North Carolina is one of my favorite places to visit. My oldest son is in his Sophomore year of college just outside of Charlotte so over the last year and a half I have spent a lot of time up there! Thankfully I have family that live within 45 minutes of the college so I always have a place to stay. My cousin's house has become my second home! Every time I go up I always make sure to set aside at least a day to visit all of my favorite antiquing and thrifting spots! This last trip did not disappoint! I am over the moon about each and everything I found and the best thing....I got it all for around $100.00!! Do you want to see what I hauled home?
I am absolutely in love with this vintage quilt! I think I am going to follow the lead of my friend Roben Marie and make beautiful journal covers!
I love vintage images and all of these playing cards are so much fun! I found the 50's pin up playing cards at the bottom of a pile of junk. It is a full 54 card set with 54 different nude poses. Some of the poses are extremely funny!
Vintage ephemera and patterns are quickly becoming a fun find.
These flash cards are perfect for The Craft Shack and vintage butterfly cards will make a great addition to one of my art journal pages.
I think I have become obsessed with the images in old books and am slowly becoming a hoarder! I am hoping to start putting ephemra kits together to sell in my etsy shop that is if I can bring myself to tearing the books apart!
I found this cute little glass cannister set in an old barn. I actually passed them by until my cousin mentioned that they would make a cute addition to The Craft Shack to use for storage! They were only priced at $15.00 for the set. I am so glad I ended up getting them!
My Aunt "gifted" me a box of vintage ribbon, trim, yarn and lots of other crafty goodies!
I know that this is not vintage but I just love this moss and cedar rose! I first saw the cedar rose in an antique store on my first day in NC. So the rest of the trip I tried to keep my eye out for the Deodar Cedar tree that these come from. We finally found a few of them in a cemetery! My cousin would not get out of the car to help me search for them....I think she was scared! I told her that I was broadening her horizons! I have already used a couple of them on a project that I submitted for a local magazine and the moss will be used in my next Terrarium Workshop!
And last but not least....my favorite find! I happened upon these super cute cigar boxes...just in time for Halloween! I bought the only 2 boxes he had for only $5.00 a pop!
What kinds of things do you look for when you go antiquing?