Monday, April 15, 2013

Little Road Trip

It was an interesting weekend for my honey and I.  His car has been in and out of the shop since February and he is now at the point of getting ready to cut bait and replace it. It's been a good car for him these past 11 years and he really wants to keep it another 2-3, but it may have a different outlook on whether it wants to continue life with us.  Since it is back in the shop, he would miss the "weekend shoot" at the Athens Gun Club.  I didn't want my honey to miss his league shoot so I said I would change my treasure hunting routine to his neck of the woods so he could get a round of trap and skeet it.    After dropping him off at a friends house I drove on to Jefferson, Georgia to check out Red Hound Antiques.   I heard about Red Hound the week before and they are a huge, huge venue with lots of dealers and with lots of room for more.

 Red Hound is a revitalized factory with 100,000 square feet of antiquing space.  Beautiful spaces, highly polished wood floors make this a delightful experience.

There is lots to see here with a wide variety of antiques, vintage pieces, and architectural pieces to select from.

This is one of those places that you will find something to take home.

Need RC cola crates? They gott'um.

 A "gaggle" of vintage bikes.

 How about a vintage dentists chair and equipment.  Dig that crazy school bus yellow color.  Calling Dr. Orin Scrivello.

 Not a smoker, but I am in love with the art deco styling of this piece.

 Now that is a bathtub full of good luck. 

 Parking meter heads.  What would you use them for?  
From Jefferson, I drove to Commerce, Georgia. I connected with Claudine of "Our Town Antiques" on her Facebook page and had to check out her store.  Located in the heart of old town Commerce, her shop boasts big store windows that invite you to see the treasure she offers.

 Greeted by the smiling faces of a couple of chipmunks.

 Yes, that is a dragon.  Oh, I would love to have purchased this and sent it to my granddaughter in NY.  She would adore this in her room.

Our Town not only offers antiques but is filled with marvelous American Folk Art pieces.  Paintings, pottery and 3-dimensional art for the serious collector.

Lots of pretty things to select from.

I found this lovely, EAPG pedestal cake plate.  Always looking for these as they are big sellers for me.

Pretty vintage, stretch glass bowl.

Nice vintage rayon table runner with lots of fringe.  Our Town Antiques is a lovely shop and I will be back to visit again.

From Commerce, I drove back to Athens to meet up with my honey for an early dinner at Harry's home of the best BBQ in town.   Had fantastic pork tenderloin sliders on the squishiest rolls with a spicy mustard sauce. 

 On Sunday, I brought in the few items I found over the weekend and fluffed up my booths.

 The cake plate looks great showcasing the quadruple plated jardiniere.

 Pretty pair of soft, matt glass twin vases with cupids.

 Brought in this lovely antique, Victorian parlor table last week but it was hidden behind other furniture items.  What makes this piece special is that it is not a marble top but a perfectly executed faux marbling.  A great American hand painted piece.

 This has been a great season for selling antique roses china.  I can't keep it in the booth very long and now I am running out of pieces to bring in.

 Found a pair of lovely, late Victorian steel cut shoe buckles from France.  These sparkle light diamonds.

How about a pair of vintage, men's peep show viewers?  Acchhhhh, men and their silly little toys. Very 1950s.

Acquired these turquoise pieces when I lived in Flagstaff.  This large, turquoise and sterling ring is beautifully executed and has a lovely feel as it was made to mold around your finger.

 Large sterling, turquoise and coral Navajo bracelet.  Circa 1950s

 Sweet little crown from a Communion veil. 

It was a nice little road trip but I hope my honey's car will be running soon.  I know he is anxious to have it back and we would both prefer not to have another car payment. So I am keeping my seawitchy fingers crossed.  Blessings to you and those you love.


My Garden Diaries said...

I am so glad to hear that you are out and about! Those shops are fantastic...I mean I saw a handful of things that I would want just from your photos!!! I hope his car hangs in there! Cheers to you and have a great week! Nicole

Bohemian said...

What a Fun Road Trip you had! I'm ADORING that Warehouse Antique Mall... I'd be wading around in the RC Crates! *LOL* I'm rather like your DH, I drive a vehicle until the odometer is pegged out and it totally gives up the Ghost! Now my DH is the total opposite, he seems to think he needs a new vehicle every few years whether he needs it or not! *Le Sigh* Thanks for dropping by for a Blog Visit... Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Mitzi said...

Thanks for the tour! There were so many fun things in this post...the parking meter heads remind me of the movie "Cool Hand Luke"....I think he was sent to prison for cutting the heads off parking meters!

I can also sell cakestands and rose painted china well. Keep it up!

Ana said...

Awww, what a sweet wife you are. Hope your hubby's car gets taken care of soon. What awesome antique markets...just love them. I'd spend hours there :-) so much to see. Wishing you a wonderful day.

Hugs and Kisses,

Tanya said...

Your trips are always the best! That "barber" has quite a gift for cutting hair! ;-) The old cigarette vending machines have found new life here, on the art scene. The Cosmopolitan has installed several with tiny artworks for sale in them, by local artists - $5.00, tiny painting, etc., etc. It's a really clever idea - have an art teacher friend living in NY who tells me they are big there, also. Happy Derby Day - Tanya