Monday, May 16, 2011

2nd Time Around: Antique Alley Porch Finds


Welcome to 2nd Time Around. Please join us by linking a post that features something that is a 2nd Time Around to you…something from a garage sale, flea market, thrift store, estate sale, etc. Please link your post rather than your blog, and link back to this blog. Thank you for participating.

This past weekend, I shopped the US Highway 11 Antique Alley. This event was started several years ago in an effort to get people to drive the older highways and see more of rural America! Highway 11 runs about a mile from my house, and there are lots of booths set up in spots along the highway. I met so many nice people-from Mobile, Ala. to Tennessee that either had set up a booth or were out shopping. I’ve considered setting up a booth, but think that it is much more fun to actually shop! LOL
I lost count of the stuff I bought for my booths,  but decided to keep  this window shelf and a couple of accessories for my porch.
This old window frame had been repurposed into a shelf by adding a board and two spindles! I think this is a great way to use those old windows! The ceiling tin is one I’ve had awhile…it came out of an old building in my town.
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I fell in love with this iron finial with a bird perched on top! It was only $4.00!
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This cute teapot watering can is hand painted from Italy! It was only $1.00! I love anything that is hand painted and from any country other than China!
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I also bought a bench, a baker’s rack, chest with shelves to paint…and LOTS of vintage jewelry! Some was cheap and other pieces I paid more for, but overall the prices  are great if you consider the total!

Here’s a link if you are interested in learning more about this event: http://www.us11antiquealley.com/

Also, linking to Rhoda at Southern Hospitality...check out her weekly party too:
http://southernhospitalityblog.com/more-of-your-thrifty-treasures/

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you will share your 2nd Time Around finds!

5 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

Looks like you found some great stuff!! Thanks for the fun party!

bj said...

Good treasures, here, Diane.
Thanks for hosting...
xo bj

Lynn said...

Thanks for the antique shopping trip!

KK said...

Anything bird related and I'm in! I love that finial!

Jeanne said...

Hi Diane, I am sorry I didn't get over to visit on Tuesday. We were on the road coming home from Fl. I did post something but never had a chance to link. It is a nine hour drive and it was too late by the time we arrived home.

I would love to go to the Antique Alley Porch Finds drive. I know it would be so much fun. I love what you found. Especially the repurposed window. That is so different. I love the bird as well. Anything with a bird is my pick too.

Hope all is well and you are enjoying your search for something special to sell /or keep. HA!

Hugs, Jeanne