Wednesday, March 2, 2011

My $7.50 Antique Store Find

You know what I love about flea markets and antique stores?  The anticipation that regardless of what you see when you first walk in or how junky or fancy the place might look, you never know when you're going to find a hidden treasure.  Last weekend I visited Paducah, KY with a friend and am pretty sure I wore my shopping companions (and dog! :)) out by slowly walking through every single antique/junk store in downtown Paducah.  I was looking for a milk glass cake stand, but ended up walking away with just one purchase that day...this adorable set of salt & pepper shakers.  I love them for many reasons - first, because they're green (I'm a green fanatic :)), second because they're big & chunky, and most of all because they have the words embossed in the glass...the most important selling point (other than the 50% off $15 price tag :)).  I wouldn't say it's my all time favorite antique store find (that was an amazing hand-stitched quilt in pristine condition), but they certainly make me smile!

What are some of your favorite flea market/antique store finds?


  1. Nice buy it is really a treasure,this might be simple to others but the value to you is priceless.I'm also excited whenever I enter an antique store like last Saturday i bought a great table in antique kansas city with the permission of my wife, i think it is a great buy for its quality and design.

  2. of course the milk glass cake stand. I got from a local antique store for $45 .it's a silvercrest milk glass fenton