Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Getting Ready for The Market on Chapel Hill

It's almost time for The Market on Chapel Hill at The Waters in Pike Road, Alabama.  Are you planning to go?  It's October 3 and starts at 9:00 ---- but be there early to get a great spot in line!  
I've been getting things ready for the sale.  I'm excited to be a vendor this year.  Here are some of the things I've been working on and getting ready for this year's vintage market event.

I hope these library drawers find an exciting home!  The Geer table has a beautiful enamel top in almost perfect condition and will be nice addition to someone's kitchen. The table reminds me of the one that my great-aunt had in her kitchen.  The cooking that went on in that kitchen was AMAZING! And, I'll have several metal signs----all new (old stock).  I washed off the layer of dust that was on them from years of sitting around at my local hardware store.
 I hope someone will like this chippy stool and the scruffy bench. And who doesn't love an old galvanized bucket??  I'm not too proud to say that I love galvanized buckets.......what about you??
I will have these four shutters at The Market and this table, too!  

Looking forward to October 3!

Friday, August 28, 2015

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

     I'm trying to remember if I ever had to write a report with this title when I went back to school....Did you ever write a report with that title? Well, if I was going to write the report, I would mention the fun I have had this summer getting ready for a special day.
Mark your calendars for October 3.  That's the day of the wonderful sale at The Market on Chapel Hill.  It all takes place at The Waters in Pike Road, Alabama. 

Come join me at "The Market on Chapel Hill"
     This is going to be the third year for this vintage market and it promises to be even better THIS year! There are so many wonderful and talented vendors/bloggers and I'm honored to be included in this group.
I've attended the two previous Chapel Markets (new name: The Market on Chapel Hill) and here's a post I wrote about my first trip here.

     So, would you like to see some of the things I'm collecting to take to this year's fabulous event??  

I've found cameras.

I love this blue and green combo--
the McCoy pottery caught my eye.
I like this industrial look--do you?

I haven't fished in years, but I love minnow buckets.  
The graphics on these old beauties caught my eye at the same sale.

Gotta love a tool caddy.

Ironstone and other pottery pieces. 

Beautiful linens.

Cute little Shiny Brites.

Old scales.

I was late attending this sale and it was super hot in the tool shed on this particular afternoon.  For some reason, I squatted down to look and see if there was anything in the corner and this is what I saw.  Do you see it?
I'll bet you see if for sure in this picture....

Yes.  An enamel-topped table!
It took me awhile to get it out of it's hiding place,
 but my efforts yielded a wonderful Geer table!

I'll bring this lovely set of spice jars to this year's event.

And I hope this 1950's quilt ends up on the top of a little girl's bed.  
I can see it --so cute and sweet. 

I hope to see you at The Market on Chapel Hill. You can keep up with the details on FACEBOOK: The Market on Chapel Hill

 My booth is named CREEKSIDE.
Follow my updates here and on Instagram: creekside36.

A beautiful summer day--waiting for an estate sale to begin. 
That's how I spent my summer vacation.  

If you're planning to attend the sale--
what treasure do you hope to take home?  

Joining the Party:
Vintage Inspiration Party

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Historic Mooresville, Alabama

I got to visit Mooresville, Alabama in June.  I had read about this quiet and tiny place in north Alabama and was delighted to visit in person.  Come along and visit this picturesque town with me on this hot Alabama afternoon from the cool of your own home.
Mooresville is one of the oldest incorporated towns in Alabama (November 16, 1818) and the entire town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  
This lovely church was completed in 1830.
 There was a wedding scheduled at the church later in the day.
  Let's take a peek inside.


I don't know if I would have noticed this detail on
 my own, but I had read about this
special steeple. Instead of a
 traditional cross, there is a
finger pointing the way to heaven. 
  I'm glad I didn't miss that!
There are 53 residents in Mooresville and
 they live in beautiful homes.  

Picket fences are popular and so are American flags.
 Some of the homes are modest cottages. 
 Some are hidden in the lush plantings that surround them.
Can't you imagine yourself on your daily walk
 or a bike ride past these lovely sites?  
I think I could get rid of a few
 extra pounds this way and say it was a real pleasure!
There are lovely flower gardens.  A treat for the eye!
There is another little church.
There is also a Post Office--it is the oldest
 Post Office in continuous use in the state of Alabama.

I found this home to be very appealing. 
 I wonder what it looks like at Christmas?  
I know they have some special events
 in Mooresville during the Christmas season.
I love the red door!

This little cottage is so sweet.
Thank you for joining me on my visit to Mooresville. 
 It was a delight to drive down it's quiet streets
 and enjoy the beauty of this small town.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Printer's Ink

A few months ago, I decided I was looking for a small change in my kitchen dining area.  I had a lovely framed print on the wall, but wanted something a little different.  I thought I might like a piece of subway-type art but most of the pieces that I saw in our local stores were almost all vertical.  I needed a piece that was horizontal.  So I looked, over the next several months, but  I came back empty handed each time. I wasn't discouraged.  I just kinda put the idea on the back burner.  

Then, I found the perfect piece for my dining area.

Yes, it's the real deal.  A printer's type tray.  No, it wasn't the deal of the day on a website.  It wasn't an amazing find at a flea market or an antique store. The tray was in storage and a piece from our local small-town newspaper that my family used to own.  When I picked up the tray with my SIL, we also picked up an old shoe box. 

So, here's what was in the box...

It was a box full of old wooden printer's type. 
 This was the real deal, too.  

So I sorted all the type out---alphabetically, of course.  
I brushed it off with a brush to clean the pieces
 up a bit.  I only wet one piece and the water
 was bluish black from ink--
 from many years of use so many years ago.
There were several different fonts
 and there were a few numerals, too.


I'm happy to share my vintage treasures with you today-
I hope you enjoyed seeing these relics from my past.
And, I hope you're having a great week and staying cool!
Thanks for visiting my blog!