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19 July, 2012

A Little Virtual Antiquing Starring My Favorite Finds

031 As much as I love Goodwill hunting, which is always hit or miss, I have to admit that each outing with my friend Linda at Nina’s Nest also includes a stop by my favorite antique mall...the Queen of Hearts in Alpharetta, Georgia...for some guaranteed frenchiness and eye candy! Sooo...I'd like to share some of my current favorites with you! Gotta love this fabulously frenchy mirrored chest! Sigh!

035 And this lovely urn…fabulous color and detail!

033On my list of things I want to own one day…an antique bone-handled carving set. This one is missing the sharpener, but I love it!

028 I have to stop and study this vignette each time…old paint brushes in an interesting deer head urn. Hmmm…didn’t I just throw out some old brushes because I thought they were trash? Darn!

005Too bad because I already have a deer head pedestal bowl that would be perfect! Maybe I need to paint a few rooms and do a poor job of cleaning the brushes! 

039 I love this pair of topiaries…unusual…and the painting behind them…perfect!

041 And I have to stop and visit this old mechanical toy with a cow being milked…cute!

040 This gives me a little Christmas inspiration! Note to self…check the Dollar Tree for little birds.

054 Love this hutch and all the blue and white! This dealer always has some wonderfully frenchy stuff!

062 What a fun idea for a way to decorate a pillar candle!

061 These little cherub candlesticks are cute…

IMG_2890…but Baby kitty is thinking they look familiar…

IMG_2913…because I have a similar one…painted white and distressed.

063 Another favorite for me is this frenchy straw hat…

monet_le_djeuner-1 …that always makes me think of this painting…Le Déjeuner by Claude Monet. See the hat…hanging from the tree?

059 And I guess I must have a thing about cows because these wrapped soaps stop me every time.

 Sooo…I decided to try my own version. Love this…a fun and inexpensive way to dress up the extra soap in your guest bathroom! Just wrap the soap in Kraft paper and add a vintage cow graphic then tie with jute twine…practically free!

069 And a final favorite…wowsers! I have shown you this before…but just in case you haven’t seen it…hang on!



073Whew! That’s quite a ride! How can you top that? I don’t think I can, so I will leave you with that! What did I leave with...a  lamp that I will show you later! But now if you will excuse me, I think I will go back spend a little virtual money and enjoy the frenchy eye candy again! Feel free to spend yours, too!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed our little shopping spree! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

Beth at The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Marty at A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Anita at Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays

Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Sizzle into Summer

Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays

Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!


  1. Oh, I know where you went and my number sign 244 is in one of those shots. It resides in my house now.

  2. Great tour Debbie!
    I love the final pics with all the transferware, amazing!
    And those little cow soaps that you made are just the cutest ever!
    I always love your versions best!

  3. Wow! What a place! I love it and those last two shots with all the china are just breath-taking- LOVE it! xo Diana

  4. Please tell Me this store is in southern CA.The shelves of transferware is a dream.

  5. Wow! Transferware heaven, Debbie! I don't think I ever come across transferware when I'm out and about. Either its hidden well or I'm just not looking close enough, but I've never seen a booth with anything like this. Love that hutch with the blue and white ~ that would make me think of you if I saw it. Always great places to visit for inspiration!

  6. Debbie thanks for the tour. Now what did you come home with? I know I would have purchased some of the red and white transferware....

  7. The last pictures almost made my heart stop! Wow!

  8. Unreal. I did a little shopping yesterday, but nothing like this. So much to see and so much eye candy. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  9. I had to catch my breath when we got to the photo of all the dishes!!!

  10. wow, did someone drop me off in transferware Heaven? I have to laugh at the Peanuts lunch box hanging out with all the fabulous brown transferware. What a great place!!

  11. Where were you so I can go there? Love your soaps too. Thanks for your lovely blog.

  12. What a great virtual trip! I just found a set of 8 bone handled French knives, but they were waaay expensive. I also have a thing for cow and sheep engravings! Looking forward to the Christmas in July par-tay!

  13. OMG! I have never seen that much transferware in one place. That was like bingeing on chocolate. LOVE all of it. Thanks for the virtual spending spree.

  14. Oh Debbie what a fabulous place! Thanx for taking us along. I like those cow soaps too. Please do tell me which shop this is so I can put it on my list of places to go when at the in laws!

  15. That transferware display is awesome!

  16. Debbie, I always like to go along when you and Linda are out shopping the fleas and antique stores. Your photos are making me long for a little real life excursion here in town. We don't have the same resources, but guess I'll make do. ;-)
    Enjoy the fun.......Sarah

  17. That Transferware place is to die for!! I'd be in SUCH big trouble there! Thanks for those great pics!

  18. Oh my, you never fail to inspire me. Love that room with the dishes, wow. And I MUST do the cow soaps. I mean really!! Those are awesome. And what a great gift idea if you need a bunch of something. I mean this is a great idea. I love the pretty soaps, but being a person who doesn't savor the washing process, I opt for liquid soap most of the time, so if the soap is wrapped up, I can look at it, admire it, but then use the pump!

  19. Oh Wow! What wonderful things...all those dishes, I'd go crazy. I love the little music covered bird.

  20. Virtual shopping is about all I'm doing these days. Love the transferware!! The little bird idea is cute! Hugs, Linda

  21. O'Debbie, I LOVE the cow soap...I just may have to steal that idea and make some for my power room!! Thanks for all your inspiration, Gail

  22. Debbie,
    What a precious friend you are to take us along on your shopping excursion! Funny how certain things catch one's the shelf hanging next to the blue & white hutch with the blue enamel pitcher hanging on it. "Mr. Ed's" dad gave us one similar to it. It's in the lower level living area just sitting on a storage unit. I called "Mr. Ed" in to see the shelf. His reply,"We could do something like that." Thanks for the inspiration, dear friend!

  23. Hiya Debbie,
    Thanks for the fine tour. I just saw some dishes I have been searching for for over 10yrs. Plus they had quite a few of the pieces to the set! Where is this place located? Do they have a website? My heart is racing and I'm really excited!

  24. I had to pin that cow soap, that is the cutest soap ever!

  25. I could live in that place! Love the cow soaps that you made!

  26. My comment on the last couple pix would be stolen from my daughter, "Mecca!". I would love to go there with a paycheck or two! I applaud your good behavior at only buying a lamp.

  27. What a great shopping trip! I'm dizzy from too much eye candy! Of course you would make the soaps! They are precious! Thank you for sharing the fabulous post and your genius at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

  28. You take great photos! Looks like you were at Queen of Hearts Antiques and Interiors in Alphatetta GA. Stop by and say HI next time you visit.

  29. I went to that one in Alpharetta, however that transferware booth makes me so nervous I can't even look at all the pieces. Love the antique carving set and the cute soaps. Have a great weekend,

  30. OMGOODNESS...there was a skeleton under the flaking skin of that cow! AND THE DISHES>>>> LURVE!!!!!

  31. I know, Andrea! Isn't that creepy? I never noticed it until I saw it in the photograph!

  32. I might have to give my soap a little cow mooover!

  33. Your cow soap is adorable! I had to pin a lot out of this post! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  34. Wow, that soap is great! I am hosting a Giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you stopped by and entered. Thanks Anu

  35. The cow soaps are so adorable! Would you share with me where you found your cow graphic?

  36. I’m in love with these pictures! Where is this crockery shop located?


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