Thursday, September 27, 2007

Travlin' Along Singin' a Song

Well, as I said last week, I am out of town on a big buying trip so I am bringing you this weeks blog from the road. We started out driving through Birmingham, AL., then up to Tupelo, MS., and on to Memphis for our first stop. We found a few goodies in Memphis, however I knew I had to save some money for my favorite haunts in Arkansas.
I am featuring some of my favorite shops below, although we have more then 30 or so to go, I wanted to get this weeks blog out and promise to add more photos as we go along.

Greatest Little Antique Store in Arkansas

I have been to hundreds of Antique stores in the past few years, however this is one of my all time favorites and I just know if you were to visit, it would become yours too!
The young lady who owns it is Jenifer, I met her back in May when I was here last and thought she was such a nice person. She told me she had been a school teacher but gave that up to become an antique store owner, and boy am I glad she did.
You can tell she has great taste and talent because even her dealers reflect what her store is all about. It is wonderfully laid out with a great mix of primitive, shabby style, home decor, men stuff and a rather large selection of the vintage camp look.
Some of the pieces in the following photos are now in the back of my trailer, but I will keep that a secret for now.

Blue Suede Shoes Antique Mall

This great antique store is in Bryant Arkansas, they have a large selection, something for everyone. These particular pictures are from several booths belonging to the same lady. She was setting up and we were buying faster then she could get the things out. We picked up several pieces of furniture from her as well as smalls. If you are ever this way, you should stop here.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

~ It won't be long now ~

I felt a little difference in the air the last few days, can it be getting cooler? This picture is just enchanting with all of the colors of fall. Even if we don't see such vivid colors here, there are plenty of places to visit that are just as beautiful and most of them are less then a six hour trip.

I will be leaving this coming Monday for a big buying trip to Arkansas with my good friend Sharon. Our route will take us from Atlanta through Alabama, into Mississippi and then onto Memphis Tennessee for our first night. I have a lot of favorite places to stop in Memphis and I promise I will keep you posted along the way giving sneak peeks of what I have found.

Onto Little Rock Arkansas,
we will visit numerous places I have been before where the gettin' is good and even make a trip up to Branson Missouri later in the week.
This will probably be my last big buying trip of the year so I will just have to shop til I drop.

However, in the mean time, I hope you enjoy what you find on our blog this week, the ladies have been busy bringing in new goodies so stop by when you get a chance, we love the company.


A real childhood favorite!

As rumor goes, Raggedy Ann got her name by combining two childhood favorites, Little Orphan Annie and The Raggedy Man. As a child, a girl named Marcella asked her father to draw a face on her little rag doll, he did so and gave the doll the name Raggedy Ann.
Johnny Gruelle’s family then brought the little doll, all stitched by hand to life in 1915. Raggedy Andy did not debut until 1918 when the first book came out about the pair.

Here is a wonderful collection of Raggedy Ann dolls, all with a matching Andy. These dolls are perfect for decorating a child's nursery, vintage style.

Adorable pair of children's doll wardrobes with original decals

Beautiful Vintage Stitchery

September 20, 2007

September 20, 2007

September 20, 2007