Friday, January 14, 2011

The Vue with a View and Shopping in Natchez

Hi all! It's that time of the week again when we show off some favorites, pinks and go on a little sightseeing.

Today, I will show more of the others than the sightseeing part. We are just going to see a restaurant view here locally in town. An anaesthesiologist took John and me to dinner
and took us to the Vue. Doesn't it have a wonderful view? It is overlooking the Mississippi bridge and river.

And across from it is the Natchez Visitor Center.

bluffs surrounding the river

When we finished eating, this was how the sky looked.

Bluffs here are covered in abundance with kudzu and it is so lush in the summer. I went close to it because at that time, we had a vine that mysteriously climbed our gazebo and I wanted to make sure it wasn't kudzu or it would take over everything. It wasn't!
That's all for sightseeing right now. Now on to the other memes. I hope you get to visit the sweet ladies hosting these parties cause they always have some awesome things to share.

I won a $100 gift certificate on a drawing in an antique shop. You know the kind where you drop your name or card in a fishbowl? My name was picked and the owner called me at home to notify me. So John and I went shopping last weekend. These are all what we bought. Of course, we spent mre than $100 cause it was too embarrassing to just redeem the exact amount.

For the certificate, I picked this pretty snack set for $90.00 and that pretty much took care of my certificate, lol. They were a set of 8

I fell in love with the pink roses and the borders. The shape of the cup is lovely.

John said we can't just buy a $100 worth cause it would be embarasing. Didn't I just say that earlier? So, I spotted this pair of Victorian style lamps. He liked them too so we bought them. They were a little over $100, more than the certificate. I guess it was worth giving away something by the owners to get more, lol.

Look at the pretty details. I am putting the lamps on each side of the fireplace mantel in the living room.

I also bought this set of napkin rings. They have pierced hearts on them and thought they would be perfect for Valentine's Day. They were cheap, I think $3 for the whole set.

The 2 vintage napkins were also $3. I wish they had more.

and this blue glass S & P shakers were $10. And that completes what we got from the antique shop.

We also stopped in the store where my booth is located. I have not been there for a while so I thought I would rearrange a little. I found out that some of John's employees already have been there to redeem their Christmas gift certificates too. Most of them bought plate chargers and some jars.

My usual routine after I finish rearranging my booth is browsing throughout the other vendors' booths and see if they brought in anything new. I found these set of goblets for $5. I love the embossed grapes on them.
I also bought these set of painted wine glasses. I thought they would be perfect for a spring and summer garden tablescaping. They were also $5 for the set.

I also bought this little tin planter or container for 50 cents. The candles are not included. I just placed them in there to make room on the table for the stuff that I bought. We also bought a narrow wooden bench with a country or cottagey look. It's still in the trunk of my vehicle and it's cold so we haven't brought it in. I am thinking of putting it in the kitchen bathroom with access to the pool, alongside the narrow wall. It would be handy when dressing up little kids or just a place to put a change of clothes or extra towels. I only spent a little over $30 from the other booths. Even John was surprised. Since we were already downtown, John said we should stop by the jewelry store owned by one of his patients. I guess he has been inviting him. Then before entering the store, John warned me that I better buy something cause he did not want to be embarrassed of leaving the store empty handed. LOL! Does he really think that he has to twist my arm into buying anything from a jewelry store?

I spotted this pearl and onyx necklace that I liked so we bought it. I also bought 2 gift items but I cannot post them because I don't like the recipients to see them. One is for my daughter's birthday coming at the end of the month and one is for a friend. Oh, we also bought 2 gold coin pendants for future presents for our 2 granddaughters. I am saving them for their birthdays. We spent over $300 there so they should be happy, right? Plus I made a wish list for John to get for coming special occasions.

I am always happy when I go out shopping especially if I find some treasures.

I am linking with Linda for Junkin Finds Friday at

Cindy's Show and Tell Fridays at

Laurie's A Few of My Favorite Things at

I appreciate you all gracious ladies for having these parties and inviting us all. Thank you!
And thank you all for coming by. I always appreciate your visits too! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Christine, the view from the restaurant is gorgeous. Such a lovely place. You found some amazing treasures. I love the lamps, however I really love the snack dishes, they are exquisite. Stunning. Hugs, Marty said...

Girl you are ona roll again with the shopping!I LOVE THE VIEW FROM THE RESTAURANT TOO!

Terra said...

Christine, the photos of the view are pretty, and you got so many treasures. I like the lamps, and you are generous to make purchases which the shop owners appreciate.

Mary Bergfeld said...

I loved all aspects of your post today. I'm glad your shopping expedition yielded such treasures. The china is gorgeous. I hope You have a wonderful Pink Saturday. Blessings...Mary

Dolores said...

