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My Thrifty Road Trip | Part 2

Our mini-road trip was a lot of fun and a huge success.  Not only did we stop at 10+ different shops (and roadside barns) but we also had time to take our son to a fun hands on museum. 

We traveled to Hendersonville, NC and stopped at all the small towns along the way.  Some of my best finds came from the roadside barns selling antiques - the type of places that don't show up on Google!  But, I did hit the jackpot at a HUGE warehouse called Needful Things.  This place is over 50,000 square feet and holds over 200 antique and thrift vendors.  I needed more than just a few hours to go through everything so I'm already planning a trip back.

I've been on the lookout for an old tobacco basket for quite some time now but I haven't liked the price tag on many that I've found.  So when I scored this one for only $30 and the teal paint was already splattered on it, I was more than excited!

And a cute, white chair for under $10 - YES please!

There were many smaller finds too - blue mason jars, wooden spoons, wooden bowls, books, trays, etc. 

And let's not forget the amazing shutters I found and all the photo session props!  Our truck was definitely overflowing with all kind of goodies.  I even fell asleep on the way home and woke up to the hubby pulling into another roadside antique shop that he found for me :) It's the little things... :)

We are gearing up for vacation soon so I'm sure I will find some more interesting places to stop at.

Thanks for reading,

Nicole

My Thrifty Road Trip | The Pink House Antiques

My style is based around being thrifty, simple, but pretty.  I love spending Saturday afternoons searching thrift stores, antique shops, yard sales, or flea markets to find anything I can use to re-purpose for our home.  That's why I was completely ecstatic when my husband agreed to take a short road trip for our anniversary to visit several antique and thrift shops.  I've started planning our route and picking which places I would like to stop at but I also want to leave time open to finding those places that aren't mapped out!

That got me thinking - why not show you the places that are local to me and that I visit often?! 

First up: The Pink House!

The Pink House Antiques is located in Williamston, SC and it is literally a pink house.  There are two floors, 10 rooms, a huge porch, and yard all filled with great buys.  This is the type of place you could spend an hour in one weekend and come back the next and spend even more time looking around.  The owner, Joan, does a great job finding items to sell.  There is a wonderful mixture of low-budget/needs a little work items and high-end antiques. 

Make sure to look up, down, under the tables, behind the doors, and all around so that you don't miss out on anything.  I've purchased so many things from here - old windows, antique chairs, kitchen items, milk glass, books, photo props, etc. 

Since the items that fill this store are older, they all have a story.  Joan knows those stories and if it isn't written on the tag already, just ask her and she'll tell you all about it.  It makes purchasing those items even more special knowing where they came from. 

This is such a fun spot to stop by - so add it to your list!

Thank you for reading,

Nicole