namely, Beverly, Laurie and Debbie.
And thank you all for coming by.


Debbiedoos said...

Hi Christine....what a trip you had. I think it is so nice your husband is enjoying your new journey with husband would too!!~ Loving all your chair, and what a beautiful win on ebay. We find the greatest stuff on there too. Thanks for joining me this week. Have a good one.....OH that accident was bad...but from what I can see the person looked somewhat OK...miracle I hope!

Michelle said...

What a fun trip! Looks like you found a lot of really nice things...I really like those tall bronze candle holders! Very pretty!

I hope everyone was OK in that accident! Scary!

Sue said...

It looks as if you had a successful shopping trip to a very cute town. I love the does look comfortable. Have a great weekend!

Sarah said...

Looks like you are filling up your shop. Have a great weekend! ~ sarah

The Tablescaper said...

What an awesome platter. Thanks for your visit.

- The Tablescaper

Erin said...

Awesome pictures(minus the wreck, hope they are alright), I love old buildings! Great finds too, I know a couple of people with rocking chairs like that one, only they are more faded, so great find:)

Diann said...

HI Christine!

that platter is beautiful! And those candlesticks are wonderful and a great price!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your trip photos! Congratulations on winning that beautiful platter, too!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great trip Christine.

I love the rocker! said...

Looks like a fun trip- Bobby and I like to do this too. I agree with John- I really like the grandparents lamp.The candlesticks look great on your table.

Unknown said...

Oh, my, hope all are okay from that accident! Besides that, your trip sounds wonderful....I LOVE the candlesticks and that lovely platter too :)


Maggie said...

You always go to such neat places and do neat things- I want to be your travel buddy! Awesome!

Happy PS!

In Shoes We Trust,
Maggie Mae@
"Do these shoes match this purse?"

Anonymous said...

Ok Christine I missed a post or something----store---what store-- are you opening up shop????

Love your finds and would love to shop at your store! ARe you opening a store- geez always the last one to know!

bee blessed

Traci said...

I love the candlesticks. I can't believe you got them for $10!!

Kathleen said...

I like it all! I'd keep those candlesticks too! Your store must be filling up! Did anyone buy those blue dishes and those cute napkin rings?

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Oh Christine, that platter is a beauty, and it does look like it goes with your china pattern! What great candlesticks. Your photos of Vicksburg are so pretty. With the scenery and the tresures you found, you've made me want to take a trip to Vicksburg. You've also made me want to come shop at your store! Thank you for linking to Favorite Things Sat. laurie

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