Cute Kittens Giveaway!

Adorable Ceramic Kittens

And now, I proudly present my third giveaway…Four little kittens!

I can hardly wait to post about West Side Antiques on Monday, when I give away four adorable meow-meows from the shop!

I really love the kitten who is playing with the ball of yarn and is looking up in surprise. It almost looks like she’s saying, “Some little girl or boy was playing with me and broke off part of my tail.” But that’s okay…we love her anyway.

For a chance to win, please head over to my new site, and enter.

Meow, meow! You can win all 4 of us if you answer the trivia questions.

Copyright 2017 by Stephanie L. Robertson and


Magnolia Antique Gallery, Part II

Magnolia Antique Gallery promises a unique, 3-story, antique shopping experience full of impressive historical pieces such as this lovely Regency inlaid marquetry tip-top table (circa the 1700’s). Just look at the intricately laid work…if not for the sheen from my camera flash, your eyes could trick you into thinking this was 3D!

Florentine table, circa 1700's

Florentine table, circa 1700’s

Here is an eagle carved from hard wood. Look closely enough, and you will still be able to see hints of the original paint on one of the two 17th Century Italian Consoles for sale.

One of two 17th Century Italian consoles.

One of two 17th Century Italian consoles.

Console with original paint!

Console with original paint!

Unfortunately, my photography skills eluded me as I attempted to shoot an exquisite Florentine panel and scroll iron table. I can imagine finding the rare piece in a Florentine palace somewhere in Italy, but there it was…right in Fayetteville, Tennessee. Oh, if it could only talk, what stories would it tell? I hope that you will go look it up at Magnolia Antique Gallery’s website and Facebook page to see that can’t-miss piece of history!



Here is a lovely pine and apple wood country table from the Rhinelander area of Wisconsin.


These vintage hooded plantation chairs will carry you back home to 1930’s Key West.
Circa 1930's. Circa 1930’s.

Into Spanish Inquisition history? Check out these panels carved on the backrest of this walnut wooden bench:

Spanish Inquisition carved bench.

Spanish Inquisition carved bench.

Magnolia Antique Gallery carries these treasures, along with a gallery full of other finds that regular gals like me can afford! If you go, be sure to tell that that I sent you!

So what do you guys think? Which is your favorite?

Magnolia Antique Gallery, Part I

Reflection Selfie at Magnolia Antique Gallery.

Reflection Selfie at Magnolia Antique Gallery.

Magnolia Antique Gallery is one of the antique shops that I visited last Friday.

Located in Fayetteville, Tennessee, the gallery specializes in fine American, European and Asian furniture from the early 17th – mid 20th century.

I met the friendly owners, Sharon and Colin, who were kind enough to allow me to take photos for  Colin gave me a tour of  the antiques that are housed on the three floors of the 15,000 square foot building, built in 1894.



"Antique stained glass windows from a church in England."

“Antique stained glass windows from a church in England.”

"Black Forest carved wall clock circa 1880 with high-quality French movement that runs 14 days on a winding..."

“Black Forest carved wall clock circa 1880 with high-quality French movement that runs 14 days on a winding…”

The old elevator in Magnolia Antique Gallery.

The old elevator in Magnolia Antique Gallery.

The top of the old elevator.

The top of the old elevator.

Stairway from the mezzanine to the 3rd floor.

Taking the stairs.


Look for Magnolia Antique Gallery, Part II in an up-coming blog, and be sure to keep watching for more posts about the Fayetteville antique shops that I visited!

Your GPS is Oh, So Very Wrong

This explains everything.

This explains everything.

There’s one more picture (which deserves its own feature post) that I took when we visited the Highlands.

First, a quick backstory.

So my parents’ cabin is a skip and a hop from this small town in Tennessee. I mean, this town is small. It’s on the map, but I think it’s virtually a ghost town, but people still live therein.

There is a bit of a town block, if you will…a row of those old, turn-of-the-century brick buildings, which really would look nice if someone had the money and inclination to restore them.

Every time we go through that town, as it were, our GPS goes nuts and gets scrambled. “Re-calculating. Re-calculating!” it warns. And we’re like, “But you told us to go this way!”

Well, I think we’ve all been vindicated. Check out the new sign that they put up!