This past weekend the hubs, A, and I (and Segunda in my belly) drove up to visit my grandparents along with my mother.
Other than the simple pleasure of seeing them, catching up, and making Aiden perform any and all tricks that he was willing to, we also took a couple of hours on Sunday morning to go antique-ing! This has become a tradition with my grandmother and one I treasure because:
A- antique shopping is awesome, you really never know what you’re going to find and, more importantly, B- anything from my grandmother or gotten with her adds a dimension of meaning to the item. Plus, I value my grandmother’s taste (hence, we are currently discussing the possibility of doing a house tour of her house! It won’t be for awhile though so hang in there).
There are a couple of places that we have gone to in the area in the past, but this one has been the frontrunner for the past couple of years and I cannot remember ever leaving empty-handed, a testament to
my lack of self-control around pretty things the store.
Ferndale Antiques, formerly a general store and Post Office, is owned by Richard Delia and Ron Greco.
Unfortunately, I didn’t have my real camera on me and was so easily distracted by all the pretty things that it was hard for me to stay still long enough to get any great shots of the inventory, but here are some things that caught my eye:
I saw this print (there’s another on the other side) and thought maybe that was the answer to the space on either side of our living room windows, but I loved the thought more than the actual prints.
I saw the cabinet and thought it would be wonderful on top of a dresser- someplace to hold all the jewelry, but in sight. I got distracted by the shiny dress hanging next to it. I guess I’m sort of moth-like in that way.
I got this hat! I’m a little worried about looking like a flight attendant/sailor/bellhop, but I love it and it’s so nice and light for these ridonkulously hot days of summer.
My generous grandmother got me this bracelet that I luuuuurve and cannot wait to wear!!!
This chair was on the porch and caught my eye as soon as we walked up. It was $10 and the perfect next DIY project. I also got instructions on what to do with an old wooden chair that has paint chipping off that might have lead in it. I am so excited to do this and will update when it’s done.
It started pouring while we were shopping, but it let up and we went back to my grandparents to a BBQ!!! For those of you that don’t know me, BBQ is my favorite, specifically steak. Oh, steak….. The story goes I ate an entire one when I was five and knowing me, I believe it. Thank you B&Z for the BBQ!
Have you ever been antique-ing? What did you find? And do you love BBQ as much as I do, because if you do I’m pretty sure we will be life-long friends. Unless you steal my steak.