Thursday, May 31, 2012


This month for my Thrift-Tiquing challenge, I took a visit to two of my favorite (so far) antique stores. The Antique Mall in Lawrenceville and Kudzu. I love both of these shops, because they are HUGE, have a great variety of antiques, and I could spent half a day in each, easy.

I've noticed that I lean heavily towards purchasing kitchen goods. I sometimes forget to stop and look at what's hanging, the little jewelry treasures, and dig a little deeper into the goodness. Usually when I go antiquing, I'm thinking about the things I like collecting: kitchen goods, records, mid-century decor. It's extremely helpful for picking out those items while I'm shopping and so much STUFF is passing through my brain. Sensory overload! However, I tend to miss out on some great pieces. I think before I go in next time, I'll step back and think about adding 1-2 new things on my mental list to look for.

My friend Kate spotted this adorable carry crate in Kudzu. I immediately fell in love with the industrial touches and she suggested using it for dressings or condiments. So cute. I could even use them as vases...or for honey and ice cream sauces?? 

I found this little treasure at the Antique Mall in Lawrenceville. I decided to take a little stroll by myself one day and spent a little extra time in the jewelry section. This beauty caught my eye and I had to try it on. I love the opalescent stones and antique gold tones in the metal. Beautiful. 

This tin tray was a quick find as soon as I walked into Kudzu last week. It was hiding in a corner and it took a matter of 2 minutes of being in Kudzu for it to find permanent residence at my side for the rest of the trip. I've realized I don't have much in the way of serving ware, so this beautiful floral tin tray is perfect! 

Do you have a strategy to antiquing?? What are the items you're constantly on the hunt for?? 


  1. Wow, you found a lot of good stuff this last trip!

  2. That ring is gorgeous! And I love those bottles- I would use them for a sundae bar:
    Put Sprinkles
    Chocolate Syrup
    Caramel Syrup
    and Fruit
    in them and let everyone help themselves.


    with love from Mademoiselle Meese

    1. GREAT great idea. I think I'm loving it even more and more. :)

  3. Beautiful finds! That ring is SO pretty! My favorite part of antique stores would have to be the jewelry...but yeah, it can be a bit of sensory overload, for sure!

    And I love the sundae bar idea in the previous comment! You should do it, for sure.

  4. everything you found is absolutely gorgeous. I usually stick to home decor and shoes and clothes when I go thrifting but I definitely feel like taking a closer look at the jewelery counters now after seeing this beautiful ring!

  5. That ring is absolutely perfect, I love it<3

  6. I wish there were shops like this where I live. the carry crate is adorable and bexond. would be my purchase as well :)

  7. These are adorable! I love the first little case. I always look for vintage aprons and dresses!

    Amanda Rose