Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Two Great Publications and a New Additon to Complete a Set...

Recently, my friend Debbie was out antiquing with her daughter and they stopped in at Startin' Antiques in Fowlerville. It was kind of funny, because she sent me a text message and asked if I'd ever heard of this place, and at the time, I didn't have her number programmed into my phone so I had no idea who sent me the text! I was driving when it came in, so I had my younger son text her back and said "yes, why"? and then sent another text asking "who is this" ?

She didn't have her phone on her and didn't get my text for a while, so it took her a while to answer. While, I was waiting and trying to figure out who sent me the text, I was asking everyone I talked to if they had texted me about Startin' Antiques. Eventually Deb and I connected and had a little chuckle over it.

When Debbie and her Mandy paid for their purchase, they gave her a complimentary copy of Antique Week Travel Guide to Antique Shops and Malls.

Since she is moving in a couple of weeks to Atlanta to be closer to her daughters, sons-in-law, and granddaughter ( boy are we all going to miss her and her husband Bill!), and the book doesn't cover Georgia, she passed it on to me! Thanks Deb!

I have enjoyed looking through the book, and even noticed a place that I hadn't heard of before! When we visited Allen a couple of weeks ago, one of the shops was selling the same books, and I asked Deb if they were the same as what she gave me. The ladies there were shocked that she was given the book for free!

Debbie also introduced me to another publication...Flea Market Style. Last week I went to her house for a couple of hours to help her pack (she waited on me and made a really yummy dinner--I was supposed to be helping her!) and she said she had read an article that made her think of me. She showed me the article about a guy who collects sun purple bottles and how someone had come up with the idea of putting dowel rods painted green into the ground poking out around a hosta plant with the bottles turned upside down resting on the dowel rods. What a fun way to display and enjoy a bottle collection! After looking at the pictures, I had to run out and pick my own copy!

Except the copy that I found wasn't the same. It didn't have the bottle article, but had a lot of neat ideas and great pictures. I'll have to check back with her to find out issue hers is.

I've given Deb the assignment of checking out all the antique shops near her new home in Atlanta, and mapping out a trip for us, so that when we can take a really long road trip, we can visit her and take an antique trip together-just like old times!

I'm looking forward to Thursday this week! 10 of us from work are all going to get a pedicure together! It will be our last get together with Deb before she moves. We are going to Applebee's for dinner after our toes have been soaked, and pampered and will be joined by a couple more ladies from the office-It's going to be a fun night!

Over the weekend a fun little package arrived from Etsy. I finally found the last tiny little bowl to my Federal Glass Atomic Dot mixing bowl set!

Right now, I have the bowls stacked on top of each other on my buffet cabinet surrounded by the bright little egg cups I got a few weeks ago from It's a cute little display that makes me smile when I look at it!

Hope you're having a great day!


  1. Hello my Michigan friend! I love the Flea Market Style magazine too. I'm pretty sure the issue you have pictured is the only issue published so far. I saw it for sale recently at CVS or Walgreens.
    Take Care,

  2. I thought it was the only one too, but the one she showed me had that article about the guy who collects sun purple bottles...I'll have to check with her at work tomorrow! :)