Monday, April 13, 2009

Road Trip #3

On Saturday, Isabel and I drove up to Centralia, WA to meet up with Timi and her friend Donna for a little girl time and antique shopping. We made it up there in no time and found Timi and Donna at "Catty Wampus" a new antique mall that had lots of great stuff, but unfortunately, pretty high prices. At least I thought so. I had been on a road trip to Centralia by myself several years ago so it was fun to see what had changed.

I have to say, it is really hard for me to shop antique malls sometimes as I am really cheap and used to thrift store/garage sale prices. It was still fun to look at stuff to get ideas and inspiration.

This place was called "Centralia Perk." It was a coffee shop/antique shop. I loved all the cool chandeliers and the tin ceiling was to die for. I remembered it from my last visit and was so happy to see that it was still here.

Here are the girls in front of one of the thrift stores we managed to find.

I think the best part of the day, besides spending time together was the delicious lunch we had at the Centralia Antique Mall. I wish I had taken a picture of it as it was so pretty. Tomato Basil Soup and Sandwich with Turkey, Avocado, Bacon and Lettuce. Yummy!

We did find several antique shops including a neat architectural salvage shop that had lots of cool stuff. Isabel found some neat things there to bring home. You can check it out here.

Finally it was time to drop Timi and Donna off at the train station (they had rode down from Seattle) and head home. It was a really fun day and we are already talking about going back up there to check out the shops in Timi's town of Snohomish.

Here's a picture of the loot I scored on our trip.

Floral hat box, rose covered hat, metal display stand, two lacy slips, bag of lace and misc. beads, green pottery planter, baby spoon, rhinestone buckle, two rhinestone pins, belt buckle and denim jacket with furry inside.


Here's a close up of the little stuff.

And Isabel was sweet enough to share some of this yummy vintage wallpaper with me. I just love it!

Still working on projects for farm chicks. Hopefully I'll be able to show a few completed ones on my next post.
Happy Monday!






24 comments:

Stephenie said...

I am so loving all your loot...That wallpaper is just Beautiuful....That hatbox is tdf!!! Looks like you had alot of fun...
Stephenie

Vintagebella ~ Andrea said...

great finds, I love treasure hunting!

Cottage Rose said...

I really love all of the great things you brought home with you.. From the photo it looks like a great time was had by all. How great it is to have a girls day out...

Hugs;
Alaura

CinnabarBlue said...

Next time you come to Centralia let me know. I live in Chehalis and have a small spot in a store called Miss Lillies in Chehalis. I know where there are some better prices. I found your blog today for the first time from Maison Douce. I have only been blogging for a few weeks and now I can add you to my favorite blogs to visit list. Thank you for sharing your trip. Lori

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Always love seeing your finds Lisa!!! the hatbox is so loverly... xo Heather

Florence said...

Wow you really scored. Great finds.

laurie - mapie ethel said...

Great finds and what a fun day...nothing better than hanging out with the girls doing some shopping. I am on the same page as you with prices too...spoiled from estate sale and thrift store prices...hard to pay a higher price unless it is something I fall in love with!

Barn House said...

Hi Lisa! Looks like you had a great time!! I thought Timi was supposed to be on bed rest?? Can't wait to hear what you are going to pull together for our Flea in July. :o)

trash talk said...

I just love the idea of riding a train to go junking and may I add that anything with avocado on it just has to be yumo!
You and Isabella can sure ferret out the best stuff.
I love the name "Catty Wampus"...my sister calls me that all the time as in "she is one catty wampus"! lol
Debbie

English Cottage in Georgia said...

What a GREAT place you found. The lunch menu made me want to jump into the car and drive..um, 1000s of mile - never mind.
The pictures of the treasures were delightful. I love shopping from my home :-)

CinnabarBlue said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I plan to come to the Barn House Sale I have found their blog as well. See you there. Lori

Jeanneoli said...

You found some great finds. Can't wait to see what you come up with for the Farm Chicks show.

Linda said...

You sound and look like a girl after my own heart! I am also a Washington gal. I sort of know Timi but not in person yet. She and I still have to get together one of these days!
Fun blog, love seeing all your travels.
Stop in my blog sometime. I ran away on Saturday too, took me a trip to Anacortes , WA.
Linda Q

tifany ~shabby scraps said...

next time you gilrs are up this way, come visit me at my house! I'll make you tea and lunch! love to see you again!
xoxo, tiffany

tiffany ~ shabby scraps said...

forgot to ask, did you go to catty wompus? it's great!
xoxo, Tiffany

Wanda said...

Just read Timi's story of the trip. Sounds like y'all had a great time. Well, it doesn't just sound like it, you said you did, didn't you? LOL

I'm like you. Spoiled to cheap prices. I don't do shops well. Even though I have one. But I'm sorry. People like their stuff way too much. I try to keep my prices down. I'd rather sell it than sit on it. Wish other folks would think like that. I might buy more. I can only assume they don't know how to find the bargains and are paying to much in the first place.

OK. I'm through grumbling. ;-)

Sammy Girl said...

Wonderful goodies! I love the rhinestone pins and belt buckle. And can you believe -- I HAVE that exact green pottery piece! Aren't fun days made even better with good friends?!
Thanks for sharing!
Betty :)

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

I love the jewellery, wallpaper & jewellery!!! What beautiful finds. You have an eye for beautiful things.
Isabelle x

Anonymous said...

Oh I just love reading where all you have been shopping. I especially liked when you found some broadcloth in Vernonia. My daughter lives in Vernonia Oregon. That shop is gone now i think. I use to go once a year. I will be in Portland this July for the expo and I am looking for all your oregon Bloggers.

Janice In Missouri

Pink Daisys Blog Spot said...

Hi Lisa,
WOW I love your blog.. I am going to be a regular on here.. I will add you to my blog roll. Thanks for sharing.
Mechelle

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I LOVE the name of Catty Wampus! I hear ya though...sometimes it isn't easy to pay the higher prices when you KNOW that there are better bargains out there in this big world of ours.

xo
Becky

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Do love your finds, especially that wallpaper, thanks for letting me tag along on your trip!! ;0)
Alicia

Jules said...

woohoo you went to some great places,wish they were here in Australia.They are just the kind of magical places to go arent they !
Have added your blog as a favourite
hugs
Jules

Stephenie said...

Thanks for the sweet comment...I used cork board for my inspiration board...
STephenie