Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Plunderosa

With a name like Plunderosa, you just know this place is going to be spectacular. I spotted it on the way down in Foley, AL and told Maureen that I really wanted to stop by there on the way back home, so we did and it was not a disappointment. It’s a wonderful treasure trove of old and vintage things. Mo had already been here, so knew what to expect. I was just in vintage antique bliss walking through this place.



I have never seen so many large pieces like this. These things are HUGE, you’d have to have a mansion of a house to fit one of these in, but they are gorgeous.


Row after row of gorgeous old vintage pieces like this.


Don’t you just love them? Can’t you see them filled with white ironstone?


This little cane coffee table was so sweet.


A perfectly shabby black painted piece.


Some beautiful old pottery.



Can you see all the stuff crammed in here…a treasure trove!



I could fall in love with any number of things. These old glass bottles and vintage seltzers were not badly priced. Most of these were $20 each and I’m trying to figure out where I could put some of these.


Next stop was Hood’s Home Center, which was another really cool place. They sell granite, kitchen cabinets, light fixtures, LOTS of garden merchandise and they also had some great pieces that were new, but looked old. Very reasonably priced too.

Hoods Home Center



This island was really cool and priced at $249. The top is concrete and it came in several colors. You could easily paint the bottom any color you wanted. Great looking piece!


Nice bench


Shabby bookcases. These pieces weren’t old, but were made to look old. Loved them all too.


Lots of sizes and shapes.



Pretty fireplaces too.


And a huge selection of gorgeous outdoor pots.

Hope you enjoyed this girl’s shopping trip! We sure had a ball stopping and browsing and taking our time. My favorite had to be The Plunderosa. I can see going back there again one day.

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TheWritersPorch said...

Wow! You have really had a good time browsing all this great stuff huh?
I'll have to check this place out next trip to Gulf Shores!

A New England Life said...

So much furniture! I was amazed by all the colored pieces at the Plunderosa, and they sure did have it packed in there!

Loved the bookcases at Hoods. I sure could use one of those!

Lori Bee said...

Such gorgeous pieces!! :)

Mrs. G said...

Wow, you could outfit an entire kitchen with a couple of those gorgeous cabinets.
Hope all is well with you and yours.

the voice of melody said...

I couldn't help but notice the cute little birdhouse in the cabinet. I love birdhouses!

Thanks for taking me shopping with you, and hope you have a beautiful day. :)

marty39 said...

Sounds like such a fun trip. I love all the gorgeous old furn pieces, they look so pretty, but you would have to have a really big house. Just so fun to look at. Hugs, Marty

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Rhoda,
I enjoyed the virtual shopping trip! I'll look for these places next time I'm in Gulf Shores!

Lori E said...

Apparantly I am not shopping in the right stores. Mind you in my case I am not even shopping in the right country. You guys have the best stuff.

Helen said...

Be still, be still ... please be still my heart!!! I could curl up and live here ~ seriously. I have NEVER seen a place like this. Oh, to have even one of thos large pieces ... I would knock down walls to accommodate! Thank you. I have saved every photo in my inspiration file!

Joanna said...

Wow, you always find the neatest places to stop in at. My luck I'd go into a place and there would be nothing there!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

What awesome places to shop! Girl, I love all of those old cabinets! I'll have to plan to make some stops the next time I travel farther south than we are.
Have a great week!

Sue said...

Wowie, I sure wish I was in your neck of the woods! Alas, I will have to be content with virtual shopping via YOU! Glad you had a fun trip.
All the best. Sue

Anonymous said...

Such neat cabinets and I love the old bottles and pottery, too. Sounds like a wonderful day.

Jenna said...

Be still my heart! Those are gorgeous cabinets. Good thing I live a long ways aways & don't have a truck.

Rebecca@Harmony and Home said...

What a great place! I want to go! It's nice to have a place like that nearby. They are hard to come by. Thanks for sharing!

imjacobsmom said...

Cute stuff! Bet that was a fun afternoon! ~ Robyn

Evy said...

Beautiful, beautiful furniture and decor... I instantaneously fell in love with each item in your pictures!

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

It all looks great! You've inspired me to get back down to Foley soon!

Erin said...

I would have started twitching from the sensory overload at Plunderosa! It definitely lives up to its name.

Nancy said...

Beautiful pieces!!!! I have a huge weekness for that kind of stuff...but I lack a huge budget for it ;) Nancy

Anonymous said...

Amazing pieces!!!!If I happen to come across something like that, I wouldn't want to leave..only problem..I don't have a truck or a house big enough. But I can dream, can't I???

