Thursday, October 24, 2013

Hagerstown Antiquing Trip

Man, I'm not ready for winter...the change in weather is giving me bad headaches...I'd rather just stay in bed all week!

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!

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