Saturday, December 31, 2011

One Last Adventure for 2011

Yesterday we had our Christmas celebration with Kevin's side of the family. We only exchanged white elephant gifts and it was pretty funny! We kept it simple and just ordered a bunch of pizzas-boy was that nice!!! No cooking and easy clean up!

Today, we left for another adventure-this time to the east. I wanted to visit a few antique shops that I've been to a few times before. Two were in Livonia, and the other, Knightsbridge, is in Northville. I have a special fondness for Knightsbridge-it's where I bought my oak curved glass china cabinet a few years ago.

We had a fun time hanging out together and searching for treasures. The first place we stopped was The Country Peddler. It is half antique mall, half craft mall. In every other visit to this mall, I've always skipped the craft side and only visited the antique side. I missed so much! There were antique booths mixed in with the crafts and some of the craft items were pretty cool!

One booth had Corian cutting boards. Some cut into the shape of the state of Michigan, some even had the shape of the U.P. too! I'm keeping that locked in my memory for Christmas presents for next year!!

I saw a lot of Pyrex and  lot of vintage goodness but nothing was begging to come home with me...until...I spotted a sign that said 90% off!! Really?!? It was just a couple of pictures and a bunch of reference books. I only found one that needed to come home with me (it had big colorful pictures-ha!), it was a whopping 95 cents!

Our next stop was Town and Country Antiques Mall-it was just a couple of miles down the road. The last time I was there, I ran into my cousin's wife and little daughter and her parents. I think it was between the holidays when I visited the last time too!

I didn't find anything that needed to come home with us, but I did find this really cool vintage kid's bike. How cool would it have been to have this when you were little?!?!

We drove past a Salvation Army Thrift Store and made a quick detour. I found one Amish Pyrex Cinderella bowl. It was only $4.99, but it had been put through the dishwasher too many times, so I left it there.

We only had about a 6 mile drive to Knightsbridge Antique Mall in Northville, and it went pretty quickly. It was really crowded there, not like the other two which had a few shoppers, but wasn't busy at all. I always skim through the front section to the left rather quickly. It is mostly display cases that are locked, and to my way of thinking, if it has to be locked up, it is probably too expensive for me, so I just skip on by.

I found some awesome vintage decals. I only bought a couple, but I think I might go back and get some more-they're pretty awesome!

Just a little way down the aisle, my heart skipped a beat when I saw a mauve blue Harlequin pitcher! I've been looking for this color for a lonnnnng time. It was in excellent condition-no chips or cracks and was very clean. I also had a gift card from my parents in my pocket-so Merry Christmas to me from mom and dad!!

I even asked for and got the little known discount! Did you know most antique malls will give you a 10% discount on items over $20 if you ask? I never knew that until I became a booth renter, and this is the first opportunity for me to ask for it. I'm still smiling! I feel like I won the lottery or something! ;)

All in all, it was a fun day! We finished up with lunch at A & W. Now we are watching #2 of 4 Red Box movies with full bellies of all kinds of yummy appetizers. Do we know how to party or what? LOL!

Happy New Year!!!


  1. What a great way to have the second Christmas (we had pizza tonight for New Years (no dishes). Nice shopping trip, good chance to check up on other booth/seller displays etc. Happy New Year.

  2. 'Merry Christmas to you' is right! You got some great buys -- I love old decals!

  3. sounds like a good day to me. How wonderful that you found your pitcher!

  4. I love going thrifting and finding that hidden bargain...sounds like you had a wonderful time! I am envious!

    Happy New Year!

    `•.. KerrieLynn

  5. This sounds like a trip I would enjoy any time of year. I may have to visit this summer.