Friday, November 6, 2015

Christmas at La Belle Antiques

When I left The Rendezvous With Tea Wednesday afternoon, I was only three miles [seven minutes] from my favorite antique store La Belle Antiques in St. Clair Shores.  I didn't need anything, but I couldn't be that close and not stop.

The exterior of the store was decorated for Christmas.  With temperatures in the 70's the doors were opened for fresh air - rare for November in Michigan!

Once inside, Dawn, the owner, told me their Christmas Open House was held the day before. She gave me permission to take photos for this blog post. It was fun seeing all the Christmas decorations of yesteryear.

~ Lots of Christmas Trees ~

~ Garland with vintage ornaments. ~

I have a ceramic Christmas tree like the one below, and it's almost 40 years old.  I bring it out every year.  When my mother passed away, I kept her ivory ceramic Christmas tree too.

Notice the Charlie's Angels game, and Donny Osmond puzzle on the shelf below.

~ And lots of Santa's ~

I didn't make any Christmas purchases, but I bought a fall teacup that was on sale for $8.00.

A vintage, hand-embroidered table topper with teacups in three corners and a teapot in the other.

And a vintage, hand-embroidered tea towel.

For local readers, La Belle's is located at 24861 Harper Avenue, in St. Clair Shores.  Stop by to see them.  Their prices are great, and their merchandise has a quick turnover.


  1. If you were that close, of course you needed to stop by! I love that fall teacup, and those linens, too. Plus you got to enjoy the Christmas decor - everybody wins!

  2. Wonderful! When we had our bricks-and-mortar we used to have a huge Christmas open house with the shop all decorated, refreshments and door prizes. It was a great deal of work, but a fun community social event! Love your new perfect for you!

  3. Okay, I would have snapped up that autumn teacup as well ... what a find! And your linens are lovely as well. You will probably find many uses for those over the years. And I do love seeing all the pretty Christmas decorations. I suspect those vintage ones appeal to me because they look like Christmas when I was a little girl!


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