Saturday, April 18, 2015

Antiquing in the Ozarks

Hi everyone!

Spring has finally arrived in my little corner of Wisconsin and we have enjoyed a warm and sunny week. Mr. Bluebird even mowed the lawn for the first time this season and I was able to hang our bedding out on the clothesline we put up last year. Simple pleasures! 

Mr. Bluebird and I made our annual trek to Branson, MO for Spring Break and really enjoyed the warmer temps. We also enjoyed a morning of antiquing thanks to the advice from Pat at Back Porch Musings. She was sweet enough to tell me about some great shops in near by Ozark, MO.  We also stopped at the Branson Pickers in downtown Branson.

Loved this old laundry basket.

The green hurricane lamp caught my eye, but was very pricey.

Isn't this old child's typewriter sweet? It still works! I regret not buying this soooo  much. I am now on the lookout for one here at home.

This booth had some very creative lighting. My picture does not do it justice - it was gorgeous for a farmhouse island.

This booth was in an antique mall that had a very masculine vibe...even Mr. Bluebird noticed.

I am an old bowl hound, and the middle yellow one had my heart. But yikes! This bowl was $55.00! I had to leave this one behind - the same bowl can be found close to my home for far less. Boo! I liked that bowl.

This jumble of old license plates made me smile!

Another child's typewriter!

I also liked these cute bookends and regret leaving them too!

Cute tins all stacked up.

This berry basket was pretty nifty.

I saw lots of olive baskets - a rare sighting in Wisconsin, but apparently commonplace in Missouri. I already have a few, so I didn't bring one home.

I left pretty empty handed...there were a few larger  items that would have been in my car, but we were traveling with friends and space was limited. I did Empty handed or not, it's always fun to poke around an antique mall. I did pick up a little burlap sack that I plan on using as a planter eventually.

It still was a fun morning, capped off by a yummy lunch at Lambert' s Cafe. We had heard about this place for years and finally stopped in. It is a real hoot and totally worth going in. Mr.Bluebird and I have put it on our "must go again" list.

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  1. WoW, my kind of antique shops, though I too am finding that the shops here are pricey! Sounds like a great trip, going to Banson on my bucket list. ~smile~
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. This looks so fun! Did you take the DSLR on the trip?

  3. Years ago I was shopping in Branson and we had such a great time shopping there. What a feeling to know these were photo's of the same store. I remember we ate at a place where they THREW the buscuits across the room to you if you wanted one! :)
    Fun place, Branson.

  4. Jane,
    My kind of trip... antiquing and eating. :) I agree that even if you don't buy anything, it is still fun to see everything. It also gives a perspective on prices elsewhere. Spring had fully arrived in north Texas, and I am loving every minute of it.

    Your header is gorgeous. I love all the color combinations, but couldn't find a BLUEBIRD anywhere. :) The little yellow birds with the pink roses is such a beautiful combination.


  5. We love Branson! Louis Dean and I have been there two or three times since we married nearly 10 years ago.
    This post was such a nice way to browse the shops without ever leaving home!!!

  6. I love antiquing. This shop looks like a lot of fun. I've never been to Branson and one day hope to go there.

  7. So many beautiful things! I think those typewriters would have come home with me.

  8. I live in MO but have never seen an olive basket--wish I had because that is neat. Thanks for sharing!

  9. We plan to spend some of summer break checking out spots in the midwest, where people talk like me.

  10. I would love to spend a day at that antique mall! Looks like my kind of stuff. Love the old child's typewriter.

  11. You may have left empty handed but you do have your memories of a lovely day antiquing, along with some wonderful photographs. Thanks for sharing at SYS and have a great week!
    XO Barbara