Remember my recent trip to Concord, NC to visit the Depot grand opening at the Gibson Mill? "Artsy Fartsy" Janna, "manager extraordinaire" steered me there, and my ever wonderful DH drove me there with Vanessa my best road trip friend - well actually everything friend! Janna has two booths of fabulous finds here, some of which I showed you previously at the Depot, and also her booths at The Sleepy Poet in Charlotte, NC. Janna is a busy lady that's for sure, even making fabulous jewelery in between junking trips to the countryside and working!! I love how these young women do so much with their time - just wish I could turn my clock back a few years, plus get a new back for the heavy lifting part, lol!
Well I promised more pics of the treasures offered in that huge space......and here they are.
Rachel of The Shepherds Fold Design and busy assistant manager at the Depot, has the prettiest chippy painted furniture and lots of interesting accessories...loved the baseballs in the shoeshine box.
Beth of Olde Tyme Marketplace whom unfortunately I didn't meet, but hope to next visit as she left me a lovely comment on my earlier post about the Depot, had gorgeous things beautifully displayed in her booth. See the old French blue painted wooden wheels displayed in the silver dish.....how cute is that? I should have brought those home!
Other things caught my eye...........tons of them but I couldn't photograph everything displayed in that 'Aladdin's Cave' covering the massive 88,000 square feet. Here's a few, and another time I'll share the loveliest 'garden booth display' I've ever seen.
Yes, these words are true........and how great it is to repurpose, reuse and recycle history in and around our homes.
Tell me where you are hunting these bright Spring days! The brocantes of France (you lucky ones!); neighborhood yard/garage sales early Saturday morning; local flea markets; antiques/vintage/thrift shops.......or even at the side of the road - amazing what some people just 'drop off'.
A BREATH OF FRESH AIR is a fresh version of my former three year blog ACROSS THE POND which can still be accessed by clicking on the title above.
I'm a transplanted Brit enjoying life in North Carolina. 51 years journeying back and forth across the wide Atlantic Ocean have kept me busy.......and made my life very interesting! I'm still traveling and look forward to sharing new places around the world.
All images are my own unless noted otherwise. Please do not use my photos without a request. I enjoy sharing and will usually say OK!
.....click on thumbnails below to travel the world.
CAPE KEKYRNYI, RUSSIA
Kamchatka - July 2013
JAPAN - 2013
...A Time of Whales
Lemaire Channel - 2013
South Shetland Islands 2013
SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND, Southern Ocean
St. Andrews Bay - 2013
South Georgia 2013
FALKLAND ISLANDS - 2013
On the way to Antarctica
ARGENTINA - 2013
VENICE - 2012
THE VENETIAN ISLANDS - 2012
Murano and Burano
Kimberley Region on M/V ORION
South Africa 2012
Mala Mala Game Reserve
Little Makalolo Camp
Dubai, UAE 2012
Cochin - Vaikom Village
Sri Lanka 2012
Hoi An 2011
Chiang Mai 2011
Australia Nov. 2011
Sydney Opera House
Expedition Cruising 2011
My African Safari...May 2010
Remembering Africa - 2010
Lassen National Park, California
Thanks so much for reading along this far........if you've enjoyed my tales and photos and would like to see more, click on the Older Posts button above to take you back...there are awesome countries and exciting adventures. If you love to decorate your personal space, dig and delve in your garden, and turn out tasty morsels from your kitchen..........you're at the right place!