Beautiful!!!! What more can I say..... absolutely beautiful!!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What fun to win that $100 prize, Christine, and I can't get over all of your goodies! Everything is great, and I also love the color of the dishes... you are so right, it is just lovely. All of it is. I'm happy for you that you won! :-)



Debbiedoos said...

What a spectacular view...I actually sat her for a minute to enjoy it myself. Great treasures Christine.

lvroftiques said...

Christine that IS a beautiful view! I love your snack set. That was a darn fair price. And your lamps are sweet too! Ummm could John train my husband? My arm NEVER needs to be twisted to buy something! I'd just love to hear those words coming out of my hubbs mouth at least once "Please don't embarass me, you need to buy something" *winks*....I can dream....Vanna

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great view for lunch!
You have been doing a lot of shopping lately! :-D
Enjoy your weekend.

Pam said...

So many great things. I love those snack plates. I have just started collecting some for special occasions but I have never found any that gorgeous!

Jacqueline said...

Oh, the snack set is absolutely wonderful and to get so many of them! What a wonderful find and to be able to use the gift certificate too. What a fun expedition you had! Happy Pink Saturday.

Susan Freeman said...

What a beautiful view and enjoyed seeing all of your new treasures!

Susan and Bentley

Regina said...

Wwo such beautiful scenes and gorgeous finds!
Happy Pink Saturday Christine.

" My Pink "

Savannah Granny said...

The snack sets are sooooo beautiful. They look like they may be "Lefton".
They produced some beautiful handpainted snack sets.
What a great guy you have there. He needs to publish a tutorial for husbands "How to behave while accompanying your wife to an antique shop". I would make sure my sweetie reads it.
Love the blog header. Beautiful. Hugs, Ginger

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Allyson Pecilunas said...

Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my new blog! I love your new beautiful finds. Have a great weekend.

Lynn said...

Lovin' your new snack set Christine, it's so pretty! I see a fun tablescape coming up:@)

Jewel Sauls said...

Thanks for sharing that lovely view of the Mississippi! I love all your shopping finds - especially the snack set. They are gorgeous!

Martha said...

Don't you just love eating with a view? And your finds are incredible -- I'm not a fan of snack sets (those clear glass things that you find everywhere) but yours -- how adorable! Love those -- so perfect for when the church ladies come! Now I may be on the lookout for some!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Loved the view ! Looks like a fun trip. Can't wait to see your new tablescapes with all your new finds...

Kathleen said...

Beautiful view, but how was the food? That's what counts the most with us! Hope the anesthesiologist didn't put you to sleep! :)

Love all your treasures. I need a husband who begs me to BUY things, LOL. You hit the jack pot!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That was a gorgeous view from the restaurant! Love your finds from the Antique shop. Those plates with the roses are so pretty! The sets of glasses are also great and at $5 a set a great bargain. You look like you did have fun shopping! Thanks for joining JFF! hugs, Linda

Diann said...

Oh Christine! You bought some really lovely things! Those snack sets are just beautiful!! As are the lamps.
I bet you made your hubby's jewelry store owner friend very happy! The things you do to please John! LOL
I hope you and John are having a wonderful weekend!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Oh gosh Christine! am going to die after seeing your snack plates of 8! I love that roses on the sets.. we call the roses as cabbage roses! you are so lucky to find them! I have some of china with the same roses as yours! thanks for sharing! happy PS!

Anonymous said...

Christine the views of the Mississippi are spectacular. We have not been on the Mississippi, up here, all winter.

I love your banner. I have been meaning to mention it before. It's beautiful!

Blondie's Journal said...

What a great restaurant to eat at and enjoy beautiful views and sunsets! Hope you had fun.

I love the lamps and the snack plates and tea cups, very pretty. And your finds under $30.00 are fantastic! I'd love to see the bench when you get it out of your car.

Happy Weekend!


Char said...

I love the snack sets, those are gorgeous. Thank you for the tour, it was fun and I loved seeing all the views. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Debby@Just Breathe said...

The pictures from Natchez are beautiful, love the view. Wow you did good with your shopping.
Love everything that you bought.

Unknown said...

Christine...what gorgeous finds! I especially love the snack set..lucky, lucky you :)


Gloria said...

Great photos and great goodies that you bought! And how lucky that you won the $100 certificate, but how nice of you and John to even spend MORE than that in the store! :)
You are pretty lucky these days... you'd better get yourself a LOTTO ticket!!!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Okay, If I open a store, you have to come, and be sure to bring John with you!! He's such a great shopping enabler. Love all of your purchases Christine. Those lamp shades are just incredible, and the dessert set looks so dainty - perfect for a ladies dessert party. Those painted wine glasses will be so great in the summer time. And of course-that necklace is stunning! Thank you for linking all of these wonderful finds to Favorite Things. I loved seeing the "view" from the "Vue". It brought back some great memories for me. laurie

Ames said...

Lovely. You have nice taste!~Ames

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