Browsing at Hanna’s

Happy Labor Day to all of you! I hope you’re doing something fun with your friends and families. I didn’t do any yardsales this week, getting ready for my own.  But, I did go out a few weeks ago to an antique store here in town that I love to browse, Hanna Antiques Mall, downtown Birmingham. It’s always fun to see what’s out there.

Plenty of shabby chic and aqua painted furniture is out there.  All the dealers have caught onto the trend too.  Do you think they read all these blogs?  I think so!  Love this pretty and soft aqua headboard.

And this one too. Blue and white stripes for a beachy look. Plenty of white.   I loved this open shelving, lots of possibilities for it. A weathered old table. This piece really caught my eye.  I’m seriously thinking about selling my sideboard and getting something like this beautiful hutch to hold my white china pieces.  I think I would want it even more open on the top, but this one was pretty. Another white hutch. Loved this old door made into a headboard. Cloche on a stand. Bamboo etageres are really popular. I’ve seen these all over the magazines. Blue Ball jars too.  Don’t we all love these? Love this shabby corner cabinet.  This isn’t tall, but meant to be hung on the wall in the corner.  Pretty cute piece! Loved this whole area with its gardeny things. Adored this old shelf.  And wouldn’t this be easy to make with the right materials?   An old shutter, brackets and a shelf on top.  I’m taking notes! Love this pretty chair too, can’t you see it with some fresh new fabric? Another pretty old hutch. Transferware in shades of purple. You don’t see this color every day. Pretty set of chairs.  If I was looking for dining chairs, I would definitely scour the markets first.  And these old beauties!  So pretty & would look great updated with fabric. This huge hutch was not for sale, but oh how pretty it is. Nifty idea for updating maple without painting the whole piece. Black and white transferware. Old shutters. Be still my heart. Pretty window display. Vintage hutch and lots of kitchen eye candy. At one other stop, I thought these drapery panels were very pretty.  So botanical.  And I bet they are from the 60’s.  Just goes to show, you should check out vintage drapes when you go out browsing. I can see these working right now and freshening up a space!


The Living With What You Love book giveaway winner is #138, Joyce Ackley.  Joyce, please email me with your mailing address and I’ll pass it on so that you can get your book.  Enjoy!


REMINDER:  Layla and I are having a HUGE yardsale on Saturday, September 11th,  at my house in Birmingham, so if you are in the area, I hope you’ll come on out and see us.  It’s going to be a LOT of fun and we will have a TON of stuff, between the 2 of us.

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  1. Oh, Rhoda…I guess I am going to have to get in my car and head over to Birmingham! I LOVE that headboard and the lovely French hutch filled with blue and white china is gorgeous! I guess it’s a good thing that store is too far away! I hope you are having a great Labor Day weekend!…hugs…Debbie

  2. Rhoda, I could do some serious damage in that store. Lots of things I love.

  3. Wow, lucky you to have such a great place to haunt on a regular basis!


  4. I’m planning a trip to your wonderful little antique store as I type!!!

  5. I went antique looking/shopping this afternoon, too! Mainly looking… only bought 3 or 4 books @ .25c each.

    I LOVE the shelf made from the old shutter: I need to to find a small one myself – I have a sweet set of rabbit brackets that would be perfect for that project! My project list is simply insane!!

  6. Rhoda, what an awesome shop. I could do some damage there. Such beautiful stuff. I wish I lived closer as I would love to come down for you and Layla’s yard sale next Saturday. What fun that would be. I know you all will have lots of great stuff and you will have lots of blog friends who will want to come and shop. Be sure to take lots of pictures to share with those of us who can’t come. Love & blessings from NC!

  7. What a great shop. A few of my favourites are the drapes, the large hutch with arched windows and the shelf made from the old shutter.
    I wish I were able to go to your yardsale.

  8. Thank you so much for showing all these wonderful photos. Almost as good as being there without the temptation to buy!

  9. Arghhhh…..makes me want to fly home for a visit just so I could visit your yardsale, and who knows, maybe a trip to Hanna’s while I’m at it. Would never tell the family I had ulterior motives. Crikey.

