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26 August, 2015

A Little Virtual Shopping Spree

It has been a loooog time since I took you for a little virtual shopping! Sooo…on a recent trip to one of my favorite antiquing stops, the Queen of Hearts in Alpharetta, Georgia, I took along my camera to share some of my virtual finds! After all, when you are spending virtual money, the sky’s the limit! ;-)
I was on the lookout for some fall inspiration and I did find a few things, such as this cornucopia filled with pretty velvet pumpkins…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT A Little Virtual Shopping01 …and these fun neutral pumpkins. Hey…I could make these! Hmmm…now my little wheels are turning!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT A Little Virtual Shopping04 I was also inspired by these fun days of the week clothespin magnets. They also came in the months of the year. What a fun way to display reminders, huh?

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT A Little Virtual Shopping02 And you know I loved these fun sheet music feathers…so pretty!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT A Little Virtual Shopping07 This hare pillow also caught my eye. Hmmm…that graphic looks familiar!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT A Little Virtual Shopping14 And here’s another whimsical idea…an industrial-looking light painted with a stripe and lined with dangling keys!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT A Little Virtual Shopping20 And look at this…did you know that olive buckets come in different sizes and shapes? Me, either!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT A Little Virtual Shopping13 I love this cow painting…and those fun green pumpkins!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT A Little Virtual Shopping06 And since my HOA doesn’t allow livestock, this might be as close as I can get to the flock of sheep that I would love to have!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT A Little Virtual Shopping16 Here’s something else I have been wanting…a beautiful antique French settee! Sigh! But with four cats, a granddog and three grands, it wouldn’t be very practical. But…maybe I can keep it in my virtual French farmhouse in Provence!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT A Little Virtual Shopping08 Ooooh…for sure a chunk of my virtual money is going to be spent on this fabulous silver meat dome…another score for the virtual farmhouse!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT A Little Virtual Shopping10 A sweet Enfant de Prague has been on my list for a long time. I love the one on the right!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT A Little Virtual Shopping09 And I always find myself loving things that I already have…which saves money, virtual or otherwise…like these wonderful tureens! Well, I have two of them at least.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT A Little Virtual Shopping11 And Red Cliff ironstone always catches my eye…like this little individual tureen…a mini version of my own favorite!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT A Little Virtual Shopping15 And you know I love these fabulous old Blue Willow pieces! It makes me happy just to look at them!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT A Little Virtual Shopping19 Vintage silverplate flatware always makes my heart sing and I was happy to see some pieces that I have among this collection!

051 And I spied another favorite…a quadruple silverplate demitasse master sugar spooner very much like the one that I have, except that mine is in better shape. You can get a peek at mine here.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT A Little Virtual Shopping18 And I can’t bring you here without giving you a little wild ride at the end…a booth full of transferware…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT A Little Virtual Shopping17 …in every color that exists! Woo hoo! Is your head spinning? Mine always does! I'll take one of each!

And's time to head back to my virtual French farmhouse. ;-) I hope you enjoyed out little shopping spree! What did you buy? 
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  1. I was enjoying the trip with you until I went crazy for that transferware! Wow, what a great place to shop.

  2. What a wonderful shopping trip, you are my kind of shopper! I've never seen anything like that room full of transferware, my head is spinning! Thanks for the trip, Debbie!

  3. Oh, my goodness, I would spend almost all my virtual money in that transferware booth!, wow! I would save a little virtual cash to buy some sheep for my cousin. Hmmm, I may need to make a trip to Alpharetta sometime soon!

  4. Wheee! That was fun! And didn't cost a dime! Great post...thank you so much. :) P.S. Having the same issue with my HOA! ha ha.

  5. Oh wow, I wold love to visit this shop and since I can't thanks for the virtual visit. I love the pumpkins and sheep and I'm sure you'll have no problem making those little neutral pumpkins, they are adorable. Crazy for the transfer ware…What a fun shopping spree and i didn't spend a dime...........

  6. I go to the Queen of Hearts in Buford, but have been to the one in Alpharetta. Love shopping with them! Great place to find treasures!! Enjoyed shopping with you!


  8. Looks like a great place to shop,i would spend spend i am sure. Thanks for taking me with you, Debbie and have a great day.

  9. Loved, loved, loved the shopping trip and the neutral pumpkins!! The polka dot one was my favorite..... I would love to see a tutorial on those! And that transferware - oh my!?! I've never seen that much in one location!?!?! So looking forward to seeing more posts for the fall.
    Blessings to you!

  10. What a fun shopping trip! I love the pumpkins and all the great decor. I know you could make many of those items you saw. The Transferware booth would make me nervous!! So many plates!

  11. Debbie,
    Oh, what great finds at the virtual shopping trip, dear friend!!!
    I made a few "virtual" purchases!!! (wink!)
    Now, I'd love to visit your "Virtual French Farmhouse" someday in the near future!!!

  12. ok I was real good about spending any money okay might of pulled out the wallet when the sheep came grazing into the pic but the last two pics of all the dishes?i want two of everything.OMG the way they displayed everything i'm so broke now just beyond gorgeous.Susie

  13. Everything looks wonderful ... but I am swooning over those music sheet feathers :-D
    Happy browsing .... diane @ thoughts & shots

  14. I so enjoyed the time that you, Barb and I spent at the Queen of Hearts and think of it often! I'd love to visit it again. I'll never, ever forget the booth with all of the dishes!

  15. I love Queen of Hearts but haven't been there for about a year. I love everything you shared! I'll be sure to stop in and see what's new next time I'm in Georgia.

  16. What great things at QOH....I must say that I love that settee!!!

  17. Oh my, what a wonderful shopping trip! I love love all of the pumpkins, I'm ready for fall!

  18. Debbie, I was just there on Friday and found the fruit picking bucket there that I blogged about today.

  19. Always a treat to tag along to Queen of Hearts. I would have taken home another ironstone tureen. '-)
    Actually I found a mini Red Cliff one at Round Top last year. It came home with me!
    Thanks for the feature of my Napoleonic collection. Much appreciated!

  20. Oh Debbie one of my favorite stores when I am town! I may have to send my mother in law for a few of those adorable sheep. I do not know how I ever missed the transferrer booth the last time I was there. For the life of me I do not recall seeing it. Guess I better start saving my pennies for a visit in the fall.


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