My friend, Debbie, and I hit a couple of local antiques spots again recently. This is a fairly new place that you local girls may not know about yet, Greystone Antiques, out my way, right on Hwy. 280 across from the Lee Branch shopping Center. It’s an antique mall and is full of lots of goodies.
Pretty Empire dresser in good condition.
Tureens for the collector.
Love this chair. Wish I had more room to bring home more of these beauties. Chairs are my weakness.
This huge mirror was so pretty, from the 1800’s, but over my budget. I’d love to have a very large mirror for my livingroom and it might take awhile to find one I can afford.
White painted furniture is oh-so-trendy still. Have they been reading blogs? 🙂
Some pretty aqua dishes set the table.
A humongous birdcage waiting for someone to take it home.
And a wall of rustic lake memorabilia was really cute. We have several gorgeous lakes here in Alabama and lots of folks have lake homes. Sigh…I can only dream of that.
Next stop, the Chelsea Antique Mall out in Chelsea, where I found my cute corner cabinet that was rehabbed for the kitchen last year. What a project that was!
Love this little vignette right inside the door.
Beautiful old china cabinet. Look at the detail on this baby.
Another china cabinet, I can see this one painted white.
Wall art made from old beadboard, so pretty.
Debbie bought this gorgeous old set of shutters. Not sure where she is putting them, but we both really love them. They were over $100, but a beautiful statement piece. You have to think of things like this as art. Very original art.
Loved this beautiful crystal chandy. What a statement that would make in a bathroom, huh?
Blue Ridge pottery that is highly collectible.
This cute little chandy had been painted green by someone and was only $35. It needs a little work, but I thought it was totally adorable.
Rough beams for the vintage look.
Rustic table that would be perfect in one of those lake houses.
Speaking of lakes, Smith Lake, here in AL is one of the popular ones. I’ve heard great things about it.
Pretty wall of a vintage sign and plates. So, what did I find?
A cute as pie floral apron in my favorite lime green color. This is the first apron I’ve ever owned. I’ve got to remember to put it on when I’m feeling domestic. 🙂
It has a cute ruffle and a couple of pockets.
So, that was our day out. It’s so much fun to go browsing, just to see what is out there. Thrifting is the best way to shop. All the possibilities of finding unique items and furniture that can be changed to suit our homes. That’s the beauty of thrifting.
I’m hooked on thrifting, are you?
Speaking of aprons, I have a really nice apron selection over at my Open Sky shop, in case you are in the market for one and don’t have any thrifty shops nearby. There are some adorable color combos.
One week from today, Today’s Thrifty Treasures linky party will start up again! Hope you’re getting ready for it. Feel free to grab the button, if you’d like.
And, I’m going to be looking for sponsors for the Thrifty Treasures parties, so if you have an Etsy shop or website and would like to sponsor a Monday party, it will be available for $25 per week. If you’d like to offer a giveaway with it, that would be even better. I can link over to your shop and since lots of folks stop by these parties every week you’re sure to get a ton of traffic. Please email me for details!
Those were some great furniture pieces.
What great finds there are in the South!
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Hooked on thrifting is an understatement for me! I love thrifting, Habitats, Goodwills, Salvation Army and antique and flea stores. Looks as though you shopped some great ones.
I liked the plates on the table, the rustic cabinet with the twig pulls, and those cute star fish pillows. Cute!
Lovin’ it! I have been looking for places like that to shop. I have lived north of Birmingham for 5 years but still do not know where to go to find “good” flea markets and affordable antiques. Thank you so much for sharing! I can’t wait to go!
Rhoda, Thanks for the little fieldtrip. I also love antique shops and now this makes me want to go out and find some new additions for my home!
I love thrifting and antiquing so much that I had to rent space at a local antiques mall. Another fun thing to do is attend auctions. We have a great one here in Richmond every Thursday night.
I’m coming down to go shopping with you. Such beautiful things!!! Glad you had a fun day. Love & blessings from NC!
Rhoda, listened to SRT tonight while painting a work of art. You are truly successful and always share such great finds with us. Thank you!
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west coast nester says
Lovely images. Wish I was local.
The Zhush says
That dresser! And that tureen! Wish I lived near this gold mine!
I love Greystone, but it’s hard for me to get down there unless I can devote most of a Saturday to it. Will have to hit up Chelsea next time I’m down there!
And a big mirror would be beautiful in your living room!
So enjoyed “going” antiquing with you and Debbie. If I accompanied you, we’d need to rent a box truck! I am seriously considering the yard sale you, Layla and Susie did last year.