Sunday, August 29, 2010

Thrifting in Brevard

Hey ya'll, hope everyone is looking forward to a new week. As I mentioned in a post last week we were in N.C. for a few days. I had to get my thrifting fix so I visited the Antique Mall in Brevard. Is is a collectors dream and for a vintage lover like me I had to be pulled from there kicking and screaming... well not really, Southern ladies do not do that, but I wanted to!

I found several crystal pieces.

This cute little serving tray and what I thought was three crystal coasters taped together.
They were just like some my grandmother had.
When I got them home and removed the tape the top was upside down and it was a crystal box.I still love it and for three dollars will use it somewhere.

When I saw this crystal pitcher I knew I had to have it. I love the floral details.
Although it is usually just Mr. VS and myself we keep two pitchers moving. He has to have
unsweetened, something about calories and I like mine the sweeter the better.
I'll have to cut the calories somewhere other than my sweet southern tea.

When we weren't thrifting or eating, lol we were enjoying the sights of nature.

This is a waterfall that runs by the side of the road in Pisgah National Forest.

The water is crystal clear and cold!
After going down to the base and climbing back up 1,000 steps we were told that when the
steps and viewing deck were built the workers killed 75 rattlesnakes!

If they had told me that before I came back up I would have taken those steps a lot faster. In fact,
if they had told me before I went down, these shots would have had a steering wheel or side view mirror in the images. Those of you who know me know how bad I dislike hate snakes.

Thanks for dropping by and y'all come back!
Sites I'm linking to:
Thrifty Treasures
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Outdoor Wednesday
Watery Wednesday
Thrifty Thursday
Show and Tell
Debbie-Debbiedoos Yardsalening


  1. Holy Cow!

    I appreciate you putting your life in peril to get these beautiful shots of the water falls. Great crystal finds.

    I'm not an iced tea fan, but I do like Southern Sweet Tea.

    Have a great Monday! La

  2. gorgeous water falls! glad you found some new pieces of crystal.

    thank you so much for stopping by the cape on the corner! i got so much stuff for free, i'm going to have to break it up or it would be an insanely long post, believe me. can't wait to do something with that desk/table!

  3. How nice, thrifting AND sightseeing!! sounds perfect! Great crystal pieces too, isn't it fun checking out new thrifting spots?!!

    Have a wonderful day!

  4. what amazing finds! I love the pitcher. I Grew up in NC and know those water falls...I hope you had fun


  5. Thanks for stopping by...I can camp too for a while but I like the modern stuff to much, I wouldn't have made as a pioneer woman either.
    Love your crystal and the falls are so pretty...I also hate snakes too!!!


  6. Love the crystal. Very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Beautiful crystal! Great finds. And I wouldn't have taken those amazing photos either had I heard about the snakes! I am terrified of them.

  8. If this Southern lady had seen a rattlesnake, she would definitely be kicking and screaming like you wouldn't believe!!!

    Love all of your crystal finds.


  9. Very cool crystal finds!

    I too love my nice southern SWEET ice tea!!

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  12. Thrifting and sightseeing what a great combination.Love what you found. Very pretty.
    Thanks for stopping by...
    Sweet Blessings,

  13. Hi Annette~~~your crystal pieces are all very pretty. LOVE the pics of the waterfall...wonderful!!! Did you see any johnny no shoulders?

  14. Great finds at the thrift shop and great finds at Pisgah as well.

  15. Love your treasures...there are few things more fun than finding bargains in our thrift stores, are there?

    And the waterfall is lovely! You and your hubby sound like us...often out and about, thrifting and exploring...:)


  16. Such lovely pieces, i love the waterfall shots too. :)

  17. Annette,
    Lovely finds, lovely waterfall and lovely that you didn't see any snakes! Your blog is really great and I will be back to visit with you!


  18. Fantastic waterfall!! (Without snakes...)

  19. That waterfall is super!! I can almost hear the 'thunder' when it hits the pool below.

    STORMY SEA link for you; hoping you'll stop by!! Happy September!!!!

  20. Thank you for visiting at Hospitality Lane.
    I would have had to get the pitcher too. I just adore cut glass and pitchers.

    Rattlesnakes were a factor in my enjoyment, or suppression thereof, in the woods and mountains as a child. We always knew that rattlesnakes and copperheads were around.

    Your photos are lovely, though, and I am glad you didn't see any snakes.

    Becky K.

  21. I enjoy thrifting for little treasures too.. nice finds!
    Beautiful shots of the waterfalls and I am with you on the snakes.. I am terrified of them. When my husband and I go hiking we carry walking never know when or if you will need them.

  22. Great antique store finds..
    I have a sister that lives in NC I have not seen and rattlesnakes but a few blacksnakes.

  23. Oh what a perfect day - thrifting and sightseeing! If I knew there were rattlesnakes I would not have gotten out of the car and missed the beautiful waterfall - hate snakes, they give me nightmares! Thanks for me visiting today :)

  24. What a lovely place! I love the waterfalls. Great shots.

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  26. Beautiful finds...about the snakes...they freak me out too...just the rattlers though...I kind of like the other ones. We were hiking near a creek down our way and a baby rattler was one the husband just said, Where's the camera...I need a wanted to turn around and go back the other way.

  27. Love your finds! The waterfalls are just gorgeous! Don't like snakes though!! Thanks so much for your encouraging words on my blog. I really appreciate all the support from my blog friends!!

  28. Nice finds! Really like the pitcher. Thanks for sharing your trip to the water falls.
    Enjoy your holiday weekend.

  29. Beautiful finds!!! And great pics! Have a good holiday weekend!

  30. That pitcher is just so pretty! I would have scooped that one up too!!


  31. How very beautiful that water fall is. Love your crystal...great find. Enjoy NC...and thanks for joining me this week. Debbie

  32. Hi Annette! I couldn't find an email address for you so I'll leave you the info here on the whitening of ironstone. I haven't tried it yet myself as I haven't found the 40% peroxide. I have no Sally's around here. I'll call Ulta to see if they have it. But I got it from Red Door Home and always wanted to try it. Please let me know if you do try it. It seems pretty easy, just takes time. You can find it here.
    Good luck!

  33. We've been to N.C. a few times and just love it! The waterfalls are gorgeous. And I love your crystal, especially the divided rectangular dish. Great find! Thanks =so much for visiting :)

  34. This is beautiful. I am hosting a 50 dollar CSN Giveaway on my blog. I would love for you to stop by.Thanks Anu!

  35. Beautiful pictures... LOVE the falls, and I guess you would have JOGGED up those steps PRETTY fast to miss the serpents. hehe!!!
    Hugs, Donna

  36. Terrific finds!!! I'm happy to be your newest follower of your delightful blog and would love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! I'd also like to invite you to link your wonderful creations up at my Fabulous Friday Finds party, each Friday! Hope to see you there!
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

  37. My hubby got a picture this week from some guys at work of an 8 foot rattlesnake a guy killed in Plantersville! It does make you think twice about hiking!! And we plan on doing some in Oct in the NC mountains.


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