Saturday, January 28, 2017

Antique Adventures

One of my favorite things to do on a Saturday is to go to antique shops. Today, the two of my cousins and I decided to make a drive to the largest antique mall in the Southeastern United States. But before we made the one hour drive there, I had to stop and get a cup or two of coffee from a local bakery.


This 88,000 square foot antique mall is pure heaven on earth! 



I love going into these shops and seeing such unique items that you wouldn't see anywhere else. One of my cousins had an obsession with tables today and pointed out nearly every table that we passed, but this particular one really stood out.


I think it was priced at eight or nine hundred dollars... so a bit over my current budget. 😌

I ended up only purchasing four items. I had some will power today y'all, I really wanted to break down and go crazy and just grab everything I could from this place!

I have been dying for a wash board and I finally found one that seemed like a reasonable price.


Did I mention it's in really good shape?

I also spotted this hanging planter. I think it may be made out of an antique porcelain stock pot, but I just loved it and thought it would look great on my front porch, which is also white! Now just to decide what kind of plant I want to put in it....


This isn't an antique, but it was on sale and this canvas will go great in my farm animal themed kitchen!



Lastly, I bought this crate. I decided to display a quilt that my great grandma made in this purchase. 

My granny passed this quilt down to me.


I am already itching to go back. Do you ever go shopping and when you get home you think about all of the items you wish you would have gotten? Yeah, I am feeling that right now. However, my wallet is happy with me for not going too overboard today. 

I cannot believe tomorrow is already Sunday. Weekends go by way too quickly! I may work on some projects tomorrow afternoon and share them with you all, as long as that Sunday nap doesn't hit me too hard. 😉

In the meantime, I hope everyone has a lovely Sunday! 


44 comments:

  1. Hi Chasity, great purchases and it looks like a wonderful place to shop and to get ideas. I was looking for a place to follow you back . . . when you get one I will be sure and follow. In Blogger you can add a gadget called "Configure Followers List" that is how I got mine. For now I am going to add you to my favorites list, so that I won't miss a single post. Happy Blogging and welcome to Blog-land.
    Connie :)

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    1. Finally figured out how to get the "reply" option up! Lol! Thank you so much for your kind comment and thank you for following me! You are officially my first follower. :)

      Chasity

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  2. That looks like a place I could get in some serious trouble in! I love all the purchases you made and good job sticking to your guns and having willpower!

    ~Trisha

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    1. Thank you Trisha!! This weekend I am going to a once a month antique barn pickin close to me and am hoping I can be just as strong and not go too crazy! :)

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  3. Hi! It me again . . . I just want to tell you that I have put a link to your blog in the post that I just published. Hopefully it will direct a few blogging sisters your way. There are so many warm and friendly bloggers here in blog-land. I know that you are going to enjoy the sharing of creativity, goodwill, encouragement and joy that comes with this new adventure :)
    Have fun!
    Connie :)

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  4. And just where might this awesome antique market be located? Great purchases. You showed awesome restraint

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    1. Hi! Thank you for checking out my blog. :) It is called "The Depot at Gibson Mill" in Concord, NC!

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  5. Hello Chasity, I came from Connie's blog.I'm a new follower.I hope you can follow me too. I live in Australia.It's Summer and HOT here at the moment! You have a sweet blog.

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    1. Hi Judy! I have followed your blog! Thank you for following mine. I love your Etsy shop as well! I wish it was summer here, I am so ready for some warmer weather! I would love to visit Australia one day, it is on mine and my husbands bucket list!

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  6. I came over from Connie's too.
    I am also a Connie but am better known as Far Side of Fifty!
    I like antique shops too and collect way too many things:)

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    1. Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my blog! Antique shops can be so addicting, I am sure my husband will be getting onto me as soon as he figures out how much stuff I am bringing home from them! :)

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  7. Hello Chastity! I'm Betsy and I came over from Connie's blog also. I'm looking forward to reading your blog and seeing the things that you do on your farm.
    Blessings, Betsy
    Http://Betsy-thesimplelifeofaqueen.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Betsy! Thank you for taking the time to check out my blog. I followed yours as well, I loved looking at your creations!

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  8. Hi Chasity, just come over from Connie's blog. Good luck with your new blog. Looking forward to reading more of your posts. xx

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    1. Hi Liz! Thank you so much for checking out my blog :)

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  9. Popped over from Connies blog, looking forward to following your adventures.

