Monday, June 18, 2012

Orange Blossom Square

While on vacation we always take time out to head to the outlets in Foley, AL. This year was no exception but unlike years in the past it was crowded and we didn't need that much so we were in and out in less than two hours. That left us some time to kill. I so wanted to head over towards Mobile and visit one of Linda's from Coastal Charm spaces. She has a space at a place called Cotton City Antiques and from what I read it is over 12,000 sq ft of vendors!! I would have been in heaven but sadly enough it was just to far to drive. Next year though I told The Hubster we were stopping on the way in! 
I was determined to get some treasure hunting in though so I drove down the road aways and came across a place that had some true eye candy! The Nana actually spotted it.
Orange Blossom Square takes up an entire block! How I ever missed it on the way in I will never know. We have driven by it for years.
It is pure delight from the moment you step inside! I fell instantly in love with that chandy and would love to have it in our foyer even if it is a little over the top. It is gorgeous!
I had take some pics of the window displays. The walls are made from you guessed it pallets! Again more yummy chandys! Pardon the cutie patootie off to the side there!;)
I almost purchased that vintage watering can.
This side board was just gorgeous!
A beautiful plastic picture frame dressed up with what I think is chalk paint and some wax.  
I thought long and hard over that bread bowl. It was in great condition but alas the $140 price and the lack of space deterred me. 
I loved this roo pillow but at $38 I figured I could attempt my own version.
They had room after room filled with goodies. This room was their mark down room. Can you picture that armoire painted in some frenchy goodness!? 
Another awesome set marked down and I know if it had been painted it would have sold right away. Just look at all the ornate detail on the table! 
This mirror was HUGE and half off. Again lack of space. 
I spotted an area where all lamps were just $20. I will get back to that in a moment.
This vintage sled was just $60 and if I had had the room it would have come home with me. I already have my moms old sled she had as a child but this would have been great addition.
I liked so many things in this picture. The ladder type table and the old scale. Now that I look at it I even love the old fishing basket there that I didn't notice at the time.

Orange Blossom Square is a must visit if you are heading to the Gulf Shores/Perdido Key area. It is two stories of fabulous! Also if you get a chance stop at any of the three spaces Linda has. You can find them on her blog sidebar! I am sure they are just as dreamy!! Funny thing is is that when I told Linda I stopped at Orange Blossom she said she use to have a space there several years ago. Maybe by next year she will decide to open one up there again if I am lucky!:)
And of course I couldn't leave there without getting something! This lamp was just $20!! I had to dig to get to it and was not sure it was even suppose to be in that section but the gals said yep and I said SOLD! Its not vintage or anything but I really like it. The shades need a makeover because they are dirty but otherwise its perfect. I also purchased three matching blue mason jars with zinc lids. I can't find my pic of those right now though so I will have to share those once I put them wherever it is they are going to go. 
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  1. Pamela,
    Thanks so much for the shout out...that was so very sweet of you. Now next time I drive by Ole Crush,I must stop in and see my old friends, it's been years since I have been there. I do love how they have used the pallets. Your $20 lamp was a it!!!


  2. You said it! Great eye candy =)
    So many cute things. Thanks for the peek!! Super deal on the lamp too.

  3. Love that lamp, Pamela! Great find and price! It looks like they have lots of great stuff. I'm finding that antique and flea marts are just like any other store now ~ sometimes the prices are good and sometimes you have to wonder where they came up with the price.

  4. WOW I could spend all day in a place like that!! Love your new lamp Pamela!

  5. Oh my... i would go goo goo and gaa gaa over that frame you posted and the mirror :) I am a sucker for "ornate" details :)

  6. Looks like an 'orange blossom special' to me! Off to the Graphics Fairy you go to find a rooster to iron on a pillow topper!


  7. Great lamp at a great price. That is a fabulous store I love a few things in there. Thanks for sharing it.

  8. That place looks awesome! I want that roo pillow:)

  9. I love to shop vicariously through others, so thanks for the great shopping trip!

  10. I'm surprised you managed to get out of there at all. Some great stuff there! Joan

  11. What fun it would be to browse in there. The lamp is cute and you can't go wrong with blue mason jars. Love them.

  12. What a great place! I think that the only thing the sign outside is missing is "bait shop" LOL! I could wander around there forever! LOVE the lamp you got - for only 20 bucks! You can easily redo those shades and it is so awesome! Your whole vacation sounds like a blast! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Leena

  13. Oh, my!! I saw so much eye candy in those photos!! I don't know how you passed on all of those goodies! That lamp was a great find! Looks like you had a lot of fun!

  14. Wow,what a fabulous place!!! Love the lamp you picked up too...very cute!!!

  15. Great place! I sae many things I loved. XO, Pinky

  16. What a fantastic shop. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  17. This looks like and amazing place! I see so many things I love! I love your watering can, great find! I have to check this place out the next time I'm down! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Oh girl... I so want to be there right now ~ looks like an awesome place!!!

  19. Oh my goodness! You had me at that first picture alone! That place looked like it was wonderful. It's so fun to stumble upon a great store and have trouble deciding what you want because there is so much to choose from. Love your new lamp. That was a great deal!

  20. Thanks for sharing this wonderful source! I might just have to put it on my hunting list for this summer! ~Kristie

  21. What a great is that located in Foley, Al?

    I just jotted this place down in my travel folder...

    Looks like you had a wonderful time with great finds!


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