Sunday, August 2, 2009

The best antique shop for glass

Downtown Montavello, there was a antique store. Well, of course we had to stop there! :) This owner had the most impressive collection of glassware, crystal and china I have ever seen. It was almost overwhelming.

But, to my great surprise, there it was...

My punch bowl.

I have been looking for this particular punch bowl for 2 years now. No one has it. It is a Fostoria bowl in the cubist pattern. I had seen it in person once, and that was at a church shower. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it.

I also couldn't believe my ears when I heard the price. $495.00. He'd give me a deal at $425.00.

So I had to leave it there. But, I took a picture of it the next day so I could remember it. Can you see it through the window?

Rick and Brooke met us for dinner at the Cheesecake Factory on Sat night. I ate the Firecracker Salmon appetizer. It is my favorite. We ate outside, partly because of the enormous crowds, and partly because I LOVE to eat outside. The weather was great and the company was better.

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ICURIS said...

we had such a good time with ya'll too! glad you had a good birthday!

Mom said...

LLLOOOVVEEE the new header pic! You got some great shots and I can't wait to see them all!!!

Ashley said...

Such a sweet hubby you have! Glad you got to do such great things for your b-day.

Rebecca said...

I love the header too. I had no idea punch bowls were so expensive!

Patrice said...

I agree, the header is just wonderful.
Oh, I looove the Cheesecake Factory, I never can pick just one piece of cheesecake.

Nancy said...

so happy you spent some real quality time together :) and love the header!

Donna said...

HI Kristi, Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday and vacation. The pictures are great. The new header is the best yet. I just love beach pictures. But the picture of the punch bowl through the window, I couldn't see enough to tell what the pattern name is. If you know, I'll be glad to look for you when I go to the mountains in the fall.Also, check eBay. sometimes you can luck up on something there. My mother has the Americana pattern from Fostoria. Very classic. I love to antique, especially for glassware.
The kids are adorable!!
Love to you all,
Ms. Donna