Monday, January 24, 2011

Matilda's "Mouse" Antiques Barn Sale!

This past Friday my friend Robin and I hit the road for a day of antiquing! Our first stop was a WONDERFUL barn sale held once a month called Matilda's Mouse Antiques in Valley Center, CA just 45 minutes from home. Oh what fun!
The barn sale is
named after darling Matilda (dog)
who greets you at every sale dressed up for the theme.
This one was called "On the Wings of Love"!

See her portrait on the barn? CUTE!
After the barn sale we headed towards home and ate in Old Town Temecula and shopped some more!

The outside was filled with wonderful finds to!
Here she is! She is sooooo sweet! Look at her sweet red wings!

Cute little chandelier lamp, huh? There were 2 of them.
I bought them!
The seller said she bought them in New York!

I loved this gals shoes, so she let me take a picture of them!
On the hunt for some!

Chandlers everywhere and they were all so pretty!
Robin bought this sweet hutch!
She is going to refresh it with white or paint it black.

There was a set of these chandelier lamps and when standing in line, they went out the door! It was funny having big pieces of furniture being hauled out over our heads. It was a very busy place!
Tiered chandeliers! Oh, my heart be still!
Check~out area!

See ya next month sweet Matilda!
Have a wonderful week and thanks bunches for visiting!


Beverly said...

Be still my beating heart. I think I may have to fly out to the West Coast to shop with you, my friend!!! Oh what fun I would have!!!

Elsie said...

WOW Maryjane, thats what I call junk hunting. It looks like ya'll
had a wonderful time. I love your
lights you bought. I can't wait to
see where you use them.

Kay-The Rustic Cottage said...

Love, love these kinds of sales. Your little lamps are adorable. We have a sale like that near here called The Barn House. They are only open during the Spring and into the Fall. Sounds like you had so much fun!

Debbie said...

Hello! I'm a new follower and first, I'm just envying the nice weather you seemed to be having wherever you are. We are cold and snowy in the Midwest. I say alot of things there that would have interested me. She sure has a wonderful barn and a great eye. I am looking forward to Spring to get out and go antiqueing. In the mean time, I enjoy visiting your blog.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Maryjane, I'm fairly new to your blog since right before Christmas. I've enjoyed taking a peek at all your wonderful posts. Your blog is so beautifully inviting. We share similar tastes for so many of the same creative design elements.
It's wonderful how inspiring blog friends as yourself can be, that's why I love returning the gesture, by sharing cooking or DIY ideas too.

I've bookmarked you in my favs.
I look forward to coming by your charming blog again.
Come by for a visit. Your company would be nice.

Sweet wishes,

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Oh what a wonderful place to visit...and once a month no less! I'd have a hard time packing home all my treasures I think...there are some LOVELY items there. Plus it looks so WARM there! Looking forward to your pictures once you find places for your treasures. Thanks for taking us on this treasure hunting trip. Have a wonderful week. Maura :)

The Scrappy Cottage said...

Oh my gosh now that is such a heavenly place to shop. Love,love, love those lamps. I have a thing for lamps. Looks like you had a wonderful time......

*Shelli* said...

LOVE the skirt, shoes and dog! I bet you had a BLAST ♥

Katmom said...

Oh my Word! why was I not there? oh, that's right,,,I live up here in Spokane! aacckk!
I luv all those blingy goodies!
Have fun shopping.

Bohemian said...

OMG I could go totally broke if I was let loose in a Shop like this! *LOL* Visual overload... what a great place, thanks so much for sharing and I love what you scored!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Thanks for showing us their sale. I've met Matilda and her mom when they shop in Texas. I know their vignettes are always so inspiring.

Pen Pen said...

Oh my.. what a sweet place! I love Matilda, too. I just love that feminine green dress on the mannequin.... soooo pretty!

kpaints said...

Wow, what a gold mine! Wish there was a place up here, like that! Can't wait to see your finds at home.
Loved seeing the sunshine!

Mimi Sue said...

Looks like a FUN place to visit! Cute little doggy too. Can't wait to see what you do with your little lamps. Mimi

Bella said...

Hi MaryJane,
Oh what a FUN day!! So many beautiful things:-) But that sweet poodle in the red wings takes the cake, darling!

Claudia said...

Gosh darn it, Maryjane! I've been looking for two little lamps exactly like those and you found them! I'm jealous. I guess I'll have to keep hunting. I miss shopping in California!


Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Hi Maryjane! What a delightful place to travel to! Such a sweet Matilda! blessings,Kathleen

Busy As Can Be said...

Wow I bet you had so much fun...I want to come...and the lights you bought are beautiful!

Elyse said...


there is nothing like this where i live. so glad you packed your camera! how awesome. happy you treated yourself, too.

still snowing like crazy here!


The Shanty Girl said...

Wow what a beautiful barn sale, thanks for sharing the photo's!! The barn itself is a beauty.

J+S said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog! I am glad you have found me because this means I have now found you.

(Gordon Gossip)

Liz said...

What an awesome show. We just don't have anything like that here. :( I love those shoes to!


Dena said...

New to your site got it from Diasy cottage, I like the name so i decided to check it out, Love it! that flea market trip look like so much fun , and so many things i would like to buy, Just wanted to let you know i look forward and will be looking at your post regularly, THANKS FOR SHARING,

Nancy Jo said...

What a great place to go. Did you buy anything besides those VERY! pretty little wall lamps? How did your friend get that nice little hutch Home? If I lived nearby I would have been right there with you.
Nancy Jo