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    1. Thank you for checking out my blog and for your nice comment. :)

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  10. Hi! Visiting you from Connie"s blog! That looked like a wonderful antique mall to visit. You found some wonderful things. We like antiques also. Guess we could be considered antiques ourselves! LOL Have great fun blogging! Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy! Thank you so much for checking out my blog. Since my husband and I are only 22 and 23, we feel like the oddballs of our age group who enjoy going antique shopping on friday nights, but we just love it and have so much fun! :)

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  11. Hi Chasity, Welcome to the blog neighborhood. I picked up your blog at Connie's. I hope you find lots of followers and enjoy posting. Blessings, xoxo, Susie
    P.s I would love to go junking at that place.

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    1. Hi Susie! Thank you for taking the time to check out my blog and for welcoming me!

      I love to go anywhere like this place! :)

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  12. Hi welcome to blogging. I'm over here from Connie's blog.
    I love walking around antique stores too.
    I look forward to reading your blog. : )

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    1. Hello! Thank you so much! I should have another post about an upcoming antique trip soon!

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  13. Stopping over from Connie's blog. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging. I love going through antique shops. This place sounds wonderful

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Ann! This place is absolutely wonderful. :)

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  14. I'm another blogger popping by via Connie's blog. I love your enthusiasm for your little farm and look forward to hearing about you various projects.
    I have a wash board that was my mother's; it's not in as good shape as yours though.
    Have a great week!!

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    1. Hello! Thank you for checking out my blog. :) I would love to get a couple of more wash boards to go along with this one. I think they make for great house decorations!

      You have a great week as well!

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  15. I am checking into your blog from Connie's blog.... I totally love going to these kind of places and looking for those great finds that you just can't live without, there are usually some things that you never knew you wanted but when you see it you know that is just what your home needed. It looks like you have a great start to make your house a home with all your great treasures!

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    1. Hi! Thank you for checking out my blog! That is such a good way to explain it, and very true! You just never know what you are going to find. :)

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  16. Looks like a place I could gladly get lost in for hours, you showed real self-control coming home with only the 4 very nice items you did. Blessings on your new blog, and have a lot of fun with it. You're off to a good start !

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    1. Hi Kathy! Yes, I wanted to go through the whole entire store again (Which would have been dangerous) after we were done walking through, but my cousins were ready to go which was a good thing! Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comment. :)

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  17. Connie sent me over too. :) That wouldn't, by chance, be the Antique Tobacco Barn in Asheville, would it? It looks familiar! ;)

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    1. Hi Leigh! No, this is actually in Concord, NC. But I have heard of the Tobacco Barn in Asheville and would love to go! Would have to make it a weekend trip though since Asheville is about 3 hours away from me. :)

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  18. Hi Chasity! I came over from Connie's blog. Looks like you found some good finds and that you like a lot of the same things that many of us do. Welcome to Blogland. I am your newest follower. xo Diana

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    1. Hi Diana! Thank you so much for taking your time to check out my blog and for welcoming me! :)

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  19. thanks for taking us on the trip to the antiques mall. I've banned myself from them for the month of January, so really enjoyed looking with you. I'm your newest follower.

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    1. Hello! Thank you for stopping by! I may need to ban myself from antiquing/thrift shopping here soon. :) It would probably be a good idea! Lol. Thanks for following!

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  20. I love your new blog and it's fun to have a photo so that we know how pretty you are. I hope you have FUN and share more of your interests with us. We ALL love hunting for treasures. What a great place to shop! Hugs, Diane

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    1. Hi Diane! Thank you for your kind words and for checking out my blog! It was an amazing place to shop. :)

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  21. Hi Chasity, it is so nice to meet you! I found you through Connie's blog (Crafty Home Cottage). I love that a young person is blogging about her home and farm life, antiques, etc. I hope to get to know you better through blogging...please share more about yourself and your home, what you do on the farm, etc. with us. I hope you find that this blogging community is welcoming and friendly. In the meantime, I will be adding your blog to my blog roll (featured on the sidebar on my blog) and becoming your latest follower. I hope that you will visit my blog too, and consider becoming a follower. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Hi Melanie! I will definitely share more information on our farm and everything as the weeks go on. :) Thank you SO much for adding me to your blog roll, that is so kind and helpful! You really have no idea how much I appreciate that! I am heading over right now to visit your blog and become your newest follower. :) I hope you have a wonderful weekend as well!

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  22. That antique mall looks like a slice of heaven to me! Hope you got some great stuff!

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    1. Hi Katie! Thank you so much for following me and checking out my blog. It means so much when I see successful bloggers like you taking the time to check out new bloggers like me. :)

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  23. Antiquing and junking are my favorite things to do. Looks like you scored well. xo

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