Saturday, October 18, 2008

European Antiques in Galax Virginia - Who knew?

Being the Leaf-peepers that we are, we Decided to take a little ride along the Blue Ridge Parkway today to check out the Fall foliage colors... We ended up in Galax, Virginia where we took a Stroll along Main street to stretch our legs... The ride was Gorgeous but what we found in Galax was the highlight of the day! Golden Gallery of Galax is AMAZING! Owned and operated by Erwin and Angelika Klee, a German couple from Wiesbaden, the store has the finest Collection of antiques and collectibles from Germany (Belgium, Holland) I've ever seen. The same baskets, Sewing kits, bread slicers, walking sticks, Coin banks and housewares I remember growing up.  It was truly like being transported right back to Germany and into some of the wonderful Shops there I remember. Love, love, love!

To see photos of the Store, which is a treasure in itself, go here - There was so much I wanted to take Home today but I settled on a wall-mounted Coffee grinder, which is an 70's advertising piece for a German coffee brand, and a porcelain Lion head bowl stamped Bavaria in Perfect condition, which Mrs. Klee says dates back to the 1880's. 

We have a trip to Germany planned in a couple of years and I'm putting the Store the Klee's have there on the list. Do not miss Exploring their website! 

Half the fun is Wondering about who might have Owned this fabulous bowl
Matches the Lionhead bowls I picked up at Williams-Sonoma too!
It was meant to Be in my Kitchen!

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