Favorite Things Friday.....Antiquing

2.08.2019

While we have been enjoying a few days of spring like weather I was itching to do some antiquing and shopping. I texted my sister to see if she wanted to go and she did. It's always more fun going with someone else. We went to a cute shop in Roswell outside Atlanta where I didn't buy anything nor did I take pictures. Then we walked down the street since it was so nice out and stopped in Historic Roswell Antiques and Interiors. I have only been to this shop one other time several years ago, but I am going to go back soon.
Today I'm sharing some phone shots I took of some things I liked.

This was a booth filled with several things I like....bench, mirrors, sign, chandeliers, sconces, etc.


This is more in that same booth. That sign is real and I sure did like it.

I liked these reproduction framed botanicals especially with the raw wood frames, but I think I'm going to hold out for real antique ones.
Hopefully we may make a short trip for our anniversary soon where I know they sell some.

I found several different ones in different booths, but all these were just prints.



This is an example of the real deal.

A very large French vassilier with a clock. This is a beauty, but takes a very large space.

Loved this box, but it was way out of my price range.

The store is full of beautiful booths, but then there is the back that is full of furniture and chandeliers. This is why I want to go back and spend some time in there. You could spend several hours in there. This shot is only a piece of what's back there.

After shopping we ate in a little restaurant on the same street and boy was it good. We stopped at The Fickle Pickle and while what I ordered isn't really on my eating plan I ordered it anyway. This was called the Ooey Gooey and it is their in house pimento cheese, pepper jelly, and bacon on sourdough bread (which I do eat) and pressed on the panini machine. I ordered the sweet potato fries as I eat a lot of sweet potoatoes. They are so good for you. These were the best fries I've had for sweet potato fries. After eating this for lunch I had a very light dinner.

After stopping in another couple of shops that didn't carry anything we liked we stopped in another antique store that was more like a museum with some really bizarre items like this chair made of bones. Who on earth would want this? Look at what the arms are made of. Shark jaw?


I hope y'all have a great weekend and maybe you can get out and do some antiquing. 😊


19 comments:

  1. How fun you got to spend time with your sister and antique! Your lunch does look yummy!

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  2. Hey Kim, I lived in Atlanta for 23 years and moved about 2 years ago. I had a space in the Roswell Antique & Interiors. I made several trips to France and bought antiques to sell there. Those were great times! Glad you shared this...it brought back good memories.

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    1. Oh, lucky you to shop in France several times. I went once and would love to go back.

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  3. We are actually going antiquing this afternoon! Then on to somewhere for dinner. I told hubby we need to go somewhere new/different.

    The prints are "the real thing" too. There are too different things. I think you must be looking for herbariums which are the pressed plants. But there are also prints/original paintings, etc. of botanicals.

    You should try baking sweet potatoes in a crock pot. They are so good!! Not mushy - I was amazed. We like sweet potatoes and they are so much better for you than a white potato. Sadly, sweet potato fries aren't so good for you LOL. I love homemade sourdough bread, but don't think I'd care for what was on the sandwich.

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    1. Yes, I don't normally eat the fries these days, but I do eat a lot of sweet potatoes. I do mine in the instant pot now. They are perfect in just a few minutes. Sourdough bread is what I am supposed to eat for my bones. I read the labels on the sourdough bread because some aren't really real sourdough and they have included sugar which isn't in sourdough. That combo on that sandwich was surprisingly yummy. Yes, I really want the herbariums and I know a store who has them for sale even though they list them as botanicals. Just need a weekend trip. Have fun antiquing.

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    2. Interesting! I have only had homemade sourdough bread. Have a great weekend! Colder here though beautiful sunshine!

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  4. What a fun day of shopping and eating! I love the botanicals.

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  5. As soon as I saw that last chair I thought, "does she really like this?", LOL! It sure is bizarre. I knew you would like the signs, I can see them in your home. I love the vassilier! It sure is big though. We are in Fl. for the month!!! Having beautiful weather!! Feeling blessed.

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  6. Thanks for taking me along on your shopping trip! I saw many things that I liked including those sweet potato fries!

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  7. That bone chair is creepy!

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  8. I loved all your finds (except the bone chair)! And I thought the sandwich looked yummy, although I never would have thought of that combination for a sandwich. I would love to go to Roswell Antiques, but it is a little far from Texas for a shopping trip. Thanks for sharing all the great photos with us.

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  9. Oh would go back to that antique shop too!!!

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  10. What a great place Kim. I would have been swooning through there for sure. The chandeliers alone are so gorgeous. I am a big sweet potato fry girl too. Those look pretty yummy. Hope you are doing great. Hope Mom is doing well now too. Happy Weekend.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  11. Shopping, antique shopping is the best! Yikes, that chair is creepy!
    Have a wonderful Sunday!
    Nancy

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  12. Anything called the Ooey Gooey has to be given a try.

    I can't wait to see what you buy next time you're at that shop.

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  13. Wow, that chair is so scary!

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