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12 April, 2013

Are You Ready for Some Virtual Antiquing?

page3Have you received your virtual tax refund from Uncle Sam? I know mine showed up just the other day. Then how about heading out with me to spend it? Are you ready? Let’s do a little virtual antiquing! And the nice thing is…we can spend whatever we want! :-) We are heading out to one of my favorite shops...the Queen of Hearts Antiques and Interiors in Alpharetta, Georgia!

Blue and White Plates I always linger over my first love…blue and white china! And this vintage set is simply gorgeous!

Tureen I must admit that I have a thing about tureens! This one will definitely come home with me...virtually, that is!

Urn I stop and admire this lovely urn each time I come here. I love that garland. It just looks like it might have belonged to the Empress Josephine!

Mercury GlassI always associate mercury glass with winter and Christmas for some reason…but these lovely bird-topped finials just say spring, don’t they?!...what a fabulous mirrored footed tray!

Mercury Glass2 And here’s more springy mercury glass including a rooster compote, a bunny and a little birdie!

French fabric chairs Now let’s check out a little furniture! We’ve got oodles of virtual bucks, remember?  Gotta love the frenchy fabric on these chairs! And that pair of urns stopped me in my tracks!

ChestAnd I love this chest with numbered drawers! I’m afraid I would need a little directory to remember what I put in it! lol That grey finish is wonderful!

Lamp I don’t know what it is, but there is just something about this lamp! Maybe it's those lines and the color!

Lamb Mold LampIf you know me, you know I have a thing about goats, sheep and lambs, too. Sooo… you know I love this lamp…made with a lamb mold as its base!

Burlap Pillow You might also know that I love pillows…especially burlap pillows! But what makes this one special for me is the details. I love that red and white checked piping! It just sets off the vintage webbing trim.

Vintage Shoe Forms If you are a fan of vintage shoe forms, there are tons to choose from! And I love the colors of those old glass seltzer bottles!

Floral Container This is really different…a floral container formed from lots of little glass vases! 

French Bottle Drying Rack And I have to admire this French bottle drying rack. You may remember, however, that I did find my own bargain French bottle rack in a smaller size.

StatueI love this little guy! If he looks familiar…

Statue…it’s because my oh-so-similar little guy shows up in the background of my projects from time to time…like in my vintage yardstick chalkboard! He was a Goodwill find at under $4.00.

Castor Set I love vintage castor sets and this one is a beauty…

Castor Set2 …as is this one! This one even has a little bell for calling the servants…how Downton Abbey!

Victorian Castor Set But I don’t need a virtual one since I already have a real one…and mine was only $20…and I’m not talking virtual bucks! Woo hoo! And it even has all of its tops…not easy to find. You can see more of my Victorian castor set here. Funny how I am attracted to the same things over and over!

IMG_0203_thumb[5] I think I bought one of just about everything...virtually, of course! Now I will have to ship it all to my virtual house in Provence! So how did you do? What did you buy with your virtual tax refund?

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed our virtual antiquing trip! 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!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday , Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday , Cedar Hill Ranch for The Scoop on Tuesdays , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures , Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , DIY by Design for Swing into Spring , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays , Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays , My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday , French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday , Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! À la prochaine!
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  1. fun shopping trip. That house is fabulous!!

  2. Dream shopping and traveling is always fun thru your eyes!! Loved the lamb mold lamp!
    xo Kathysue

  3. Drooling over everything - love the pieces that you chose to feature! I am even having trouble picking a favorite, but I did adore those castor sets!!

  4. Looks like you bought all the best items. Maybe I can live vicariously through you. You do such a good job. If I ever get to France that house is where I want to stay. Thanks for our little fantasy today, or as my mil used to say my little fancy.

  5. Thanks, now I want that blue and white gravy boat! Your castor set is lovely, Debbie. I found one in Ohio a few years ago for almost kept telling me to take it home, so I did.
    Have a great weekend, Debbie...

  6. That is the only kind of shopping I can do right now, virtual!! Still it makes me so happy to stroll through the store with you!

  7. Virtual shopping...I do a lot of that....I LOVE that numbered chest....and I have seen in real that multi vase.

  8. What fun! I love the blue and white and that numbered chest of drawers, too. My daughter owns one of those little multiple vase things and puts daisies in it in the summer and mums in it in is a really cute piece- xo Diana

  9. I always love tagging along when you go to Queen of Hearts. I like the little guy that is a twin to yours. '-)

  10. Do that again...I loved shopping with you.

  11. Oh how fun, only I had to pay, no refund. So definitely virtual shopping. Hugs, Marty

  12. oooh, I want that blue and white urn, and the white tureen, and the lamb lamp, and...... It's all gorgeous!

  13. All so beautiful! Just love your style, and your pics are the best of any blog I have seen. Thanks so much for lighting up my life with your wonderful taste!!

  14. All so pretty, it would be hard to choose!

  15. Thanks for taking us "shopping" to QOH. They always have so many pretties. I enjoyed spending my virtual dollars. :)

  16. Debbie,
    Oh, my goodness, dear friend...
    my virtual shopping cart is filled to the brim with such lucious goodies!!!
    Thanks for taking me with you.
    Let's do lunch, too, next treat!!!

  17. I spend so much time virtually antiquing and even shopping! It's amazing how easily I manage to decorate my virtual huge kitchen!

  18. Debbie, I enjoyed the virtual shopping trip, but I'd really love to really go shopping at your GW and other places where you shop. I'd also love to have some real money to do that shopping with. laurie

  19. Thanks for teaching me what those vintage condiment sets are called. I hadn't heard the term "castor set" before. You new treasure is beautiful!

  20. Love your virtual home in Provence, and the fun shopping trip. You have the best taste. I would love to go shopping with you in person some time.

  21. Hi, That was a fun shopping trip...Connie

  22. I can handle some virtual shopping, that blue & white china is my favorite.....
    now I'm off to catch up with more of your posts,
    Have a nice weekend

  23. Debbie, This looks like a great antique shop and I enjoyed our shopping trip. Thanks for linking to the Open House Party.

  24. I just disovered your blog and have enjoyed reading it. Could you please tell me where you saw those mercury birds on a stand, thanks

  25. I want that beautiful Mas in France. Then I'll buy lots of stuff from above to fill it up. What a fun post. I'll have to check out that shop. It's north of Atlanta I think.


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