Glad to be home! We certainly had a wonderful time seeing a part of the country that we have wanted to visit for a long time. But we seem to have also added onto our "places to visit" list as well. I always hope to find great shops wherever I travel, but our recent road trip to the south didn't have that focus. Despite that, we did find just a few places to check out along the way. After Oklahoma I never did find a market that had much of what I was looking for. And coming back home through Texas we did not shop at all. But I did manage to end up with a few fun things along the way.
One of my favorites is this little display shelf/rack made from an antique chair seat. It has that chippy perfection that I adore. The old bent metal knobs give it even more character! I have it hung on an old door for now. (I found the little glass birdcage waterer and the adorable little baby shirt on the trip too.)
This old hamper with the hinged lid was a happy find. I'm a little bit crazy for chippy painted wicker.
I found little in the way of vintage linens. I find I must agree with some of you that have told me that you think that Albuquerque is a good market for linen. I found three of these beautiful lacy doilies together for a steal, though.
The soft design of Roseville pottery is all so appealing, but I have never made the move to buy any until now. These colors made me melt!
Shutters fly out of the shop as fast as I put them in, and I was lucky to find several in different sizes. I also never pass up an old white vintage frame with pretty details. The chippy peg rack with blue glass knobs made me giddy!
A pretty rose print already in the perfect white frame. . .
The softest pink crochet on this pair of vintage pillowcases. Barely used.
A nice long crocheted runner. Gorgeous. Not a bargain.
Another nice big white basket.
A very long and beautiful net lace runner. Steal.
A lovely antique pulled thread tablecloth at a reasonable price. Irresistible.
A hefty old ironstone serving dish. Bargain.
A sweet brown transferware soup bowl. There were two. One didn't survive the trip. (sad face)
I love white pottery, and this squarish design with the flowers made me pay more than I usually would. But it was a fairish price.
Three little ironstone soap dishes found together at a bargain price! (happy face) The monogrammed dresser cloth is my souvenir from the Whistle Stop Cafe trip. In all, not really what you call a haul, but far from coming home empty handed. (Ask me if I had fun!)
Thank you so much for cheering me on while I was away! So nice to have you follow along with me and giving me such good feedback. I am looking forward to getting back to business and catching up with all of you.