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Monday, August 9, 2010

Time for a little inspiration...


We took a field trip this past Saturday!
You know I LOVE junkin' but this was a little more like 'tiquin',
that's what Noah called it when he was little :)
We drove to Madison, Georgia to check out their antique stores ~
Here are a few glimpses of things that caught my eye....








See the sweet little ballet slippers? Yep, mine now :)
And I SO drooled over the tiny wash stand!













Do you think I could use these babies in some artwork?




This girl was about 80 dollars, had a bad eye but I still thought she was wonderful ~





I am SO in love with these colors:







This old leather chair was INCREDIBLE!







The old homes were so beautiful. I barely got a photo of this one going 45 miles an hour!!



And what did I end up with besides the precious ballet shoes?
THIS GORGEOUS BABY ENSEMBLE!!!!!
My hubby bought it for me....thank you so much sweetie ~
So what will I do with it?
Simply gaze at it's wonderfulness.....




I'm helping out at the soap shop again this week,
things are really hopping now!!!!


Wishing you a wonderful Monday precious friends ~
hugs and love,
Dawn

34 comments:

Wendy said...

I love the ballet slippers and everything else. wonderful.

Feathers and Flight said...

Oh My Goodness! Is it a Christening Gown? It is absolutely Beautiful! You have been to so many Fun Places ! Thank you for Sharing!
~Jill~

Sally L. Smith said...

It was fun 'tiquin' with you today, Dawn. Thanks for sharing. Oh, yeah, that baby ensemble caught my eye, too. What a wonderful gift. Have a good one, girl.

sissie said...

Hi Dawn,
I've been missing you and decided it was high time I got over here to say hello. I'm so glad I did because I am in awe of all these wonderful photos of things that I would love to be mine.
I love those ballet shoes and that baby dress is 2die4!
Oh how I wish I could walk through that beautiful store, it would take me forever.

hugs
Sissie

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Having a hard time posting today. Your baby clothes are so sweet..and yes, if we only simply wish to look at them... and APPRECIATE them...that is reason enough to have them.

Found some DELICIOUS beaded trim the other day..and I WILL HAVE IT HERE IH MY HOME soon..I just need to figure out where to put it..and how much of it to buy. JUST TO ENJOY !!!!

So many wonderful things to look at on your recent trip..I would have a really hard time deciding on what to take home or not.
Was the leather chair comfortable..sure looked like it would be.

Rose

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Tons and tons of great things to see! It must have been quite a day! The christening gown is so darling...love all the little details! So sweet of your hubby!~Hugs, Patti

Theresa said...

Oh how I love shopping in Madison! There are some really good shops there! Some of my favorite items in my house came from the one on the back street off the square. Can't think of the name, but you were there:)

Have a blessed day and thanks for sharing these beauties. Makes me wanna go shopping:)

Miss Sandy said...

Thank you for the inspiring field trip. Of all the things in the photos the little carved hands on the tray would have been my choice items. I also got a great idea of how to use a basket I have that is just like one in the photo, thank you for that. Happy soap making!

Joy Lett said...

I love the multi-drawer tower and the cubby holes. Looks like you had great fun with hubby. Have a creative week.

madrekarin said...

I love Madison. It's one of my favorite places. :) Your Sunday sounds much better than mine- I spent 3 hours in the emergency room at Henry. Bleah.

Vee said...

Thank you for sharing your "'tiqin' "(what a cute word) with us. Your shops are quite a bit more sophisticated than the ones I frequent.

Your hubby knows you well...who else would get a baby ensemble as a gift? Makes me grin.

marie said...

We don't have many great antique shops/centers near us, so thanks so much for taking me to visit yours! It was a wonderful seeing all the beautiful things. Your purchases were sweet and I saw several things that would have been going home with me! What fun!!

Diane said...

I think I'm goin' with you next time, Dawn! Should I bring the pickup truck? ;-)
Eye candy!
Hugs! Diane

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

That baby set is adorable, the shoes to die 4. Can't wait to see what you do with the ballet slippers. All the shops were filled to the brim with great treasures. I saw tons of things I loved. Glad you had such a good time.
Hugs, Pat

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Dawn ~
I was wondering if you got that sweet
little baby outfit when I was looking
at the pictures and then read
that you did ~ it is just beautiful !
I love to go to little shops
like that when I am in need of some inspiration ~

xoxo
Lori

At Home in English Valley said...

