6/15/11

Cool Down in the Antique/Flea Mall

With the heat index hitting between 95 to105 degrees in the heart of Dixie, even the birds over the lake are feeling a little droopy...

And the flowers aren't their normal perky selves...

The lake feels like the water has been heated... ya know like one of those really expensive spa pools! Even the fish seem to be lazy and looking for cooler water!  Fishing is pretty much non-existent after 8 am, but the hubby was able to land a pretty nice one...


So all that being said about the hot, Hot, HOT temps my friend and me decided to go shopping!! And I said, "We can stay cool in the antique/flea mall!!"

Just roaming the aisles, no particular reason...and we find this cute vintage monkey...

Some of you may remember seeing or having one. You wind him up, and he bangs his tams!!

We love to browse through this mall. They feature a lot of furniture in the original finish...




Vintage and collectible...


 And fun stuff...jars and bottles filled with shells, wine corks, and sand.

Displays that remind you of walking by the ocean and on the beach with the wind blowing in your hair and tasting the sea salt on your lips...

Things that make you say, Ahhhh!

A quick reminder..."Bama Rising" was held last night in Birmingham with a wonderful response. Randy Owens and Alabama spearheaded the event with support from so many fabulous entertainers. There are more fund raisers for the tornado relief to be held this week. Music will be at Webster's Chapel at Foggy Hollow Farm for northeast tornado relief fund.  In Hackelburg, (town was leveled by an F5 tornado)  country and gospel groups are providing much needed entertainment for those affected by the devastation.  Tuscaloosa continues their efforts to raise monies with multiple events. When you can support these relief efforts. Alabama appreciates you!

Have a Blessed Day!! And see ya down the junkin' road!!

Jan

I'm partying for the first time with Coloradolady ! Take a glass of sweet tea, sit down and have a nice long visit!



8 comments:

Tanya@takesix said...

That sounds like a GREAT way to stay cool!!!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. Tanya is right about keep cool!! I go out about 9:00 in the morning!! so I don't get too Hot!!! Most of the time to the Ross stors looking for dishes. I would like to thank you so much for your comments on my new Tablescape for this week. Keep cool sweet lady.
XXOO Diane

LizlovesVintage said...

Thanks for stopping by my Blog and leaving me such kind msgs. Your finds in the previous post are wonderful!
Xxx Liz

Vicki said...

I know what you mean about keeping cool inside. It has been sticky here in FL. p.s. - love your finds in your last post. They look great "staged" on the lake.

marian said...

what an amazing place, lots of tempting vintage delights!!

Gracie's Cottage said...

oooooh - thank heavens for air conditioning. That looks like a fun mall to get lost in!

Stay cool,
Jan

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What an excellent way to spend your day. That monkey is adorable and I always love to see an original finish in good shape. I'll be back to check out more of your junking adventures.

Honey at 2805 said...

What a great place to visit. There is an antique show tomarrow about l-1/2 hours away & as much as I want to go, it just to hot! 105 here today!