Monday, November 1, 2010

Thrifting Treasures

On a recent trip to see my family, my mom and I treated ourselves to a day of thrift shopping, antique browsing and non-stop talking in a town near their farm. Of course, since it was just us girls (Sweet Babe was with us) we ate yummy girl food for lunch at a charming lunch spot.

Two of my favorite finds of the day are featured in the photo above. I am delighted by the teacup from the Hotel Peabody in Memphis Tennessee which is still in operation. Of all the china patterns I have seen, this is one of my all time favorites. The weight of it is what makes it perfect. It's like those old restaurant mugs that are just the thing for a steaming mug of coffee on a cold morning. Extra cream please. In fact, I had my coffee in it this morning!

The New Encyclopedia of Modern Sewing is beautiful, full of photos and sketches from the fifties. I picked it up because it had a whole chapter about recovering furniture, something I plan to undertake quite soon. I do believe it will be right at home by my collection of Home Ec books from the fifties.

What is your favorite thrifted or antique treasure?


Amy Giulioli Royse, DVM said...

I love eating girl food out while shopping!! It seems I never, ever get to do it though. I don't know if I have a favorite thrift store find although I must say I really like old windows and doors.

Elece Hollis said...

A beautiful photograph, Audra. I love the light on it. You are talented.

Josh and Liz said...

What a fun day! I love thrift shopping too. My favorite is an old white ladder I found at Daisies & Olives. It's in my living room. :) BTW, I want the recipe for the yummy looking pancakes you just posted! Love you!