Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Antiquing in Old Towne

I've shared a little photo tour of the historic area of my town before. While I still don't reveal the name of my city online, it is fun to share snapshots from time to time! When you have the time, and no children in tow, it's fun to take a morning to meander down the brick sidewalks and wander in and out of boutiques and antique shops. And that's just what I did last week!
Antiquing in Old Towne, from Serenity Now blog

I grabbed a decaf salted caramel mocha and met my mentor friend from church in a lot by the riverside on Friday morning. We headed up the hill to explore as shopkeepers were opening doors and sweeping front stoops. The area caters to tourists quite a bit, and many of the antique shops like to overprice items for unknowing buyers...but it's still fun to look. We spotted more than a few bargains, although I didn't take as many iPhone shots as I would have liked. 


This Halloween themed window was the first to catch our eye. The bold orange tree covered with adorable little signs looked like something that could be recreated pretty easily at home.
Antiquing in Old Towne, from Serenity Now blog


I loved the hutch in this display...utensil art piece at the top looks like a fun DIY:
Antiquing in Old Towne, from Serenity Now blog


I thought that this antique wood ironing board would make a neat sofa table!
Antiquing in Old Towne, from Serenity Now blog


An old travel trunk in great condition:
Antiquing in Old Towne, from Serenity Now blog


Grouping old wood rolling pins would make a great display in a kitchen:
Antiquing in Old Towne, from Serenity Now blog


What a cute little child-size play hutch. Needs some TLC for sure.
Antiquing in Old Towne, from Serenity Now blog

These classic Coke crates were shockingly affordable. I saw some at last year's Home and Garden show marked at fifty dollars or more. Most of these were twenty. I am tempted.
Antiquing in Old Towne, from Serenity Now blog


My find of the day was this little painted German Shepherd dog for baby boy's room. We saw four or five old German Shepherd figurines in various shops, and figured they must have been popular during Rin Tin Tin's days. 
Antiquing in Old Towne, from Serenity Now blog


Did you enjoy antiquing with me today? I hope to make it back soon and will get more photos next time. 

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3 comments:

  1. What a fun morning! I love window shopping and seeing your New England adventures is super fun.

    Also can't wait to see that baby boy's room come together. The quilt is coming along swimmingly. :)

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  2. I love Old Towne Alexandria. My son lives in Alexandria and when I visit it's a must to go visit! Your pictures are wonderful and I envious as heck over your vintage German Shepard! I collect vintage dogs. He was a great find!

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