Saturday, August 22, 2009

Antiquing - part one

I have had my sister visiting the past few days and today with dd#1 settled at college and the other kids occupied for the day we went to the town of Pittsboro, North Carolina for some antiquing. It's only 25 minutes away and although I've driven through it I've never stopped until today.
It's a quintessential southern town, complete with:
barber shop

old time soda fountain (we have a couple of them around this area)

Courthouse with a clock tower and bell that chimes out a medley of southern tunes

and of course a memorial to the Confederate Army Soldiers

Our first stop was at an antique store - 3 floors but most notable was this back room filled with linens, buttons, patterns. It was so much I couldn't take it all in.

Look at this old washing machine

More tomorrow and yes there is fabric involved!


Judy S. said...

How fun! A long time ago when I was a camp counselor, we had to wash our clothes in a machine like that. Memories......

Carin said...

I would go crazy in that room. I love old fabrics and buttons.

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness a room dedicated to linen and buttons! Heaven. Love the old washer. My grandmother had a ringer dryer. LOVE soda fountains too.

Melanie said...

Oo like the look of the pale blue crockery. Was that a spinning wheel I saw?

I went into a similar place in Bala on the way back home from Wales, but didn't buy anything. It was great fun looking though.

Carrie P. said...

Oh boy, we were just by there this weekend. I guess I will have to go back and check out that room.