I’ll take you to the Antique Shop

In the past few months, I’ve been seeing antique and vintage jewelry, fabric, photos, crafts, furniture, and clothing on various blogs.. and LOVING it!  Basically anything that is old is now the new.  Anything that you thought was going to go out of fashion is back in.  And anything that looks old can probably be redone.  The moral of this post is… don’t throw anything out, ever!  😉

One of my new bloggy friends, Rachel from Rachie’s Place, recently told me about the Antique Mall in Parkville, MO as a great place to find some old treasures, so my friend Nancy and I decided to go check it out.  There was furniture, jewelry, tea sets, clothing, sewing patterns, old Coca-Cola machines, toys, books, decorations galore, we were seriously like kids in a candy shop!  I actually thought things might be kind of expensive, but they weren’t too bad.  Here are some of the things we bought for a grand total of less than $20!!

the collection of antique goodies

one yard of beautiful light blue lace like patterned fabric

fun yellow necklaces

white/ gold pearl and 2 earring clip on set (I don’t think piercing was as popular in the past because most the earrings we found were clip ons)

black/white/gold pearl necklace and silhouette pin set

Oh and not to mention, they get new things in every week.  I’m thinking my next purchases will be a tea set, vintage suitcase, picnic basket, and buttons!  Now I just have to come up with a reason why I NEED those things so I can explain it to my husband… 😉

Have you gone antique shopping or thrifting lately? If so, what have you bought?


  1. May 2, 2010 / 8:53 pm

    Great finds!! 🙂 I especially love the fabric and the cameo is beautiful! I bought a cute little vintage tin cup on Etsy recently, but I haven’t been brick and mortar thrift shopping in a while.

  2. May 2, 2010 / 9:07 pm

    I love that shop! I got a vintage silk scarf there a few months ago. Also found a framed Currier & Ives print on that same trip. I repainted the ugly frame and now it’s good as new, and hanging in our bedroom! 🙂

    Timeless Treasures in Claycomo is also great; though I believe they’re closed for renovation/water line repair right now. It’s more flea market-ish, which makes it awesome for hidden awesome finds 🙂

  3. May 3, 2010 / 4:40 am

    Great finds! I love the yellow necklaces! We go to estate sales pretty much every Saturday. It might be an addiction. I have a big, clunky vintage yellow necklace that I wear all the time. I love yellow, but can’t carry it off since I am so fair. The necklace totally works for me.

  4. May 3, 2010 / 7:51 am

    Girlfriend, you hit the jack pot! Can’t believe the deal! Ok, now I’m itching to hit an antique mall near work. It’s been a while.

  5. May 3, 2010 / 9:30 am

    I will fight you for that fabric. Seriously. Why is nothing ever that good where I go?

  6. May 3, 2010 / 9:53 am

    Divine finds!!

    Happy Monday 🙂

  7. May 3, 2010 / 9:58 am

    That sounds like such fun! I really need to find a little antique mall or flea market around here, although I’m worried I’d never leave! Love those necklaces. I’m not sure if you also have this problem, but I know I need some cute vintage suitcases to hide some of the clutter that I always accumulate (photos, notes, random things I can’t seem to get rid off but don’t want to look at). I find that husbands are much more amenable to purchases when they are for “organizing” instead of decorating. =)

  8. May 3, 2010 / 11:30 am

    antiquing on friday. can’t wait. its been too long. i’m on the hunt for vintage brooches and frames/mirrors.

  9. May 3, 2010 / 12:03 pm

    Hi Sandy! Thanks for visiting my blog! I’m not sure how to follow your blog to get updates… is there a follow button I’m not seeing?

    <3 Sophia

  10. May 3, 2010 / 12:13 pm

    wow sandy! you totally scored on those beautiful finds!! i love the bright yellow beads. ok, i’m am going thrifting at our local antique shops this weekend! hope i get as lucky as you!

  11. May 3, 2010 / 12:27 pm

    hi sandy!

    it is so nice to meet you, at least through the blogosphere. you have such a lovely blog. thank you so much for your recent comment in mine, so happy you found me and maybe hopefully you’ll follow me as i am now following you.

    you are so right about vintage wear. my mom was always a fan of it and always had a good eye for finding great pieces at many thrift stores. i’m in fact of something retro right now for an upcoming event, so i’ll be hitting thrift stores and flea markets soon.

    have a lovely day Sandy. hope to hear from you again.


