Last weekend Rush and Katie came to Aiken for a long weekend to visit family and friends.
We agreed to spend Saturday "Riding the Ridge" hunting for treasures along the way.
On the way to Ridge Spring we stopped at a couple of sales.
At an estate sale I found some lovely vintage hats.
Rush spied the colander and knew I would want it.
We stopped at a mission sale and then flew up the road to the Ridge.
Katie rode shotgun and Rush took the back seat.
First stop was Stuff & Things.
Look in the pic - it runs from the STOP sign to the windows - three store fronts filled with anything you could think of - REALLY!
Miss Ann manages the whole place with help from Miss Josephine.
No air conditioning - this is not a place for wimps.
It took us almost two hours to plunder every nook and cranny.
Miss Ann held our finds up front so we could hunt more efficiently.
Found this corner curio shelf - yes, there's going to be a makeover.
I needed baskets and I found baskets.
After loading the truck with our purchases, we headed up the road to Monetta and Peaches and Such (FB page HERE) for a delicious lunch.
Plus preserves, jams, jellies, homemade cakes, etc. etc. etc.
Most of the ingredients are locally sourced.
Dessert was a cup of their creamy peach ice cream.
Back in Ridge Spring we shopped through Old Treasures (FB page HERE) and Ridge Antiques.
I found this clock cabinet.
Love the shape - thinking about maybe an altar or a showcase for something.
Tagged as a headboard lamp, but I was not sure.
Then it hit me - it is a casket light!
Had to have this.
Just too odd to pass by.
Art Deco pewter.
And it works.
Two brown and pink rag rugs.
A Waltzing Matilda tea towel.
At this point I thought maybe Rush and Katie would be tuckered out, but they insisted, yes, insisted, on continuing Riding the Ridge.
(Chucks had given me a lecture on NOT holding them captive on a day-long hunting expedition. He knows from experience how I can get while junkin'. Also I was NOT to tie anything on the tailgate. Also I was NOT to make them hold treasures in their laps. Sometimes Chucks is NOT fun!)
We stopped briefly in Ward to hunt through a small shop.
We did not buy anything.
On to Johnston to YSS Antiques & More.
I found this delightful porcelain front drawer - probably from an old stove.
Look at the patina!
Rush has an affinity for body parts and we both had to have glove molds.
I found the Dixie Belle Gin bottle.
Perfect size to slip into a girl's garter.
The blue corbel is for my mantel.
The three of us had a wonderful day.
I did NOT make them shop all day - just most of it.
I did NOT tie anything to the tailgate (though a garden gate almost came home with one of us).
I did NOT make either Rush or Katie hold anything on her lap.
The truck was packed with goodies for all of us.
There's another post tomorrow for the books I bought.
I was so glad my extreme junkin' did not scare neither Rush nor Katie.
We actually shopped at Riverfront Antique Mall (where my booths are) all Sunday afternoon.
When I was unloading my truck Saturday night, I found a small pink bag with the most delightful surprise in it.
Katie made this ornament.
A green origami bird which flutters about a chandelier crystal.
I tried to take a picture of it hanging, but could not capture how whimsical it is.
Thank you, Rush and Katie, for a weekend filled with friends, fun, and favorite finds.
Rush is a commenter on different blogs and is taking a break from blogging. You can catch up with her HERE.
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