I had heard about the Gardendale Antique mall before and since I was on that side of town not too long ago, decided to stop in and check it out. It just got an OK on my antique mall scale, but was an enjoyable time of strolling and browsing. The fun of looking in an antique mall is you never know what you’ll spot.
This pretty black hutch was already sold, but I checked the price tag and at $129 was a good bargain, I thought.
Birdcage was $10.
Plenty of old books.
And some Jadite for those of you who collect this pretty green vintage stuff.
Seems there is always a dealer who has tons of salt and pepper shakers available. I spotted a set that I have at home that I bought at an estate sale last year. See the top row, the cream and green cabbage leaves? I found those last year for $6 for the set. This one was $10 and not in as good condition as mine.
Not a great pic of this dresser, but it was really pretty. I think it was $500+, not a steal.
A set of old mixing bowls.
I love the old covers of magazines. Check out what House Beautiful used to look like in the 30’s.
This was a nice set of white Fiesta dishes, but I didn’t see a price on them.
How about an old Hamilton Beach milkshake machine for over $300?
Or an old manual IBM typewriter. Anyone else remember typing on these? I sure do!
This Coach purse was about $13. I have a few of these that I’ve found at yardsales. You can’t beat the leather in a Coach.
Pretty black chair with black/white paisley fabric. And so, what did I find at this one?
Two more pieces of creamware for my growing collection that I already showed you previously, but here they are again. These were both found in different booths, but were $1 each. They could be a sugar and creamer set, they look so much alike. Petite in size and very cute.
I just love these old pottery pieces. And these little feet are adorable. This one might get a little plant in it. I’m really trying to buy older pieces these days and not bring home any more resin and Made in China things. Not that I don’t still have some of that in my house , but I don’t want anymore. I just love the older things better and I’m on a mission to get rid of most of the mass produced things.
So, that was another fun time of browsing the antique malls. I probably won’t run back over to Gardendale just to shop this one, as we have some on my side of town that are just as good or better, but I’m glad I checked it out.
We’re headed to Atlanta for a couple of days to celebrate my Dad’s 82nd birthday. My sister wants to go yardsaling, so I may do that Saturday morning (found a promising estate sale listed in their Craigslist), since I’ve gotten her more interested in doing that too. Whether I find anything or not, I do have something else saved back I can share, so I’ll still be here for the Thrifty Treasures party Sunday evening, so come on back for that!
Cote de Texas says
I like your creamware, but I might have gotten that jadeite. that was pretty cute and so was that green Hamilton machine! but sooo expensive!!!!!
Ms Jackie's Junque says
Thanks for sharing your trip! My husband's family lives in Warrior. When we visit them I always try to sneak in a visit to this place and always find wonderful stuff. So—I'm thinking it's time to go see the family again! 🙂
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says
Hi Rhoda ~ I've put aside an award for you over at my blog! : )
Thanks for sharing your adventure. Sometimes you just have to satisfy curiosity and find out what a mall will be like. Enjoy your weekend!
Bellamere Cottage says
So many of the bloggie gals have hutches I've been giving it some thought for the cottage….I loved that black one. And, the 500 dollar chest. No, not a steal, but I LOVED it….
Have a wonderful weekend,
Rhoda, Wish your father a big Happy Birthday for me! Be sure you post a pic of the goods from his garden that I know you will be sent home with!
I would have bought the birdcage…10$ was a steal! The chest was gorgeous but overpriced. I love markets like that because you never know what you will find. Nice creamware too..
I love Jadite, but I've never seen pieces like those before- very cool!
Amazing post i must say that was worth reading
Alexandros Cy says
Hello there my friend, i wanna ask more info about the old Hamilton beach milk shaker.. I don’t really wanna buy it, but i just found one that my father got…. is the same color and model like yours… do u know more about them?(where to buy parts and more..) Please reply if u know, anyone.
Jenny McDonald says
what year is the typewriter i have the same one just don’t know the year.