Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fiona & Twig Giveaway

Fiona and Twig
Happy Thursday Bloggers!
I'm super excited for one of my very favorite
blogger friends...
you all know her...
Anne Lorys of Fiona & Twig
but if you don' should
she's an awesome Blogger...I mean AWESOME!!
Her blog is the best and her photography
check it friends
in the Summer 2011 Issue of Romantic Country Magazine
she has a 6 page spread with 11 of her photos
of the amazing " Willow Nest "
(I haven't been able to get my hands on a copy yet
but I'm not coming home tomorrow until I do)
Romantic Country Magazine's Editor is 
of course the Fabulous FiFi O'Neill
I just got my copy of her new book this week.... 

all I can say is O.M.G.!! gotta have this one !!!

Anne is having a great giveaway in honor
 of her wonderful 6 page spread
so go check it out

Off to the BIG Antiques Classic Show tomorrow
here in Charlotte
back with pics soon!



Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Oak Street Mill , Cornelius NC

One of my favorite antique malls is
Oak Street Mill
located in Cornelius, NC
It's safe to say that I make a trip there at least twice a month
( maybe more)
Lucky for me it's only 15 minutes from my house!
is located in a historic cotton mill
with over 10,000 sq ft of treasures!
I was there last week and snapped a few pictures...

this lovely lady is right up front to greet you as you come in

love this neat cane back sofa
(but don't sit down...!!we have lots to see)

great old birdcage
love, love , love the blue patina on this baby!

On recent trips I've found several great old bottles here
this is a beautiful collection of amethyst ones!

many of the vendors have really gone all out with their
spring/garden displays
loved this one big display in the back

perfect set of four beautiful red folding chairs

this corner has always been my favorite spot in the mall
the sunlight coming through the large factory windows...

another bright spring display

just adore these booths
where everything is displayed by color
so many great goodies to look through!

and again ...a touch of spring
love the purple!

this vendor has 3 or 4 booths
all in different color themes
there's the blues, then the pinks/purples
and the red/yellows
it's really awesome!
plus she finds the greatest stuff!

if you are local and haven't been to
Oak Street Mill Antique Mall
what are ya waiting on?
for all my blogger buddies that may be
traveling through North Carolina
this is a great stop!!
there are also a couple of shops just behind the mall
that are great too
The Dry Sink
 Ain't Too Shabby &
BeBe Gallinis

I'm so thrilled to be so close to 200 followers!
I'm going to do my first giveaway when I hit 200!
Stay Tuned!!


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sand & Seagulls

this is my sweet little Hannah making her way
down the boardwalk to the beach last week
(North Myrtle Beach , SC)

it was low tide
hardly anyother people on the beach
a perfect day

she loved the sand

just sitting
and digging in it

ahh! to be a little kid again at the beach

she quickly made a few friends...

(and they brought more friends)

it was fun watching her run on the beach
 play in the sand and chase the seagulls

we had a nice week visiting family
the weather was awesome
a perfect way to kick off Spring 2011!!

Just thought I'd share these cutie pie pics
of my sweet Grand-Baby

Have a great week!


Friday, March 18, 2011

For Japan With Love

to read more about
For Japan With Love

Lydia's post on her blog Ever-Ours
 is truly heart felt
what she and her friends have started
is a beautiful thing
to all my blogging friends

Hugs and Love

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Whites added to Etsy Shop

White McCoy Ironstone Creamer

Happy Wednesday Friends!
I've just added a few new items to my Etsy Shop
thought I would share them with you here on

Vintage White Ironstone GravyBoat

Vintage Japan White Schnauzer Figurine

White Ironstone Creamer with Blue & Green Stripes

Hope over and take a peek
and be sure to visit all the other great posts
 at Faded Charm on this beautiful
White Wednesday!


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Day Trip & Treasures

Last Friday my friend Kathy & I took a day trip
to Treasure Cove in Taylorsville, NC
Neither of us had been there before so we were
excited to have a new place to go hunt for some great JUNK!!

We took the scenic route
it was really a pretty drive...lots of big old barns & farm houses

(both pics above from Google Images)

After and hour or so we made it there and
began what would end up being several hours of
hunting through some great stuff!

My car was totally full! Kathy and I both found
some great items at awesome prices!
Here's what I came home with...

metal flower frogs, creamy white ironstone , blue willow mug,
and a sweet little figurine of a little girl and a bird

two freakin awesome vintage cameras!

and Kathy says I have to mention here
 that when I found this old ledger book ....
I hugged it like a long lost friend...

Yep...I admit it...I did give it a big hug ( with both arms!)

loved these old jars
aren't those labels so cool
gonna look great in my spring display at the booth next week!

pretty milk glass goblets
I have a customer that wants these for her daughters
vintage wedding for the table centerpieces
cool idea!

two satin glove boxes
two pair of baby shoes ( pink and white)
and we both got a load of these old hankerchiefs ( 40 to be exact )
luckily there was one with a "M"
 for Kathy's daughter Meredith
and one with an "H" for my sweet Hannah!

this great old pink candy tin
and two adorable mini size silver ice buckets
such a great size!

we both got two of these metal planters
not really vintage but so cool for spring displays!
Kathy also got a great big garden/tool box in this same metal

several big beautiful platters
the one in the back is a soft pastel blue color
the very bottom one has a pretty gold edge
the other pieces with the pink flowers are Austria China
the dealer threw in the two bowls he had for FREE!!!
( we were lovin that !)

this neat old handmade spice rack
still had the note inside of who made it
 back in 1947
it's getting a nice coat of white paint

and last...this old chamber pot
& another small white creamer

it was a good day!
in the hills of North Carolina...
we'll definetly be going back there
the people at The Treasure Cove were so nice!!!
If you are in the's worth the trip!

 I"m doing a big consignment sale this week here in Charlotte
and then headed to the beach on Thursday for the weekend
Busy Busy Busy with TONS of other projects in between

Have a great week!