Monday, April 7, 2008

At The Marketplace

I promised to show you more from the wonderful day my dear mother and I had together last Friday. And I promised to give you a closer look at some of the wonderful things we saw at Monticello Antique Marketplace. As soon as we walked through the door we knew this would be an adventure we would remember. We were sure we couldn't possibly see it all - and I'm sure we didn't, but we came close.

There were tea sets. . .
Pretty dishes. . .Cups and saucers. . . White linens and beautiful china. . .
Lavender toile plates. . . Color-coordinated displays. . .

Lovely hand-embroidered linens. . .

Treasures of all kinds under glass. . . Shelves filled with wonderful things. . . Sweet yellow shoes for little feet. . .
Old linens that formed a heart. . .Vintage clothing and ribbons and trims and lace. . .A finely crafted collar. . .And a lace cape. . . Shelves filled with thread and laces and trims. . . And beautiful ribbons that had been formed into flower pins. I must confess that I went back again today. An early morning chaplain meeting took me within blocks of this enchanted place. On my way home, as the lunch hour approached, I turned and found my way back once again. Time for lunch. A quiet lunch. Alone this time. And a bit of time to browse and see it once again. I felt as if I were visiting a dear friend. Things had changed. Vendors had come and gone this morning, leaving behind them more wonderful things to see and dream of. Again today I knew I would return often. At least once a month on my way home from my early-morning meeting nearby. Perhaps to shop. Or stop for lunch. Or enjoy the vintage photos tastefully arranged on the walls of the ladies' room!


  1. Oh Adrienne! It is all just breathtaking! I wish I could join you on one of your explorations of this shop:>) Thank you for sharing it with us in photos. I have gleaned all kinds of decorating and creative ideas just looking at it!

  2. What a great place to shop, love the beautiful porcelain dishes!
    Sandra Evertson

  3. Oh, my what a beautiful place! My mother used to love little tea sets. There are so many pretty things to see. I also would be going back if I were nearby.

  4. I'm so glad you had the opportunity to go back to that wonderful place. I love to take a "30 minute vacation" and browse through the aisles of an antique store. There is something relaxing about the sights and scents and the feel of all that history. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures. I've allowed myself a 5 minute break from work as I've browsed the aisles with you!


  5. Vintage clothing and baby shoes, two of my favorites. Well, *most* of what you posted is my favorite. hehe.

    I can just hear Mr. Bennet from the A&E Pride and Prejudice exclaim, "No lace, Mrs. Bennet, no lace!"


  6. Wow! An amazing place is here,
    thanks Cielo!

    God bless you and yours, Adrienne!

  7. Oh, I'd love to be able to go in a shop like this with plenty of MOOLA....
    Thanks for sharing these beautiful things with us.....
    hugs, bj

  8. Adrienne

    Drop me off here and pick me up in a month!!

  9. What a pleasant spot you've discovered. Very pleasant if your return visit is an indication. Lots of wonderful ideas here and I think that I have my project for the afternoon all lined up.

  10. I'm trying to catch up on some of my fav blogs!

    Oh, this was fun "shopping" with you. I think I would have bought those little yellow shoes!


  11. I really need to get over there, it has been years! So many amazing things to see.

    Thanks for sharing it, Adrienne!


  12. Hi Adrienne
    What a wonderful place you've found! There are so amny beautiful things. I love the china, tea sets, heart, linens. Well let's face it I loved everything! That is going to be a fun place to return to again and again. I wonder what you'll find when you go there next time?

  13. Stopped by your blog a couple times and wanted to leave a comment on how much there is to enjoy. I just started blogging in he last couple weeks and what a very pleasant experience. Will return to share your lovely photos and thoughts....


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