Last week, Lynda and her Atlanta friends, Donna and Debbie, came to visit for a couple of days. As all of us are avid antiquers, we spent the days searching antique malls, stores and thrift stores in Wisconsin! That gave me the time to re-stock the store with some fun new antiques. Several themes seemed to emerge - the old Tuscan kitchen with vintage European linen dish towels, open cloches - perfect for encasing a vase of garden roses-, bone knives and forks, pressed glass and several great pieces of ironstone. A collection of mother of pearl knives - perfect to mix with silver plate flatware and a grouping of gold, white and crystal compotes and stemware is the start to a great display for the Christmas season. Gold Italian tables and candle sticks will be additions to this collection. All of this is stacked on my dining room table, ready to be washed, priced and loaded for the store. There are many more great finds to share from this trip tomorrow. Stay Tuned!