I promised to share the items I bought in Ridge Spring this past weekend. I am loving this loot!
Olive from Olive Out and I shopped at the Magnolia Ridge Antique and Art Gathering and then shopped the whole block of downtown.
You knew when you saw those ladders in my previous post, I was definitely going home with one. I was lucky to see them being unloaded from the truck, and I had first choice. This beauty has metal steps with the birdhouse screwed into the top. The guy has a loose grapevine wreath for decoration, but I will leave it for vines to attach.
These were sold out in no time!
Underneath a pile of grain sacks I found this wooden box with that lovely turquoise patina I so love.
It just needs cleaning and waxing.
It opens to reveal its purpose - a cutlery box from an old logging camp in Edgefield County, South Carolina.
Some of the cutlery used in the camp is still in the box!
I was dickering hard for these three - a world atlas, a road atlas, and a pictorial history of WWII. The vendor and I finally decided on a price, when another lady shopping said she would have paid full price...
Talk about an awkward pause!
Too late - I had paid!
Sorry about the image of the photo in the print. It is the print of the sheep dog finding the lost lamb. A sentimental favorite of mine!
An old calendar with the nativity scene on the front from a funeral home.
A photo of three people eating at the Cow Shed. Photographers used to go around nice restaurants to take photos and then mail them to you.
List of a lot of lovely loot:
Red candlestick shutter
Chair slat backs
White wicker round hamper
Three chair arms
The "W" screen guard
Wooden steps for a wagon
Candlesticks made from porch posts
The steps have black, tan, blue, green and red paint on them. They have a cleat in the back to attach to the cart or wagon. When someone has dismounted, the steps can be pulled up into the cart.
(I am thinking cart instead of wagon because of the size.)
This is one of those wheels you roll to measure distance. It has a name, but I cannot think of it. We'll just call it the measuring wheelie thing.
Made of heavy metal and the counter works!
I told Chucks he can now start his walking program and push this down the street to measure how many feet he walks.
He was not amused!
I have toted this ladder all over the yard looking for the perfect place for it. I liked it here in the front side yard, but a neighbor jokingly said he might steal it one day which made me think it was too close to the street. (I know he would not steal it - he always asks before taking something!)
I moved it to the other side of the yard, but it could not be seen.
Finally I stuck it next to the gate to the backyard, but I am not happy with that location.
I did decide to stuff the hole with moss - I am not going to share this with the birds or the squirrels.
Yes, I know that is mean and despicable.
I hope you have enjoyed my loot and love it as much as I do. Make sure to read about the Magnolia Ridge Antique and Art Gathering at Ridge Spring, South Carolina here! I have a pile of projects to do now. I have to get them out of the way. There are some major sales coming up and you never know what I might drag home!