The other day Mr. Gazelle had some studying to do so I decided to get out of the house and do something a bit out of character. I decided to hit up some antique stores.
You see, I blame etsy. There is so much awesomeness on there! Pictures of beautiful milk glass cake stands ruffled hobnail milk glass one have me drooling over prettying up our wedding cake.
Image via havenvintage on etsy
I googled antiques in Calgary and decided that Heirlooms Antiques seemed like a good place to start. This store was amazing! All kinds of beautiful china, chests, crystal and glass.Royal Doulton figurines. Vintage purses, gloves and hats. Old milk bottles, food tins. They had a pretty good number of old Herend figurines, including this one:My mom is from Hungary and we visited the factory while visiting family as a child. I was always drawn to the lady playing the guitar. The one for sale at Heirlooms Antiques is about a foot tall. Love it…but it is a little out of the budget…
Anyhow, there were quite a few gems there and I managed to pick up three things I’m in love with. First up? I was hoping to find a jewellery box so I could graduate from the tiny organza bags collected in a Ziploc bag that I’ve been using. Next up, was this gorgeous Fenton milk glass covered dish. I honestly have no idea of what I’ll use it for, I just really liked it. I could see a love affair with milk glass starting…And finally, this glass cake stand. I couldn’t find one in milk glass there, but I think this one is simple and pretty.From there I popped into Urban Barn and found this super cool antique looking bird cage.Card box anyone?
Finally I stopped by Crave Cupcakes for a little treat. Pumpkin cupcake with cream cheese icing. Yum!Did you find yourself doing something a bit out of character in preparation for your wedding, like antique shopping?