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13 January, 2009

It's Antiquing Time!...or...Let's Be Baaaaad!

I don't know about you, but my virtual Christmas money is burning a hole in my pocket! My friend Linda and I are going back to the Queen of Hearts in Alpharetta, Georgia, to see what we can buy! Want to come? Remember, it's virtual money! Buy anything and everything you want! Sooo...are any of you sheep lovers tempted? Look at this cute guy...only $39.95! You can't tell from the photo, but he's pretty big!


Or how about some transferware? Look at all of the brown pieces! I see a pretty butter dish and a wonderful bone plate. Remember that you can click on the photos and enlarge them to take a closer look.


OK, now you know I have to check. Yep. My "goat" rack is still there. Still not on sale, though! Hmmm...$145. Hey...it's virtual money, right?


Ohhh...look at this sweet little bunny and cabbage bowl! Any takers? The top of the cabbage lifts off. It's $57. Wouldn't that make a cute centerpiece at Easter?


Wow! I've never seen Quimper plates like these! They're antiques at $125 each. Hmmm...or do I prefer the ones with the little Breton man and woman? I'm going to ask my fellow Quimper ware addicts...what do you think?


Isn't this a cute couple? The Dutch salt and pepper shakers are $22. I like them because they remind me of some that my grandmother always kept in her window sill. I think they should be switched, so they are eyeing each other. What do you think?


Look...Little Red is still here! This is a Hull cookie jar priced at $350. Is that a good deal??



Isn't this the cutest thing? It's a milk glass Santa and sleigh at $28. But wait...the sign says 30% off, so it's $19.60. Isn't it unusual? I love the decoration on the side of the sleigh!


Tea for two? Here's a pink transferware tea set at $145.50. I love the matching tray!


Oh, this is just so darn cute! Look at those baby chicks! And it's only $39! Shoot! I wish I had brought this one home! I'd have to take some plates off the wall to make room, though. I bet there's somebody out there who wants this one.


What a cute idea! A candle in a tea cup! And only $12! If I had this one, I could even do Pink Saturday!


This one is pretty amazing! These topiaries are only $8 each! I wish I had another mantel! And that looks like a photo album for your doggie behind them, doesn't it?


I LOVE this gorgeous flow blue platter! It features a hunt scene and it's $295. Let's take a closer look...


Can you see the two men hunting with their bird dogs?



And this one must be a fox hunt. Isn't this just exquisite?


Isn't this beautiful? A Capodimonte porcelain lided bowl for $35. Woah! Marked down from $55! What a deal! Hmmm...Pink Saturday again!


I love this little bird clock for only $30! It's not an antique, but it surely is cute! Where can I put it???


Ohhhhhh! Here's a set of Haviland china...a 7 piece set for 12 and 7 serving pieces to boot! It's $325. Anyone tempted? Let's look a little closer...


Look at the gravy boat...and the tea pot! And those stacks of plates!!!Ohhh...and the soup tureen!!! Hmmm...


Here's a pretty blue/grey dresser for $449. I love the stencil and the glass knobs!


What a dainty little Victorian lipstick purse! It's $19, but I'm not sure that it's vintage.


Ohhhhh....now I bet we'll have takers for these crowns! I know several bloggers who collect these! I didn't get the price on them, though. Whew! My arms are getting tired from carrying all of this stuff!
How did you do? Shall we go get the U-Haul? I don't know about you, but in this economy, I need to do a LOT more virtual shopping! I actually did bring some things home this time, though! I am going to show them to you soon!!
And now...an update...remember that last time we were here my friend Linda had come to check out an antique French vaisselier or hutch, but was wavering? Well.......


...a few days later, she came home and found it in her dining room with a little note from her sweet hubby Bud saying...Merry Christmas to us! Here it is with her beautiful plates and ironstone pitchers so nicely displayed on it. Isn't that just the best present? And it's not even virtual!! Some gals have all the luck!

50 comments:

  1. What beautiful pics! I'm not sure I could have left all of that...especially that sweet capodimonte covered dish. I NEED that!

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  2. Oh.My.Goodness!!! What beautiful things! The Quimper plates are to die for, and the Santa sleigh is a steal! Love the little dresser and everything else too. *Sigh*

    Time to get to work on putting more antiques on my website! LOL

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  3. Hi Debbie,
    Thank-you for the nice comments on my 1st tablescape and the award. (my 1st) I just took your virtual shopping tour and I love it! In fact I will take the goat rack, salt and pepper shakers,and the rooster/bunny pic. LOL I went on one myself yesterday, however I did buy a few things (so not so virtual) Thanks again, Cindy in cold frigid and miserable Wisconsin.

