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!



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

  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!

  3. Ohhh the looks of that are right I need to get there!

  4. that shop looks like heaven!!!

  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.

  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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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


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