Wednesday, December 10, 2008

White Elephant Antiques

On my recent trip to Mentone, we visited one of my favorite antique stores, The White Elephant. Located in a grand old mansion (or hotel ? I really need to find out the story of the building!) it is chocked full of treasures, most of which I find very reasonably priced.
There are many vendor booths. It was fun to visit each one. Many were decorated for Christmas.
Let me take a moment and point out that jar with pinecones....I bought one tonight- the exact jar (huge!) with glittery pinecones at Home Goods for $24.00! They also had some with red balls and ones with silver balls (I had a hard time deciding). What a steal! I have priced the jars (empty) other places and was thrilled to find it. So, if you are looking for one.... heads up!
Back to antiquing.....
In the very back of the building, on the floor to the side of a table, I found this box of dollar linens! Be still my heart!

I bought 7 pieces of mostly fingertip towels. I love the ones that are hand embroidered.
$1.00 each!

I also found this child's folk art chair, painted in Mexico. It was $8.00! I absolutley adore it, but don't know where to put it. I may end up selling it on ebay. But it's soooo cute!

And finally, a little spoon for my collection of silver pieces. It was $4.00.

On the day we went, the White Elephant was having a holiday open house, and was serving all kinds of homemade goodies. So we snacked and shopped.

If you are ever in Mentone, I highly suggest you pay a visit. You never know what you will find!
White Elephant Antiques and Gift Galleries

Open Monday-Sunday 10AM-4PM (closed Tuesday)
6152 AL Hwy 117
PO Box 31
Mentone, AL. 35984
Judy Pierce, Owner
(256) 634-4529


Keetha said...

Just a lovely place!

Nicolle said...

I think I need to make a trip to Mentone sometime. I need to look it up on the map. We have family and friends in Pensacola, so we go there often. Is it close or on the way?

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Looks like a wonderful place, Leigh. I hope you find out the history of the building. It would be great to hear more about it.

I always dig through linens at antique shops. I've found some pretty things for little money. I love the embroidered pieces.

"J" said...

That place is way tooooo pretty to be a shop!!!!! That shouls be a B&B for sure!!!!!! I loved the pics and great deal on the glass jar with Christmas decor!!! =)

georgie said...

Talk about treasures wow! jill jill bo bill would LOVE this place

Mari said...

I would love to go there. My hubby and I enjoy scouting out antique stores and this one looks beautiful - inside and out!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Looks like a lot of fun! LOVE that little chair! Too cute.

Becky :)

SitDownKaren said...

I want to visit :(

Linens for $1.00? They are beautiful!!!!!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

What a fun place! see you soon!

Mc Allen said...

Oh I lovr stores like this!! we have more than a few here in Ok. but whenever we venture out I, sure to look around!! That house just looks so cozy!! I hope you found lots of treasures! LA

jennifer said...

The apothecary jars at Hobby Lobby have been whispering my name when I go in. I thought of buying a couple for shells and held off. Seeing the pine cones inside of the jar is making me "pine" for a shopping trip to Hobby Lobby.

The Linens are wonderful - I can't pass up vintage table clothes.

And the spoon... is that an Eastern Star Emblem engraved on the handle? My parents are lodge members and have lots of Eastern Star paraphenalia.

Lindsey said...

Been there, done that, and LOVE IT!!! Glad you had fun;)

Anonymous said...

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