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  4. GM Debbie...now girl they are a few things that I bought today..oh and look in my purse I still have lot of virtual money left..great trip today and how neat that Linda goy her hutch..thanks for the fun day..where did we have lunch at?? hugs and smiles Gloria

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  5. Oh, if I could buy everything I wanted...I would take the brown transferware, the pink transferware tea set, and the rooster print! Thanks for the tour and I love the story and photos from France...

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  6. I will take one of everything LOL Everything is beautiful. I enjoyed reading your post. I hope you have a lovely day.

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  7. I loved all your pictures. If I had to pick one I wouldn't know which one. Everything is nice

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  8. Debbie, I would love to go shopping with you. My favorite thing is the Little Red Ridinghood cookie jar. I have always adored them. Years ago I did have one. I really like the dutch boy & girl. Since I live in Dutch country and have a dutch last name. The pink transferware has been a lifelong favorite. I love the platter with the hunting scene. And of course the Haviland china. Hugs, Terrie

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  9. Hi Debbie,
    Okay the topiaries and all the crowns are already at my house. LOL! Love virtual shopping!
    ~Melissa :)

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  10. That does it....you have inspired me! I must begin a collection of brown transferware. What gorgeous pieces!

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  11. Oh...you've got me drooling....so thats it tomorrow I'm off to our local antiques centre...well its a small town called Arundel with loads and loads of flea shops and antique shops....hmmm! with prices to match but you've inspired me on.

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  12. What a fun trip.Those crowns look like Vanna.And the bunny pic and the bunny and lettuce I would LOVE to have .But I'd have to fight Lynne off wouldn't I.Oh and the bird clock.I only have 6 or7,but as long as it's virtual,lets get it too.cAN WE GO AGAIN SOON?i CANNOT WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU BROUGHT HOME.....Ann

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  13. Hi Debbie...totally enjoyed the virtual shopping trip! I like the hen and rabbit print! The quimperware is beautiful, but I like the Breton man and woman too...more folksy? Is that a word???? CHEERS! Michele

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  14. Fun! I want it all! (since it IS virtual shopping!

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  15. Chère Debbie,
    Les photos sont magnifiques - une très belle présentation de notre visite! Et je te remercie très fort de la part de Bud pour tes jolis mots. Je deviens "blogaholic"!
    à la prochaine (visite chez la reine de coeurs!), Linda

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  16. You certainly have great taste Debbie! Isn't it fun to shop without actually buying? At least I keep telling myself that! LOL!!!!!
    Smiles,
    Carol

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  17. I loved this post, Debbie! What an absolute treasure trove of goodies! The virtual U-Haul was filled to the brim. My very favorites (although I really loved everything!) are all of the transferware, and that sheep...your goat rack is pretty nifty too. :-)

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  18. Oh, Debbie, what a great shop! A tad pricey! I see my Blue Garland dishes in that shop! lol Oh, I do love the little Dutch boy and girl s & p. Your friend's hubby is a doll to get her that beautiful hutch!
    Now, don't you give up on Tablescape Tuesday - you've got dishes everywhere! lol
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;0

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  19. Oh, I must have that dresser! Good thing it's virtual money, because I may have to buy that china also. Thanks for the shopping trip Debbie, you always find the most amazing things. Kathy

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  20. That was such a fun trip! The sweet bunny picture & the topiaries really need to come home with me.

    Wow! Bud gets the prize for best hubby! ♥

    Diane

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  21. I call the transferware and the crowns for sure!!!! thanks for the peek...shopping with you is sure easy on my bank book!

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  22. I love candles so I am being conservative this trip. I get off light, and leave more room in the U Haul for those with furniture, since I can hold my purchase on the return trip. I think I can still hold the Capodimonte bowl also.
    On second thought, I better leave both behind until I finish my virtual house, to store all these new treasures that I don't have room for in my "real" house.

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  23. All I can say is, I'm sure glad that was a virtual shopping trip. I would have been so tempted by everything you showed us. I can't wait to see what you bought. Your friend's hutch looks beautiful in her home, and how special that her husband got it for her. laurie

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  24. You lost me at the brown transferware...gorgeous;) French

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  25. Oh, how sweet of her husband! I bet she was jumping up and down! lol Love the flow blue platter, the pink transfer tea set, should have come home with me!! Why did you not pull me by my arm and take me back to it! lol

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  26. Oh! I want to go antiquing...just might have to put that on my schedule REAL soon! Love that transferware, brown and the pink tea set...the bunny/cabbagge bowl, the bird clock, the....what great stuff!
    Thanks for stopping by...have a happy week!

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  27. Oh, Debbie - you have such good taste! I loved everything you pictured (except maybe the crowns). If I had been with you that picture of the bunny and chickens for $39 would not have been merely a virtual purchase. I love, love it. You friend's hubby is indeed a keeper. Very sweet! Have a great rest of the week. Sharon

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  28. What a fun shop! I SO want to shop there too! Thanks for the virtual shopping trip. Have a great week!

