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31 January, 2009

Moi? NOT go antiquing???...When Pigs Fly!

Are you ready to go antiquing? It's time to go spend our virtual money again!! My friend Linda at Nina's Nest and I are going back to the Queen of Hearts in Alpharetta, Georgia. Do you want to come along? Well...come follow us! We're the ones in the U-Haul! Here we are! Let's go see what we can find!
Ohh! How about this cute flying pig for starters? Only $22. Hmmm...OK, in the U-Haul it goes!


Are these not just the cutest things?? I want both of them...the sheep for sure! They are $45 each. It's the little blue and white striped base that I love so much.



You know I can't pass a rooster! Hmmm...this one is marked down to $30! I love his feathers!



Well...knock me down and call me Howdy!! Do you see what this is?? Do you remember my post on the Presidential china patterns? Here are salad plate sized versions of five of them! The Madison china was green though, I think. These range in price from $16 to $21 each. (Click here to see that post.)


I love this display! It's so colorful. I think geraniums are my favorite flower and there are some more roosters. See, I told you I can't walk past one without stopping!


And here's another on a tray. Hmmm...$57....a might pricey. Hey! It's virtual money!


Hoh hoh hoh...bonjour mesdames!!! C'est moi...Jacques-Louis....le cousin de Jean-Claude et Nicholas-Henri! Oh là là! It looks like we've found Jacques-Louis, the third cousin twice removed of Susan's pigs at Between Naps on the Porch! (Click here to see Susan's pig post.) He will go home with you for only $34!


Here's one for all you cloche lovers....$42.50. I love the blue and white cake stand, too. It's $28.75 and of course you'll want them both. Hmmm...carry the one...that's $71.25. What do you think?


I fell in love with these! These are antique English carving utensils. The fork is $35 and the knife is $48. Just look at those bone handles! I'll bet they have carved a lot of meat. Maybe these are the ones that carved the Christmas goose when Tiny Tim said "God bless us, every one!"

Baaaaad news! Do you remember the goat rack that I have been eyeing? It's gone. :-( But I found this sheep hook. Uhhhhh..no....a little creepy, but only $24.50!


I have never seen anything like this! It's a chain. The tag says that it can be hung or displayed in a bowl. Can you see what it is........?

It's little tiny earthenware cups! Aren't they cute? It's $32. I'm afraid I'd take it home and cut it up for a giant mouse picnic!!


I love this bunny pillow! Let's see.....$195. Wow! Oh, but remember....it's virtual money! You can have anything you want!


While we are looking at bunnies, here are Mr. and Mrs. Cottontail...$78.95 for the pair! I love their little outfits!


Ohhhhhh! Look at this! A vintage child's tea set in this cute basket for $19! You've gotta love this one!


I saved the best for last. Yes, it's another rooster, but this one has a story. It was purchased at an estate sale and was made for a special teacher by her students because it was something they knew she would love. I nearly cried when I saw it! The teacher in me wanted to buy it and bring it home to be loved. But he was $135....not virtual money! :-( I hope someone special will buy him! Any volunteers??
Well...I'm ready to head out, are you? Let's pack up the U-Haul. What did you buy? All this shopping has made me hungry!! How does Italian sound to you?

52 comments:

  1. Well, I would have bought that lamp in a heart beat. A New York second? Whatever..I have searched ebay..scoured the little stores around here..nothing. But..guess who did get one. My sweet bloggy friend "Di" of Swaddle Cottage. Yep..I was PEA GREEN with envy. Still am. Dern it anyway! Ok..I guess I was happy for her. (a bit) Oh..and the sheep. LOVED it. Oh..oh..and the ..never mind. The lamp broke me! :)
    Hugs!
    Mona

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  2. Oh Deb,Please tell me you bought the sheep and the pig or at least the sheep.It would look wonderful in your kitchen or dining room or living room.I love him.If you don't get him I think I want him and the bunny pillow and the carving set.Now that was virtually pain free.What a fun trip.Sorry the goat rack is gone,I really wanted him for YOU.The other guy is a little scarey,I agree.Kathysue

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  3. Jacques-Louis...we found you, at last! Nicolas-Henri and I miss you terribly...why did you run away like that? Please come home, soon. Your brother, Jean-Claude.

