Saturday, January 21, 2012

And more stuff!

No, really, I must get a handle on my things.  But, just not right now.

When it's cold in Alabama, there aren't many yard sales.  And where I live, the estate sales within a 100 mile radius are few and far between in good weather.  So I go to antique stores.
Yep, new this week.

I found all of these things in the same booth in a favorite store in Hartselle, Alabama.
Bella Vintage.


An ongoing theme "I already have one (or seven)"
Yes, another camera, another clock, another scale, another frog, another ironstone piece.


But, I don't already have French carbonated lemonade bottles.


and the tag on this said it is a pharmacist's scale.  I only have kitchen scales.  The patent date here is 1898.

Thinking of Hartselle gives me an idea for a future post - there is a great restaurant called Cahoots and while the food is great, it could probably stand on it's own as a museum of vintage things.  Literally everywhere you look is vintage eye candy.  Here is a teaser photo from a couple of years ago.

Attention please Ladies: This is the Ladies' Room


14 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love all your finds. I too keep asking myself if I need 'another one' of something...I say Yes to myself a lot!! Love that restaurant if that is the bathroom! Cool Place! hugs, Linda

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Hi Amy,
Brenda, Cozy Little House, sent me your way! I have been reading your posts from the last couple of weeks. I love antiques as well, but, mercy! I don't have near the collection that you do. I am so envious.
I have the same passion as you do about the importance of photographs and preserving them. I do alot of scrapbooking and try to scan the pre-digital ones on to CDs. I have an external hard drive in case the computer crashes. I have a safety box that I store my CDs in. Yes, you're right...a major fire or tornado and all those precious memories could be lost. I feel sad when I see all those old photos in the antique store and wonder who these people are.
You take such beautiful photos! What type of camera do you use?
I'm rambling on, I know, but I get excited when I find a kindred spirit. :)

Alabama Amy said...

Thanks, Velma. I enjoy your blog also. I so admire people who sew. I can do it, but it is so tedious. I don't have it in me. My camera is a Canon 7D. I am self taught and it took years and years and years. Read the manual, read the manual, read the manual . . . you get the picture. I was determined to "get it".

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Amy, it is truly a pleasure to meet you! I hopped over from Brenda's and I am enjoying your beautiful blog! I spend all my spare time in antique stores. Are there any other kind?! Not for me! Twyla

Paulette said...

If the bathroom looks like that I can't wait to see the restaurant area. The camera brought back memories of relatives taking tons of photos at family parties. Wonder what happened to all of those photos? The bottles are very interesting, what will you do with them?♥

Alabama Amy said...

Thank you, Twyla. Love that name.

Alabama Amy said...

Paulette, I'll move the bottles around in the house -- just looking at them. Nice to meet you.

Alabama Amy said...

Thank you, Linda.

Vintage Gal said...

Hello Amy, very nice to meet you. I just came over from Cozy Little House and welcome wagon Friday. Welcome!! I am going to follow along. Your vintage vignettes are just lovely ;-)

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Hello, I just went to "follow along" and realized I already do :) Wow, guess I need to get out and visit more often!!! Have a good night, Laurel

Sandie said...

Amy, those bottles are so cool! The last time I was in Hartselle I ate in Cahoots all by myself and did not mind of course! And Lawrenceburg again, I am jealous! I haven't got to go in a while. I have been wanting to go to Bell Buckle also. Do you ever go to the Nashville Flea Market? It is this weekend!

Alabama Amy said...

Thanks for visiting and for the nice comment!

Alabama Amy said...

Thanks, Laurel. So many blogs, so little time.

Alabama Amy said...

Sandie, I eat by myself too, and it's fine. Sometimes you just need to go by yourself. The first time I was in Cahoots, my friend and I walked around with cameras all over. I've never been to Bell Buckle, nor the Nashville Flea Market. This weekend! I might just have to drive up there!