Monday, October 12, 2009

Birthday MONTH: Day 12

Happy Monday to you all! I hope you have a wonderful week :)

I JUST decided to play along with everyone in Junkin' Monday! (Thanks to Lori @ My Faerie Window ;)

If you'd like to see more weekend goodies, click on this link to visit every one!!!

Despite the weather, I had a chance to slip away on Saturday to the Antique School Mall in Washington, LA. It's such a beautiful place in a small historic town about 30 minutes from where I live.

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The original schoolhouse is now an Antique Mall. Each classroom is a vendor's booth. It's soooo pretty.  The original building is two stories and it still has the original wooden floors and transom windows on top of each interior door. Each classroom has a coat closet the length of the room...remember those? As an added bonus, the gym is located in the back of the building and filled with more vendors and a cafe too! If you are ever in the area, this place is a "must see".

Two weekends a year, (Spring & Fall) they host the Antique Fair, and other (non permanent) vendors come from all over to sell their wares. Such beautiful wares! I really enjoyed all of the little vignettes...

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It was raining all day and very wet and muddy. Obviously that didn't stop the shoppers as I had to wait in line to pay every time I bought something!

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I had a short term love affair with the sofa above. Or you can call it a love/hate relationship. Didn't I just mention that it had been raining all day and everything was very wet? um hum, I sure did mention that but I must have a mega-short term memory. Don't you think that I went over and sat on that darn thing? My shorts and underwear became a sponge and soaked in every ounce of rain that fell in the last 24 hours.  If ever I was going to have a stroke, it was at that moment! I had to walk around for the next 4+ hours feeling like I was getting a diaper rash, not to mention people were staring at me. I hated that sofa. Every time I'd pass by it, I'd roll my eyes.  Just looking at the photo, it still makes me mad. It's not the sofa's fault though, I should have went and slapped the vendor who didn't cover it. I mean really, look to the right of it...there was plenty of plastic! How dare he let it sit in the rain. I wonder if he'll enlighten the new buyer of this little wet detail. eeeewwww.

After that silly incident, I could have wiped out this  whole basket, one bottle at a time ;)

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Okay, let's move on to more happier thoughts & prettier things ;)

Do you know what this is on top of the chair?

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I thought it was a fancy shmancy gumbo pot. Wrong! It is actually an original electric washing machine (for delicates only) and it still works! It's made of aluminum and enameled porcelain. Cute! I loved the porcelain topped table and chippy chairs!

Here's just a few more things that caught my eye as I strolled through the vendors outside...

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Look below at these old vintage hair pins! And those vintage knitting needles!

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I just love old sewing notions...Can't you tell???

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I picked up a few things,  I'll show you in a little while.

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Oh, and I love old baby/children's shoes. I don't have any though but I love to photograph them.

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This was my favorite find of the day...a baby bath tub.

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I didn't buy it. Did I need it? No. Did I want it? YES. What would I do with it? I would use it outside (or even inside) for entertaining. I'd fill it up with ice and put cold beer/cold drinks in it. Do I regret not getting it? OH HELL YES! Not buying it was my second stupid mistake of the day!

But I did manage to pick up these that put a smile on my face...

An old velvet and silk millinery hat~

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An old book~

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And some old button cards~

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I don't have much knowledge on buttons and what they are worth. I just pick them up if I love the card they are attached to. However, I have become very fond of shell and mother of pearl buttons. My favorites are the old glass ones too. 

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So there is my loot for the day. It's simple but pretty none the less.

Thank you for coming along to the Antique School Mall and celebrating another day of my Birthday MONTH with me!!!

Tomorrow, we are opening another gift! yay! (two actually!)

21 comments:

Julie said...

Giggle, I hate to admit that I laughed at your wet bottom story....it sounds so like something I would do - getting caught up in the moment and plopping down on the wet sofa.

I once spilled a drink in my lap on an airplane and had to walk through the airport looking like I had peed my pants and it was a cold walk out to the car in Winter let me tell you...giggle.

Wish I could have gone to the school with you....rain or not...

Sandi said...

First of all, I can not believe that sofa was left out in the rain. How Rude. Next, I agree the baby tub was a mistake. You should have picked it up and ran.

Your purchases are great. I love buttons too. The hat is a hit. I know the book is a keeper. Great shopping. Can't wait for the weekend so I can shop too.

Sandi

T's Daily Treasures said...

You make everything you photograph look beautiful. I don't think I ever visited Washington when I lived in LA. The buttons are fantastic! Isn't it so wonderful to find beauty and joy in the simple things. All the best to you, wet bottom and all! :)Tammy

Lori said...

Jodie, i hope your rash has cleared up...i hear "gold bond" works pretty well...LOL...your story cracked me up...i can't believe either that the couch was not covered...that seems kind of weird to me...i love that baby tub...i wouldn't know what to do with it though...and those lil' shoes are so sweet...what a lovely LOVELY hat you found, it looks like it is really loaded up with pretty flowers, that was a great find...i really like your button cards too, the ones with the foil backing are my favorite type...

toooooo funny that you thought my find was a pair of undies...*scream*...