    P.S. That sheep is a little scary...he looks possessed...it's the eyes...beware of the eyes! :-)

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  4. Chère Debbie,
    Je me suis bien amusée avec le petit tour chez la Reine - la deuxième fois! Tu te rappelles le vieux film "la Belle et la bête"...quand j'ai vue la tête du mouton, j'ai pensé aux statues dans le château de la bête....les yeux brillaient comme ceux du mouton! à la prochaine visite à la Reine (ou quelque part)....Linda

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  5. Thanks for letting me tag along on the shopping spree! I had a difficult time deciding which items to take home . . . let's see, I think I'll buy the rooster lamp for my kitchen and the pretty blue tray as well. This virtual shopping is so much fun!
    Hugs,
    Carol

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  6. Hi Debbie. I am so glad I am not shopping with you right now as I am sure I can't resist so many beautiful things. Have a great day

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  7. Hi Debbie,
    What a wonderful tour! Since it's only virtual money, I'll take 1 of each ( except maybe the sheaphead, could get bad dreams over that one). I especially love that blue rooster and the cousin of Jean-Claude- oh and that when pigs fly is also a keeper. Love the music too! Have a great week-end, Cindy

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  8. Oh just had a looksee at your tour....oh those sheep are wonderful...as I do spinning etc....they would look lovely next to my wheel.

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  9. Another great shopping trip Debbie. I so am taking that flying pig, ask Cait that is my favorite expression and I assure you she heard it quite often growing up haha. I love the sheep (the one on the base), the sheep hook is quite spooky. You always find such great things, I need to take you shopping with me! Hugs, Kathy

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  10. PS, I can't believe you found those Presidential pattern plates, how funny is that? Did you grab them for a tablescape? K

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  11. Oh Debbie, I do love the sheep and the cow, and the blue on the base is just perfect for you. That blue rooster is just too precious, I think you really do need that too. You always find the neatest things. As for the virtual shopping, I will take the rooster lamp since it's only virtual money. Hugs, Marty

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  12. I love that bunny pillow, $195 wow! A little pricy. Thanks for wishing me a good trip! I'll take lots of pics! Kristen

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  13. Oh Debbie, what a blast this was.. Thank goodness it's only "virtual" money we're spending,cause darling they would put me in jail in a New York minute with the treasures I fell in love with..Oh my goodness the bunny pillow was "gorgeous" and screamed my name along with Mr. and Mrs. Cottontail.. and the roosters ...oh gosh girl.. my heart stopped dead in it's tracks.. again thank goodness it's only virtual money..lol.. hugs ~lynne~

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  14. Oh my gosh, I want everything. Hmmmm...what to pick, what to pick. I'm going to start with the bunny pillow! I can afford it with virtual money. I may have some Monopoly money around here, will that do? And definitely the pig and sheep. I agree, the striped bases are wonderful.
    ~Michelle

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  15. Hi Miss Debbie! I bought that very cute display of the child's tea set for the Panda. It will look so precious in her little pink bedroom!

    I really hope you used some greenback and bought those presidential plates for yourself. I can't imagine you leaving the store without every single one of them!

    hugs... Dixie

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  16. That was fun.I got the bunny pillow and the rooster lamp.I also got all the presidential plates.And...I got all that blue for gloria.It is VIRTUAL money right?Great post,as always Debbie....Ann

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  17. Love the sheep! I want the blue rooster and the blue tea cups beside it and the blue rooster platter. Gosh I wish I lived closer! Oh, I have a baby goat, born yesterday! Its a Boy!

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  18. Hi Debbie! I love these virtual shopping sprees, and I'm just about having a fit to take a road trip to Alpharetta so I can shop at Queen of Hearts too. :-)

    I agree, the rooster lamp is really special...I clicked on the photo to see him up close, and he is so beautifully and realistically detailed. I also loved the bunny pillow. But I'm SO disappointed that your goat rack is GONE! Darn it. I was keeping my fingers crossed that he would go homw with you some day soon. :-)

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  19. I had a ball tagging along with you--did you notice all of the things I tossed in to the U-Haul!! I love shopping with virtual moo-lah!

