We Went, We Shopped, We Bought. I had such fun at the Antique Alley Sale. I went on Friday with my mother and aunt and uncle. We drive up highway 11 from Birmingham to north of Collinsville. I made a few purchases: an heirloom tomato plant, poppy seeds, heirloom perennial petunia's, holly hock plants ($7 for all plants), 2 "new" outfits ($5 for both), an old feed sack ($3) and an antique RC Cola drink crate ($4). My aunt bought me a pedestal dish made of blue Indiana glass ($5). My mother bought me an old bench ($10) and a HUGE antique mirror (it is GORGEOUS) it was marked at an estate sale for $110 but we got it half price.
It was a busy weekend, so I needed to unload some things still from my van, so I will post a picture later this week-probably Thrifty Thursday-of my thrifty finds.
I got some great deals, but it was the country scenery that I was completely taken with. The plants I purchased came from a barn sale. How cool is that? A barn sale.
The sale was at this historic barn, which I have actually photographed many times throughout the years. The barn was built in 1910.
The sale was a great opportunity for me to find out the history of the barn and the 100 acres of land it sat on. It was also a great opportunity for me to get a better look at the barn (especially the backside, which I had not been able to see or photograph from the road) and all the beauty that was on the property, which is where all the flowers were photographed.
Queen Anne's Lace
For lunch we ate at Nessa's in Collinsville (which is my mother and uncles hometown).
Nessa's is a tearoom with Greek influences. I had a salad and the stuffed peppers.
My mom and aunt opted for the chicken salad.
My uncle chose the ham sandwich on a croissant.
I thoroughly enjoyed my meal. I would recommend Nessa's highly. The service was also commendable, our waitresses (we had two) waited on our every need with a smile and offered up suggestions from everything from dishes to order to things to do in the area.
We went home with full bellies and a full trunk-stuffed with antiques and more. As my momma likes to say, "A good time was had by all".
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