Anyway, enough complaining. As I mentioned in the Toronto post I didn't really find any great treasures on my vacation - or at least treasures that I could afford. So, I decided to head to Hagerstown on my last day off.
It was pouring out the entire day but I had so much fun - people were so friendly and helpful and the antique stores I went to were packed with good stuff.
I visited Beaver Creek Antique Market and Antique Crossroads - they're actually almost next-door neighbors!
Here are my finds:
You see that trophy?? Amazing right? This is the treasure that I almost flew over to because I thought someone might snatch it from me (even though there were a grand total of 5 customers in the store at the time). I love that it's a horse trophy and the year is the same year my house was built...not to mention that it's pretty large and a fraction of the cost of tiny trophies I found on my trip to Toronto.
The cute little silver butter dish was also a great find and 75% off - I couldn't resist. I'm using it to hold some of my make-up on my vanity table.
The photos don't do this amazing jewelry justice. The opal-y mother of pearl-ish bangle is such a cool find - and only $5! I love the brooch - definitely one of the stars of my collection. I just had to have that sapphire rhinestone bracelet along with the purple aurora bracelet. Love!
Don't worry - I'm not showing you the same photos of my dining room table re-do - these are new, I promise! I loved the fresh hydrangea arrangement so much I recreated it with faux hydrangeas from HobbyLobby. I love how it turned out - you need quite a few to make the arrangement look full and real - but I can keep this year round until my hydrangeas are blooming again.
I decided to put some of my antique silverware (spreaders mainly - I just love them) out on display on my kitchen counter in one of my mini-silver trophies. So cute, right?
Yes...that's all that's on my chalkboard shopping list...booze...don't judge ;)
PS - I re-shot some of my Etsy one-of-a-kind genuine gemstone necklaces and I think they look amazing (in my humble opinion) - check them out - Etsy shop link on the right sidebar :)
Happy Treasure Hunting!