Friday, September 18, 2009

Fun With A New Friend

If you have been blogging for any length of time you know how nice people in blogland are. There is a very sweet lady who reads my blog and she invited me to go thrifting with her in Monroe NC which is where she lives.

I met her at her home and just had to show you a couple of pictures of it. My new friend is a typical southern girl, sweet, pretty and gracious and it is reflected in her beautiful home. Isn’t this room elegant and beautiful?


This antique family heirloom full of rose covered china greeted me in the entryway.


My new friend collects tole trays and has them displayed beautifully in her kitchen. It is a wonderful collection.

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Aren’t they stunning?

After stopping at McAlister’s Deli and having their decadent chocolate spoon bread for lunch, (why have a soup or salad when you can just get right to the dessert?) we headed off to some of her favorite thrift shops. I only took photos of one. The owner is Betty Baker. She’ll give you a good southern welcome and make you feel right at home.

The shop is Golden Girls Antiques 306 West Windsor St. Monroe NC 28112 704-296-5550.

Come on in and take a look around. There’s lots to see. Betty has a talent for arranging everything with flair.



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I told you the shop was wonderful! I only bought one small item, but I’ll show you that another day. My new friend and I had lots in common and I had such a great time. We decided that we’ll have to do this again soon.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Rhondi xo


  1. Thank you so much for sharing your new friend's home with us! Her tray collection is amazing!
    Also..thank you for taking us on your trip and sharing that lovely little Golden Girls Antiques store with us...I really enjoyed looking at the beautiful things. :)
    I will return!

  2. Oh what a fun day. Nothing better than meeting a blogger friend because you immediately have so much in common. It is just such a wonderful time. Her home is gorgeous and her tray collection is indeed stunning. Love the little shop. It is so full of wonderful goodies. Glad you had such a fun time. Hugs, Marty

  3. Oh what a fun day. Nothing better than meeting a blogger friend because you immediately have so much in common. It is just such a wonderful time. Her home is gorgeous and her tray collection is indeed stunning. Love the little shop. It is so full of wonderful goodies. Glad you had such a fun time. Hugs, Marty

  4. It's so nice that you met a new friend, and have so much to share with each other.

    Have a great weekend.

  5. well that did look like a lot of fun! You must have high standards for thrift shops where you are, as that shop was beautifull arranged. I haven't ever seen a thrift shop like that around here.

  6. Listening to your playlist, "What a Wonderful World", and I'm thinking what a wonderful "blog" world we have! Just beautiful pictures of your friend's home, and the tray collection if wonderful. So glad the two of you had such a wonderful day in this wonderful world that we live in!


  7. Oh! what a wonderful new friend. Her house is so pretty. And I love the shop. Never can have to many friends.

  8. It is so much fun meeting blogging friends. Her home is lovely! And the shops look like they were a lot of fun! Have a great weekend.

  9. Wow what a fun time. You friends home is so lovely. And the shop was a wonderland of eye candy. Thanks for sharing.

  10. How lovely for you to have met a blogging friend so close!! It is fabulous when like minds hang out and you feel as though you have known each other for ever! Yes, her home is really beautiful and the shop is gorgeous as well!
    Hugs xOxO Nerina :)

  11. It looks like you had a wonderful time. Does your friend have a blog? Looking forward to seeing what you picked up.

  12. Hi Rhondi, thank you for sharing your friend's lovely home. I am still drooling over her tray collection on her kitchen walls...Stunning!

  13. Hello
    How nice you got to meet a new friend from the blog world! Sounds like you had a great time. So nice to hear of your good trip

  14. Oh, it looks like a great shop Rhondi, and a wonderful day. But the best part had to be spending time with a new friend! Love, LOVE her house!

  15. So many pretty things to see and a new friend (whose home is beautiful!) WHat fun! I need to come back when I have time to look at everything closely:>)

  16. Delicious photos and what a treat to actually spend time with another blogger ~ I'm a little jealous.

  17. Oh I wish I lived close enough to join you two! What fun to meet and spend time together just doing what you both love to do! Your friend's home is wonderful and I loved going along to the shop with you. Hope you share more fun together soon. ~Adrienne~

  18. Oh what fun you two must have had meeting and spending some time together. Her home is beautiful and the shop in just...WoW!

    I want to wish your a fantastically blessed weekend!!!

  19. What a fun outing! Oh that tray collection your friend has! Makes my heart race. Her home is beautiful!


  20. Sounds like a great day. I enjoyed the peek into her pretty home and the lovely shop too.


  21. She has a very beautiful home and I love her tray collection. The shop was lovely. I would have went crazy in it.


  22. Isn't it nice to meet new people! She has some treasure in her home that reflect her personality by the looks. I love the chair the raggedy annies are perched on, I could have taken that one home. Great to see your quilts on the side!

  23. Rhondi,

    It's so great to meet someone you blog with and she has the most beautiful collection of trays I've ever seen. I've got to check out that shop in NC if it's not too far from here. I'll be anxious to see what you found.


  24. That sounds like such a fun day. Your new friend has a lovely home (she must have a fortune in metal trays on her walls!). What a great store! I loved those "cherry" dishes, etc. laurie

  25. Gretchen
    Thanks for being so sweet and leaving comments. Since you don't have a blog I can't write you back but I'm hoping maybe you'll read this!
    ((hugs)) Rhondi

  26. What a delightful post. I agree about friends in Blogland. I've meet so many nice people; YOU being among them. Looks like a fun day. I always enjoys being out and about with a friend, especially if we are in antique shops. Love the wicker crib in the 4th photo of the shop. I think perhaps that would have gone home with me. ~ Sarah

  27. Wow! That's a dream of mine: to be able to meet some of my blogging friends and go shopping together! What a fun day you two had!

  28. Sounds like you had wonderful time with your new friend; I love her collection of tole trays. Her home is beautiful.


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