Saturday, July 11, 2009

~A Peek at our Little Town of Waxhaw~

Welcome to our little town of Waxhaw, this is where me and my friend Beth, over at Olde Tyme Marketplace have our little booths. The Waxhaw Antique Mart, Ms Betty's pride and joy....nestled right square dab in the middle of downtown across from the tracks. And yes you can feel the building shake with every train that passes. I wanted to feature our little town in todays post. With the economy not being so great these days all the small towns are being forgotten. And with that being said I want to show off our little towns charm and what is being missed...in hopes everyone will come out and visit to support our local economy, local shops, restaurants, and coffee houses. You can spend a day in this little town and not see everything.

My little corner of the world... I was not able to get close ups of it all due to the morning sun beaming into the front windows. I have it packed and stacked as you can see! I just went today and loaded it down with new finds and my Vintage Junk Pendants!!
Somthing for ever taste inside this Historic town Market...
Look at those old wood floors, the Mart was created from the old General Store that was here years and years ago. This is one of the most elegant Antique shops we have around! The rented shelves line the walls and go from floor to ceiling...probably 15 feet up. That is alot of space to pack full for $55 dollars a month!! The center of the shop is lined with booths full of floor space.
Linens and China, just gorgeous...
A great Primitive booth for those who love that rustic look...
Our downtown, just look at the character... left just as it was found back in the day!
What Waxhaw is most famous for....trains, it tracks and the grand old walk across bridge...now... I did not take this picture... but it is a good one. I had to borrow it from our towns photos, isn't it great??
Next on the stop we have Bella Dimora Furnishings, this store is a show stopper and her window designs will knock your socks off, click on the hyper link above to visit her website for all my blogger gals who can't get here in person, she has some fabulous pieces!!
More of Bella Dimoras great finds!!
OK, this is one of my favorite buildings in Waxhaw... too die for cute isn't it?? Waxhaw Art & Chocolate, the name says it all. But they are only open on Fridays and Saturdays for those that plan to visit.
Tucked back on one of the sidestreets across from Waxhaw Art & Chocolate you will find the Inlet Surfshop, is this place too cute or wha?? Anything from flip flops to surf gear packs the inside, makes you feel like you are right on the island! And I did not get a picture but acorss from the surf shop is the local Pottery and Art Gallery!!
One of Waxhaws newest additions is The Quilting Nook, just look at all of that material awaiting... and believe me this shop is hopping with customers everytime I go by.

More of Waxhaws Local Antique Shops & Burch Studios, definitely somthing for every taste, this place is a super cool shop, from handmade wood furniture to one- of- a- kind works of art this place has it... and on most weekend evenings you will hear a guitar or bluegrass band behind the shops at out local Coffee House!!

As always I really do appreciate you stopping by and leaving you inspring comments. If you are close by, you have gotta get out and visit all the little quaint little shops that line our downtown area and side streets. Don't forget to grab a bite of Latte at the local cafes or coffee houses. This is truly one of the cutest little towns we have left. Instead of heading out of town to shop just come back to downtown and rediscover what you may have missed!! Thanks for taking the tour....Please come visit if you are local, we'll be glad to see ya!! Make sure to go over to my Re-Funked Junk For Sale blog and check out my Vintage Junk Jewel creations!! Make sure to become a follower of it as well!! Blessings, Janna















18 comments:

Riverwood Primitives said...

What a quaint town! I would love to visit some day.

Jenny said...

If I lived close by, I'd be there in a hurry! Amazing that we were thinking the same things about small towns and the economy. I just posted some pictures about my visit to St. Michael's, Maryland, yesterday. Some shops and restaurants have been closing. I love that town and wanted to help--I spent money and now I'm spreading the word! Thanks for sharing Waxhaw with we bloggers.

ITALIAN PEASANT said...

i live in a small town also,maybe someday i'll visit yours :) as i am always going far & wide for bargains :)gio

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

My favorite kind of shopping...I just wish I could have found joy in it when my grandma was still alive, she loved it and I just did not get it then. Wanted to welcome you to my blog and to say don't be a stranger.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I Love your little town and it would be awesome to visit and shop til I dropped!!!
How's the chocolate there?!
Happy
Weekend!
Deb :)

Rebecca said...

Hi
Thanks for stopping by - I appreciate it...I am new in town and it has been fun getting to know all you talented gals.
Your town looks so quaint I wish I could come down and stroll the streets. I don't get out much these days...the shop is my world.
I will have fun reading your blog and looking at your store.
Blessings
Rebecca

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Your town looks like one I'd like to visit and how could you go wrong with all the shops to go to as well. Hope you're having a great weekend, T

Theresa said...

OK... gotta come visit this wonderful little town! I will be there and I will look your booth up! Gorgeous!

THE VERANDA said...

What a pretty little town! Would love to visit and shop there. Thanks for sharing all the great pictures..... Maggie

Rachel said...

I'm in L-O-V-E! You just earned Waxhaw some tourist $'s!

Angie said...

I love the pictures of your town - thanks for sharing them.

LillySue said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and becoming a follower! I will follow your blog now and am going to add you to my sidebar too! Junking and decorating are my favorite things to do and my kids are picking up the bug from me! Hubby is a no-go....easier to leave him at home!! Loved seeing all your treasures!
Blessings~LillySue

UPON A HILL said...

Oh I was blessed a couple of months back to visit your little town & the little chop where you & Beth have your things. It truly is a charming little town, just as you said with the tracks across the road.

junkgarden said...

What a charming place. Oh and I love your new pendants!

Barb said...

Very fun place to visit. Thanks for the tour. Your booth looked great. Simple, but blended so well.

Blessings,
Barbara Jean

Jacque said...

Thanks for sharing your hometown with us! I am a former Main Street Director, I KNOW first hand the importance of supporting hometown merchants! Great pics!

Rhondi said...

Hi Jann
I didn't know you and Beth had space in Waxhaw too. You two really get around! I've only been there once when I went to the Quilt shop but we were in a hurry so didn't have time to look in any other shops. I'll have to make a trip out there sometime soon.

alishanewton said...

Art and Chocolate is a fascinating little place. They used to offer free samples of chocolate, but now I think the reserve that for the spring and fall festivals and special busy days.

Anyway, I never understood why there was a surf shop in Waxhaw of all places, and now it's out of business.

Thanks for writing about Waxhaw. I've featured the town on my blog quite often, but then, I don't get that much traffic.