I grabbed a decaf salted caramel mocha and met my mentor friend from church in a lot by the riverside on Friday morning. We headed up the hill to explore as shopkeepers were opening doors and sweeping front stoops. The area caters to tourists quite a bit, and many of the antique shops like to overprice items for unknowing buyers...but it's still fun to look. We spotted more than a few bargains, although I didn't take as many iPhone shots as I would have liked.
This Halloween themed window was the first to catch our eye. The bold orange tree covered with adorable little signs looked like something that could be recreated pretty easily at home.
I loved the hutch in this display...utensil art piece at the top looks like a fun DIY:
I thought that this antique wood ironing board would make a neat sofa table!
An old travel trunk in great condition:
Grouping old wood rolling pins would make a great display in a kitchen:
What a cute little child-size play hutch. Needs some TLC for sure.
These classic Coke crates were shockingly affordable. I saw some at last year's Home and Garden show marked at fifty dollars or more. Most of these were twenty. I am tempted.
My find of the day was this little painted German Shepherd dog for baby boy's room. We saw four or five old German Shepherd figurines in various shops, and figured they must have been popular during Rin Tin Tin's days.
Did you enjoy antiquing with me today? I hope to make it back soon and will get more photos next time.