Saturday, January 21, 2017

Love the Small Stuff!

I love collections and groups of small stuff.  There is something about rooting through a box of ---well---anything that is so fun!  That's when antiquing in a real store is so much better than online shopping.  There's something about touching and feeling and smelling what you are looking for!

Box of buttons
Stack of tins
                                                              Basket of baby shoes
Tub of children's dishes.

You really need to put Alton Illinois on your list of places to go.  We would love to see you!  Lots to see and do in Alton--like shopping at Country Meadows!
Until next time, 

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Vintage Christmas--Love It!

I love the cover of this old book.  It would be great framed...its nice and flat because pages are missing!

This tinsel is reproduction but looks really great like the old tinsel.  Perfect for craft projects,

 The white tree is only about two feet tall.  Perfect for a table top.  Probably from the 60's. Then of course the vintage paper mache boot---they are getting harder to find.

Love the little bone china figurines.  Only about two inches tall.

Happy holiday shopping!
Until next time,

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Happy Holidays to All of You!

Well as you know, it's been forever since I posted.  I find that when I have trouble loading pictures--or anything else for that matter, I just give up.  I think a New Year's resolution for me will be--don't give up, or at least try not to give up.  I used to have so much fun posting pictures and blogging but ran into trouble and gave up!  We have had many wonderful antiques come and go from the shop this year, and I promise I will try to post more!  Also follow us on Instagram and my new upcoming project--an Etsy store!
Have a safe and happy holiday.  Come see us and....
"Give a Present from the Past"
Until next time,

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Just a Little Window Redo!

Well just in time for fall, we have picked up some amazing country pieces.  Funny how all of the colors are perfect together.  I love the colors of fall--deep reds, oranges, golden yellows and toss in some brown.  The pieces shown in the pictures are not redo's or makeovers.  The colors are original to the early pieces...just the way we love it. Enjoy...

See--I told you it was great!
Until next time, 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

See the inside of Country Meadows!

The Riverbend Growth Association held a ribbon cutting ceremony to help us celebrate 30 years in business.  I invite you to go to (click on video) to see the video of the ceremony and continue watching as we stroll through the shop.  I think you'll love it.  We do!
Until next time,

Thursday, September 1, 2016

What a Fantastic Celebration!!

Our celebration was a wonderful success.  Thanks to the hundreds of loyal customers we were busy all day.  The weather was perfect---lots of sales----yummy refreshments---prizes!  It was really something.

Furniture going to a new home!

More Selling!

Customers coming and going!

Darlene--a loyal customer having fun!

                                                         It was busy all day!

Yummy punch!

Sweet treats from our neighbor and friend--My Just Desserts

Dips to sample--we sell it!

A great day!
Hmmmm...What should we do next!
Until Next time, 

Friday, August 5, 2016

It's a Celebration!!!!

I don't want to give away what this special day will bring. You'll have to come and see for yourself.  If you know us, we don't do anything half-way!  Still planning.  See you then!
Until next time,