Sometimes the best parts of a trip are the ones you didn't plan in advance. While driving through Alabama we happened across a quirky roadside antique mall. With an hour to kill we decided to check it out. I'm so glad we did! This place was an absolute treasure trove. I kept thinking how my friend Katie over at The Neo-Traditionalist could stock her shop for months with all the goodies to be found there!
So here's what I was able to cram into my suitcase:
I fell in love with these little elephant candlesticks. When I turned them over and saw they were Mottahedeh I think my jaw hit the floor.
Another favorite find is this brass cherry blossom branch candelabra. Very fitting since the Cherry Blossom Festival is well underway here in DC.
I loved all the colors in this framed stamp collection. The bud vase just had to come home with me too--those little pink flowers just stole my heart!
My most economical find was this tiny club dish which I paid $1 for. No, I do not play cards, I just thought it was sweet. Currently it is holding some of my rings.
Giraffes are one of my favorite animals so I couldn't pass up this print. He's now hanging in my bathroom. I am clearly lusting after spring because I just couldn't get enough florals! This gravy boat, stamped Royal Cotswald, reminded me of the floral patterns J.Crew is showing this season.
Here's what I left behind for the next lucky travelers:
I told you I'm obsessed!
This Hollywood Regency style mirror was $45.00!! I already have one which UPS completely shattered in the mail (and now won't pay for the insurance) but that's a completely different story...
Not quite sure what these little piggies are for but they were hand carved and kind of cute.
Hope you enjoyed checking out my souvenirs. Have you found any treasures on your travels lately?