So, when my new NC friend, Joanna at Artsy Fartsy, who lives in the Charlotte area, told me about an antique store that she thought I might like, called Oak Street Mill, located in an old mill, in a nearby town called Cornelius (just minutes off I-77, for those that may travel through Charlotte, and just down the road from the Ashley Carol (the store I showed you before Christmas), I had to go and take a look. This is how I spent my birthday! ;O)
Rooty, toot, toot, let's just say it was time for another Happy Dance! All I can say, is it's a good thing I only had an hour in there! I could have heard lots of Ka-Ching!
So, let's go inside, and take a look, shall we?
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this display near the entrance! I wish I had captured the willowy branches above the fireplace.
These next 2 displays reminded me of Debbie at Confessions of a Plate Addict, and Rose at A Santamaker's Journey. You'll see why...
And this lamp reminded me of something Penny at Lavender Hill Studios would make...
This display reminded me of Shelia at Note Songs, and the rest of you rooster lovers out there.
And this one reminded me of Rhoda at Southern Hospitality, Alisa at Carolina Panache, and Nancy at Home is the Heart's Nesting Place f/k/a Southern Lady.
And Cami at Creating Myself, this one was for you!
Well, all of this Valentine's display reminded me of you really.
Can't you just hear that "WAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!?????"
And I took these photos for Melissa Miller at Melissa's Heart and Home. She's the Topper Queen! This one appeared to be old and cost $65.
I liked the detail on this one, but I can't remember the price.
Loved this porch railing. Would make a great headboard in the right house. I don't remember the exact price but I think it was around $149.
And look at this architectural salvage. Oh, the possibilities....
A cute little Easter display...
It's a small wonder this little rabbit picture didn't come home with me.
And this little vintage rabbit was precious.
As was this kid's kitchen set complete with baking pans. Can't you just see it in a playhouse?
I love the color of this trunk, and would love to have it for my house. But, I have an aqua one in the garage that I got for $3 at a garage sale, so I couldn't justify the price. So LOVE the color.
Like this plate. It reminded me of Majolica, but it was Made in Chinaca.
I like this botanical, but I couldn't remember what months I have, so it stayed at the store. This was January. (That's a light blocking the upper right corner.)
I think this was the lamp...although the photo was intended to show the cool piece beside it.
Love these needlepoints.
Some furniture I liked. They would make great kitchen islands.
Being that green is my favorite color, you can see why I liked this. Like that blue piece too!
This appealed to my beachy side.
Sorry this photo is blurry. I was trying to get a picture of the cool piece in the upper right hand side of the cabinet.
This chess set reminded me of my husband because it was awfully close to
puke Duke blue.
And a few other odds & ends that I thought were nice.
I don't think I ever remember seeing a wheelchair like this...it must be really old!
This reminded me of Norm from Cheers..."sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name..."
I imagine that you can see why I don't need to spend more than an hour in this place.
Do you see what you have done to me?! I can't go anywhere without you!
And I wouldn't have it any other way, really! Is there a recovery program for this? If so, someone, please leave me the link....I think I need it! In the coming week, I'll show you what did make it home with me, so stay tuned! Thanks for sticking with me! I know this was a long post! :O)