We went on another Friday outing last week and enjoyed a fun day of looking at vintage items. The adventure began in Granville, Ohio where we had hoped to find lots of industrial and other goodies at a barn sale. Unfortunately, the sale was not what it was last year. I came away with only a few finds that I’ll show in a later post. The goodies had already been well picked over by 8:45, when we arrived. And the sale was to have opened at 8:30…. Something tells me that some early, early birds and the HGTV representative shopping in the barn found their way around really, really early! There were numerous piles of “sold” furniture and goodies outside the entrance to the barn when we arrived. Oh well….
As we continued to roam through the barn making sure that we hadn’t missed anything, the husband and I met up with Debby, my fun blogging friend from Newark. We shopped for a while longer before being led along the back roads of the area, only to arrive at a small mom and pop restaurant where we had a yummy and inexpensive breakfast. Then it was off to shop at the White Cottage, a small yet wonderful shop in downtown Newark, Ohio. I was in heaven with all of the shop’s holiday pretties and goodness!!! Debby, why haven’t you led me there before?!
This was the entrance window into the shop. Now that I see this photo I’m asking myself why I didn’t think to ask how much that teacart was. Well, to be honest, I didn’t even anything in the window until we were leaving. And since the husband was anxious to be on our way back to Dayton, I didn’t go back inside the store. Next time, he may just have to wait for me! Like he doesn’t already….
It was a sea of white in here! I had forgotten to put the memory disc into my new camera so I had to borrow the husband’s Blackberry. Because of the lighting, I should have used a flash for some of these shots- but I do not know how to fool with his phone. I am technology impaired when it comes to those things… I use the simplest of phones to call people and I don’t text often. Too much trouble on a keyboard that isn’t QWARTY. So, despite the fuzzy pictures, I hope you enjoy seeing this shop.
Look at all of these pretty white things! The owner of the shop is Cyndi Neal and she is assisted by merchandiser, Janet Clayton. It was a wonderland of white and bling, let me tell you. Prices are very reasonable and affordable and I could have bought waaaay more than I did if I had been on my own and under no deadline to get back home. That SUV would have been full!
The table in the picture above was topped with silver, faux mercury glass, and cloches. Love those pedestals and the white feather trees.
Check out the paper underneath it all- I bet someone could recreate the same look with some large stamps of Frenchy scroll….
I bought some of these faux mercury glass ornaments. Don’t these look yummy in the old rusty urn filled with trim?
There were cloches for sale throughout the store and they were NOT expensive. I believe that the highest price I saw for their largest one was well under $40. This pearly encircled bottle brush tree just shone under glass!
I sure wish I had some old shiny costume jewelry to decorate a plain Styrofoam cone. This one is simply delicious! And look at those white ornies on the silver tray on the right. Wow!
Yup, that is yours truly reflected in the mirror. Had to put on my specs to see the husband’s phone. It sure is heck to have to use reading glasses- what has happened to my body? Going somewhere in a hand basket real darn fast, that’s what!
Oh my word, how amazing these white pinecone candles smelled! I had the scent on my hands the entire drive home. Luscious….
Wouldn’t these skates look pretty in a winter vignette?
And this wicker sleigh could be the basis of a wonderful display, as well.
A simple arrangement of old trims on a silver pedestal makes such a nice statement. I think I need to hit some thrift stores to see if I can find some.
Have any old keys laying around that you can tie to a string of jute? They would make a great little banner to hang on a cupboard, such as this!
Hope you enjoyed my little tour from Newark and the White Cottage! I am so glad that Debby took me to this little shop. I would go back in a heartbeat, but a two hour trip just isn’t in the works any time soon. Sure wish southwest Ohio had places like this for me to shop. I might have to venture down Cincinnati way looking for some. Wonder if my Cincy blogging friend, Pam, knows of any? Guess I need to shoot her an e-mail- it would be a lot closer, since I’m only 30 minutes from the most northern suburb of Cincinnati. I’m off to get some “real” work done. It’s supposed to rain tomorrow and the yard needs to have the leaves blown into the street again… And then there are all those leaves in the stream that need to be cleaned out… And the tent from our weekend party that needs to be put into the garage….
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