Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Flotsam and Jetsam- What a FIND!

Have you ever found a place where you automatically felt at home?

I have and it was this summer while on vacation in Kensington, MD.

I've been spending a portion of my summer vacations in Kensington for the past 9 years and
I thought I had seen all there was to offer: charming shops, a tea room, lovely greenbelts.

But this year I found Flotsam and Jetsam Antiques.

See the precious little doll on the left? She is mine now. I look at her every single day. I admire her lovely hand sewn shoes and her wee felt hat. *sighs happily*

See this squirrel? He is mine now! (I made the Jack ornie.)

My squirrel, similar to one I had in childhood, was a great find. I LOVE him. He opens his arms when you squeeze near his shoulders so that he can clip on to your lapel. Sweet!

I also got a great deal on these pre-WWII German diecut pumpkins. I have some major plans for them. I'd tell you about the plans, but they are secret!

The proprietor, Stacey Newton, is just a doll and a lot of the goodies found within her shop were formally pieces in her own collection. The shop is a beautiful bite of nostalgia mixed with kitsch. PERFECTION! I could have spent a lot more than I did there....very dangerous.

If you are a button hound, this is the place. Stacey has lots of really interesting buttons and bits and bobs. DEFINITELY worth the trip.

Isn't this little wooden house just precious? That's not all!

Look inside! Little gnomes. *shriek* LOVE them!

I hope that if you are ever in the Kensington/Silver Spring/Chevy Chase area, you pop over and see the sights at Flotsam & Jetsam Antiques. It is a darling little place to pop in and say hello and the prices are amazing.

Until next time, happy "finds"!



  1. What fun! This looks like a shop that I would love too!

  2. Theresa....what a great trip and what an awesome find!!! It's so wonderful to find "memories" when you are least expecting them.
    I love your lil pumpkin man...cute cute!!


  3. These look wonderful. I think I'll find rummaging through this shop entertaining.

  4. I LOVE shops like this!!! Wish it was close enough to visit.

    Love your new (old) treasures!


  5. the little knomes in the wooden house is just tooo cute!

  6. Very funny, ik like this.