Saturday, February 18, 2012

Antiquing in the Country

It has been a tough couple of weeks. Mr. Bill was sick one weekend and I got sick the next. Two different sicknesses. After two weekends sort of stuck in the house, I was ready to hit the road out to the lake. We were guests at the most wonderful and relaxing spot on Lake Bob Sandlin in East Texas.
Here is a shot of the lake last summer. It was very low due to our drought.

The towns around the lake have charming town squares with darling antique shops.
This time we went to Sulphur Springs, Texas. 
 Town Square Antiques is a wonderful place.

Here are my finds.

I found this cute shelf for $5.OO.
I can't wait to revamp it sort of like this:

I also found two oil paintings

The cottage was $15.00 and the rose was $10.00. I thought both of them were great deals.

This super cute watering can was $9.50. I plan on using this to water my plants in my garden room.

An old drawer and some other cute items. 

I love the shabby French heart
Heart Pillow from Town Square Antiques

I will probably use this escutcheon plate and the little insulator for my shelf somehow. I think that I have an old door knob in the garage somewhere. I may marry the two together. 

I love these Reader's Digest Books. Of course I love the purple color on this one. I love decorating with these and this one was only 50 cents. Maybe I should try reading them!

Thank you to our wonderful host and hostess. 
 We enjoyed a delicious pulled pork sandwich for dinner, a movie and a fabulous view of the lake. It was great to get away, relax, laugh and shop. 
 I am in the midst of painting my garden room. Some of my new finds will end up in there. 

This is what it looked like.
I can't wait to finish! It will be lightened and brightened. 

Sprinkled with fun finds,


  1. Love all your treasures...I too have suffered from "the dreaded crud"...too many weather changes here in AL! I hope to get out next weekend too...torrential down pour with flash floods and tornadoes hopping around the state this weekend...I am a follower and enjoy your blog. Come visit me sometimes over at my blog palace. Tiffany

  2. Hi! Love your finds! Don't you just love all the possibilies those little random items bring to a home? Have fun with them and thanks for sharing! Visiting from home sweet nest - found you through My 1929 Charmer.

  3. Great finds! I, too, collect those old Reader's Digest books. They look amazing in groups! Your post gave me the itch to go antiquing.... :) (Visiting from My 1929 Charmer!) ~Heather

  4. Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your sweet comments. I hope that you can get out and go antiquing soon.:)

  5. You really found some great finds. I love the cottage picture and shelve so very pretty. Thanks for sharing your creative inspirations over at Sunday's Best. Following you back, - hope you do the same.