Monday, January 5, 2009

Out an About

The New Year brought the need for an afternoon road trip. Not too far, yet the need to be away needed to be fulfilled. So up the road a piece to the cute little town of Burgaw. Trust me the town is cuter than the name. They have a really good blueberry festival every year and a small, yet delightful town square. Several stores have been turned into antique stores. The town still has that old town flavor. The movie companies have also discovered it, so hopefully that will inspire the town leaders to back preservation.

The gazebo all decorated for the holidays sits in the center of the town square. Off to one side is a big antique store that has several vendors in it, lots of booths. These are just a couple of my purchases of the day.

I think these were for old train sets. I love the buttons on them. I thought they might make good bodies for an assemblage piece or two. They were ridiculously priced - low!

More buttons. Can a girl ever have too many buttons? I don't think so. Anyway who can turn down red buttons or pearls for that matter?

I spent quite a bit of time going through the postcard guys ephemera. Goodness did I hit pay dirt there. The prices were great and his selection was even better. I can't wait to share some of these in my freebie posts.

Last, but not least I wanted to share this water color set I got in the original box. The porcelain paint cups have little magnets on the bottom of them to keep them in the metal tin box. You can pull each one out to clean or replace the paint cake. It will make you cry to hear I got it for $2.00. I almost fell over when I spied it. Simple things make me happy.

5 comments:

Robin in Las Vegas said...

Great finds, the paints are fantastic! You should take more walks :)

Elizabeth Golden said...

Thanks Robin, now that my foot is feeling better I am going to start to do just that! One of my new Year goal's is to get out more and walk..

Robin said...

Wonderful find and such a great price!

needlewings said...

this would tickle me too! What a great find and price!

purplepaint said...

Oh how fun! I love the paints in porcelain pots and of course all the antique postcards! I'm going to have to go antiquing...