Yesterday I had a beauty shop appointment, so that meant a visit to LaBelle Antiques afterwards, as it's only a block away from the beauty shop. I asked permission to photograph some of the wonderful things I saw in the store.
The store was all decorated for Christmas, both outside and inside, and Christmas music was playing to get shoppers in the mood for holiday spending and gift giving.
The merchandise is displayed in vignettes that change from month to month. Just inside the front door this month was a Thanksgiving display complete with a turkey that had paid a visit to a taxidermist - much against his will, I'm sure!
~ Christmas Carolers ~
Remember the aluminum Christmas Trees?
Now for some of the cabinets full of beautiful Depression glass and China. My weakness for sure!
~ Service for 8 of Old Country Roses ~
The china below was new since my last visit. I loved the teapot, creamer and sugar. On the shelf below were soup bowls with double handles, and square luncheon plates. It was service for 8 for $175. Just gorgeous! I didn't open the cabinet to see who the manufacturer was. I figured I better mosey on lest I become tempted!
A cabinet of Minton China in the Hampshire Pattern. I bought a trio in the same pattern this summer.
~ More beautiful china and glassware. ~
The corner cabinet below had two shelves of porcelain head vases. It's a new display since I was there last month. It immediately reminded me of Mrs. Webster's collection - Angela's mother at Tea With Friends blog, so I took this picture in her honor.
I came home with minimal damage to my wallet this visit. My only purchase was a vintage tea-themed card table cloth [42" x 42"] for $14.
Do you have an "all-time" favorite antique store? LaBelle's is definitely mine!