Sunday, December 18, 2011

Let's Go Shopping

I really should have been working on other things and concentrating on my "to do" list on Friday instead of playing at Room With a Past in Walnut Creek. This awesome store is only open four days a month, so I had to seize the opportunity when opportunity knocked. It was my first visit to this location, and I have to say I like it even better than their sister store, Paris Flea Market in Livermore.

Love the polka dot seat on this pretty pink bike.  Too bad it wasn't parked in the right direction because the finger took me on a little detour down the street.

The entire store was packed full of vintage treasures with just the right amount
of holiday decor mixed in.

This gorgeous swag is made from book pages with sewing pattern flowers added to each end.

I knew it was time to settle in and get comfortable once I discovered these tasty treats; I can't shop on an empty stomach.  Does being on a sugar high make you spend more money?

Burlap and silver.....always a good combination.

Piles of vintage ornaments all ready to be wheeled out.

Aren't those lampshades adorable?

This 4' tall shelf with two curved drawers on the bottom spoke to me.
  It spoke very loud.

I've been looking for something narrow enough to fit in a small space in my studio.  This was perfect because it's only 11" deep.  Can't wait to get it all loaded up with goodies.

How many of us had this same house?  It sure brings back good memories. 

Now you know where to buy your angel wings.

I almost bought the large framed French map above the mantel.  Glad I passed on it because it would have been too big for the space I had in mind.

I wish I had room for this.
I wish I had room for everything.
I'm proud of myself for having so much self-control.


  1. I was thinking of going but it's a bit of a longer drive for me than the Paris Flea (which I prefer *wink* ) but I know I'll be going to Room With A Past when they have their parking lot sale in the Spring!

    LOVE that carriage though, I think that would have come home with me!!!!

    So glad you found something you loved!!!

    Merry Christmas, Betsy!


  2. Fabulous store and I love that bookcase you bought!

  3. I adore the shelf unit you got...omgosh...just sure and show us when you have it in your work room!

  4. Thanks for the tour of the store. Everything looks wonderful. Can't wait to see your shelf in it's new home. It is a cutie!

  5. Oh how i wish I could visit this store. Thanks so much for the tour, it really is quite a nice one. I wanted to much, so maybe it 's better it's not close! Thanks for sharing over at Sunday' Best

  6. Wow. Now I know where to buy some wings.....thanks.

  7. I am trying to use self control and stay out of stores like that. Like the bookcase - a lot.

  8. What a super store! Fudge is one of my comforts foods.
    Happy Holidays - Lisa

  9. I love the shelves you bought! Very pretty! I love the curves on the bottom. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  10. Wow, I love the shelf unit you bought. It was talking to me, too!

  11. I'm proud of you, too! The place looks fabulous. Not sure I could have had such self-control. Wait, I'm sure ~ that I couldn't!

  12. Love those shelves you scored, especially since they have drawers.

    And that dollhouse! I had one very similar as a little girl and no idea what happened to it...

    Happy Holidays! Thanks for the tour. :-)

  13. I would have wheeled those ornaments right out the door and on the way to my house :)

  14. What a great place to play. Glad you found something. Have a wonderful Christmas Betsy.

  15. LOVE your new curvy bookshelf...It's gorgeous!!! Thanks for all the great many ideas for creating pretty vintage displays!!!

  16. Yes to everything! The angel wings, the doll house, the sugar high, the cute lamp shades...that's got to be the most fun virtual shopping experience I've had in the longest time :) thanks for sharing. sending the warmest Christmas wishes xoxo Diane

  17. I would have been in 7th heaven in this store. Don't think I have the will power you did. the pink bike with the black polka dot seat was so darn cute. Hopped over from Knick of Time. Glad to have found you. Now a new follower.

  18. The title of your post captured my attention :) who doesn't love shopping :) anyway, i love those beautiful treasures and allow me to congratulate you for the self control :)

  19. eeeek...
    very cool shop and I LOVE our new pink shelf! I can "see" it in my some day craft room! LOL.
    Merry Christmas! I hope it's wonderful!

  20. Boy does sugar cause me to want to spend money. If I had been in there I would have been in trouble. So many cute things!

    Merry Christmas!

  21. Hi Betsy,

    What a treasure trove of good finds!



  22. OMG! I think I've died and gone to heaven! I needed that eye candy! Going to have to check out the one in Livermore. I'm from Livermore but can hardly find my way around anymore...of course when I grew up there it was a one horse town! LOL

  23. That looked like fun!! I love the piece you bought, so many curves and a couple drawers to boot! I always get inspired when people show stores

    Merry Christmas

  24. OK.

    When is this place open next?

    I think I should come out for a visit, we could load up on sugar and commence shopping.

    After riding that bicycle around for a bit....

    And I could help you fill up your groovy new shelves.

    Sound good to you?

  25. Wow, where to start?
    1: No matter how high I get on sugar I can only stretch the 20 dollar bill in my purse so far. lol
    2: Doesn't a SOLD sign with your name on it make you feel all warm and tingly? (beautiful piece BTW)
    3: Yes, I too, had a house like that as a child along with all the plastic furniture and family that came with it. Loved it!!!
    And finally, how on earth do these shops make money when they're only open 3 days a month?


  26. I DID have that tin doll house ! I wonder what happened to it. Would love to have it back today. Love the blog, becoming a follower !


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