Saturday, October 16, 2010

~PINK SATURDAY and ANTIQUING FUN~

WELCOME Pink Saturday Friends...You know that to find the list of fellow lovers of PINK and their blogs you just visit our friendly host Beverly and you will be swept away to pink heaven!

Friday was such a special day...a shower now and then, the best of company...my dear hubby, and a day of browsing two new to us antique stores and a special boutique of lovingly used home decor items and.....dinner out. NO DISHES! That one thing alone will make a day special for me!

Heading South out of Port Huron towards St. Claire...a nostalgic town along the St. Claire River...rainy looking clouds...my favorite!

We talked about the lovely colors and how soft they are this year. The lack of rain we believe...they make me think of a watercolor painting....

We are headed to Marine City and The Vera Grace Emporium which is my favorite of favorites to shop in this area...A gorgeous boutique in the front, all shabby and beautiful, and then a large, and I mean large, room of Antiques in the back...(my finger just automatically capitalized "Antique" lol) I did not get pictures inside as the flash ruined the look and the clouds had gathered while we were there and it was just too dark...next time I will treat you all...
Anyway, on our way through St. Claire I noticed a sign that read This 'n That and something about home decor resale items....we pulled in and parked in the back where there was an Antique Store back entrance....

This is the front entrance out in the little mall...and here are a few pictures inside....





And then out into the little mall and across to....


Up the stairs past enticing displays...to

A darling store with vintage rhinestone jewelry, lovely olden gowns, purses, hats, gloves and all sorts of wonderful treasures. All arranged like a high end boutique...
As I rounded a corner my eyes fell on these..

and I guess you can figure that they became mine. These are just exquisite, but the pictures do not do them justice. I found some darling pillow slips with vintage pink, white and green crochet with roses and they will go on my website. The evening light is so dark I could not get good pictures of them...
Our fun filled day ended with hubby getting a Blizzard from Dairy Queen...did you know they make miniature ones now???? They look about two or three inches high! I will treat myself to one another time, as needing both hands, I drove home so he could enjoy his ice cream!

Happy Pink Saturday and have a Happy Week!
Jil
PS This beautiful leaf is outside of one of my kitchen windows on one of the Spiarea (sp?) bushes...just one like a beautiful gift....I tell myself it is from my beloved Mother who passed a number of years ago...I wanted to share it with all of you, too.

16 comments:

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Sounds like fun! Love the pictures.

Happy PS,
Jacalyn

Abramyan Avenue said...

ohhhh I love your pinks! We have a store here called Craftiques and it has all kinds of goodies like this! I could spend all day in there...not to mention all my money! Lol!! Beautiful post!

Brushed By An Angel said...

Sounds like a great day out. The leaves are all beautiful, in the south we have very few trees that have leaves turning. Actually, most of our trees retain most of their leaves through the whole winter (all of two months). Happy Pink Saturday, see you next week.
Brenda

Char said...

It sounds so nice having and sharing a day with your very best friend. AND you came home with a beloved treasure too. The circle is complete. Love the fall pictures, it must be magical there right now. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a wonderful place to shop! Love your pretty pinks! Sounds like you and your hubby had a splendid day. Happy Pink Saturday, my friend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Jillian said...

The set you selected is oh so pretty! Great eye for vintage roses.

Jillian
Bella Rosa Antiques

Vicki said...

Hi, Jil, my friend,
The leaves are just gorgeous there where you live. It sounds like the perfect day to me for such wonderful shopping!! I loved all of the shops, and I can see why you fell in love with those rosy items, loved them all. Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit. I read over your beautiful tea post and am in love with that sweet, sweet tea pot. Enjoy your weekend~ love always~ Vicki

viridian said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Holly said...

oh, this was fun! I was living vicariously through your pictures. Glad to know a fellow magazine a holic. =0)
Happy Pink Saturday.
blessings,
Holly

Shirl said...

Hi Happy Pink Saturday, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment! Love your post! Looks like a fun shopping trip, my eyes went right to the jadeite!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

bj said...

I love rain and stormy clouds and dark, wet days more than ANYthing.

Glad you had such a good time with your sweetie..
xo bj

Couture de Papier said...

Thank you for tour HPS!

tina said...

happy pink sturday!

Marydon said...

G'day ~ What a fabulous day you had out in the beautiful country side, in a gorgeous mall ... & finding exquisite ROSE pretties.

Have a beautiful week ~
TTFN ~Hugs, Marydon

Donnie said...

I'm a day late but really enjoyed all your pink things. Happy Pink Saturday.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Jil. Thank you for taking us along to all of these great shops. I know I loved it.

And, thank you for sharing the leaf. I often see things that make me think of my father.