Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Holiday Open House At The Antique Mall

I love a trip to the antique mall. I spent an entire morning at GAS LAMP ANTIQUES enjoying the Christmas decorations, seasonal music, finger foods, delicious coffee and of course the antiques. There were some really wonderful treasures to be had. Just look at this great little box from Florence, Italy.
Don't you just love this pretty green vignette? I do.

What do you wish for? What sweet choir boys!

My mother made everyone stockings like these in the late 1960's.

This crystal chandelier belongs in a ballroom, don't you think?
I was amused by the captions underneath each of these prints from 1910. The pictures represent the steps leading to marriage...beginning with the proposal letter. The captions read as follows: The summons. Considering the evidence. The sealed verdict. Sentenced for life.

A cute apron made from flour sacks.

Sweet vintage baby coat.
A trunk full of Raggedy Ann Dolls.

Great French,"Shabby Chic" items.

A great pair of red gloves.

Sweet baby items.

Check out the picture of undergarments from days gone by.

Vintage attire from Hollywood's golden age.

I bought some of these vintage ornaments to add to my collection.

An entire booth of pretty things.

Wooden rocking horse.

Pretty linens.

Vintage charm bracelets.

I just loved these felted lambs and goat.

This stone lion would look good in any garden setting.

One could even purchase their very own "Rudolph" to hang over the mantle.

I like this soft white and lime green colorway. I can picture a Christmas tree decorated in these colors.

This bust of a peasant girl caught my eye.
I had a great time. Every booth had either vintage or handmade Christmas items for sale. I saw so many things that I wanted to take home with me. Be sure to click on the pictures to make them larger. Have a great Tuesday.


The Feathered Nest said...

Hi Kay! I am in LOVE with this antique mall!! I see so many treasures that I would love to see in person ~ especially the beautiful baby goodies. Thank you so much for sharing all of the wonderful photos...thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog too and for visiting me, I hope you have a great Thursday! xxoo, Dawn

Kate said...

What a great antique mall!!!! My grandmother (aka Mamatill) owns a booth in an antique mall in salem VA, its always lots of fun to see what she has! My mom used to have a Christmas tree with only vintage ornaments! Love it!!!

sandra said...

Just discovered your blog! Yah!! I love this post of "The Antique Mall"! I've been to Franklin quite a few times, but this one does not look familiar. I would love to visit...could you email me and let me know where it is? Thanks so much.
P.S. Love your blog
Sandra B