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Monday, March 5, 2012

Adventures of The Picker Sisters: Part 4

This past Saturday, I met up with my "Picker Sister" ...
and made a return trip to the White Elephant Shops in beautiful Essex, Ma. The weather was cold and rainy but it didn't dampen our Picker Sister spirits!

First stop was their Outlet Store where everything is half off and a bonus room where everything is 75% off!

Here's my haul from the day...

...this sweet, sweet picture of twins....

...an old Ironstone soap dish and butter pats...

....see the gorgeous crystal and mercury glass doorknob?

I love this hammered metal necklace. I will be "deconstructing" it to use in some of my creations.

I've been on the hunt for some mismatched silver-plated "lids" (I'll show you why in a future post) and found 2 of them along with some beautiful rhinestone trim and another doorknob.

These lovely livres were a dollar each! I almost swooned when I found the Jane Austen Pride & Prejudice book amongst the pile! It's dated 1905!

And, last but not least, this old gal.....

...she was OUTSIDE, under a table, and in the rain! Susan spied her first and dragged her out of her hiding place. It didn't take much convincing from her that she needed to come home with ME. 

The 16th is the day of my birthday (which happens to be next week) and my lucky number.... so I took it as a sign that she belonged with me. She needs a little TLC of which she will get loads of here at Maison Petite Michelle Louise! The original price tag read 100.00 but since it was in their outlet store.... it was marked down to 50.00. When the owner heard us hemming and hawing about whether or not to buy her, he offered to sell her for 45.00, including tax! Ummmmm..oui..oui! 

And here we are after a day of treasure hunting and laughs!! 
Merci Susan....can't wait for The Adventures of The Picker Sisters #5!!

I'm linking up to Kathleen's Faded Charm Cottage for White Wednesday!


  1. Wonderful! There's nothing better than getting a bargain, and you got some fabulous ones! I love it all.

  2. Oh wow! Looks like yo girls had a great time! I love all your great finds!


  3. It sounds like you had so much fun finding all your "tresors" - and your girl is beautiful even now... can't wait to see what you come up with for her..., and those lids - now I'm really intrigued!

  4. Oh, so many treasures you found. Love it all, but nr 16 is nr one. Lucky you.

    Hugs Bente

  5. Ooooo, that looks like so much fun! Great goodies too!
    Wishing you a lovely week,

  6. Oh my ~ you are so lucky to find so many amazing treasures!!! Wish I could have been there with you two. I am happy for you.

    Karen B. ~ Todolwen

  7. What great fun, thrifting with a friend, finding special treasures and bargains on top of it. Bravo.


  8. This is a lovely way to spend a grey dreary day...with a good friend and foraging for bargains. You certainly did find some treasures. Joyful...

  9. What fun to have a sister to go junking with.My Daughter is my junking buddy.She loves hunting as I do.You found some wonderful pieces.

  10. how wonderful!
    So fun you guys get to meet up and junk together. Look at ya all bundled up, ya need to come out here.
    So you can junk in comfort, lol.

  11. What darling girls you are! I'm here at home giving myself twenty lashes for my extreme envy! The soap dish, the Jane Austen, and the manequin need another twenty each! OUCH!!!! haha!

  12. Wow, what a fun and successful picking day you had! I love your vintage Jane Austen book, so shabby and lovely:) Everything else is gorgeous too.

    You both look darling in your pic!

  13. Wow, those look so welcoming... May I? Ha!

    Beautiful post... Love hearing from you.
    Ciao Bella!

    Bella Bliss


    P.S I am your newest follower!

  14. Oh Michelle,
    I am literally dying over that dress form!!!
    How could anyone put that gorgeous thing under a table in the rain?
    Thankfully, you saved her!!
    Hope you have a lovely week.

  15. Great finds! I did a double taken when I saw that shop - we vacation in the area every other year and I always find something at the White Elephant outlet! Love the turquoise bench in the last photo :>) You go to the Todd Farm flea market? Wish we were a bit closer - it's almost a 3 hour drive as we're closer to the Cape... Thanks for sharing!

  16. I can't help but become a follower of your blog! My first time here, and I am already lovin' it!
    I am in California, and my youngest sister and her family are in Pepperell, Mass. I just told her about your blog too. By looking at your blog and profile I know I have found another kindred spirit sister.
    Have a fabulous week!

  17. What a HAUL sweet girl!!!! I love it all so much Michelle...yummy good stuff! That book is a treasure and the dress form is PERFECT! I'm so glad you found so many wonderful things, hugs and love, Dawn

  18. sounds like fun! love love love the dress form!

  19. What a great way to spend a day! Friends, bargins, and cool things!Looking forward to see what you do with them! Take care and thank you for sharing your wonderful finds.

  20. Okay....Michelle.....wow! How incredible are your take home treasures here! My mouth was on the floor the entire time I scrolled through this post!

    How delicious you found an old copy of Jane's novel.....and for only one dollar? I cannot believe it...and yes, I am so jealous....but in a good way!!!! I'm happy for you....so very happy....!!!!

    your ironstone soap dish is amazing....and the dress form...forget about it....I don't know what to say except YaHoooooo! for you! she's incredibly beautiful.

