School is back in session and I have a little more time to myself, so one day after going to an antique shop, I thought I would stop by Minerva's.
Minerva's is a fun shop where MacKenzie Child's meet Shabby Chic. I had my trusty point and shoot camera in my purse, so.... I took a few photos.
Rebbecca, the proprietor, purchases items from estate sales, yard sales etc, fixes them, paints them, redesigns them, etc and sells them in her shop.
She also adds a few pieces from market (Atlanta) to sell here and there. Nice little gift items.
I purchased these two little items while there. The blue colander was labeled 'vintage' though many many many years ago, I had one from Crack R Barrel just like it. I think I paid $9.99 for it. (I paid more for this one.) I loved the one from Crack R Barrel and wore it slap out. Been looking for another one ever since. I have a coffee pot that goes with it.
I also got a black photo easel. I love this one and it is very nicely made. I never seem to have enough of them. They are on every horizontal surface in the house and when I do dance school shoots, I collect them all up to display framed samples and signs on. Very handy. And this one is very pretty. I think the prettiest one I have.
She is a big chandelier re-designer. (I bet she is the reason I can't find one around here to re-do myself for my kitchen! LOL!) She usually does not allow photos taken of her shop, but I was using my cheapy camera and not taking quality photos. And I did not take photos of merchandise and designs that I knew were her original ideas. I made sure I asked her permission, I did not have my big honkin pro camera. And she saw me delete a few photos right away when she told me to make sure only general items go on my blog. I can appreciate that
A child's room, a nursery, sunroom, porch, garden, kitchen, dinning room or living room, Minevera's probably has that item you are looking for. They are located in Bluff Park in Hoover (or Vestavia you know how Bluff Park is some is in one city and some is in another..). It is about a block from the Pig!