Sunday, March 8, 2009

Saturday Afternoon Antiquing

As I mentioned in my Saturday post I stopped at a favorite antique store on Hwy 17 in Charleston. Here is a sampling of the lovely things that could be found:) Roumillat's has a wide variety of antiques with friendly people to help you with your purchases (it is such a help when they empty your hands of found treasures so that you can once again fill them:) Remember-it's very imortant to support your local antique stores!

This china cabinet was filled with tea cups and saucers. I hope you can see clearly as my drool might still be on the glass door:)
For those who love blue and white china this booth was filled to the brim!

Any baby would feel like royalty in this amazing antique Victorian wicker cradle.

This booth displayed beautiful jewelry made from broken vintage china. Of course, I was drawn to the pieces with equestrian scenes. If you love china jewelry be sure to visit Joy at Cupid's Charm blogspot (listed on my favorites list below). She makes some of the most beautiful china jewelry I have ever seen!
This booth was filled with needlepoint furniture and pillows, another passion of mine. This little foot stool really caught my eye but alas I passed it up:)
This needlepoint chair was just gorgeous!
A delicate antique table with lovely needlepoint under glass. (As you can see it took me a while to remove myself from this booth. I just kept saying-step away from the needlepoint...)
A very handsome bookcase filled with antique books.

Thanks for brousing with me. I always enjoy antiquing but it's so much more fun when friends come along (unless of course those friends like the same things that I do and I have to sneak about to find the best stuff first-lol).

Go Green! Buy Antiques!


The Sweetbrier Cottage said...

How delightful! This just makes me want to go antiquing! What beautiful finds and amazing self control:)

kari and kijsa said...

Beautiful! Great finds- love those chairs and that end quote!
kari & kijsa

June said...

Oh, I love that cradle. Years ago when I myself was having babies I'm afraid I would have bought that no matter the cost. Sounds like you had a great Saturday.

crochet lady said...

I haven't been shopping for antiques in quite awhile. Sounds like a fun day and thanks for sharing the pictures of some of your favorite things. Shopping is always better with friend!

The china and jewelry would be a big draw for me. Thanks for mentioning Cupid's Charm blog, I'll check it out.

Stephenie said...

What a great place. There are so many pretty things. Love the table with the needle point...That wicker cradle was just amazing...

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hi Sweetie! Thanks for taking me along on your antique adventure (and also for the mention about my broken china jewelry!) I did a little antique shopping myself this past weekend and will be showing some pretties on my blog later in the week. Be sure to come visit! xo ~ Joy

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

I'm with you all the way ~ Go green buy antiques! Looks like many, many wonderful treasures there. I always love being taken along for a shopping trip - merci!

TattingChic said...

Oh, those Victorian wicker goodies are just scrumptious! Thanks for taking me "shopping" with you!

Draffin Bears said...

What a lovely day you must have had ~
lucky lucky!
I love all the beautiful antiques but
the wicker cradle is my favourite.

Thanks for taking us on your Saturday afternoon antiquing trip.


The Pink Bird House said...

I am in LOVE with that victorian wicker baby cradle. I have never seen anything as exquisite as that before! I still have my children's brass cradle sitting in my bedroom. I love it so much, I could not bear to pack it away, even after they had long outgrown it. It was then filled with bears for a while, but now just sits empty in the room, and many times just fills up with what ever my newest project is. It is a cherished item of mine!!

Jodie LeJeune said...

Awesome shopping! I love love love the broken china jewelry! And that little cradle is to die for...can you imagine the hours it took to make that? You don't see beauties like that everyday!
And as always, thanks for taking me along!!!!!
everything vintage

The Rustic Victorian said...

Ok, now I'm ready to go antiquing,what a nice shop.