Thursday, October 24, 2013

Antique finds

Last week my hubby and I took a few days to drive up into North Georgia in search of changing leaves.  Even though we did not travel very far north, we found areas that were just starting their autumn show.


I loved this old cabin hiding behind shedding trees.

We also visited some very fun Antique malls, as there are lots of them along the way.


Last spring I found an old red tool box, that has graced my dining room table all summer.  When I first brought it home, I debated whether to paint it white.  So when I came across this box, it said "take me home"!


My hubby says it is green, but it really is an off white shade.  Perfect for the hydrangeas I recently purchased.

On a side road, we came upon Bowman, where there were several antique shops nestled in this little town.  My hubby collects clocks, so when he found this one, he was enamoured.


Let me tell you, this thing weighs a ton.  It is marble, and it appears to have some concrete inside the casing, I guess to hold the marble in place.  We could not find anything like it in our clock book or on any websites, but we are still looking.  

It was a fun trip, and we are hoping to go again.  Maybe a little further north next time :-)



13 comments:

Bernideen said...

I love those kinds of trips - such fun!

Carolyn said...

Lovely to be able to combine a treasure hunt with the beauty of Autumn!

Thank you for your kind words and visit today.

Carolyn

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I love fun day trips like that. I love your new tool chest!

LV said...

A perfect way to spend a weekend.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I would have fallen for that clock too! :)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love a good road trip full of treasure hunting. Fun finds!

Jeannie Marie said...

It's so much more fun when you both find treasures. I think hydrangeas in the toolbox will be gorgeous.

Weekend-Windup said...

To see the things of our earlier age will be very excited. Here in one of the mall we have an antique shop where you can see lots of things.

Dawn@ We Call It Junkin.com said...

That cabin is gorgeous, and I love your finds. This post is perfect for my link party, We Call It Olde, hope you'll share it next Tuesday! -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

Sylvia said...

I love road trips like this, and that photo of the cabin is postcard perfect. Thanks for sharing, maybe I'll get to this little town one day.I'm always looking for new places to go looking for treasures.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I'll be taking a road trip to the North Georgia mountains in a couple of weeks. I hope I haven't missed the change of colors! I also plan to stop at some Antique stores...it is always so much fun. Love the clock your husband found! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Love the mantle clock! Very unique. It's always fun to take little road trips.
Warmly,
deb

Dawn@ We Call It Junkin.com said...

I just came back over to say thanks so much for sharing this at my We Call It Olde Link Up this week. Hope to see you again Tuesday. -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com