When visiting friend Vanessa in her new Charlotte
home last month, we met up first to enjoy several
hours browsing here at The Depot at the Gibson Mill
in Concord, NC. This was formerly Cannon Mills
gingham fabric manufacturing plant and is a
gigantic 88,000 sq.ft. Oh sweet little checked
gingham - where the heck are you woven these days?
Do I dare guess!
You can easily spend an entire day exploring and treasure
hunting here. Everything was FOR SALE.........tons of
fabulous stuff in hundreds of booths, all
awaiting a new home. We love this huge place and
have been several times.
For those of you who enjoy 'hunting and gathering'
I'm sharing some of the things which caught my eye.
Of course I always spy items later in my photos I wish
I'd brought home!
Must share this too, while we gals shopped, my dear DH
spent time with Luna, Vanessa's lovely daughter. He
was impressed that a first grader knew so much about
treasure hunting - she taught him a thing or too along
the way, and with the nicest manners. Of course Luna has
had good training, spent many an hour with us in
loads of antiques/vintage shops even when still
in her stroller when Vanessa and I first became friends.
I really wish I'd bought the two tall, elegant, cloches.
Love the patina on this metal - this shade of blue is
becoming one of my new favorites.
That tureen on the middle shelf would have been a
perfect addition to my collection........I hear
groans from DH as he reads this. Could always use a
couple more mixing bowls!
Even though DH agrees with that J-word (and even I admit some
of it is), he still has the patience of Job when I
want to treasure hunt, thanks dear.
Bye bye Depot friends - you certainly have a huge,
amazing antiques/vintage shopping mall. I'll be back later.
I bet you see something you would have taken home - would
love to know what tickled your fancy!