Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Our Weekend Travels

One of the many places we checked out over the past weekend was the Galesburg Antique Mall, it was amazing! I loved the HUGE old vintage building it was housed in, there were 3 floors jam-packed with a fantastic assortment of vintage goodies! Below are a few pix I took while we were visiting - this is the outside of the building:

One of the things my hubby really enjoyed was a darling little restaurant called Rooster's,that was located within the antique mall (which made it easier for me to take my time shopping while he took a break to sip a big mug o' java :) The restaurant was sweetly decorated with an array of vintage collectibles, and had a nice selection on the menu.


I would have loved to bring home these little fellas for my salt & pepper collection, I don't have them - they are the cutest pair of anthropomorphic toothpaste tubes - but....they were priced at $125! So unfortunately, they could not come home with me....sniff...sniff - aren't they sweet?

Another of my faves was a showcase displaying a collection of vintage paper mache rabbits!

This showcase had a great assortment of vintage advertising tins, but most of them were pretty pricey - but I enjoyed looking at them anyway. Sorry some of the pix are crummy, I took them through the showcase doors.

More tins in the same showcase - my favorite is the Baker's Coconut tin.



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4 comments:

Flea Market Queen said...

I love those shakers...so, so cute!
Thanks for sharing, looks like a lovely antique mall!

Amy said...

Lovely old building, we have alot of those here in the city, they have always been used as offices but they are very cute and original. btw I am drooling over those vintage product boxes...

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

That is a beautiful building!! And a restaurant inside to boot... does life get any better!
So did you come home empty handed?

Meow (aka Connie) said...

I loooove browsing through Antique Fairs ... it's amazing what can be found.
The shakers are sooo cute, shame they were so pricey.
Thanks for the email, by the way ... huge apologies for not replying yet ... I will, though ... soon.
Take care, hugs, Meow