Thursday, February 24, 2011

Antiquiing, Estate Sale Shopping and Awards!

John and I did a lot of antiquiing and shopping last week. First on Saturday, we went to visit my booth downtown to add a few more things to sell, and while there I had to check out what is new in the other vendors' booth. Of course, I picked a few items. I never come out of there empty handed.

The next day, we drove to St. Francisville, a town about an hour away, to check out the last of a 3 day estate sale. But we could not find it so we went dowtown and stumbled into these antique shops. I thought the cottages were so cute. Only doors A and B are shops owned by 1 person, the rests are private residences.

The shops weren't packed but she had quality stuff and hubby and I both enjoyed browsing around. That bird cage came home with us.
Look at how cute her sign is. The store owner said she goes to England to shop for her store so most of these that you see came from there. After a few negotiations on some items, we left to go to the estate sale. The store owner showed us how to get there. I will show you everything we bought below.
The driveway going to the house where the estate sale was is very long. In case, you are interested, the owner is downsizing so they are selling the property. It has 4 or 5 buildings including an antebellum house, all of which sit on 500 acres and I believe the asking price is about 8 million dollars. Look at the old oak trees, kinda spooky with all the hanging Spanish moss but very serene.
Below is everything we bought from all the shops and estate sale we went to. Everything was 50% off at the estate sale since it was the final day. On our way home, we went to another antique shop in Woodville and bought a few more things.

I bought the basket at Avondale Antiques for $3.

On the top right are a chicken for $2, a blue vase for $2 and smaller vase for $1, all from the same antique shop.

From the estate sale came the transferware bowls, marked $20 for the pair so we got them for $10.
The "Charms of Tea" book was $10 so we got it for $5.

The dolls we got for $15 each, the Victorian lamp for $12.50,

"500 Jokes for Doctors"book for 50 cents, blue ceramic crucifix for $3.75, slang books for $2 each, white embroidered napkins $6 for 6 I think, light brown linen napkins for $4 and a toile table topper for $1. They were all from the estate sale.

From the other vendors at my store came the picnic basket for $15. We left to go to church and I could not stop thinking about it so we went back after mass to buy it, lol. It is really heavy duty and big and I have a plan for it. The Bordallo Pinheiro bunny tray was also from there for $5.
The Mackenzie Childs vase was $5, the glass box was 50 cents. The contents were not included, I just placed them there to display them. The foot spa was $10, all from the estate sale.
The basket with tiles in front of it was $8 from the other vendor at the store.

The Staffordshire cup and saucer was $6 and the Hallmark green basket weave cup and saucer was $5. I like the flower and bee inside it.
The white and gold teapot was $11.

All came from the Estate sale.

Here is the glass box we got for 50 cents. It was really dirty but I knew all it needed was a good wash. I was going to sell it at the store but John wants to keep it. I placed some of our natural egg stone collection there along with some raw semi precious stones.

Below are some of my favorites. The big wooden hand painted box from Avondale Antiques was marked down to $65 but we got it discounted further to $50. I really like it. I think the chippiness gives it a lot more character.
the lion brass planter was marked down from $225 to $100 but I got it down further to $80. It's big and heavy and I like the lion head and feet. I plan to put ferns in it when they start selling them in stores.
This glass syrup server with a silver plated lion lid is my very favorite. It was marked $17 at the estate sale so we got it for half that.

And for the best price, this is my favorite. It is about a foot tall and it cost me $1 from the other vendor at the store. I love the cherubs and the pink roses. I placed it in the dishwasher and it looks really clean and pretty now.

We also bought this wooden bird house. It was marked down to $125 but she gave it to us for $100.

I have too many favorites, lol. Here's another one, an old hand painted English bowl with a Chelsea bird on it. I love the ruffly edge and the shape. It was marked $20 at the estate sale so we got it for $10.
It is already displayed in my new kitchen cabinet with my other plates with chelsea birds also.

Notice I changed my Sightseeing Sat. logo? I added events and shopping too since most of my travels involve shopping also.

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Lastly, I would like to post about the latest 2 awards that I received from 2 lovely bloggers.
The Versatile Award was passed along to me by Jo of

The Versatile Blogger Rules:
1.Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.
2. Answer 10 questions about yourself.
3. Pass the award on to 7 blogs you’ve recently discovered and enjoy.
4. Leave the award recipients a note, telling them about the award.

1. Why did you create your blog?

I used to post on Rate My Space but most of the friends I met there started blogging and they convinced me to do the same. While I was in Florida after one of my daughter's got married, I started blogging about the wedding and the rest is history.

2. What kind of blogs do you follow?

Mostly decorating and tablecaping, some crafting, traveling and renovating and a few family ones too.

3. Favorite brand of make-up?


4. Favorite brand of clothing?

Coach, Soma and Esprit

5. Indispensable make-up product?

facial moisturizier and eye creams

6. Favorite perfume?

I don't use perfume but I use body lotion, any that smells good and not too strong, mostly floral and citrusy.

7. Favorite color?

blue, aqua, orange, yellow, green

8. Favorite movie?

The Sound of Music and Ten Commandments

9. What country would you like to visit and why?

France. I have been there at least 3 times but I want to go again just to visit flea markets and antique shops and visit the church where the body of St. Therese lies or is it St. Bernadette?.?

10. Would you rather forget to put mascara on one eye or forget blush on one side of your face.
Blush cause it does not stay on anyway so eventually, the cheeks will look even, lol.

The Stylish Blogger award was given to me by Kim, the Dreamgoddess of

One requirement for this award is for me to share 7 things about me, so here goes.

Maybe you should just read my answers above cause they somewhat tell about me, lol. But if I have to follow the rule, here are 7 more things about me.

1. I am originally from the Philippines but have immigrated to the US when I was 22.

2. My husband and I are born on the same day, 3 years apart.

3. I love watching scary movies.

4. I am a shopaholic and dishaholic and I am so lucky that my husband supports my vice.

5. I don't like cooking as much as I enjoy tablescaping.

6. I have not worked since we moved here but I used to work as a Medical Technologist for over 20 years.

7. Now, this is kinda funny. I burp on demand. If you even just press any part of my body, I burp. John even asked a gastroenterologist if he has ever seen anything like it and he has not, lol. So I guess I am one of a kind.

Thank you so much, Jo and Kim for thinking of me when you were passing these awards. I really appreciate it!
I know I am supposed to pass them along too but it is hard for me to pick who to give them too so please, if you are one of my followers, just grab 'em. I am passing them along to you!

I appreciate everyone who has visited and the ones who hosted. Come back again soon!

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