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  29. Hi Glenda...Oh, go ahead, my friend! Splurge! I have three virtual houses...one in the mountains, one at the beach and one in France! I find stuff for them everywhere I go..."Now that would look great in my mountain cabin...." Anyway, you can have your own personal virtual U-Haul! I sure am generous with my virtual money, huh??? lol...Debbie

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  30. OK I love this kind of shopping.here is my list.I REALLY would love the pink transferware tea set,it is perfect with my green cupboards. I am thinking if I paint the frame black the bunny and rooster would look good in my fall kitchen and I think I need to buy Marty a piece of the transferware.Now about the Quimpere dishes I love the figural ones much better, these almost have a talaverde look to them.I still think you need to talk to that dealer and get the goat rack , he is to die for .Ok Its my treat, I am getting Marty something you drove you deserve something also. See how generous I am.hugs to you ,another woderful post. Kathysue

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  31. I enjoyed this virtual shopping trip and saw several items I could use.

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  32. Debbie, I'm so glad you're feeling better. :-)

    I loved your shopping spree, and I believe I'll take that blue platter, please! Will you wrap that one for me? Thanks!

    Love to you...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  33. loved the virtual shopping spree... otherwise, I might have run out of money! Seem to be a lot of bunnies around these days... including in my garden!

    about UGGS... I couldn't agree with you more regarding women loving their designer shoes...however... UGGS are the most comfortable thing I have ever slipped my foot into... and in the winter, they're a lot warmer than my bare feet! If they'd sell them at Walmart I'd have more than just the one pair! Dixie

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  34. Hi Debbie...I also want the brown transferware & the pink tea set...I think you should make an offer (about 1/2) on that goat rack...'cuz, you never know...they may need to turn something, especially at the end of the month.
    This was FUN! ;-) Bo

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  35. Hi Debbie !
    That was a lovely shopping spree! i bought all of them..virtual .lol...I love all those things...wish I went with you..I love doing that too..I just went shopping yesterday, so go see what I bought on my blog.

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  36. Oooh! So many treasures! I don't think I'd be able to walk out of there empty handed . . . I have a clock that matches the bunny and cabbage soup tureen. I'll have to snap a pic and put it on my blog!

    Thank you for the birthday wishes for Kate! She is a dream come true (even her brother thinks so . . . I'm sure it's just the honeymoon stage) and we are so incredibly blessed!

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  37. Hi Debbie....re your question about the castle in u.K...yes it is lived in still. I think by the Duke of Norfolk (if he's not past)!!!...anyway we always know when they're in as they fly the flag.

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  39. lol i loved how you got in your numbered word first and then commented ...smart move my dear!

    Now Debbie...BUY that goat rack oh land sakes...I can't stand it!
    LOL it is to die for (almost) and I love it....!

    The mini oil is a steal...and I would delightfully get that as well... I adore placing items in unexpected places....!


    Once again I had such fun...Now my treat...let's do lunch! :)

    So funny you show the cabbages...I just got two of them...no bunnies I had to pay 5.00 each and almost fell over!

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  40. Love the Transfer ware.... But, I think blue is my favorite color! Thanks for the Virtual tour, my eye's are tired....

    xoxo,
    Cathleen

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  41. Virtual shopping, ohhh I love it :) I love that blue grey dresser and the Capodimonte porcelain. Mmmmm and that milk glass Santa in a sleigh! WOW

    Thanks Debbie, I do enjoy myseld here!

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  42. oopsie that should be myself gosh darn typos

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  43. Hmmm....what do I want? I'd like ALL the brown transferware, the bunny painting for Hailey's room, and definitely the milk glass sleigh! Since it's virtual money, I'll take it! Thanks for sharing, I love looking at great finds....even if they have to stay at the store. :)
    ~Michelle

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  44. Debbie, it's a good thing this only virtual shopping .. girl you know I "love the bunny bowl and the bunny picture. It would go sooo perfectly in my home.. What a sweet hubby your friend has..what a lovely gift. Now, I could also use some of this brown transferware.. Oh gosh.. thank goodness it's virtual shopping..
    hugs ~lynne~

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  45. Debbie thanks girl for coming by and seeing my mountain top..hope Page and baby are doing better dear friend..hugs and smiles Gloria

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  46. I really enjoyed the virtual shopping. Everything is absolutely beautiful. I love dishes of any kind. My favorite is the transferware tea set. The Blue/gray dresser is another beauty.
    Hugs,
    Sweetie

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  47. im not stalking...but i found some loose change in the sofa...so i had to come over here and do some more shopping :)

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  48. God- I am such a transferware lover!!!! It just moves me. haha!!!!! thanks so much for your comment. I agree about that toile kitchen - too beautiful!

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  49. Debbie, I don't know how I missed saying how neat the hutch looks all decked out with china! What a thoughtful and lasting gift! :-)

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie