Last week we escaped the Charlotte heat and headed to the NC mountains. It's my favorite place to spend the 4th of July- Montreat has a fun parade (we were in it this year!), and it is so relaxing to be up on the mountain. Also, with lots of babysitters (grandparents) around, I was able to do a little hunting in Asheville.
I usually go to The Tobacco Barn, so this year was no exception. However, I am so excited about a new place I found as well! It's called Sweeten Creek Antiques, and it is the same set-up as the Tobacco Barn, Sleepy Poet, etc, with booths of individual vendors. You never know what you are going to find! The people there were SO nice (unlike the Tobacco Barn), so I can't wait to go back again.
Here are some pictures of my finds (not purchases!) in Asheville. I am still amazed at how many pieces I wanted to buy, but I resisted.
Lucite coffee table ($475)
Marble and chrome end table ($195)
Tons and tons and tons of midcentury pieces, for fantastic prices
These chairs were part of a fab dining set that included 6 (or 8) chairs and a glass and chrome table.
Pair of leather zebras
Mounted butterflies (this was gone when I went back to get it!)
Brown and white chinoiserie lamp ($89)
Large turtle shell
Cast iron sheep doorstop
Set of bamboo barrel chairs
Love the lines of these bamboo directoire chairs
Lucite and chrome end table ($195)
Pair of huge white fan chairs and a fab pantone lamp
Cool green and white midcentury chandelier
Set of watercolors from Paris
I was tempted by this cowboy print for my little man's big boy room, but I'm not sure if square dancing is the way I want to go...
If my friend Traci Z had these colors in her house, I would have bought her this vintage bargello pillow!
This set of dining room chairs is absolutely amazing. I love the lines of the chairs. The set of 6 was really inexpensive, around $495 if I remember correctly.
Loved this danish modern woven chair, too.
I was really tempted by this set of child's Thonet chairs ($95).
These sconces were originally outdoor pieces, but I would shine them up and use them inside.
A set of old apartment mailboxes would be such a fun end table. How long until Restoration Hardware knocks this off?
Love the lines of this brass dining table.
If you stalk Palm Beach shopping sites like I do, then you know exactly what these elephants are. Console table!!! But they are missing the "table" part, so I sadly passed them by.
Wouldn't this pagoda-shaped birdcage be so interesting in an empty corner of a room?
Vintage outdoor tables with "skirts" remind me of my great grandmother.
A fab danish modern bar cart
Tole pagoda chandelier ($425)
Love the lines of this side chair, too.
This Heywood Wakefield sideboard is so fabulous. I believe it was around $600.
And believe it or not, this is only about 50% of the pictures I took of fab pieces this weekend. Asheville is a treasure trove! I hope you had a nice 4th of July week!