Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Low Country Fall Crawl

Several times a year I travel to the Low Country of South Carolina to go crawling with my niece, Leia.

A crawl is a full day of shopping for vintage and junk items that appeal to us.  We start in Summerville and crawl to North Charleston and back to Summerville.  Spring Crawl here!

It is truly grueling and often a dirty job, but someone has to save those treasures!


This is what met me when I opened her door.

A stack of windows!

Ten for me!

It would not be a true crawl without a trip to Mr. Durland's vintage store display warehouses.  He informed us of the sad news that he is thinking of selling out and retiring.

I bought two boy feet and two lady feet - just because I needed something eclectic for the booth.

They do attract attention!

A stack of vintage sign frames - the last time I painted and put old images in them.

This time the customers wanted them left bare so that is what they got.

Signs of Vintage Photos post here. 

 I managed to find a bunch of baskets.  I might have enough to last for a few months now.  I have been saving back baskets to use for small item displays.

Loving this round wooden table  It needs some work.  I managed to sneak it in the house .  It is hiding out in front of the fireplace.  Chucks has not noticed it.

What does that say about my living room?

There is no living going on in there - just stacks of things waiting to be cleaned and taken to the store.

A vintage tree skirt made from one of those felt craft kits of the 60's and 70's.

And a red record album.

 An album of Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer!

My share of the windows drying in the sun after being cleaned.

It's window world!

 We found stacks of vintage books and three pretty saucers.  

A ton of linens.  

Some marshmallow snowmen ornaments.  (Not real marshmallow - resin).

Cute little metal chair.

More of the linens.

That is a hand-pieced and embroidered baby quilt in front.

Leia has the eye of an eagle when on the hunt.

The Blue Crab festival tote is tattered and stained and worn and I think it would make a wonderful funky pillow.

In the back are some wildly patterned coverlets.


Leia has a new roommate, Brittney (Sorry if I misspelled your name, Brittney!)  who has a new baby girl named Roxie.  She is an adorable four-month-old puppy.  Look at those big, blue eyes.  I tried to find a way to sneak her into the truck and take her home.  She is a doll baby.  So sweet and has wet kisses for you all the time.

Next post on Summerville - the official sweet tea birthplace.

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  1. Looks like a lot of fun! Is your truck BIG enough for your fabulous haul?

  2. love your blog...you have a new follower in me!

  3. Really cool old junk! "Spring Crawl"..very cute.

  4. That table under the baskets was a nice find.

  5. Love the windows! What a fun day ! Lots of great stuff !

  6. Never heard the expression 'crawl' way up here in NY, but I love your adventure ... I remember those records ... and those WINDOWS! Fabulous!

    Thanks for dropping in to peak at my office. You came by so quickly, and it really made my day!


  7. Such a fun post...love ALL your finds! Those metal sing frames are so neat...I hope to find some one day! Love Roxie....she is adorable! Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to see what you do with the little round table...:)

    Blessings, Vicky

  8. They say that you must crawl before you can walk . . . and I wish that I could have crawled with you :) Love the windows. Those are so hard to find around here. Only a few of the homes in our town were build before the late 1940's and early 1950's so a lot of those windows were medal. I always have my eye open for wooden framed windows. I would like to build a small shed and use them (all sizes) to create a interesting and unique structure. Love the linens, too. It looks like you had a very successful day.
    Keep crawling :)
    Your blogging sister, Connie

  9. The windows are cool. The signs are a neat find too. I think the feet are kind of weird but thats okay.

  10. OH mah goodness, I'd love to go on a crawl! Fun finds! My favs are the metal store signs. Excellent, work.


  11. I love reading about your crawls and always wish I was along for the ride....and the shopping. I wish I could find one of those metal sign holders. Still looking! Also love that Blue Crab Festival tote and it would make a great pillow. It reminds me that seeing and eating some blue crab is on my bucket list! Fun post to read and can't wait to see all your transformations.

  12. A "crawl"...I love it! I haven't heard of that before...looks like my kind of day :) Those blue eyes ARE amazing!! Have a great weekend!

  13. Stoppin by from Mellywood's link party, okay where do I start with the love for your fabulous finds??? The mannequin feet, that's one! The vintage metal signs, that's two! That red album, three! and then there's the crabfest bag!! How fun these all are. I love the projects you pull together, and look forward to seeing what you come up with. I have two uncles in Columbia, SC, I just might have to pay them a visit next year round this time ;) Roxie makes five, but love them all really ~ Amy

  14. I used to live in North Chuck, so you were in my old stompin grounds. I love those sign stands, so cool. And we used to have a colored record like that when I was little, I'd forgotten about those. SO glad you saved the baby quilt, yay! Thank you so much for sharing this at my We Call It Olde Link-Up. Another party starts on Tuesday, hope to see you there again. Take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

  15. Love all your finds. I am now a follower looking forward to more.

  16. Great haul! I love the linens, especially. And the puppy is pretty darn adorable! ;)

  17. What a fun day, the Rudolph album is my favourite even if I haven't had a record player since I w a teenager :)


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