  10. The old dresser in my foyer is from Hanna Antiques! I loved that place. Once again, you’ve taken me on a little trip down Memory Lane.

    Wish I could come to B’ham for your sale! What fun y’all are going to have. I hope you make lots of money, too!

  11. Hi Rhoda!
    What time is your garage sale?

  12. What a fabulous shop!! I love all the hutches and that weathered table is divine. 🙂 Thank you so much for hosting, Rhoda! 🙂

  13. Oh, I wish I could come to your yard sale. I can just imagine all the beautiful treasures. That store looks amazing. Hope your having a great weekend. Thanks for hosting.

  14. good luck with your garage sale! I’m having one next weekend too

  15. I love these kind of shops…always a little more than I can spend but sure get some good ideas from their displays. Thanks for taking us along.
    And, thanks for hosting…

  16. Love the aqua headboard and all of the old hutches. I would to shop there. Wish I was closer to come to your yard sale. You have such pretty things. Thanks for hosting.

  17. Looking forward to hearing about your planning for your garage sale. I’d love to make it to Birmingham but live a bit too far away. However, I imagine you’ve all sorts of tips on how to do a garage sale well.

  18. Love the shabby chic white corner cabinet! You found so many great things!

  19. Love that headboard, and all those old shutters. Lots of other really cool stuff too!
    Thanks for the great pics and for hosting.


    barbara jean

  20. Would love to come to your garage sale. Little too far to drive…

  21. So much beautiful stuff there. I especially love the dressers (hutches) and in particular the one with the curved top that wasn’t for sale (of course!). I have a lovely, but fairly bashed up, pine dresser which is begging for a makeover. I love some of those paint treatments.

  22. One of each, please! Beautiful finds! but were the prices just as “beautiful”?!

  23. I think that door headboard is the best. What a fabulous idea. I love seeing what a store looks like in your neck of the wood, especially seeing the prices.

  24. What a wonderful antique shop! That blue headboard is adorable and what a cool white hutch with colorful handles!

  25. How beautiful are those china cabinets and hutches! I LOVE the one that wasn’t for sale with the rounded top. Those also gave me an idea to update my china cabinet. I am too scared to paint the whole thing, but the inside back wall would be easy to do!

    And we are about to get new shutters…you have given me an idea of what do make out of them! Shelves!

  26. Those drapes….

    “Do you mean to tell me that my children have been traipsing around Salzburg dressing in curtains”.

    Don’t you think?

  27. Oh my goodness….love all the blue, grey and white. I’m so inspired to paint everyting in my house. Thanks for all the pretty pictures!

  28. There were SO many things that I loved especially the one hutch that was NOT for sale:) That is a wonderful place. I don’t live anywhere near you AND my daughter’s wedding is Sat., so I won’t be able to come to the yard sale:):) Hope it is a great success! XO, Pinky

  29. Great pictures. There are some really cute items here. I love the idea of shopping for old, vintage things to decorate the house and kitchen. I love hunting unique items and love the vibes and story each of these items have.

  30. Designs on 47th Street says:

    Oh Rhoda! What fun you must have had! I could spend hours browsing through shops such as you are picturing. It is such a treat to see so much in one place!

  31. Michelle Henry says:

    Hi Rhoda! I just love all the pictures from Hanna and feel sure that I will be making a stop by there soon! My mom and I are interested in coming to your yardsale and I am afraid I will miss the ad in the paper. Would you please send me your address? Thanks! Can’t wait to see what all you and Layla will be offering!

  32. Hi Rhoda,
    I’m in Bham too, love your blog & would love to come by your sale. Can you send me your address? Thanks!

  33. Hi Rhoda:
    I live in Pelham on Highway 119 and would love to come to your yard sale this weekend. I’ve followed your blog for a while now, and have admired your work since you were on the garden web forums. May I have your address as well?
    Thank you.

  34. I saw many items that would be on my wish list.

  35. so many beautiful things! really beautiful photos.
    i wish i could come to your yardsale – i hope you take a bunch of photos!


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