OLD THEATER - NOW AN ANTIQUE MALL
If you've followed my Blog for very long then you know that my Mr. AGPMan and I celebrated our anniversary last week! Since it fell in the middle of the week and we have a trip planned later in the month to travel South, we decided to spend the day doing something we both love!!! That would be JUNKING!
Since we only had one day we didn't want to go far...so we decided to drive towards two different Oklahoma towns! Purcell and Ardmore!
ANOTHER SWEET SHOPPE in Purcell
Purcell is about a hour from my home in Edmond, Oklahoma, and they have wonderful Antique Shoppes there! I hadn't visited Purcell in a long time and it was a huge treat!
AND ONE MORE - ALL NESTLED DOWNTOWN
Purcell proved to be an amazing place to shop. They had three different (and large) Antique Malls and the two we stopped into were simply WONDERFUL...and then we saw THIS on the front of the Mall that once housed the town's movie theater...
No Explanation! Not lunch time. Not a Holiday. Just not OPEN on a regular day! ERRRR....
SWEET FADED BOOK - 75%OFF...TOTAL PRICE: $1.25
The two Malls that were open had wonderful sales! I snagged this sweet pinkishy old book for a little over a dollar! I'm going to read it, too! (I'll let you know if it was any good!)
I also found...
SWEET VINTAGE DRESSER - CIRCA 1925
This charming old Dresser from the mid 1920's. The date is on the back of the mirror which soooo helps when trying to determine just how old something is! Priced $95. They took $50 (must have been a slow day)
I have something SPECIAL to tell you about SOON regarding just WHERE this Dresser is going to end up!
Next we drove onto Ardmore, Oklahoma, which is about two hours from my town and about halfway to Dallas! Many years ago, back when I owned a brick and mortar Shoppe, on our way to MARKET in Big D we would ALWAYS stop over in this neat little town to peruse their antiques and vintage offerings. Sadly...the economy has hit them hard and we could only find ONE store still open! It was fabulous though...
FLORAL EASTER BONNET - ( 4 ME, PRICELESS!)
I found this AMAZING old hat complemented with the SWEETEST vintage millinery blooms! This is one I AM KEEPING! I just have THIS THING about aging HATS...especially those with flowers. I also bought lots of sweet old laces pieces (perfect for sachets and such!) and two rolls of vintage ribbon. One cream and one blush pink.
How do I find such 2die4 things?
I have no clue!
VINTAGE SEWING BOX - AGE UNKNOWN
Now, when I eyed this vintage Sewing Box it quickly set my head to WONDERING...the fabric covering it looked STRANGELY FAMILIAR to me!
So...I popped off the lid just to double CHECK to see if it was REALLY OLD!
VINTAGE SEWING BOX
Sooo~I thought for a minute...where had I SEEN this print before!???
And then I remembered...
It is THIS...
RALPH LAUREN'S SOPHIE BROOK FLORAL
I'm not SURE how I feel about Mr. Ralph and his Company marketing this charming design (it's discontinued by the way, but it was once offered up in blue stripe, taupe stripe and yellow stripe) and NOT letting us all know it was an authentic vintage print reproduced on fresh new cotton! And I only THOUGHT it was something HE dreamed up in his little head!
Hope you enjoyed the short tour! If you ever make it to Oklahoma I promise you'll want to come back for more! We have an amazing State...you'll love it here!
Blessings to you as shop for things you TRULY LOVE...Rebecca