A very new experience
OK, so I admit it. Unlike some of you gals I have not been in many thrift shops until recently and boy have I been missing out. I always wanted to go but I just never found the time. It seemed like the few places I had been to never really had anything I wanted. That was until I went to 'Silver Quill Antiques and Gifts' that is. I could have spent hours in that store. I had heard about the store from several friends years ago and I have always wanted to go there. About a month ago I took it upon myself to pack up Charli and go. Now I am on a hunt for other thrift and antique shops similar to this one in my area. I have provided a link here so you will be able to see for yourself what kinds of items they offer http://www.silverquillantiques.com/
I have to say it was a very interesting and unique experience. They had so many beautiful things to choose from. Since visiting this shop I have been to several others and have found myself some lovely things. Would you like to see what I purchased? Well, here are a few of my pretty new items or should I say old? Which ever way one looks at it I absolutely love them!Originally I went to the store looking for a bell. Oh my, they had so many bells I couldn't decide which one to get so I eventually settled on two. These bells were only three dollars a piece! Now, I know they aren't in the same league of crystal as Waterford is but who cares. I have to say I actually liked these bells better. They seemed to have a more delightful ring to them. The Waterford crystal bells in the store were only eighteen dollars a piece which I thought was also a very resonable price. In addition to the bells, I found a hand made embroidered table scarf and several doilies. The table scarf was one dollar and the smaller doilies were fifty cents each. I think they are all just beautiful! I was trilled and I will be using the larger scarf as a table runner the very next time I serve tea to guests.
I fell in love with the one bell because of the lady embossed and sketched on the outside. If anyone knows the history of this bell please let me know. I love the other bell because of it's sparkle and the ability to add different types of ribbon to the handle. I'm thinking every holiday season of adding a festive ribbon :>) Which one do you like best? I would really like to hear from you.
Well, I have to go set my tea table now because I am indeed having three very special quests over today.