Monday, January 17, 2011

My Junkin' Finds From Charleston

"One for you and one for me"...if only it could be that way!  I really want to keep these letters!  And the basket, too!  Oh, off to the booth they (may) go... 
I have a hard time buying for this booth!  I want to keep everything for me!  Isn't this the sweetest chair?
This Dutch silver compote may have to stay here!
Check out those details!  I love that it has tarnished and only hints of the silver remain...perfect for my kitchen!
A huge antique mall in Mt. Pleasant is closing its doors...I grabbed so many great things for 50-75% off!  I have big plans for these old door knobs.
I have a thing for enamelware.  Aren't these cute?
I wish I had bought all of these French milk bottles!  I only snagged one...should it stay or should it go?

This utilitarian table was on the side of the road.  I would love it in my laundry room!  Maybe I will paint it!
I found this vintage picnic basket at the Goodwill.  Love it.
These white pitchers are headed to the shop.
I am keeping this beautiful English tea cup and saucer!
I found lots of this graniteware in pots, pie tins, and plates.  I think the color gray is so goodlookin'!
The pale bluish-gray buffalo check fabric was a steal, and I just love it!  The graniteware will probably go, but the fabric will become pillows for my bedroom! 
I filled up my trunk with this scrap wood torn out of old homes in Charleston, SC.  It was the best deal of all!  I am going to (gulp!) take on Ms. Mustard Seed for her Copy Me Challenge (when she hits 4000 followers) and attempt to make some signs for my shop...I figure if I don't put it out there, I may never do it!

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65 comments :

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

What wonderful finds! I could never let them go!

Pamela Gordon said...

Wonderful treasures! I love the cup and saucer - so pretty. And those old pieces of scrap wood ~ perfect for signs.
Have a great week!
Pamela

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You really did find some awesome items! So hard to decide keep or sell.

Diane said...

I saw your HI letters and instead thought of my Grandfather's IH (International Harvestor) tractor dealership.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You found some great stuff. I would love to find a place going out of business like that. Love that bottle.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

The only place besides your place, that milk bottle should go is to ME!! You sure find the greatest stuff. That is why I could never have a booth...I would want to keep it all!!

Vanessa@Southern In My Heart said...

Great finds Christie! When are we going to get to see some more photos of your shop? :-)
I'm with you on maybe trying to go to a conference NEXT year...I can barely arrange for child care just to get my hair cut! :-)
Vanessa

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Christie,
Some really nice finds you have there!! It would be very hard not to want to keep them! :)
~Crystal

Rug Cottage and Iowa Barntiques Antique Mall said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful "finds". It's a thrill for all us hunters as well. Keep up the treasure hunt.

Happy 2011,
Nancy

Allison said...

Wonderful finds! I love the white pitchers and the pretty robin's egg blue English tea cup and saucer. It'll be fun to see your signs that you make!

Sarah said...

What wonderful finds. I'd have the same issues if I had a shop. I'm afraid I'd want to keep everything. I'm not good at letting go.
thanks for sharing. I so enjoy your blog. ~ Sarah

Red Gate Farm said...

Love that chippy wood the best! Although that cute little "wizard of oz" basket is a close second!

~Chris

ps came over from Coastal Charm

{northern cottage} said...

oh my word what fabulous finds! I LOVE that bottle with the typography! yum...and I just put a somewhat similar utility table in my laundry room THIS morning and plan on painting it when it warms up - which might not be for quite a while - we are still very much in the midst of winter!

Jules said...

Wow...love your finds! I especially love the chair and doorknobs. I can understand why you wouldn't want to part with them.

Lori said...

I have the same teacup and love the enamel ware.

sissie said...

Great finds and that wood is so shabby and chippy.

Love it all.

hugs
Sissie

Monica M. Judd said...

Oh my... it looks like you had an awesome time finding treasures!

Serendipity Chic Design said...

OOH!! I seriously love each and every one of those items you have shown! Great post....

Take care,
Lisa

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Look at you! Great scores and great ideas! You can do it(the signs)! And your booth must be looking fab!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Such great finds! I love the French milk bottle and the detail on the Dutch compote is wonderful!!

poindextr said...

very nice assortment of finds - just LOVE the sweet chair, the flowery teacup and the weathered wood slats. Awesome!! :)

Erin said...

What wonderful finds!! :)

A Cottage Muse said...

Oooooohhhh! Love all your finds! Especially the roadside table and the old wood!!

At a Cottage by the Sea said...

Oh I love junking in Charleston. I'd have to keep the basket, the pitchers and the darling little chair!

All That Glitters said...

Beautiful finds!!!! Your wood is just amazing!!!

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

I'm the same way with my booth - maybe that explains my weak profit!
-Trish

mustard seeds said...

I have thought many times about getting an antique mall booth, but I am afraid I , like you, would have too hard a time parting with such lovely treassures.
Sheila

junkgarden said...

Lucky. Lucky. Great finds. Love the wood!
Angie

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Wow great finds!!!

Kim @ Touch of Nostalgia said...

Fantastic finds! I probably could never have a shop for the same reasons as you....I'd want to keep everything. ;)

A new follower,

Kim

Willow Decor said...

Love what you are finding and doing!! I am your newest follower!!
xx-Gina

Antiques & Uniques said...

