Treasure Hunting – In Blue

Motor Man and I seem to pack a lot into a weekend. Not only did we go to a race last weekend, AND visit Mt. Airy, we also stopped at some antique shops along the way.  Well, Motor Man stopped: I sHopped.

One of my favorite shops is Grandfather’s Country Creations in Clarksville.  They sell primitive country decor, as well as wreaths, silk flowers, floral arrangements, AND antiques. I found this beautiful old blue enamel pitcher.  It was reasonably priced “as is”, because there’s a hole in the bottom. Shhh, don’t tell anyone, and they’ll never know. I think it looks right at home in our half bath, just waiting for a few sprigs of country berries to dress it up a little.

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Another favorite shop is Toots Creek Antiques in South Boston. I don’t get there often, since it’s over three hours from home, but I don’t recall ever leaving empty-handed.  Among the goodies I found this time was this rustic old bench, still wearing a little blue paint. It will be perfect in a flower bed, sporting a plant potted in an old tea kettle or enamel pan.

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Isn’t it obvious from last week’s found treasures that I’m drawn to all old things blue?


12 responses to “Treasure Hunting – In Blue

  1. Well your eye for treasures certainly located a couple of beauties this time Dianna….love them both!


  2. The little enamel pitcher is a cutie but I am in love with the little stool it is at home on. I sort of collect old wood foot/step stools. Is it a specific kind? The rustic bench is a perfect find!

  3. Looks like you have an “eye” for old, blue and beautiful! 🙂

  4. Doesn’t matter if it’s blue, just that it’s old!

  5. I love Grandfather’s Country Creations and you went without me! Your finds are perfect.

  6. Love that little bench! I would love nothing better than a rambling county drive. We used to do that in the hill country in Texas between San Antonio and Austin, but it’s not so easy here because we first have to get across the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel, and that can take an hour in traffic.

  7. oh, i LOVE the old blue bench!!!

  8. You sure can find ’em ! I know that Toot’s rarely lets you down !

  9. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    I agree with Marshall. You sure have a good eye for these great treasures. Both of your of your items I love.

  10. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Sorry, ready need to work on my PROOF READING!!

  11. I’ve visited “Grandfathers” too and you’re right they have a variety of treasures to make your own 🙂 good finds, I love the Blue 🙂

  12. You come home with some of the best finds! The pitcher’s secret is safe with me. 🙂

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