Sunday, November 25, 2012

A little shopping around Raleigh NC!

I had a little....ok, A LOT of fun this Thanksgiving weekend shopping in Raleigh NC.   Instead of fighting the regular retail crowds, I decided to take some me time and check out a few of the vintage and antique shops in Raleigh.  I ended up finding some really fun things and I will for sure come back to revisit these shops!

The first place I stopped to check out was "The Vintage Village". Which consisted of a cluster of quaint little stores. All of the vendors we so sweet!

It's feeling a lot like Christmas!

I purchased a few items from SuzAnna's Antiques. A great shop with numerous vendors.

SuzAnna's Antique Shop front, Bright and happy like the shop owner!

I picked up these adorable Scottie bookends.
Shop owners! Smiling faces! Susie and Jenny and cutie smiling helper.
I had to have this old statue.  She has a Sacred Heart on her chest.

Ok...we already have an Elvis Bust but this one is a lamp.  VERY TEMPTING!

Great selection of doors.

The next shop was called "VIGNETTE"
Adorable Shop owner & Artist GAIL FORREST.  
She made these fantastic artistic candlesticks.  I just loved them.

I'm embarrassed to say my ADD set in and I forgot the name of these unique angels that she made.  When it comes to me....I'll re-post.  I need to call her and ask her again!

Next is the sweetest lady I've met in awhile!  Her name too was Gloria.  I loved her adorable shoppe and her!
She has the most sparkling personality ever!  You need to stop by and visit all these shops but be sure to stop by and catch a bit her her happy fever!  It is contagious!
I picked up some great finds from her.
Gloria Despres--Owner of A WISE CHOICE ANTIQUES

Found some awesome Milk glass goblets in her shop.  

I still want a pair of these chairs!  Walked away without them but.....still thinking!
Saturday I made it to the Raleigh Fair Grounds and Flea Market. It was a gorgeous day.  So much fun!

This is John Lane from Vintage  He makes these amazing iron/Architectural  & Industrial tables & lamps.

I picked up this one.  Cant decide....Marble top?, or Concrete?  Wood?  So many possibilities!

Well after all that ingested food....I walked some of it off this T-day weekend!  If you are around Raleigh, NC.....Stop by some of these places!  You will surly find some goodies!  :)