Running fall roads in the literal sense is not a part of my workout routine. I prefer to burn calories and run up the pedometer by running fall roads in search of seasonal and holiday decor pieces to pull the fall~Thanksgiving decorating theme beautifully together.
You’d be surprised how many steps you take walking around antiques malls, curiosity shops, and the local pumpkin patch.
Getting into the spirit of Halloween and Thanksgiving decorating when the crisp fall temps and colors continue to elude Central Louisiana is challenging. Are you seeing and feeling the fall of it all in your corner of the world?
I spent the better part of last weekend scrolling through ebay and Etsy listings in search of a vintage James Keiller & Son’s Dundee Marmalade crock and other vintage items currently on my wishlist. I absolutely hate when a seller lists an item with a decent price only to make up an insane profit difference by charging a ridiculous amount for shipping. Dismayed, I gave up the online search and set my sights on visiting two new shops on the local scene.
I set the alarm for a crack of dawn a.m. ready to roll wake-up call. The weather was set to nasty; the effects of Hurricane Nate in the air. I was armed with short sleeves and an umbrella. Where is this fall season you speak of?
The first shop was booming, loaded with merchandise, and one I will return to. I did not know I was in the market for a vintage Jergens lotion bottle, but when I saw it I just had to have it. That happens a lot in my antiques and vintage shopping.
Our nephew and his wife became first time parents in August. With that in mind, I snapped this pic, added a couple of special effects in PicMonkey, and sent it to the parents of Wyatt James.
Not long into my shopping excursion at the second shop, I scored big time. Listening to good music and chatting with fellow treasure hunters, I was in the zone. I noticed a small booth full of glassware and whatnots. I think my heart skipped a beat when I spotted the vintage James Keiller & Son’s Dundee Marmalade crock. The thrill was in the find, but the deal was in the price.
It’s hard for me to resist adding to my pitcher collection. Fifteen minutes in and I had already found two fabulous pieces. That’s a good sign when you are treasure hunting.
I’m always on the lookout for small decorative bowls to use as jewelry and lipstick holders. I liked the pattern and colors of this porcelain shaker enough to add it to the shelf for use as a loose face powder shaker.
A gallery wall can never have enough small framed prints upon it.
Holiday menu planning and recipe developing means staging appetizing and appealing settings for show and tell photos.
Assorted ironstone plates, a brown and white Staffordshire vegetable bowl, and an ooh la la set of salt and pepper shakers are categorized as a must.
In anticipation of the upcoming holiday shopping season, our regional chamber of commerce is running a new promotional campaign inviting residents to shop local. After this successful treasures found running fall roads shopping excursion, that won’t be a problem.