Monday, March 9, 2015

Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves

On a recent trip, we stopped at the Plunderosa in Loxley, Alabama. Yes, there's a restaurant nearby that offers an All You Can Eat Quail night.  Humm....I wonder how many quails the average person eats???......I digress...     
     I was curious to head into an antique store that I had not visited in many years. The first thing I saw really piqued my curiosity. The lighting wasn't great over there in that back corner, but I thought to myself, "That looks like a Gypsy wagon." Taking a closer look, I decided that it was part of a Gypsy wagon--the part that the passengers sat in.  It had been lifted off the wheels and the wagon base and was just sitting there in the back of the store in the corner. Remember, I'm in a store in south Alabama???  A Gypsy wagon.....ok, so now I hear that Cher song in my head as I start to really look around.  Then, I began to realize that this isn't a store that sells your average Alabama-type antiques.  The more I looked around, the more delighted I became.  There were a good number of items that were obviously from Europe.  I spoke to the kind ladies at the check out area and my thoughts were confirmed.....they shopped in Europe and had containers of treasure shipped here!

Here's a sample of the offerings--

Lots of beautiful demijohns

Stained glass doors and windows

Another Gypsy wagon--complete with the wheels--
and full of wonderful wooden tools

They didn't have any bread boards, but the lady said buyers often cut down the longer handles to make a bread board from these paddles with the long handles.  I smiled at the lady and said, "I bet you have a saw in the back to help folks out." She smiled back and said, "Yes."  
You've just got to love helpful people......

They had painted furniture

They had GOAT HEADS!
I took a bunch of pictures of the goat heads (holding the camera up in the air) and never got a good shot.  They were on some tall pieces of furniture--up high where you could kinda see them, but where they wouldn't be disturbed by curious little fingers. 
 The goat heads were $150

They had antlers--these were very large

There were bread/dough bowls--many, many different sizes

Grain sacks

Loved the zinc sinks.  
These were very large.  I've wanted one for years, but we didn't have room in the car....even if I left my daughter behind..... :)

Shutters with chippy paint

The had pickling jars in a variety of colors

I came home with a couple of treasures and I will be sharing those items in a future post.  Here's a link to the Plunderosa Antiques.
Lorraine will be happy to answer any questions you may have about items in her wonderful store.  I hope you will be able to stop if you're in the area or going to the Gulf Coast Beaches.

1 comment:

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Such fun to peruse this antique shop with you and see the many interesting items. It has been a long time since I've been in the shop with items other than glassware. So nice visiting with you!