Monday, July 21, 2014

Antiquing Trip

"In matters of healing the
body or the mind, vacation
is a true genius!"
          ~Mehmet Murat Ildan

    I went on a little two day antiquing trip out of town this past weekend! -Always so much fun! Antiquing has always been a favourite pastime for my family. I was always in charge of planning our itinerary when I was growing up -- finding the vintage shops wherever we might be going. I love to see new places and discover treasures. I realized while I was away that I have never taken any pictures to share with you while I was on one of my trips and I thought you might like to see some of the neat places that I went to! These photos were taken with my phone so they are not fabulous but you can definitely get an idea of how many beautiful things I saw. We went to a total of 13 shops - 5 of which were big antique malls. Sadly I can't take home everything that I see and love but I can definitely admire all of the pretties! 

This is the view from the second floor of the largest antique mall I went to. 

I loved this antique bedroom set! Hey look it's me in the mirror! :) 

So much sparkle! I love antique and vintage jewelry. I always go around the shops/malls once to look at the furniture, collectibles, etc. and then again just to look at the jewelry. :) 

I had to take a break halfway through and went to one of my favourite French bakeries to get some goodies. We always end up walking out with more than we thought we would. :) This time we opted for rhubarb galettes, tiny raspberry and pistachio vanilla cakes, chocolate croissant, and pink lavender lemonades.

I love the seating in the bakery - mismatched antique furniture! So pretty! 

This incredible antique store imports all of their treasures from Europe. They have some truly amazing pieces that look like they have come from Victorian manor houses. 

This little beauty might have come home with me;)

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  1. Hello, Jenn . . . Wow, what an amazing antique mall. I wish we had something even remotely similar where I live. I'd live in that mall and come for air only when absolutely necessary.

    Thank you so much for sharing pix showing off spectacular goodies!

  2. What an awesome weekend you must have had and l can see how you'd want to bring home everything, l love the piece you did decide to bring home, and lavender lemonade must taste fabulous...chocolate croissants are my absolute fave, especially warm for breakfast:-) it was great to share in a little of your antiquing fun, thanks:-)

  3. I love it all! Thanks for sharing!

  4. So much fun to go shopping with you! I loved it!

  5. Woweeeeeee.....what amazing treasures Jennelise, I'm in love with that gorgeous french bedroom......thanks for sharing.....


  6. I have not been antiquing in far too long! Sounds like you had an awesome time!


  7. Minha paixão antiguidades... eu estou a procuro de um lugar assim, aqui no Brasil.

  8. OMG! I would have loved to be there with you and we would come home for tea, lol! I loved all the European furniture, the big bed and all that silver plated lovelies! Our European store, where I shop have amazing furniture like that and they look like they came right out of a palace! Loved your post my friend.

  9. What a fabulous time! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to the post so you can check out your feature. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  10. Looks like you had a really great time! I too, love to go antique shopping! I love to go to the mountains of Georgia/North Carolina and stop at the flea markets and shops! Always fun to bring home treasures for the home that are full of fun memories!

  11. What fabulous antiques! You must of had an amazing time! Can't wait to see which of those awesome pieces you brought home with you!