    Thanks so much for sharing....I love your photos !and your Paris bag is TDF.

    ciao bella
    Creative Carmelina

  21. Those are the greatest finds ever! I love love the butter pats! and that vintage photo, and the book! i can't believe you found one dated 1905! And, no you didn't find that fabulous dress form for $45.00! She's insanely cool!


  22. NICE picks! I'm an old follower, but 1st time 'commenter' ... I LOVE your new dress form! I've looked & looked for one - also love the lids, especially the silver one!!

    What will you do to clean up the ole gal? Where do you start?


  23. You are too cute, I thought it was the television show...lol

    Oh, those butter pats remind me of the ones I found in a Paris flea market. Where are they by the way??? hmmm....

    Looks like a great time and you will love having a dress form. xo Rhonda

  24. Awesome finds...I can't believe you got the dress form for only $45. That was a great deal. Lucky gal.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  25. I'm green with envy..you are so fortunate to have such great places for picking out there in the East. All your finds are all amazing.

  26. I'll say you got quite a good deal on that old dress form! They start out at around $400 in our local antique stores.
    So you most definitely scored on that shopping day!! Have a great week Michelle.

  27. Hi Michelle,
    looks like you two had a wonderful time.Great finds and and I think the dress form was just waiting for you!!
    Have a wonderful day.

  28. Hi Michelle,
    Wonderfull, wonderfull you have found al lot of nice things! The picture with the twins is my favorite, so cute!

    xoxo Yolanda

  29. Wow! What an awesome haul. When I spotted the neck of that dress form scrolling up my screen, I couldn't believe it...$45!! You lucky girl. Love everything you found. What a fun place!

  30. Looks like you two had a great day despite the weather..."friends and finds"...fabulous!!!

  31. Oh My! What a Great Day you Had together! You Folks on the East Coast are SO Lucky! So Many Wonderful Finds!
    Thank You For Sharing!
    Have a Wonderful Day!

  32. What a haul! I'd be doing backflips if I found that much treasure under one roof! ;)

  33. Dear Michelle, you WON big here, -the dressform is a great bargain- and love the books, the bling and lids, and OH the glass doorknob-and necklace ,not ot speak about the sweetest photo-
    doing such a tour with a dear friend, is just the best :)
    Hugs and love, Dorthe

  34. Hello again!

    I came by to tell you that I have added you to "MY FAVOURITE BLOGS" on my blog at the bottom of the page. Come have a peek if you'd like!

    Ciao Bella!

    *Bella Bliss*

  35. Loving all your finds and look forward to you creating wonderful things with them. I've heard so much about the White Elephant. I think I'll take a ride there this weekend.

  36. Dearest picker sistah, we had fun, didn't we? I loved spending time (and a wee bit of money) with you that terrific day. Cheers to picker sister adventure #5!!
    White Event, here we come - lock up your dress forms!

  37. Yes, Yes! My sister Rebecca is one of your followers. She is wearing a pink top on her profile photo and she has three blogs: http://4goldeneggs.blogspot.com/
    and her brand new blog
    which her newest blog can be found easier through a google search than a Yahoo search.
    She is the one in Pepperell
    I told her about your blog and also about the White Elephant store.
    They were just at Cape Ann and were very close to that area.
    Thank you for coming to my blog!
    Teresa in California

  38. Terrific find! Sounds like you all have a ball together.
    I'm a new follower, Mary Alice

  39. Nice Michelle, so many beautiful things. I really love that dress form and all of your gorgeous treasures.

  40. Amazing finds! Will you be naming your dress form?

    Have a great rest of the week!


  41. Well, what a great day of treasure hunting you had! That was a steal on the dress form, and she is a beauty, #16 no less. I do think she was just waiting out in the rain for you. All of your other treasures are just the kind of things that make my heart skip a beat too!
    I especially love the photo of you two on the steps of that great shop!

  42. I love the old gal PML. What a fun day. Oh, and the photo of the twins! And I am partial to the number 16 also because it is my daughters bday (july though). Happy early bday!


  43. What great finds! Can't wait to see #5.:)

  44. Oh, my heart be still!!! The butter pats and the dress form!!!
    Want those! what a fun day!!!

  45. From the beautiful smiles on your faces I can tell lots of fun was had on your recent picking adventure! So happy for you two!!

  46. great finds!! fun store.

    barbara jean

  47. oh my word...what wonderful treasures - and the dress form is to die for! so glad you got her (16 is my number too so I would have fought you for it!)

  48. Oh my gosh,
    You lucky girl. Love your find of the day!
    hugs Lynn

  49. What a trip! Looks like such a fun place to visit. I'm with 'ya about the number 16 being a sign! Happy Birthday.

  50. What fun you two must have had! I've never seen an antique outlet store before. So fun! You found so many lovely treasures! The dress form is so wonderful. I'm sure she is so happy that you rescued her from under the table in the rain! :)

  51. How fun! You won't find any antique 'outlets' around here but boy, I'd be in trouble if I did. $45? That is highway robbery for such a beautiful piece, Michelle! Lucky. {LOVE} the mercury glass doorknob. I've never seen one like that before. Yum. Everything is perfect.

  52. Hi, hopped over from your sister picker. A bit of jealousy going on here. lol! I have been wanting a vintage dress form for so long. They are hard to find and they are either display only or $100 or more. Hope I can find a bargain like you some day. Looks like you gals had a great day. What's more fun than pickin with a friend?


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