Thursday, May 16

vintiquing heaven in the US!



We've been to stay with family in the US, down in the Deep South
in South Carolina.
Gorgeous times, hours of chat sitting in the rocking chairs on the front porch- mega catch-ups, lots of laughing, food, drink, music, a road-trip to Tennessee, stayed in Nashville and watched
The Grand Ol Opry radio show recorded live.
 

My cousins organised mega vintiquing trips- I was in feedsack-quilt heaven- and I bought so many sewing boxes and textiles we struggled to pack 4 suitcases within the weight limit!
(well actually I struggled while Ted looked on with that "why can't you ever buy small things. . ." expression. He had another expression completely when the hand luggage wouldn't fit in the overhead locker on a completely packed plane, buts that's another story. . .)

 
 
 
 

Home now, jetlagged, missing my family, sifting sorting and patting
all these wonderful buys, trying on clothes hats and handbags
and wondering if I'm EVER going to part with
the Dresden Plate depression quilt. . .

 
Here's where we stayed- straight out of Gone with the Wind
 
 
and this is the view from the front porch. . .
 
 
Roll on next year. . .love you, cuzzies!

 

24 comments:

Delia Ryder said...

OMG there home is amazing and just like a film set that view is stunning you must have felt like a film star waking up to that every day. Welcome home by the way. What gorgeous finds I am loving those little sewing round box's those are delightful. And No I don't think I could part with that patchwork if I was you hours of work in it and it would make you remember your wonderful holiday every time you saw it :-) dee x

Jee said...

Gosh, what a super place, and loads of goodies you've brought back. Hope Bruce and kit gave you a suitable welcome home.

Vintage Jane said...

Wow ... wow, wow! What wonderful finds and what a wonderful place to stay. Glad you had a good time.
Catch up soon.
M x

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

What a fantastic holiday! I love Feedsack too but daren't start another addiction! :) x

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Oh my...what a fabulous house...and that view. I bet it was really hard to tear yourselves away. Good job you had friends at home needing you or we might have lost you forever! Your haul is awesome and I still don't know how you managed to get it home. Will be looking for some interesting new finds in your shop. Glad you had a great time xx

lynda said...

The quilts are beautiful..definitely keepers...I can sympathisise with you about the packing. My family are in the UK, and when I have to reluctantly leave for the US, my bags are stuffed as well as my husbands...and he nevers buy a thing! I always laugh when they ask if he packed his bag himself..he has no idea what I put in it to go home!
Glad you had a good trip and hope the weather was great..that is a beautiful part of our country ( I am partial to the Eastncoast..).

Vintage Tea Time said...

oh, wow - fantastic house and view. And what treasures you hauled back - wonderful! Sounds a wonderful trip - family AND vintage!! x

Sherri B. said...

I love that you were on this side of the Pond and what wonderful things you found. I think, I would not be able to part with that precious quilt or any of those treasures. So glad you had a grand time over here. xo

Melissa said...

You were in my neck of the woods! Did you make it to Metrolina? It's this amazing market just outside of Charlotte, NC. If you get a chance to go, I know you'd love it.

Rose H (UK) said...

What a wonderful haul!

Greenorchid said...

What treasure... I love feedsack fabric (not that I have any! Yet..) What a fantastic house! I'm glad you had a fab time... Cx

BadPenny said...

Oh divine house ! Gorgeous fabrics too.

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

WOW Elaine...Those FOUR(!!) beautiful sewing baskets all survived their suitcase cramming?! How wonderful they are...
Glad you had such a successful trip.
Niki x

Annie said...

What an amazing house and lovely things you have brought back, the quilts are really beautiful and I love the sewing boxes especially the yellow one. You must have had very large suitcases !
Ann x

elegancemaison said...

I don't know how you managed to stuff all those wonderful treasures into your suitcases. (Will be asking you for tips before my next longhaul flight!)

So when and where will be be seeing them all on sale? Cx

allhorsestuff said...

Love That Trip!!!
Gorgeous Georgian Mansion!
a Neato Cousin Trip, With Great Finds....With How You Helped oO Our Economy, They Should Have Given You Free Space On That Plane!

The Cloth Shed said...

Goodness how big were your suitcases?
You have bought some fabulous things and what a wonderful house to stay in too...sounds like you have had a great time.
It is ages since I was in America but I remember always managing to buy interesting things, especially in yard sales and still have one or two treasures to remind me of the visit. Happy days....
Julie x

Lazy Daisy Jones said...

Wild...gorgeous....'awsome' lucky you....xx

kelly said...

makes me so homesick! Glad you had a lovely time.

the woolly dog said...

What a stunning place to stay, some great finds, nice to be able to actually see the feedsacks you're buying and not have that hit and miss experience when buying them from the US. ♥

nilly said...

Wonderful place and beautiful treasures. Did you buy them from desperate housewives...?

A Magical Whimsy said...

What glorious finds on your trip! I love those vintage fabrics and quilts. There is just something so homey and comforting about feedsack fabric...they sooo remind me of one of my grandmothers who wore dresses out of some of those same fabrics. Very nostalgic post.
Cheers!
Teresa in California
http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/

The Vintage Bazaar said...

wow, lovely treasures! Glad you had a wonderful time, it looks amazing. Lizzie x

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Just got back from the States myself only 6 kilos overweight which we distributed around our hand luggage - how did you manage with four cases they only allowed us one each. I went for small things this year forgetting that lots of small things soon add up to weigh..I also got the look and the comments about "why don't you ever listen to me? and I knew we were overweight" but it is worth it all when you get back and survey all you have managed to purchase. Now just to get on with listing it (that is what I don't put to one side for myself... Love antiqueing in the USA you cannot beat it. Debbie

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