Monday, November 18, 2013

Holiday Open House Weekend

It was a marvelous weekend and I hope everyone can say the same.  Made my way down to Monroe, Georgia for several Holiday Open Houses in the area.  Hodge Podge Antiques, Markets of Monroe, Davis Street Antiques, and The Cotton Depot were all decked out for the Christmas holidays.  First stop, Hodge Podge Antiques.  Always delightful with lots of dealers and creative artisans, I knew I would find treasure here.

One of my favorite booths is first and center as you walk into the shop.

 These sweet gnomes dolls were priced to take home more than one.

Felted sweaters were repurposed into stockings and vintage Santa's found their way into many neat Christmas pieces.

 This beautiful booth was filled with mica homes and churches.  

Trees filled with everything Christmas. 

Pretty glitter stands have so many uses.

 Not a creature was stirring, not even a chocolate mouse.  So many tasty treats were offered by these sweet little mice stole the show.  I walked away with two bags worth of treasure.  So after dropping them off in the car, I then moved on to Davis Street Antiques.  

James always puts out the most interesting pieces to draw you in off the road. 

My friend, Cheryl, is one of those folks with an amazing eye for blending the most common of objects and turning them into delightful vignettes.  I always find treasure to take home with me in her space.

So many lovely spaces decorated for the holidays that it was hard to know where to look first.

More of Cheryl's lovely booth.  I purchased a beautiful muted silver goosefeather type tree to display  my antique ornaments.

The magic of threes in a group becomes an instant collection.

Pretty mica house filled with pretty trees is a Christmas favorite.

Such pretty items served up on a vintage silverplated tray.

White mica house nested inside a birdcage is a lovely decorative element.

Vintage christmas ornaments are bursting out of this garland wreath. Such a brilliant and lovely wreath captures light at every angle.  Would look fantastic above a fireplace mantle.

As always, James had a spread that Top Chefs would clamor over.  So many tasty morsels that I must shamefully share that I made a little doggy bag of treats for my 45 minute drive home.  

Sad to say that my camera literally died at the end of this visit and my iphone was in the red so I was unable to take photos of The Cotton Depot.   Next trip to Monroe will have those.  Inspite of the cold, damp & rainy weather, it was a marvelous Saturday full of treasure hunting, meeting with old friends and making a few new ones, tasty holiday treats and the sound of folks laughing and wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season.  So let me add one more wish to all who stop by...Blessings to you and those you love. Sea Witch


Mitzi said...

Thanks for the tour! I love seeing what other dealers do in their booths....I get inspired by their beautiful displays.

ricketyjo said...

Wow, everything looks so wonderful, thanks for the photos! Hope you had fun :)

Calvin said...

Thanks for the open house! Holidays are the best times to decorate your rooms and share it to your readers. You'll definitely inspire them to try those decors too! Moreover, you can entice prospective home buyers to look for another house where their desired designs can come to life. Hehe! Keep on sharing other open houses! :)

Calvin Mordarski @

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