You found some cute stuff!! Let's see some more pictures of your booth when you get your new goodies in!
Carol in GA

LV said...

You should do well with your booth if you will let go of these items. They will sell

Jennifer said...

Great stuff! I used to live in Charleston. Miss it a lot! If you don't mind me asking, where do you find this stuff? We still visit frequently and I might need to do some shopping!
Jennifer
Scissors & Spatulas

Blue Creek Home said...

You sound just like me. I buy what I love for my booth and then I have a hard time letting go!

That barn wood is delicious - oh the things you can create with it!!!

Rhonda

Tammy said...

great vintage treasures thanks for sharing.

Anna said...

Great finds, I love the enamelware and that table you found curbside.

Craftberry Bush said...

Hey Christie, hope you are keeping well...you found so many little treasures...I don't think I could let them go...have you ever seen the show American Pickers? is one of my favourite shows...and its all about that very journey you went on, this post reminded me of that..! well, take care! God bless.
Lucy

Olive Cooper said...

Charleston is the best city in the world for me but I am from S.C. I would keep the letters. I just do not know how you decide what to keep. ♥O

Betsy said...

Unbelievable treasures you found. I love it all and I'd also be tempted to keep everything. I especially like that compote and table you found at the side of the road....can't get any better than that;-)
Happy VIF and happy hunting to you.

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

you got some great finds...

Donnie said...

You have some great finds there.

All That Jazz said...

I love your treasures! I have the same dilemma...do I put it in the shop, do I keep it....sometimes I keep it for a while and I realize I don't love it as much as I thought, so I sell it. Or, I put it in the shop and it doesn't sell and I bring it home and love it! Hee!
Love the old wood~ can't wait to see your signs!!
~michelle~
p.s. new to your blog, by the way! ;-)

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Christie, I know what you're saying about buying for our booth spaces. So much of what I buy I need to live with for awhile. Then I can let them go later without a problem. I'm in love with that sweet little English teacup, the color is just so wonderful. Thanks so much for linking up for the party.
hugs and blessings,
Debra

Fishtail Cottage said...

I was lucky enough to visit Charleston SC 14 years ago... i fell in love with the city & if there was such a thing as reincarnation, i would believed i lived there at one time! I was so at peace & found my way around there so easily - in a way, it was very strange... So glad to have found you & see your great SC finds! xoox

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I sooooo love those "COOL" letters!!!

Blessings,
Linda

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

What wonderful treasures you found!... I love your vintage enamelware, and also that gorgeous teacup and saucer... xoxo Julie Marie

JunqueMagnet said...

Great finds.Too fun.You know you could keep them for a while and then sell them.That's how we roll around here.I call it my "rented junk".I borrow it for a while for the house and then off it goes to market...

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Wonderful finds! I am besotted with your Dutch compote - love the windmills!

Happy VTT,
Sally

Gloria said...

Very pretty finds!!!I love your all of them...:)

Happy "Pretty" Friday!

XOXO Gloria

Ms. Bake-it said...

Fantastic finds! I especially love the bottle and pretty tea cup and saucer!

Miss Sandy said...

Beyond cool finds! Love the utility table and scrappy wood. Best of luck in the MMS challenge, I have been reading about this it is going to be tough!

Vanessa@Southern In My Heart said...

Ok, so now we are going to wait and see what ends up staying in your house and where you put it/them! :-) You have such a great eye for treasures and diamonds in the rough and whether it be for your own home or for your shop you seem to know just the perfect pieces. You have the knack my friend!
Thanks for linking up to the party!
Vanessa

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

looks like you found lovely pretties! love it!

Martha said...

What wonderful finds! We were in Charleston in November -- didn't find anything but the terrific and pricey antique shops -- but alas, we were carless as well!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Christie~ These are fantastic finds! I love them all and I am loving those old crusty pieces of wood- Can't wait to see the signs they become!!! Thanks so much for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christie, I LOVE 60 to 75% off! You got some wonderful bargains. Oh, how I wish I could come shop in your booth. I keep telling me husband I need a booth, but I'm afraid it would give me an excuse to buy more, and I'd have such a hard time getting rid of it, my shop would be empty, and my home would be even more full than it already is. Your tea cup and saucer are beautiful! Thank you for linking to Favorite Things. laurie

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Oooh, Christie, you snagged some real treasures! Hard to let go - oh how I know the feeling. That's because we only buy (or create) for resale what we like! ;)

Thanks for linking to the party.

Hugs,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

These are all wonderful finds, I'll be honest I am totally jealous. :) Please consider linking up all this charm to my blog bash K.I.S.S.=Keep It Simple Sunday, the link is open til Tues. evening.

http://thetatteredtag.blogspot.com

Busy as a Bee in Paris said...

love it all!

Melody said...

I fall in love with what I buy, it would be so hard for me to try to sell'em too....love your blog and creativity.

Jerri said...

Great looking stuff! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week!

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

I'm your newest follower. I have enjoyed reading your blog. I'll be back.
Blessings!
~*~ Wendy ~*~

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

These are such fun finds! If you'd like, link this up to my party on Feb 2! :)

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

Thanks for linking up both of your projects Christie! I love your blog :)

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