My Antique Store Wishlist

I went back to the antique store yesterday. I had to! I took along my 6 year old, Zoe. We went to the thrift store next door first where she got two Barbies (WITH CLOTHES YAY!) for a dollar a piece. Awesome. She still ended up getting bored with my window shopping, but I had fun.

I took my camera with me again to take pics of the (my) island and anything else I might want.

This is the kitchen island I was going on about yesterday. I love the slat shelf on the bottom, the turned legs and the drawers actually roll open easily. The top of it is intriguing. I just don't know what it's made of.

Anyone out there have an idea? It's smooth and cool and looks and feels for all the world like glass, but is that normal to put on an island? Could it be a type of stone that's that translucent looking? I'm going to be crushed if I don't find a way to get that island. Seriously.

I actually gasped and stopped dead in my tracks when I saw this next table... for the items on top of it. SIGH. I HEART JADEITE!

I also love these glasses. After seeing so many wonderful tablescapes, I felt kind of bad that all we ever seem to drink out of are plastic cups (I do have 4 kids) or mismatched glasses or mugs. I would love to start collecting things to set a beautiful table for my family and have it be different now and then, mix it up some.
I really really need more storage in my kitchen.

This milk glass bowl has the same scalloped edging as a plate Mom gave me years ago. I have no idea where I'd put it, but I want it.

Then I saw this punchbowl and sighed wistfully. It's wexford, which I started collecting years ago back when my Mom said I needed to collect *something*. She tried to get me to collect teacups and saucers like she did, but I just had no room for them and I was afraid my kids would destroy them. I decided I liked the way wexford glassware looked and it came in so many useful items I could actually use in my kitchen. I have several water glasses, canisters, bowls, candle holders etc. But this punchbowl was WOW. Now I do have a punchbowl I got as a wedding gift, and it's close to wexford, but has that star pattern at the top rather than the normal wexford pattern. I still love mine because Mom gave it to me and it was used at my wedding, and I have no room or need for a second punchbowl, especially one this HUGE. But my collector genes are lamenting that I don't have it. At least I have a picture of it haha.

So that was my day of window shopping at one of my favorite stores. I think I'm going to be taking another trip on Friday with the back seat taken out of the van. I just have a hunch.


  1. Hi Patty and how very nice to meet you! What a pretty little daughter you have. I remember when mine would have loved to have had two more Barbies! I really like the island you've picked out! Wish I had room for one of those. Hope you can get it!
    Please come back for another visit sometimes.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  2. Patty, thanks for stopping by my blog. I looked at yours, (very nice) and you are new to me!

    I have an e-mail which was sent to me by my son out in California (which I stored, the e-mail, not the kid!) about interesting new countertop materials. Some of them are indeed made of recycled glass! I did not see an e-mail address on your blog, but if you will e-mail me at, I will forward it to you if you are interested.

    Good luck on acquiring that island you want!


  3. Hi Patty,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    I'd ask them to put the island on lay away. Pay it off little by little. In these times they may consider it, or give it to you for much less so they can move it out! No harm trying!!
    Good luck and let us know what happens.
    My dil has 4 little ones too, so I KNOW how busy you are! :)

  4. love love love jadite!! and that glass milk bowl is gorgeous!


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