Friday, April 24, 2015

Friday Finds

church sales, Vintage South, Antiques and Artisans Village, quilts, vintage finds
It was finally here - a Low Country Crawl with my niece Leia.

I headed for Summerville, SC, just outside Charleston.

While flying the old coffin carrier down Hwy. 61, I passed through Blackville with a sign pointing to a church sale.

Well, I could not resist.

A very worn, but graphic red/blue quilt.

A stack of pillows and hearts made from cutter quilts.

Another primitive green child's chair.  (I do love primitive green children!)

Underneath that pile is an old wooden ironing board.

Old music textbooks, Scrabble (complete), aluminum colander, wire baskets, wrought iron basket, and a book in Swedish.

Swedish book page art, anyone?

Two floral prints and a blue train case.

The worker at the sale threw in the paper roses and metal basket.

At Goodwill I bought another picnic basket.

A small silver metal tea set.

A John Romain creel basket purse.

In the late 1960's, every girl wanted a John Romain pocketbook. 

At the Community Thrift on Dorchester Road, I found another huge frame. a red basket super cheap, and a metal-lined wall basket.

You will be seeing more about this Bassett night stand in a later post - I am working on it now.

It has a secret.

At Vintage South I finally decided what I wanted the most.

A stack of rusty metal flashing.

A display of stamped round tags.

I have an idea for these - just have to find the time to do it.

A stack of rusty green drawers.

(Notice my restraint about not mentioning the joke here.)

A group of black wooden letters of different sizes.

I could have bought a ton more, but I will definitely return to this wonderful place.

If you are a fan of those TV salvage shows, this is the place to shop.

And shop. 

And shop.

Visit the Vintage South website HERE.

An antique mall only open for a few months - Antiques & Artisans Village on Old Trolley Road.

The booths were artfully arranged and chocked full of wonderful items.

I bought the two Communion pictures of the same girl.

And I found two small cheese boxes.

I use them in the kitchen for storing small items.

Visit Antiques & Artisans Village at the web- site HERE.

So it seems I posted my last week's Friday Finds and promptly disappeared.

I have been away from the computer doing yard work which I love more than junk.

Yes, really I do.

More about the Low Country Crawl tomorrow.

See y'all!

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  1. Wao..great finds! I like the black wooden letters, can be a wall art? Yay!

  2. Wonderful treasures! The industrial stuff is my favorite..

  3. The floral prints are great... Oh, the little fisherman's basket!

  4. Those green drawers are amazing! So many things you can do with them. Can't wait to see what you do with the stamped tags...


  5. Whew! I was afraid that you had crawled off too far into the Low Country and couldn't get back! Nice haul! I've been wanting to find a wooden ironing board for a while now.

  6. Couldn't wait to see what you brought back, love everything . Love and want the two wire basket's w/wood handle's !! In your booth or could they make it to your Etsy shop ??? Nice haul, missed your blog's !! Have a great day:)) It's 29 in Ohio, won't be gardening today, ughhhh. TT

  7. AWESOME finds, Donna--I would love some number tags--what a great find. I enjoyed everything, but I'm loving the quilt and all the baskets--"wicker" and metal. Have a great week-end!

  8. Oh my I love all the things you got at Vintage South!! All your finds are unique and fabulous!

  9. Good junk! Mom and I are headed to the first garage sale route next Saturday. I can't wait for it! I need a good junk fix.

  10. What a great haul!! I have no time for "junkin" right now but I sooo enjoy seeing all your wonderful finds. Keep up the good work! :)

  11. It looks like those rusty green drawers were army issued! Love the stamped number tags!!! Love the black wooden number 8!!! Great finds!

  12. Speaking of salvage shows, I think you should have your own show. Although, it may disclose too much information about your sources. Suddenly EVERYBODY would be Low Country Crawlin'.

  13. I just looked up Summerville. Just a hop, skip and a jump from where I live (not quite as far a Wilmington, NC)! So, so tempting!

  14. You did great! Wish I lived closer. Those metal tags have me swooning over here. =)


  15. Donna, some great finds. Glad to know you aren't lost but just working in the garden!

  16. Great finds Donna, I love all of them and would have picked them up myself too! I can't wait to see the night stand redo and see what you have in mind for the stamped metal tags, they are cool!


  17. Oh, I love that quilt and all the things made from cutter quilts. I love little chairs, too. Not too sure about little green children. Are they well behaved??? ;)

  18. You are so lucky with your finds! I need that kinda luck!

  19. Really good haul Donna. The green chair and the numbers are my favorite. Would love to shop your booths.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  20. Great finds Donna! Have a wonderful weekend.

  21. Great finds Donna. I love a good church sale. The metal tags + display are so fun! I'm just glad you didn't say "crusty" green drawers. ~Ann
    Tarnished Royalty

  22. Old quilts and chairs....and photos! Oh my! Love the wooden crates or boxes, too. You really had fun! Happy weekend my friend. Hugs, Diane

  23. Awesome finds - I like the metal tags the best!

  24. Love all your finds.........what a fun time you had! Can hardly wait to see what you do with the night stand!

  25. Love those little tags, can't wait to see what you do with them.

  26. So many awesome finds! I especially love the tags, but as a jewelry-maker I love any kind of small, metal object. . .or glass. . .or plastic. . .or. . .anything! Have fun with all these! :)

  27. Wow, fantastic finds. I love your rusty green drawers by the way. I would love it if you would share this fabulous post at our WIW Linky Party. Hope you can join us!


  28. I would make jewelry from those number chips but you will clearly do something brilliant.


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