    Have a great weekend. Dana

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  20. GM Debbie Ok girl I took those plates and they good real pretty on my dining room wall and whats so great about them is I don't have to dust them..thanks for a fun day out with you and Linda again..now that sheeps head is too weird even for me..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  21. Well, Debbie, you have convinced me! When I retire, Pop and I are going to take our MH to somewhere near this store and I'm going actual shopping - not just virtual! Would you meet me so you can find all the good stuff for me? You do such a wonderful job with these virtual tours I'm sure you'd be able to help me find just what I like. I like everything you like. I even have a flying pig and a set of flying pig plates. I'll have to post them - I just love them! And the roosters are my all time favorite!! $135 is really too steep but doesn't he look so filled with pride and dedication. He is on the job and his territory is secure. What a fun trip. I love your shopping sprees! Till next time - Sharon

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  22. Hey Girlfriend...

    Oooh...this shopping trip was so much fun...but after picking up Ann, Lynne, Gloria...my ride in the back of the U-Haul was a bit bumpy and Ohhhh so dark...but hey, what us girls will sacrafice for a shopping trip...hehe!!!

    I loved all of the items that you displayed...especially all of the bunnies! So did you end up spending any "real" money...do tell! Hehe!!!

    Love ya Sweetie,
    Chari

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  23. Oh, Debbie, mon mari ... et même le mari, le chef Tom, été séduit par la sculpture set! Il a dit assez de ce shopping virtuel, LOL, il est prêt pour la vraie chose. WOW:) Je savais qu'il y avait une raison pour laquelle j'ai aimé cet homme! :) LOL

    PS j'adore votre carrière souhaitez!

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  24. I love these wonderful trips! We brought so many treasures home, the U-Haul was riding really low! I'm still thinking about the bunny pillow.... And what did you REALLY bring home Miss Debbie? ♥ Diane

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  25. What a delightful blog you have! Love your home and all your decor. I have a cute flying pig angel at my front door to hold it open if need be! Enjoyed my visit! ~Maryjane

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  26. Just decided to stop by and was delighted to find your virtual shopping spree! What fun! I LOVE the Presidential plates. Paula

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  27. Debbie, I had to laugh when you started the post with a pig! I'm all pigged out. LOL!

    Loved this shopping trip, and I think that rooster lamp is so neat. I hope someone neat gets it, too.

    I saw lots of goodies I liked on this outing. It was a lot of fun! Thanks for taking us along with you, and I think Italian food would be wonderful. You buying? ;-)

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

    P.S. I love your music so much!

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  28. Hi Debbie! Thanks for the virtual shopping. I enjoyed it. Did you buy anything? It's a good thing I wasn't with you or I would have filled the U Haul...Christine

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  29. That bunny pillow was a bit pricey at $195....for a pillow!!!! that's crazy..all wonderful stuff but I would have to take out a mortgage on the manse....

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  30. Hi Debbie, You really found some precious antiques! I just adore the Blue rooster. Very cute.
    ~Melissa :)

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  31. Hi Debbie, LOVE the blue and white cake stand!!...I would have bought it without thinking twice. ONLY US28.75!unbelievable!

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  32. I love the Pig and the roosters. Nice shop to have fun in . Kathy

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  33. What a great shopping trip! You really helped out the virtual economy! LOL!!!
    I can't believe you found some presidential plates especially after your wonderful post on them!!!! :D Jewel

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  34. Debbie, What a trip...you, and the shopping spree! ;) I giggled the entire way through my virtual shopping spree with you, down one aisle and up another. The "Baaaddd" news one really got me! I admit, my favorite to purchase with my Virtual$ Jacques-Louis..he's precious. The other thing I love is the Rooster Lamp...ahhh, where shall I put her? That's right...she's a virtual purchase, WHO CARES where I put her! lol...OK, I need to hire you as the writer of my blog..you are too cute! And, the french music playing in the background..."Francais et Chic". Ok...first, to answer your question on my Saturday post, the shop is very unique, and only one of MANY...I'm heading back up there with my Beloved probably next Saturday. It's just the absolute most quaint little town (close to it) in the USA that I've visited. (45 min from my place) An old fashioned 50's style Ice Cream parlor is there that sells Mayfield IceCream, multiple antique shops, etc... Great Italian Restaurant. I am in Knoxville, TN this weekend and have another trip to share this week, uh oh..and there's another Rooster in the pics (a little consignment shop called Repeat, etc). Saw many great things, but quite a pricey little shop. Nonetheless, worthy of showing off the lil chaps anyway. Did I answer all your questions? haha! Hope to connect soon at Biggby's! Au Revoir, ~CC

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  35. I would like one of each, maybe two since it's virtual money!

