Here are some of the 'treasures' I discovered while
having a quick peek spending several hours in Asheville's antiques and vintage venues! Two of my favorite places are ScreenDoor and Antique Tobacco Barn......all these items were at one or the other place. Thank you DH for your patience......he usually managed to find a comfy vintage chair to rest in and read his paper while waiting!
I'm really loving anything 'heavenly' these days.....religious relics and angel wings were prevalent.
My hydrangeas have not dried pretty shades of blue and
green this year. The terribly wet Summer, and now torrid
heat and humidity, have turned most of them ugly brown.
These were pretty but later I'll show you the beauties
I brought home with me.
Simple birdie houses are always the sweetest, don't you agree?
Yes, I do travel a lot.........but do I really need a
vintage trunk like this? No, don't think so...........left
it here for someone else to take home.
Always looking for the perfect large mirror but need
one taller than this.
Now these might just be original Tolix French cafe chairs
and IF, only if, I hadn't already purchased my knock-offs
(but very nice ones) for the kitchen, I might have rented
a U-Haul to get these beauties back to Raleigh.
There were two sets of four waiting for some lucky person
to take them home. These were offered at the Antique Tobacco
Barn in Asheville this past week if you're interested!
This French crate contained interesting French blue glass
'soda bottles'. Each individual bottle was SO heavy, the
glass being extremely thick. I doubt they were used for
drinking soda, but the color was beautiful.
And, if like me, you pass on fizzy soda and prefer to quench
your thirst with something a little stronger......
....how about these magnificent large French wine bottles!
At $95 each, and empty, I had to leave them behind too!
Since visiting Asian countries recently, I've grown
to admire some of their furniture, such as this piece
with numerous little drawers and of course beautiful writing.
Although not antique or even vintage, I loved this set
of tiny wood blocks. A bit pricey - I would have brought
them home otherwise.
Yes, the mountains call often and this year I've certainly
seen many in some special places on the planet.
In part II of Asheville antiquing I will show you what
I brought home.
Meanwhile gotta spread my wings and fly right now.......it's Labor Day and I have to start cooking!
Hope you are having a great holiday.......or at least a good day if you're in another country.