Sunday, April 26, 2009

~Our Saturday Road Trip and we found Nothing!!~

Well me and my hubby headed out early Saturday morning to the NC mountains to deliver a table out of my booth to a buyer in Asheville. He had been on vacation all week and was about to go stir crazy from being home... I had to post this picture first.... we were on our way home in a one stoplight town, (look at the empty street to the left) I had to have him turn around to confirm what I think I saw, it sure was what I thought, we stopped just long enough to snap this picture... they were in full operation.. BEHIND the building but from what I could tell I don't think many men would want to stop to say the least NO car wash for us.!! Consider how the sign looks and that is how the washers looked !!!! I wish I could have got a picture. Just what we all want , An Old Fashioned Hamburger and a Bikini Car Wash...well maybe not!


Oh how I loved this old building.... Isn't it great, notice the Comapny Store 1890 painted on the old bricks. I think it has seen it better days. Of course I wanted to peek inside ...so we headed on up, yep big old rat ran right across the end of my foot (of course open toe shoes on!!) not much was left, would have not dared to go inside for the fear of falling through right to the basement. Just makes me sad to see such a neat place just forgottten.

Finally..... once out of town away from all the pricey Fancy Smanchy shops, I knew I had hit the King Junk of all junk shops well.....

Looks like the perfect junkin spot, right???? Well that was not the case. The sweetest little old country couple met me at the door and asked if I would like for them to unlock the second building as well, I was so excited and all that came out was un huh..... Well a few seconds later my husband pointed out the price on this old trunk $175.oo!!! You know the ones we find all the time for under $10 bucks.... it was then time to get on out of there.

Everyone remember Dirty Dancing?? This is the gorgeous view as you come into the town Lake Lure, NC where it was filmed. It has been years since I have been there. It is still a major tourist spot, one of the cutest towns ever, full of white water rapids, everyone just pulls off the road and hops in and makes a day of it!! I hate I did not take more pics, but me and hubby were yapping away too busy to see what we could get into next. There were a few little Antique shops here but they were closed... imagine that, I guess they took advantage of the beautiful day as well!!


I could not beleive that these things were my only finds for the day !!!! Of course my husband thought it was fabulous!! I think I spent a whooping $35.25!!!



These were some old number stamps I came across....had to have these, I think they will make some cool pendants.

Thanks for stopping by to visit, I hope everyone has a Blessed week, the weather is going to be beautiful.. get outside and have fun..... I have gotten so wrapped up in work and my shops that I had forgotten what it was like to have a day of doing nothing but enjoying the beauty that God has given us, what a great day. Well I am off to dedicate some overdue time to my yard, we have stockpiled up the flowers , pine needles, potting soil, and anything else we have missed. Hopefully I will get some pics out there when we are done!!!
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16 comments:

THE POTTING SHED said...

AH, I KNOW THE SHOPPING DOESN'T WORK OUT! I BET YOUR HUSBAND ENJOYED BEING OUT AND THE SPRING SCENERY I IMAGINE WAS BEAUTIFUL. XO JOAN

Llyn M said...

Okay, you take the coolest pictures. I just changed my desktop wallpaper from the picture of your 'space', to the picture of the old Company Store.Wish I had the time to go on a cool excursion like that! We're too busy doing house remodeling. Gettin' tired of it!!

Have a sweet Sunday!

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A Thing for Roses said...

Hey Janna,

Thanks for taking us along on your trip. Too bad you didn't find a lot of cool junk, but I'm sure it was fun hanging with your hubby for the day.

Happy Sunday!

Lisa

Cassie said...

Seriously, a rat ran over your naked toes?! Holy crap. Loved going on your little adventure with you....pics are great! Thanks for sharing!!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Oh my that old building was just too awesome. Can you imagine what it was like in it's prime. Too bad someone didn't discover it and bring it back to it's beauty. I really hate to see old buildings just ruin, kinda like taking in a stray dog, I'd do the same with old buildings if I could.

cityfarmer said...

WHAAAATTTT??????

One Vintage Hag said...

janna,
your junk trip looks amazing.
you might want to take a peak at my blog this evening.... you're a winner.
xo,
~one vintage hag

donna baker said...

I love the box you found. It fairly unusual with the writing and all. I hate days when you can't find anything.

UPON A HILL said...

You picked up some cool stuff. I really like the old framework in that old building. I would have had to go inside & check it out also. Imagine what a cool shop that would have made in it's hayday!

trash talk said...

Don't feel like the Lone Stranger...we drove to OKC and all I bought was a Ouija board!
At least you had the scenery and an over the top car wash sign to look at! Not much to see between Dallas and OKC except the Arbuckle Mtns.
Debbie

The Tattered House said...

What a lovely area you live in. I I know, sometimes we find great things on our little day trips and sometimes we come home empty handed. Plus we get a chance to see the beautiful country-side along the way and I get the chance to spend some quality time with Brett and our two kids.

Thank you for sharing your day and have a great week.

Erika

The Green Pea said...

Janna,
My daughter lived in NC and when I visited her we attended a wonderful Flea Market in Liberty. Have you ever been to it? It was so great, I found the neatest things there. Shipping was not to great to CA.Sandi

Anne Marie said...

I think alot of people feel like abandoning ship!! I would love to get my hands on that brick building and move it here to the farm (yeah right) -
I have been looking for a structure to move here though -
I saw it all done the first time I looked at that photo of yours-

Good time with hubby though!!

donna baker said...

Janna, I left you an award on my blog.

Brooke said...

Okay, so I randomly ran into your blog...LOVE IT! So inspiring!

Jacque said...

Congrats of your first ever blog win. Sounds like you had a good trip finding "nothing". This is my first time to read your blog, found it from "ONE Vintage Hag...love the pics and the reading