Monday, February 6, 2012

Birthday Brocante In The Wine Country

It's that time of year again. The birthday weekend!
BFF Maureen and I share the same birthday. Same day, same year!
So along with our husbands, we spent a wonderful weekend in the wine country antiquing and treasure hunting.
Here are a few treasures that caught our eye, and maybe yours too....

I thought this sweet little majolica cauliflower teapot was adorable.

This unique, ornate mantel clock definitely caught my eye.

We noticed a lot of vintage picnic baskets. I was all about this tartan plaid one.
Mr. A said his mother had one just like this when he was little!

Dress forms are quite popular right now. I like this one because it would be perfect for holding a collection of necklaces on a dresser.

There was so much hotel silver, that I was tempted...

But it's copper that is intriguing me instead of silver.
I am thinking of starting a collection of vintage copper cookware.

We found at least three different dealers specializing in old copper.

Maureen is thinking of starting a collection of vintage barware.

I fell in love with this simple, white teapot!

There is plenty of white ironstone out there. Pitchers and platters, and everything else in between.


Would love this S & P on the new range!

Even better, I could imagine this enamelware vegetable bin in the glass front refrigerator of my dreams!

It was a fabulous weekend for hanging out in Healdsburg, just shopping, antiquing and spending winter-time in Asti by the fire.
We found some wonderful treasures, solved a few world problems and started planning our 60th birthday!
We decided that 58 is the new 58!
We are embracing it and look forward to many more weekends like this one!

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Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What fun and happy birthday!

savvycityfarmer said...

hope you got my facebook message!

...these pictures ... well I think my head is going to explode!!

what did you bring home?
what a beautiful weekend!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Looks like a super fun trip. Happy Birthday!!!! Hugs, Marty

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

How fun to have a close friend to share your birthday with. Sounded like my kind of birthday celebration. I am sure you got some fab treasures.

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Fun day, the kind I just love!
I have the picnic basket you found and just love the texture of it and vintage charm!
Happy Birthday girl!

Marlis said...

Belated Happy Happy Birthday.. A wonderful way to commemorate 58.. I hit that special mark last November.. Loved the treasures you shared with us.. So did you start your copper collection? xo marlis

xinex said...

Looks like a fabulous weekend. Happy birthday, Delores!...Christine

Terri~terrileeauthor said...

Happy Birthday Delores. Sounds like a great way to spend your birthday. Did you end up with any of the items you showed us? Waiting patiently for the new kitchen reveal. Good luck.

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday! I'd love it if my husband would spend a weekend shopping the antique stores with me, birthday weekend or no. LOL Looks like a fun time with lots of delicious offerings. Eager to see what went home with you. My "chef" has acquired copper for the kitchen since he was a single guy. So on second thought, I could easily get him interested in some of thee stores. LOL
Thanks for sharing the photos. ~ Sarah

Debra@CommonGround said...

What a great Birthday! I'm lovin' those lamps made with old statuary! This looks like a wonderful place to spend the day! Love your attitude about your age, I'm right there with you two! Have a great week, xo

Sandy said...

Happy Birthday my friend! Love the 58 is the new 58... I've got the new 65....YIKES did I just say that? That antique mall is one of my all time can wander for hours in there,it's a must do when we go wine-ing! Always find something that I can't leave without. Hope you found some treasures to bring home, along with the memories of a wonderful birthday weekend with your BFF. Have a fantastic week. ttyl.... xoso Sandy

Unknown said...

Happy Belated...such a fun way to spend a weekend! These pics are making me dizzy...what awesome finds! Thanks for the tag along! Luv

Marsha said...

Well Happy Happy 58th! (My 59th is in two months.) Now you just left me hanging here. All those wonderful things are just a tease. What did you end up buying???

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a fun time! Happy Birthday Delores!!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY....MY KIND OF CELEBRATION. I love old copper, too and spending time with friends...funny, I just posted about that too.

Nothing But Blue Skies... said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to you! How fun is your day!? I love the Majolica teapot too, and the silver, enamel pots, and apothecary jars! So very fun! Enjoy every minute of your special day!


Joyce said...

Happy Birthday to you and a BIG HELLO to Maureen for me. I remember what an amazing job you and her did to stage my Burlingame home.

The enchanted home said...

What a perfect weekend..and happy birthday.
That silver and those copper pots would have so done me in!

Victoria said...

Happy birthday, Delores. I cannot remember my 58th, so enjoy it. Are you saying your husband and your BFF's gave up the Super Bowl for your birthday? Now that is a real present. Loved all the goodies, especially the Hotel silver. As a friend of mine would say, I need more of that like a hinge on my neck. All the best.
XOXO Victoria

French Kissed said...

Happy Birthday to you! I think a copper collection will look brilliant with your new stove...still can't wait to see it.


Anne Boykin said...

Happy Birthday! What's your favorite antique store in the wine country? Just curious because my family is there and I visit several times a year so I could visit it too. Love a great antique store, even if just to window shop. A copper collection would be grand, by the way.

Lori E said...

Many happy birthday wishes, though belated, Delores.
The day sounds like it was wonderful and thanks for letting us tag along.

Mélanie A. said...

It sounds like a perfect week end . Love the last pieces

Julio Muao said...

Birthday wishes to you Delores! Great post. I have never antiqued shopped in the wine country but am looking forward to it this spring and summer. We spotted quite a few shops and even a flea market along the Gravenstein Hwy in Sebastopol during our back and forth commuting from Sacramento to Russian River. I cannot wait to pick your brain(and hopefully join one of your shopping excursions)on the best shops in the area. xoxo

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