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  36. Oh no, say it isn't so Debbie...YOUR goat rack is gone!!! Sniff... I really hope one of your dear friends/relatives sneaked in & bought it for you as a future surprise. I love your sense of humor in your writings...always fun!
    ;-) Bo

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  37. I'll start with the flying pig. They are quite rare as you know. I have developed an interest in pigs, bunnies, and roosters lately; I wonder why?

    I also really like the tea set; need to grab that before Miss Janice sees it. That English carving set is very interesting, so I'll take that as well.

    I really enjoyed our junket today. Don't forget to include me on the next one.

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  38. I instantly recognized the Presidential plate patterns - The Franklin Pierce right there in the foreground...one of my 2 favorites. I would never have known that pattern were it not for your post on these. I'll take that of course. Swooned over the English carving set with the bone handles.

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  39. Hi Norwegian! Thanks so much for the visit and the kind remarks! Yes, I love the carving set, too! I couldn't believe it when I saw those plates...I would have walked right by them w/o having found that site w/ all of the patterns! So nice to see you!...Debbie

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  40. Hi Glenda...I laughed when I read your remark! I didn't notice until I got home and looked at my pics that they were ALL bunnies, pigs and roosters...with an occasional sheep thrown in for good measure! lol Maybe I'm having delusions of living on a farm! I hope you are having a good weekend! Thanks for dropping by. You aare always welcome, my friend!...Debbie

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  41. Well, of course, I bought the cloche and cake stand. I love these antiquing trips!

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  42. Hey! I was expecting to see plates, and lots of them, preferably transferware. Maybe next time?

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  43. Fun!

    Let me know if you ever head south down I-75!

    Susan

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  44. Hi Debbie, what an awesome shop. I would have had to have the little Pig and Sheep statues. Cute stuff!
    ~Liz

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  45. OOPs!
    I meant to add...
    Zip by my blog... I'm having a give away! :)

    ~Liz

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  46. Love all of the roosters, especially the blue one and of course the tray.
    That rooster lamp was great, are you going back to buy it?!?

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  47. Thank you so much for taking us along. I loved all of the beautiful things you found. I especially liked the blue Rooster. Happy sunday!

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  48. Deb~ That's one of the B-E-S-T shopping trips I've "been on" in AGES!!! (And oh, how I sometimes wish I had never "changed" our home & could HAVE/ENJOY lots of those wonderful items "work" well here in the desert~ ESPECIALLY the figurals w/ the blue/white striped bases!~ SOOOO SWEET & ENDEARING!!! That truly IS one FABULOUS PLACE to visit ~ I fell for SOOO MUCH of it, except, well, the "head"... (THAT kinda reminded me of the "Godfather" horse's head, and I STOPPED watching the movie right then... ewww!!!). Just read that you love James Taylor's music... MEEEE TOOOO~~~ it's soooo beautifully MELLOW, isn't it? THANKS for SUCH DELIGHTFUL TREATS~~~ REALLY ENJOYED IT!!! Warmest hugs, Linda

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  49. DEAR DEBBIE,
    THANK YOU FOR TAKING US ALL ON THAT WONDERFUL SHOPPING TRIP....SINCE IT IS VIRTUAL MONEY, I'LL TAKE THE ROOSTER LAMP...THE ROOSTER PLATTER, AND THE BLUE AND WHITE ROOSTER...I WOULD ALSO LOVE THE LAMB AND THE RABBIT PILLOW...EVEN THOUGH OUCH...THAT WAS A BIT HIGH....
    AND I THINK ITALIAN WOULD BE GREAT TO EAT.
    BLESSINGS
    debbie

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  50. Italian sounds great...I do hope you really bought that blue rooster. He was gorgeous!

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  51. Oh girlfriend I sooo loves me a good shopping trip!! I think I need the creepy sheep head and that ceramic sheep with the darling base too! And that rooster lamp is a beauty. I'd fork the $135 for it if I had it.....$13.50 is more my budget *sighs* Did any little thang go home with you?*winks* Vanna

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  52. Debbie, I'd have a difficult time selecting with so many wonderful choices. I want to visit Atlanta again. First off to visit you and Susan and then take in all these amazing resources you girls have in Atlanta. Thanks for sharing the fun....Sarah

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