Tamara Jansen said...

I wish I could have come along for REAL :)

Jessica said...

That's it! I'm Moving!! There are no such places to be found around here in Rockland county...with maybe the exception of a few high priced antique shops in girls are out of luck.
You're trip so far has been amazing! I must admit,though, I' a bit jealous. Oh, heck no, I'm extremely, pulling my hair out, jealous of all the wonderful fun you're having. But I'm still happy for you, you deserve it! hugs:D)

Betty Jo said...

Gosh I could just pitch a tent among all those beautiful hutches and other pieces and spend some time there! Love the shabby pastel colors too. ♥

Linda/"Mom" said...

* That does it, girlfriend! I'm throwing everything away and "STARTING NEW"... WITH "OLD"! ~ I ADOOOORE all that "stuff"! Thanks so much for sharing! (Well, DH probably WOULDN'T thank you, but I SURE DO!!! Love, Linda *

Sheryl said...

I'm living in the wrong part of the country! What beautiful pieces!


CurlyKat said...

We've driven past both places many times. Thanks for the tour!

Runner Mom said...

What a fun time! I loved Hood's since it's my last name! Those vintage pieces from the Plunderosa were beautiful--but you're right, not many homes are big enought to house something like that..but, we can look!!


Jenny said...

How fun!

Tammy said...

Plunderosa looks like a little piece of antique heaven. Wish I was near enough to enjoy such a place. The pics are wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

Rhoda, love the info about the shops near Foley.The cabinets at Plunderosa look similar to some we've seen in Atlanta at European Antique Pine, over near Mansell Road.Their pieces were pretty pricey though I thought. Do you remember any prices on those at Plunderosa? We get done that way from time to time, we're in the market for one to use as a wine bar.
Thanks for any info, Carol

KMfamily ;-) said...

MY goodness!
You DO know where allt he good stuff is!!
Here in Philly its hard to find places like that!
Love those large pieces!!!

An Accomplished Woman said...

Love those large pieces. I could really use one in my dining room. Where do you find so many great places to shop?


Jeanneoli said...

The vintage cabinets were amazing! How fun..

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Loved all the furniture!! I could have bought everything there if I had had the money. I'm sure you were the same way. Thanks for sharing your pictures. I feel like I went on your trip too. Have a great week! Love & blessings from NC!

sandra/tx said...

Rhoda, your pics speak volumes about what a little paint can do for a piece of furniture. Great finds!

The Bloom Girls said...

Hmmm, I haven't been to Gulf Shores in years; we started going to Sandestin when the kids were little, there was so much more for them to do. But I may have to revisit the GS area, I could see loving The Plunderosa....I very much have an issue with oversized pieces of furniture (meaning I like them a lot!!!!).

Great post as usual. Thanks for sharing your trip to GS.

The Bloom Girls
Nashville, TN

Gina said...

Maybe you could get a white wire rack, put it on the wall, and fill it with multiple spritzer bottles....
Love your photos, so dreamy!

Melanie said...

Oh, I wish I could have that caned coffee table!

Janet said...

I am renting a U-Haul and coming to Alabama. I see these giant case pieces full of beautiful textiles. I will need them for my shop, someday. ;)

Susan Lang @ Designing Your Dream Home said...

Rhoda, thanks for letting me shop through your eyes and camera!

Anonymous said...

Oh this update needs a bib alert too!

Deb said...

I love the pots and the bottles, sounds like you had fun

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I would loovvveeee that little island for outside by our BBQ! I even spot a little bottle opener on it...Fabulous!

That furniture at the Pluderosa (ha!) it not unlike what you've turned out yourself, Miss Rhoda! I mean...the corner cabinet! The bookshelf! You'd give them a run for their money.

Kammy said...

Ohh my gosh ! I am drooling over your pictures ! Looks like you had
a great time ! Hugs ~ Kammy

Deb said...


I go to Orange Beach once or twice each summer and have passed these places always wanting to go in, but never made the time to do it.

Thanks for the tour.



Omgoodness ,wow!!! I will have to make dear hubby stop by here our next visit to Gulf Shores.Hopefully we will be going Memorial day weekend.
DH loves eating at Lamberts's and Hazel's Nook in Foley.
Thanks for passing this on to us!!

Heather said...

Oh my goodness.....I just saw the bookcase I have been desparately searching for to put in my daughter's room right here on your found it at Hood's.....Too bad I live in Arkansas. Maybe I'll luck out and find something close to that here!