Monday, September 14, 2009


Purcell, Oklahoma

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 we decided to drive towards two different Oklahoma towns! Purcell and Ardmore!

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!


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....
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...
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...
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!
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!
It was...
Sooo~I thought for a minute...where had I SEEN this print before!???
And then I remembered...
It is THIS...
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'll love it here!
Blessings to you as shop for things you TRULY LOVE...Rebecca


Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

I am convinced the mid-west and beyond have the best places to "junk" and the best estate sales. You have a good eye,Rebecca. I would probably pass these things up because I would just not see them.
xxoo, Sue

Deanna said...

This looks like such fun. Glad you got to have time out shopping for the treasures and shared with us.

blushing rose said...

Oh, thank you for shopping for me, I am going to truly enjoy that vintage dresser, Rebecca. We can put it on a skate board & 'push' across country ... chuckle! I can already envision what it will look like ... divine!

What fun you & Steve had, your 'finds' are marvelous. The hat is as cute as you described.

Don't you just get aggravated when you plan to visit shops & for no rhyme or reason are closed upon arrival.

Hugs, TTFN ~ Marydon

Debra@CommonGround said...

Hi Rebecca, what a fun way to spend your day...your Sweetie, and junk. What more could a girl ask for? I'm anxious to see what you're up to with the dresser! Have fun with it, and thanks for the trip!

Mary H said...

~Oh,Rebecca~This looks like such a fun time! Would love to check out these beautiful towns.
Congratulations to both of you on your anniversary. Hugs, Mary H.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rebecca! Oh, I'm glad you had a good time with your hubby for your anniversary trip! The old dresser is gorgeous and can't believe the price you paid for it! The hat box is darling!
Be a sweetie,

Shelia ;)

Barb said...

Hi Rebecca, I did enjoy the tour. I posted about your giveaway on my blog sidebar. Guess this gives me another chance to win!!!!! Woooohoooo.


Tanza said...

Hi sweet friend~
Oohhh this day looked splendid !! Great stores and even better..Wonderful vintage finds !! What a grand day you shared together "junking",, and it was your anniversary, soo whatever you wanted you got !! Yippee skippee for that!! You found such great treasures !! And, I KNOW where that dresser is going..yep !!I know !!I won't ruin your surprise tho !! That is beautiful !! What a day !! the only thing missing was MEEE !!You know Mr. Steve driving, you in the middle, and than lil' ole' mee right there next to you !! Aaahhh ..I can pretend !! I LoVe you guys~have a wonderful, blessed,evening...
hugs ~tea~xo

June said...

Hi sweet Rebecca,
You do have a way with finding the good goods. The dresser will be wonderful after you get your hands on it. And I can't wait to see where it ends up! Wish it was at my house.

Mary said...

Hi Rebecca! What fun you two had on your anniversary! I've also gone to antique stores, only to find them cosed..grrr. I love vintage hats, too, they are wonderful for wearing to tea! So enjoyed your post...such fun God bless! Mary

Martha's Favorites said...

I love you treasures. Can't wait to see it all dressed up in your home. Hope you had a wonderful anniversay. Blessings, Martha

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Rebecca...something happens to me when I get in a place where there is so wonderful things to buy. I usually leave with nothing. I am not sure why that is..perhaps it is because I am overwhelmed and want it all..and cannot make a choice? Anyway..I find it easier to shop on ebay..or etsy as I can handle the beauty in small amounts. You know? I think I many be taking the easy way out... :)
It's fun to look though..and every now and then..something..grabs me..but not too often. I wonder at times if I have just seen too much...and the bar goes higher and higher...
Hey...can you tell it's late and I'm tired. :)
Nite..take care. I love you to pieces!

Tara said...

It sounds like a wonderful time. My Mom, Aunt and I did a bit of antique/junk shopping ourselves last weekend. We had lots of fun too! No major purchases though, just little ones.

Stacey said...

Hi Rebecca! I'm so glad you told us where you shop. I have wondered about this before. Edmond has lots of cute shops but it's fun to venture out too.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it so sad to see shops close down? :( I long to visit the antique shops again but I'm so glad the Lord has given me peace and contentment in the waiting.

The sewing box reminds me of a hat box! Love it

About the dresser... sounds like you have a secret! Can't wait to hear! ♥

Lisa said...

Sounds like anniversary heaven.:)

Vicki said...

Hi, Rebecca,
Fabulous finds! Love the rose covered sewing box and sweet vintage hat! You are whetting my appetite. I am not too far from Oklahoma. My sister and I may just have to make a drive up and visit some of these wonderful antique stores. Wishing you a blessed day. Vicki

Elizabeth and Gary said...

What a wonderful day you both shared. Gary and I "Junk" together too, we love it. I can't wait to see what you do with the dresser.
Take care and enjoy your day,

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Hmmm...I wonder what Rebecca has in store for us!? Looks like you had a marvelous time! Wish I could have been there with you to share the time!

Shabby Cottage Shoppe said...

Hi Rebecca,
Thank you so much for following my blog. I have lots to learn and am enjoying all of the fabulous bloggers ~ I never knew all this existed! Amazing!
Happy Anniversary!
P.S. My son just arrived home from Oklahoma. He spent 3 months there training to be an air traffic controller at the FAA facility in Oklahoma City. And yes, he passed!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Rebecca, What a fun day junkin, and you found some really great treasures. I love the old hat and vintage box.
We love to spend days like this and we went to Fort Worth over Labor Day. I found lots a great treasures too. I would love to shop in Oklahoma sometime. Looks like you have some great antique shops.
Loved your tour.
Happy 200th post too. Blessings for many more to follow.

Hugs, Celestina Marie

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Ok so can you see how GREEN I am, amazing finds, just LOVE the dresser & the old sewing box (you have to admit even thou Mr RL pinched the pattern he certainly has good taste) boy what a great day.

Lyn xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Rebecca I popped over from Miss Fairy checked out your giveaway and will post about it tomorrow and have put your button on my sidebar. I cannot follow publicly since I cannot get it to take my picture. I will keep trying. You have a beautiful site and I have a bench just exactly like the one you did in white. I had it outside but I love the shape. Come over to my neck of the woods for a visit.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

You make me want to come shop Oklahoma!! I already know that the people there are so sweet and friendly. Hmmm, it isn't really all that far away from me.....

Bet I know what you have up your sleeve for that pretty dresser ~ great price, too!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

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