We have run into some county regulations which may prevent my using the property for this, so I am a bit discouraged, but trying to investigate through the red tape.
We have collected antiques and collectables throughout the years, and we once had a huge Victorian home full of these type of treasures. I have a lot of them in storage awaiting the shop opening.
In the meantime, I have tried to refrain from collecting more things for inventory, just in case we cannot open the shop, after all.
However, I made an exception this weekend.
Our neighbors who come to the lake just for the summers have decided to sell their place and stay in North Carolina full time. We just got to know them over the last two or three summers, and we really like these folks. So it saddens me to see them go. They used to own a beautiful and awesome shop called Blooming Bay, which had a wonderful inventory of crafts, garden plants and supplies and just outright cool stuff.
So, in preparation of moving away, they decided to have a rummage sale this weekend. And bless their hearts, they offered us first choice of some of the stuff prior to the sale to the public.
Here are some of the neat things we bought:
In one of the houses we are renovating, I decided to do a blue theme. I already have some antique blue and white dishes to put on the walls, and some cobalt blue bottles.
This vase will be great in there too!:
I just loved these!:
See how it looks with the glass down?:
I can find somewhere in my renovated house for this cute carpet too!:
And this little lady will be holding some garden flowers!:
I live in a log home, for goodness sakes!...so I HAD to get these birch bark planters, right?:
And this mirror???:
And last, but not least...the first thing I saw when I entered the sale was THIS:
And look at its top!!!
Thanks Sharon and Jerry for a great sale and for being our wonderful neighbors.