Dear Dawn, I love to see new places and shops I may never get to see in person. Thanks for taking us along. I knew that baby outfit would go home with you! Have a great week. Love, Penny

Shelley said...

Hi Dawn,thank you so much for sharing your "tiquin"(sweet) trip with us....that precious baby ensemble was my favorite too....have a very blessed week...

Carol Bass @ A Bird in Hand said...

So lovely!! I loved so many things, but that awning.....love it so!!! Thanks for taking us along for the ride.

Erica said...

What beautiful treasures!!! The next time I am lucky enough to be in GA, I'm getting a list of the best places to shop from you! It would have been hard to leave anything in the store!

Leanne said...

did you hear me groaning all the way over on the West Coast? Those library card cabinets? Wowsers.... And I'm with Erica, I'll be getting in touch with you before my next Georgia trip!

The Charm House said...

Dawn! The next time you are that close to me... CALL!!! I will take you to our wonderful little stores in Monroe and Social Circle! There is a little turquoise metal pot holder that looks JUST like the one I had for sale at Vintage Village. Could it have moved from Snellville to Madison?? LOL
Love your purchases!
Yvette

Dorthe said...

Dearest Dawn,
it must be wild being able to wander throug such a place ,filled with beauties, and wonderfull old things. How great for you two, to take such a trip. There is just so many goodies here, --but I think you left with the most gorgeus of it all,--the baby ensemple-oh my goodness,it is fantastic,dear--big congratulations with that, I guess it is a chance in a million to find such a pretty thing.

Makes me happy for all you ,that the soap adventure, is running, so wonderfull,sweetie.
I wish you a wonderfull week, there with your family.
Many hugs, and love. Dorthe

Debra@Common Ground said...

Great photos Dawn, and yes, tons of inspiration. When I saw that baby ensemble I knew you couldn't leave without it!!! Just precious!. Glad you were able to snap that gorgeous home. Hope you're having a wonderful week!
xo,
Debra

Createology said...

It is almost painful to see all of these treasures and not be able to really enjoy them up close or have them. Love your baby ensemble and what a sweet thing for your hubby to do for you. Thank you for sharing...

Thespa said...

I adore the baby set! As well as the small wash stand, that would be very hard to pass up! Thanks for sharing all the wonderful things today!

MosaicMagpie said...

That baby outfit caught my eye as well! Speaking of eye, that $80 doll had an eye out for someone! Such lovely things you saw thanks for sharing with us.
Debbie

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Hey Sweetie,
Wow, what a post! Talk about eye candy, damn. Too many beautiful things to even mention. Okay, I'll try. 1. The beautiful collar box & glove box. I so would have found a credit card with a little room for those. 2. That dress on the boodie doll is amazing. I'll ditch that crazy looking doll tho. 3. those chairs, you know which ones I'm talking about. I'd have to slip Kevin a mickey & sneak them in while he's passed out on the couch. Oh next time bring me! Dennis did good, he knows how to keep his woman happy! Lisa

Mary Ellen said...

Oh such pretty pretty things!! I do wish my little booth looked a bit more like these lovely photos!

vintagesue said...

yummy. thanks for sharing all those glorious photos!!!!!! i love the doll with the bad eye...even with her bad eye...she is still wonderful.
now i want to shop!!!! lol
sue

Bella Jean Boutique said...

Wow, what a lot of nice photos. I love the little flowered chair near the top of the list. It looks like it would go well in our shop.

Judy said...

Such wonderful eye candy!!!!!!!
Many Blessings~Judy

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Dawn,
thanks for taking us along - such beautiful eye
candy! Have a wonderful day my friend.
Hugs,
Marie

Marcia Antle said...

OMG, I guess I'd better get over to Madison, those are some wonderful things. Do you have any idea how much that multiple drawer in-the-round antique chest was? I probably don't even want to know, but would that not be perfect for a craft room???? WOW. QueenMarcy
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maid marian said...

Hi Dawn! I'm headed to Madison in the next day or two. Can you give me the name of the shops you visited? Thanks so much!

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