Chota

Chota

Monday, 6 September 2010

{antiquing in allegany county}

One of my favourite things to do is to go browsing antique shops. Lucky for me, I've recently moved to an area where there is an abundance of antique shops...and even luckier for me, they're cheap!  Not so lucky for me, I'm only on a one year contract, so I need to refrain from purchasing everything in sight, especially the lovely furniture that are truly 'one-of-a-kind' pieces.

As I'm used to either non-existent & thus highly-expensive antique shops on the West Coast, or else, lovely yet, usually not the cheapest antiques in the UK, I feel like I'm in Heaven here.
I think the pictures say it all...
First trip was Corning:

{cute shops along Corning's main street}
{I absolutely love this blue colour of this flower shop}

{architectural details on Corning's buildings}

{we stopped for lunch here--a great assortment of beers with outside seating near a lovely fountain}

{a very cute diner that I am very eager to try out--it was closed}
{Twin Tiers Antiques is a great shop: I purchased my first apron here (see below)}
 {Miss Clark would be proud of the signage}

Next stop was Angelica--already frequented it last week but couldn't get enough:
{I got some great gifts here, including a wedding present for a wedding I'm going to this next weekend (I can't disclose what I got, or else it wouldn't be a surprise for the fabulous bride & groom, Fraser & Lissa)}

{This building looks like something out of a stage-set from an old western-I particularly love the colour}
{very cool old converted garage is now a shop with plenty of great finds}

{I especially love these cool old coca cola crates}
 
{I love these old chairs--you could put together a really cool old dining set with a bunch of mix-matches}


Angelica also has a few places to eat--I really like the Bakery's facade, and the little sweet shoppe is something a child would dream of.




{I dream of a pantry like this}

& finally my beloved purchases:
{possibly the cutest bag for the cutest little bird brooch}
{the *perfect* tea table cloth--and doesn't that birdie brooch look absolutely divine with it?}
{I might just start a collection of the cutest aprons ever}

3 comments:

  1. Can't wait to snoop around for myself! Love the wooden coke crates & the aprons are perfection.

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  2. I know! Miss Clark is very eager to procure some of that coke memorabilia.

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  3. Ms.Clark, I love your blog! I have a blog too. It's called ctstyle.I need to read up on these typewriters...I'm in the market for one.

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