Thursday, August 12, 2010

Blowing Rock Shopping Trip


The other day I told you about our day trip to Grandfather Mountain and the quaint little town of Blowing Rock.We spent several hours Going to Grandfather Mountain and arrived in Blowing Rock about 4 o'clock. I wish we had left a little earlier in the day because most of the shops closed at 5. An hour was definitely not enough time to see all of the wonderful antique shops in town. I really wanted to go into this shop, but they were closing up :(


Several years ago I went to a great shop in Blowing Rock and had purchased these cute ceramic birdies. I have been trying to find some like them in the past 6 months that didn't cost too much, but I never found any. 
Here are the birds in my garden.

Oh, they are so cute.


We were really trying to hurry when  I found the shop we were looking for. It is called The Brass Exchange. They also have one in Charlotte, which I am planning on going to visit tomorrow!

I think this red hutch and the bird cage are fabulous!


Here's what the inside of the store looks like. There are 2 floors. They were closing in 20 minutes. So sad :(

Well, my daughter and I did some speed shopping. No leisurely browsing and no "oh mom, look at this". It took a little of the fun out of it, but here are a few things I bought:
I found the same birds with a ceramic finish on them. They were $5.99 each.

I also found this little bird cage for $13.99.

It was the perfect companion to the ceramic bird I found at HomeGoods last week for $6.99


I found a small terrarium for my daughter for her bedroom and another little birdie that I will show you later.
This shop had the most interesting lanterns. I wanted them all, but you know our goal is to downsize in the next few months! They were fabulous though!

Now that I am looking at the photo of the little birdcage, I think it needs a little green moss inside of it. I guess I will take a walk out to my woods and find some ... hopefully the mosquitoes won't eat me alive!

Hope you all have a great day!

Pam

11 comments:

  1. Ohhhhh, that looks like a fantastic shop!!!!

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  2. What a great looking shop. I so want a bench like that. I found one on Craigslist for $300 but I refuse to pay that much! Oh what pretties to find in there!

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  3. Ohhh lala....love the looks of that place....you are right I need to get there!

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  4. that shop looks like heaven!!!
    lifeofperks.blogspot.com

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  5. I hate to get to a great store too late. Love that red hutch. At least you have one close to you to go to.

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  6. Oh! The Brass Exchange is calling to me! We have been talking about taking a trip to the mountains soon! Thanks for sharing the pics.

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  7. I love your blog! SO cute! I would LOVE love LOVE to be added to your blog list... you are already on mine!! :)

    ...visiting from Sassy Sites!
    (cause your blog is a Sassy Site!)

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  8. Oh wow, what gorgeous things. You found some fabulous treasures and the shop looks like so much fun. I would love it. Great finds. Hugs, Marty

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  9. I love the bird cage...and the yellow love seat chair in the first photo. Very pretty....looks like a great place to browse and shop.

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  10. Just found your blog today and it got me very inspired!
    I will be following your adventures and hopefully learn new things.
    Thanks for sharing all your great ideas.

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  11. I'm seriously loving the settee in the top photo. So sad about not being able to leisurely shop.

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