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

We can totally tell that you read Lori's blog, you girls like the same stuff! That hat is just toooooo cute!!!!!, and the buttons...and the girl's shoes!!!
Too bad you didn't buy the tub...those are not easy to find...sorry for remind you...:)
That place looks like an awesome place, what a great idea to recycle a beautiful building. We would love to visit it so thank you so much for the opportunity to at least "cyber visit"!!!
Visit us again, we enjoyed having you!
M & C

Wizard of Was said...

Jodie,
I laughed so hard about the sofa...didn't see that coming at all...but I did wonder why any one would put it outside...bet you could get it for a song! ha ha..Love those sweet baby shoes!
My Best
Gale

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I think that old schoolhouse is the most fabulous place for an antique mall...how cool!!!!

And if I could reach you, I'd gve you a swift kick for passing up that baby bath! ;o0

Lynnae said...

I loved the old schoolhouse. Everyone's blogs make me want to go down to Louisiana. I'm shocked that sofa was out in the rain. It looks so neat. I hope the vendor wasn't charging too much now that it's soaked.

Happy Birthday month!!!!

zandra said...

Looks like a fantastic day! I don't know how you passed up those adorable shoes! Love all the buttons. I almost peed my pants from that story! Hugz, Z

Rita said...

Hi Jodie,
your visit to the Antique mall must have been a real treat.
Love that baby bath tub - too bad you didn't buy it - it tha can be of some consolation to you most of the times I go to flea markets I come home with some regret for not buying some very USELESS beatiful item. And so whas it on Saturday!
But my favorite is the gorgeous silk and velvet millinery hat. really a must-have.
I went junking too on Saturday and brought home some very fine treasures from the flea market which will hopefully THEM post tomorrow (if I manage to take good pics when back from the office.) As i told you before, I regret not buying a second collector's tea cup + saucer (did I need it? NO, HAVE TOO MANY OF THEM AND NO MORE SPACE TO DISPLAY THEM PROPERLY. did i like it? YES, ACTUALLY ADORED IT. WOULD HAVE MATCHED WELL WITH THE ONE I BOUGHT. MAYBE BETTER BUY ANOTHER CUP RATHER THAN THAT SILVERPLATED TRAY.... you see, we all have regrets
Love that sofa, too. Quite bad of them leaving it our in the rain. What a shame!
Blessings
rita

Sares said...

You are a hoot! I would have been seriously pi**ed off too! You should have kicked the couch,lol! What fun things you had to look at though and you came home with some beautiful treasure, even if you didn't bring home the bathtub!

Jane said...

I so enjoy reading your blog....sitting on that sofa would have been something that I would have done!! You found some wonderful pieces and it looked like it was a great day of shopping.....rain or shine!!!!
Jane

June said...

Do you want me to rub it in about the little bath tub, or just keep my mouth shut? OK, as you like it.
Hugs,
June

Gypsy Mermaid said...

I LOVE those MERMAID buttons! OMG lucky you! To bad I didnt go. I thought you werent going to go. Guess the rain didnt stop them from having it! Love the pics and next time dont sit on the furniture! haha silly!

hugs

toodles-
sarah

GWENDOLYN said...

Sorry you had to walk around wet all day, what a bummer. The washing machine intriques me.
BLessings!
Gwen

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

Jodie I really enjoy shopping with you at the Mall. I'm peeing my pants here laughing at you and the sofa. How much was the baby tub? That was amazing, in my kitchen under the window, for ice and drinks. Then a place to bath my grandbabies.

Love the buttons, I collect old buttons too.

Have a good evening.

cindy@stitches

Karen said...

Just catching up today. I love what you are doing - taking us somewhere each day. Very fun.
OK, I have to know! How much did you pay for that hat? EMAIL! ME!!!! It is too stinkin' cute!

Uh, yup - you blew it on the baby bath. Should've snatched that one up! Whoops! Sorry . . .

The Victorian Parlor said...

You absolutely have me laughing! You are so funny sitting on that wet sofa (I probably would have done the same thing:). Glad that the rest of your day was fun and that you brought home some pretty treasures!

Birthday Blessings,

Kim

Rose Brier Studio said...

I love all the treasures Jodie -- the ones you bought and those you didn't. You and I have very similar tastes in vintage. Thanks for sharing, and Happy Birthday Month.
~Marilee

Becca said...

Beautiful buttons Jodie! And the hat!!!! nice :)

Anonymous said...

If I had been with you,
You would have bought that baby bathtub!!!
But, I wasn't... so its okay.
What great stuff....
I miss going there with you at the Antique School Mall...
Mama always loved to go there with us, remember?!
Hugs and Smiles and Happy Memories!
Love and Miss You,
Karen