Friday, April 25, 2014

Low Country Crawling With Leia

family event, Summerville, SC, estate sale shopping. glove mold, Montreux
Why was Leia just standing around on a street corner in Summerville, South Carolina on a Tuesday afternoon?

She was taking a short rest while we decided where to eat our very late lunch.

We had been on a Low Country Crawl through several thrift shops.

We started at nine in the morning.

It was after three, and we were waiting for an estate sale to start at four.

We had already scored the ugliest piece of furniture either of us had ever seen.

If you were the one who created this...this...this...
thing, then you need to learn restraint.

Yes, under all that fabric I do think there might be a bit of beauty.

We shall see.

Since our planned restaurant was not open, we settled on Montreux Bar & Grill.  

Leia had been there.  

I had not, but hope to go again.

The atmosphere is great.

And the food delicious.

Leia had a smoked shredded chicken sandwich with jalapeno mayo.

I had the salmon/strawberry salad.

Here is the front of the grill.

See the lady hiding behind the tree?

She was in every shot I took - before and after eating.

It became a joke of where she would show up next.

Montreaux is filled with artwork.

There is an old bicycle hanging over the bar.

I did take a pic of it.

That lady walked right through the shot and sat down.


I had planned to abandon some journal tags for this week's art abandonment.

Our waitress had a nice quirky attitude, 
and I felt the "It's good to be the queen" tags would suit her perfectly.

I abandoned the tags in the chair next to me so she would find them when she cleared the table.

Now it was time to go find the estate sale.

I was surprised at the quality of the items even though it was the second night of the sale.

I bought the huge Mark Twain Compilation.

The basket of silver - mainly for the assortment of fish and pickle forks.

And one baby spoon.

The sales manager threw in the plastic silverware hiding in the back.

Well, it will come in handy stirring small batches of paint.

The largest glove mold I have seen.

Size 14 - used to mold men's heavy duty industrial gloves.

I have been looking for a dainty ladies mold, but had to have this giant.

It looks great on the mantel with the heads already there.

I also bought a wooden ladder and some advertising yardsticks.

I will show these and all the other items we found along the way on our Low Country Crawl in the next post.

It took all day to unload the truck and take photos.

I am off to bed so I can rise bright and early to clean, sand and paint.

Does anyone know how to remove ugly from a piece?

See y'all!


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  1. Fun, fun, fun. I love the glove mold. I think removing ugly might be an enormous amout of work but then I am not into painting. Joe and I are off to Madison. We have a fur kid babysitter (she sleeps a lot but still). Have a terrific weekend, olive

  2. What the heck is that ugly piece?? Can't wait to see what you did with it and of course you found body parts! Geeze!! I so want to go on a low country crawl with you!!

  3. I want to go too Danni! Silverware.... I need more silverware! I just posted about an ugly find today too, but I have to say you win hands down.... your find is much uglier than mine. No offence. lol. How sweet of you to leave your tags for the waitress. I'm sure she'll love them.

  4. Have you finished the Twain book yet? I have an idea: start a third booth in the shop for, um, Colorful Unusual Oddities. Then let that piece create the mood.
    Okay, I'll admit it. That persistent gal in your photos was me, I wanted to low country crawl. And be in all your photos.

  5. Sounds like such a fun day! Good luck with that piece ;)

  6. OK...what exactly is that ugly piece of furniture? A table? Can't figure it out...looks like a canopy bed for a dog or something! Weird...and definitely ugly! Love the tags and I'm sure your waitress did too. The restaurant sounds good...I love unique places....:) Have a great weekend and get some rest!

    Blessings, Vicky

  7. What is that thing anyway? A little paint might be just what it needs, or maybe take it apart and start over. Sounds like you had a wonderful day, full of good food and fun finds.

  8. So when you say you discovered it, do you mean you actually bought it?!?! How on earth do you even move it? Have you figured out what it is yet?

  9. Can't wait to see the rest of your loot, Donna. Love the hand; it's awesome. Hope you have a great week-end, Diana


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