Monday, October 29, 2012

My Saturday Outing in Arkansas

Week before last, my husband and I took off with the intentions of going into Arkansas to hit a bunch of the Arts and Craft Shows.  But, we didn't make the ones we headed out for.  Instead, we stopped at every little place that looked interesting.  And boy oh boy, did we have fun!!

We first found this darling little shop - Cottage Haven right inside the Arkansas line in Springdale.  It was such a cute shop and the owner was so sweet.  It had some really cute items.
Then, down the road a little farther, we found this huge flea market.  And these are my treasures.......

Look at this precious little cream pitcher (I guess??) in the chintz pattern, the tiny silver box with a china top and the darling little ceramic rocking horse that is a bank.

I found these two white dinner plates with the dark green border and the little spray of cherries.  Isn't this salt and pepper shaker adorable.  The stand is silver and the strawberries are glass.

In the first picture, you'll see a few additional items I found:  some red hankerchiefs, a whole roll of white with red polka dotted ribbon, a big bag of buttons, a carrier with little glass bottles (it's not old) and a fabulous rusty, bedspring wreath.  I had a bunch of bedsprings, but when I saw this already made up, I thought it was worth it to buy it and not have to wire mine together.

My splurge was on these two original hand painted pictures I got in Bentonville at a craft show.  A very talented artist from Nebraska had painted them.  I saw the big square one when I entered the convention center and after going thru the whole show, that was the only thing I really and truly wanted. 

The one above is a window pane.  She actually painted on the glass.  The verse around the tree says "This family is like the branches of a tree, no matter which way we go, we still have the same roots". The painting is magnificent.

I am going to use this as a starting point when I redo my kitchen - hopefully before long.
This is her second piece I purchased.  The snowman is out of old book pages and she has painted on top of it.  He is on wood.

So, we had a delightful day.  The day was warm and sunny and the trees were so so.  Not as pretty as I would have liked.

As we in the middle of the U.S.A. enjoy our Fall weather, let's remember to pray for the East coast as the hurricane passes thru. 


Till next time, Judy


  1. Eeeeek, I wish I could have been with you on that shopping trip - what amazing finds! When we were in Atlanta this past weekend, the thrift stores there were incredible, I guess it's good the hurricane made us rush back home because I probably would have spent way too much! Mary

  2. The wire wreath is brilliant. The snow man painting is beautiful. Nothing like a good road trip. Our leaves are not so good because of our drought and now the terrible winds have knocked them all down anyway.

  3. What great treasures. Looks like I need to get over to NW Ark, but I'm afraid you may have already found all of the treasures. Your family painting for your kitchen is so pretty, and I love that bed spring wreath. The vignette (I assume it's your house) in the last picture is so pretty. laurie

  4. Looks like a lot of fun and some great buys. I'm praying for all in the path of the storm. hugs, Linda

  5. Hi Judy!
    Oh...My goodness! What incredible treasures. You and your husband had one great day of fun. I couldn't help but spy your bag of me that's candy!
    I'm so glad you shared and thank you for stopping by and leaving your kind comment on my blog.

  6. Love the pumpkins! I've always wanted one of those bed spring wreathes. But I wouldn't even try to make one!

  7. Really cool things, what a fun trip, never saw a bed spring wreath, so interesting, thanks for stopping by my blog, I am a follower now,

  8. Thanks for stopping in at Cranberry Morning today and commenting on my Seedsavers post! Looks like you found some interesting items. LOVE that strawberry S&P set. Sweet!

  9. Looks like a fun time -- we may have to do a trip to Arkansas!

  10. I swear! I don't know how you do it! I love that chintz pitcher! Some of those are worth quite a bit. Good job (as usual) and thanks for sharing!

    Cheery wave!


  11. I got excited seeing my home state in your title. Looks like you chose a nice day to go on an adventure! What fun you had...and goodies you found!

  12. I love the paintings on glass, I've never seen anything like this! The shops look like so much fun, maybe I'll pay you a visit sometime and we'll go shopping! ;-D I never find anything like this around here.

    I laughed out loud at your comment about the squirrels not wearing uniforms! I have heard that they make sort of a bark that drives dogs nuts. Little rascals!

    Have a great day, Judy!


  13. Hi, and thanks for stopping by.
    Your day is exactly my favorite kind of day. I wish I could have visited all those shops, especially the "cottage" one. And double nice, is your husband to go with you. Glad you had a great day.

  14. Good stuff Judy! What a find the bedspring wreath is! And that bag of buttons has my creative juices flowing, how fun to have those to craft with for the holiday season. You have sure got the good junkin' karma :)
    xo, Andrea



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