Sunday, July 16, 2017

Magnolia Ridge Antiques & Art Gathering 2017

Ridge Spring, Magnolia Ridge Arts & Antiques Gathering, vintage fair, architectural savage
The rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated.

Exhaustion from the kitchen renovation - yes, we are suffering.

Is it over?

No, not yet.

So on to the pleasant things I did manage to enjoy in the last two months.

Like the Magnolia Ridge Antiques & Art Gathering.

Because of the kitchen, I was not able to set up and sell, but there was time to shop.

No room to buy much.

The orange mail box is an iconic piece in Ridge Spring, SC.

It welcomes you onto the grounds of Magnolia Ridge which is a working farm and horse training site.

Familiar dealers showed up to sell on a glorious May Saturday.

All kinds of vintage items.

Yes, even the kitchen sink!

The back of the farmhouse with its red roof and deep back porch.

I was looking for crates and architectural items and there was no lack of them.

Among several small items was this pair of sidelights from a doorway.

They were mine!

(I was to first to spy them or they would not have been mine!)

Just needed a bit of cleaning.

Not sure what to call the type of glass - sort of lacy.

Looks like ice.

Beautiful green patina.

Unfortunately they are too long for over the counter in the new kitchen.

I am hanging on to them in case I find another place to use them.

On the way out of Ridge Spring we had to stop at Stuff & Things.

Found the old bench.

I posted it on Instagram as the perfect piece for the new laundry room.

Alas, after the washer and dryer were delivered, it was in the way of the dryer door by two inches.

C'est la vie!

Not sure if I am keeping it.

It may be headed to the booth.

I will admit to some laziness - I have gotten quite addicted to posting on Instagram.

However, every time I think about leaving the blogging world, something draws me back in.

Like friends.

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  1. Fun to see all your finds there. I took two panels of glass like that and built them high up into a wall of an office that backed up to the hall. It lets a lot of natural light into the hall that would otherwise be completely dark. Hang onto them. You will find a place for them. xo Diana

  2. I've missed your blog posts but have been following on IG! Those sidelights are gorgeous! I hope the kitchen is finished...soon? Hugs!

  3. Good thing I've seen you on Instagram and Facebook or I might have worried that you ran away with the dumpster from your May post😆

  4. Those panels are amazing. Love those. Hope your kitchen is done soon. Totally get the reno nightmare and time it goes over to be finished. Happy Sunday.

  5. Hope you;re nearing the end of the kitchen renovation. Can't wait to see it! i would have loved to attend that farm sale! The windows are fabulous:) xo kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

  6. Glad those rumors of your demise were false but I knew they were because I have been following on IG. The sidelight panels are wonderful.

  7. Miss Donna; I am so relieved that you and Chucks escaped the Grim Reapers clutches!!!
    It is nice to know that you Folks are doing well, and that you had such a Wonderful time at the Magnolia Gathering.
    I am in Love with your sidelights, Lady!!!
    They would match part of my front door, as I have an oval section cut out like that!!!
    Aside from that, I am embarrassed to admit that I have not ever been to Instagram!! I must look into it.
    I have Missed your Blog so much!!! Take Care!!! XOXO

  8. Well, I knew that you hadn't passed. But I have been wondering. Surely the reno isn't still going on? Then I think back to my own renos of the past, and I say, "yes, it could be that things are still going on. One day, this shall pass & they will all be gone. Hope you're liking your new kitchen so far.

  9. No matter what we can't miss those incredible sales. I'd sure be there no matter what might be doing.Besides it's very good to take a break from such hard work.
    Oooohhh, wonderful find with those side light panels. Would so love to have access to old wood windows. Seems like I saw at least couple things would love to have.
    Keep those sidelight panels,just know if you sold them you'd be sorry down the road soon. Just how things like that work.
    Take care of yourselves, don't work too hard

  10. Welcome back to blogland! Instagram is addictive. It's like lots of mini blog posts. Trust me, I know the feeling of wanting to quit blogging (and even Facebook!) to just do Instagram. But, I keep coming back.

  11. Those windows might look good over our windows...LOL

  12. Welcome back to the land of the living! We've missed you! Katie just found you on Instagram, so we'll sit together soon and look at the photos. Riding the Ridge and Stuff and Things bring back some good memories. Katie is scheduled to go to Columbia for a conference in October. Hopefully, we can meet up then. I'll keep you posted. The two side windows are nice. Have fun deciding where to put them.

  13. It's nice to have news. I know how exausting and long renovation can be. Be patient, it'll be worth it... and I can't wait to see it!


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