  12. May 3, 2010 / 1:18 pm

    I think that’s the great thing about thrifting! There’s always such treasures just waiting to be found. I looove the dollies and the colours paired with the cream and the gold. Lovely colours and such great finds!

  13. Nancy Shen
    May 3, 2010 / 2:16 pm

    Let’s go again soon!

  14. May 3, 2010 / 2:39 pm

    great finds. I bought a blue vintage suitcase a little while back and I love it (http://littlewickies.blogspot.com/2009/11/blue.html) I use it as my weekend bag when we go up to the Bay Area to visit family. You should TOTALLY get one.

    My husband has given up trying to understand or stop my flea market/antique store shopping habits.

  15. May 3, 2010 / 2:59 pm

    Love the cameo, sounds like a fun outing!

  16. May 3, 2010 / 3:10 pm

    Sounds like such a fun outing…and what great finds!! Love the yellow necklace – so fun and perfect for spring. I love when I can find those hidden treasures at antique malls…but sometimes you have to search and search :)!

  17. May 3, 2010 / 4:34 pm

    I went to a vintage shop last weekend and scored a fabulous juice pitcher. I’m so jealous of your baubles!

  18. May 3, 2010 / 8:34 pm

    Hi Sandy! No I haven’t been vintage or thrift shopping lately – I don’t think I actually own anything that I bought 2nd hand now that I think of it. But I know quite a number of people that do find some very unique and cool things that way.
    I like the cameo pin you got as well as the lace fabric. I love lace!

  19. ting2
    May 3, 2010 / 9:04 pm

    😀 super cute! is that the doily sophie’s mom made?! 😀

    • May 3, 2010 / 9:15 pm

      @Ting – Yup, you nailed it Ting!!! That’s the one that Sophie’s mom made and gave to us during her wedding!! 🙂

  20. Sophie
    May 3, 2010 / 9:29 pm

    o haha! it’s my mom’s handiwork!!! i’m glad you got to include the dolly in your blog 🙂 if only i had her skills .. sadness.

  21. May 3, 2010 / 9:29 pm

    Ohh I would love to go thrifting (with someone who is good at it). And find some wonderful treasures.
    I love your beautiful finds and I think you should go for a vintage suitcase. Although I also love the thought of a tea set, picnic basket and buttons, Eeee! I think they would all be lovely.

  22. May 4, 2010 / 1:11 am

    These are such fabulous antique items… I love vintage accessories. They are real statement pieces. xoxo

  23. May 4, 2010 / 3:49 am

    there’s this antique mall that me and my mom like going to sometimes! i love browsing through the stuff, but i wish they had more clothes/fabrics. i do find laces, trims, and buttons sometimes though! i still have to check out the vintage/thrift stores around here too. 😀

    also, i have an award for you again because your blog makes me happy.


  24. Ellinelle
    May 4, 2010 / 4:00 am

    ..hello Sandy ; )))
    oh dear , I totally understand your passsion ; ) I love vintage things as well , I don’t know they just have some kind of ‘sparkle’ , right? you can’t go past some of the things , it’s like they calling you to have them : )
    I love the things you bought , love the necklaces and material ..you know , for me fabric shops are the biggest passion – once I am in there is no chance to getting me out ; ) honestly , it’s like paradise for me : )

    ..and I love the same Donna Karan shoes – one of my favorite ..
    thanks for sweet comments and I am so glad I can comment as well : )))

  25. May 4, 2010 / 5:16 am

    Love love your blog! Thanks for stopping by mine 🙂
    Wish you a beautiful week,

  26. May 4, 2010 / 8:55 am

    Beautiful necklaces-vintage and romantic. I definitely like them.


  27. May 4, 2010 / 9:45 am

    Fun! beautiful pieces sandy!
    I go thrifting/antiquing often. I re-purpose a lot of the jewelry I find for my shop:)

  28. May 4, 2010 / 5:08 pm

    Vintage suitcase… ah, I would love to find one that’s in good condition! Usually the vintage-inspired suitcases are even more expensive than modern ones when you buy them brand new. How ironic! I like the cameo. Very pretty!

  29. tintin
    May 4, 2010 / 7:54 pm

    omg i am sooo in love with vintage/antique stuff!! actually ryan & i want to incorporate the theme into our wedding as centerpieces or something…now we know who to go to for help with ideas 😉

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