And since I can't shop without lots of ...er... nourishment, I am also joining our dear Gollum, Michael Lee at Designs by Gollum , for Foodie Friday! Be certain to visit her beautiful blog to see who else is playing along today! Wooo hooo! Eating and shopping...my two favorite things!!
Want to come along? First I have to start out with a nice, healthy breakfast, so I am having some shredded wheat with fruit. Want some? Yes, yes...I know...
...it's hard to see the shredded wheat, but it's there! See it? lol Shredded wheat needs lots of help! And I need lots of energy because I am going to one of my favorite places... the Queen of Hearts antique and flea market in Alpharetta, Georgia! I'm gonna shop 'til I drop! Let's head out!
Ohhhh...here's a pretty cloche practically greeting us at the door! It's on a little pink glass cake stand and has a little bunny in a basket inside! Isn't it cute? Remember...you can click on any picture to enlarge!
Look at this one! Oh...I think this is actually a jar with a pretty lid sitting on another cake stand. I like it, though. It has potpourri inside! What do you think? Shall we keep looking?
Here's another one...with silk hyacinths inside. This one seems to come with its own stand...gorgeous!
Flowers are a popular element inside these cloches, aren't they? This one also has its own wooden stand. How do you like this one?
Ohhhh...now here's the one I brought you here to see...my favorite! I stop and stare at it every time I come here with my friend Linda at Nina's Nest! It's a nice large, heavy one on a rusted iron stand. Do you see what's inside?...a collection of old salt shakers! I LOVE this one! Unfortunately, it's also the most expensive one! The cloche alone is $48 ...hmmm... maybe one day!!
These aren't cloches, but I think they are soooo pretty! These are terrariums...aren't they just lovely??
And here's another glass container that I really like! Can you see that it is etched and has little handles? Another reason that I think I like it is what's inside...
...corks from wine bottles! I love this idea! You can buy just the corks...for $16! I guess that's a lot cheaper than that many bottles of wine! Hmmmm...too bad I don't have a friend in the restaurant business!! lol Speaking of restaurants...all this shopping is making me hungry! How about you?
Let's go next door to My Friend's Place! Everything here is homemade and delicious! This is Cameron who has been the manager here for eleven years! The owner, Grant, is busy in the kitchen. Just look at all of those yummy desserts! Linda and I always stop here for lunch when we are Goodwill hunting! I'm getting mine to go...I've got to hurry home for Judge Judy!
And here's what I got...a chicken salad club sandwich! I...er...ate the other half on the way home!
Doesn't it look yummy? It's a sort of BLT with cheese and chicken salad. They are known for their homemade chicken salad...lots of apples and pecans! It's delicious! And...after all...I used up a bunch of calories shopping!! lol Now you are wondering what else I brought home...
...and here it is! No, it's not a cloche at all! It's a little bird nest box! Don't you love it? I had something special in mind when I went shopping. I needed a place to keep...
...these! They are real bluebird eggs from an abandoned nest in my garden. You see, my bluebird has a trophy wife who can never make up her mind about where she wants to live. They left these pretty little babies and moved to a more upscale neighborhood on the other side of my yard! I just couldn't throw these little eggs away, so now I have a safe place to keep them! I hope you don't mind that I didn't buy a cloche, but I did show you some pretty ones, didn't I? Which did you like best?