Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Antiques, China, Linens and More...


A visit to an antique haven stuffed to the rafters with thousands of items equals pure enjoyment for bargain-hunters.

On a recent excursion with a dear friend, she introduced me to a shop called "Great Finds" in a small New England town called Sheffield.

Its contents lived up to its name.

It's a great place where one could camp out for a couple of days and still not see all there is to see.

China, crystal, linens, books, jewelry and paintings are a mere smattering of what can be found there.

My friend bought this charming plate:


Items I left behind (but would go back for ) include a petite deep amethyst pitcher and  a red and white embroidered table cover from Europe. (I'm not sure what country it's from but I think it could be Poland or the Ukraine.)

A light turquoise Mason jar filled with sparkling baubles from a chandelier came home with me. 

I'll be working on a $10 chandy found at Restore for ten bucks but that's another post all together.

Oh yeah. Summertime and the treasure-seeking is easy and fun!

DO YOU LIKE TO BROWSE AROUND IN ANTIQUE STORES?

16 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

Okay I have three aqua mason jars and I want more!!! Hint hint (just kidding). Love, sandie

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

I want to go!!

diane.stetson said...

Not on my own but wouldn't mind going with a friend sometime. Looks like you guys found some great things.

Eva Ason said...

I love antique things and would love to browse around in a shop like this one.

Nellie said...

Oh my, yes! One of my favorite things to do is browse around in antique stores! If I ever make it to New England again, I will have to put this place on my list!

Susan said...

Right now, I'm packing and told myself, "Resist, resist, buying anything new 'cause you have to pack it," LOL! Your finds are treasures that I'm sure you'll enjoy for years, XOXO

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

I have had to quit going into Antique shops since I would ALWAYS walk out with something. I'm getting too much form my Mom's these days!!

Bookie said...

I think I could get lost in here, Susan!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Susan I love browsing antique stores. I would love to d o so with you! Can you imagine how much fun we could have and invite Sandie also! Yay! :)

Linda

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

That is definitely a place I could get lost in. Fun! Best wishes, Tammy

Martha's Favorites said...

Susan: Thank looks like such a fun place. Would love to visit with you. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I really like these types of stores. I always see cool stuff at good prices. I would like to know that shop,. Keep in touch

marianne said...

The store looks great; I love to go "antiquing" and will have to visit this store soon. Sounds like you and your friend found some awesome things.

Red Rose Alley said...

I love antique stores, and this plate is so unique and beautiful. Whenever I visit the antique shops, I always come home with something special.

Have a great week, Susan.

Love,
~Sheri

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Dee said...

Antiquing is my favorite thing to do next to back road wandering....this store is amazing....I wish it was close to me.

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