Antiquing with Liz – A Very Fun Day filled with Bargains!

Liz wrote on Facebook last night that she wanted to go “junkin'” today above Clinton at Botkinburg. Well, I jumped right on that non-invitation and said I wanted to go. (It’s thundering. Yea! We need rain.) Well, she texted me at 8:00 this morning and we made plans to leave after 9:30. Blaire, Blake’s sister and her son, Knowlton, were coming over early for me to help design 4 sports patterns for latch hooking projects for Knowlton’s room. So, Fina the Fitness Guru had been here at 7:15 for my Saturday workout, then bath, the Blaire, then Liz…………. I decided that if we went up to Choctaw (sp?) from Morrilton there wouldn’t be an antique store until Clinton. So, we went to Conway and up that way. We stopped at every store from Conway through Clinton. We only missed 3 stores, BUT got those 3 on the way back. Liz was looking for a couple of things and  I was just looking. We found several things that we both liked. But since I have cleaned out  I am trying so hard not to buy junk. So I am sorta picky. Liz is picky, also. She has to have a use for it or it doesn’t go home. Me, I just have to be able to pay the credit card at the end of the year. But, I am more selective in what I buy now since my big sale. Liz found several pretty pieces of glassware  that were very reasonable and really pretty but functional. I found an 1800’s cut glass celery dish for marked 1/2 for $20. It had a tiny flaw, but I have more flaws than that so it came home. One big crystal vase for $5.00 and a really pretty heavy crystal vase for $12.00 Both of these will be used as gifts. I had been looking for some in between size bowls to use for salads and found 2 cut crystal ones, 2  for $1.50.  I really didn’t need it , but it was such a great buy… I got a cut crystal small compote for $14.  That might be a Christmas present. We went in one store and they had 6 needlepoint and petit point purses. The most I’ve seen in months, especially at one booth. After long deliberation I just got an  white petit point evening bag and a small black beaded with petit point coin purse for the collections. The find of the day was a filigree perfume bottle with petit point on the front. Good shape and good price. She had perfume bottle next to that one that was filigree with purple cut sets. She wanted $150!!!!! I have about 20 of them and I never paid anyway close to that!!!  Oh, I waited and waited and waited on the woman behind the desk to get a key to open a case. She was too busy telling a customer what all she didn’t have in the store. I went on and finally went back to get her and the key and the big cut glass fruit bowl that I wanted for $5.00 was GONE! Someone else got it because she was blabbing!!!    I got A little ceramic girl German china bell cheap and a wooden hand-painted set of Christmas ornaments. they don’t make wooden or do the hand painting any more. They are cute, simply and I just like them. We shopped until 5:30 and met Pete, Ashleigh, Anna, Aaron, Kurtsy,  Mitch, and Lizzy for supper at Larry’s Pizza. We had a great day.

About Jim Gatling

Artist: primitive watercolors, colored pencil. Quilter: Original designs, Scrap quilts. Craftsman: Woodburning, Recycling Teacher: Retired MHS, SHCS K-12 Part Time. Collector: Antiques, Quilts, Glass, Buttons, Petit Point, Needlepoint, Hankies, Figural Perfume Bottles. Son, Father, Grandfather, Neighbor, Friend.
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1 Response to Antiquing with Liz – A Very Fun Day filled with Bargains!

  1. Carol Ann Wilbourn says:

    So Jim, did you ever make it to Botkinburg? Sounds like a great day of fun and bargins, friends and food – what more could you ask?

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