Yes, I'm Real

8.26.2012

A couple of weeks ago when I shared Where I Walk at a local park one of my readers emailed me. She said she had been following my blog for about a year and when she saw the pictures of the park she realized that I lived close by. She said she lives just a few minutes from the park. She said now I was REAL to her. Because I was walking at a park that she was familiar with I became real instead of just some blog she read. I thought that was so funny that before I guess I wasn't real. She went on to tell me that she has two booths at an antique mall that just opened last month and is about twenty five minutes from me. Why didn't I know about this already? I went and checked it out and took lots of pictures.

Now you know you are in the sticks, as we say, when you see a sign like this and an old tractor, too.



This building was an old working mill, but so many of these have been shut down.

Let's go in.

This place is huge and look at the old wood floor.

This is the first booth you see when you walk in. Loved the items in it.


This place is full of great old doors.

Huge wooden trough.

This booth would probably appeal to a man with all the old tools in it.

I looked at this nice sized old basket. I probably should have gotten it. It was broken in places on the sides so the sides would bow out instead of staying straight.



This is a rack that holds bowls or plates.



I would love to get a hold of this bed with some chalk paint or maybe milk paint.

Old signs, anyone?

How about your own postal box? Only $75.

Maybe a wooden Indian, hmmmmm?

Like I said earlier this place is full of old doors.

Huge barn door and only $175. Too big for my house. The wood would make a great table top.

Soda crates anyone?

There is no shortage here. They are only $15 each.

They are literally everywhere.



I love this vintage shoe cart, but not at $495.



And you REALLY know you are in the sticks when they sell out houses.

Just in case you didn't already know this!

So now I have another antique mall to go hunting at. Not sure that is a good thing though if you
know what I mean.

On our way home today.
Have a super Sunday!





57 comments:

  1. You're real!! :) That looks like a fantastic antique mall. Love all of those old doors and I can't believe the number of soda crates they had. Wow!!! That outhouse is too cute.

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  2. Oh boy, that place looks awesome! We'll have to go there together some day. Looks like they have alot of authentic old pieces. The outhouse sign cracked me up!

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  3. Oh this looks like a fun antique mall to explore. I love the story about being 'real'....hugs, Linda

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  4. That looks like a fun place.
    One day at my doctor's office I was telling one of the nurses that I was going to go visit a blogging friend in California . She looked at me and said, how do you know it isn't a murderer or something? I cracked up...I told her, I know these people....we have met, talked on the phone, etc...I assured her, I was safe!!

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  5. Wow what a fun place to discover. I could see my wallet would be in trouble in there.

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  6. Wow! That antique mall looks great. That will be fun place to shop. I want to dig through all those old soda crates. I have one in an armoire that I use to hold some crafty bits and pieces. I like that they often have dividers in them...I just need a few more.

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  7. LOL at that outhouse...and the sign. Too funny.

    Those soda crates would go for about $30 each out here at the Rose Bowl flea market. Love the vibrant color of the RC Cola crates...you just don't see them like that here in LA. You southern gals have all the fun :)

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  8. Always good to have another resource, especially if it's close by.
    Travel safely........Sarah

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  9. Okay,I just have to say this, I am so stinkin envious that you have an antique shop like this so close to where you live!!!! All the antique shops around here look more like flea markets and are defintely not in old cool buildings like THAT!!!! *sigh* I would buy that outhouse in a nano second too! My next door neighbor hates anything farm related so we have been looking for one to keep gardening tools in just to tick them off a little! LOL I think it would be the perfect touch for out property since it was a farm for so many years!?!?!?!
    ~Des

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  10. I would enjoy walking around in there and taking a good look at everything. Congratulation on being real!

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  11. How did you not know about this place:) It looks like a great place to visit, neat stuff!

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  12. Lucky you another place to shop, and I see several items that would want to come home with you.

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  14. Sorry- Got interrupted and my comment was fragmented. Anyway...have a safe trip home. Glad you are REAL and not just a figment of my imagination....was beginning to think you weren't human with all those projects you do!;>D Neat old warehouse/mill...and I LOVE the outhouse- be just like some kid to use it when you weren't looking- xo Diana

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  15. Kim - Thanks for the trip thru this neat store. Looks like I'd be in alot of trouble there.

    Judy

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  16. Ha! Cute story. I love how blogging makes the world feel a little smaller :)

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  17. Oh I do wish that were around here....we are too far from any of those goodies...
    Nancy
    http://wildoakdesigs.blogspot.com

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  18. What a great post. Love the old building and all the goodies inside.

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  19. Oh Kim I wish we had antique malls here. This one looks wonderful...I could just mill around it for hours on end! And those soda crates...OMGosh I have been looking for one...only one! I was drooling when I saw that truck load of them! And I love your story too. I suppose since we bloggers are always making comments and conversing via email with one another, we know each of us is real. But to someone who is not in that loop well I can see how they might feel like we are not real.
    Anyhow I hope you are enjoying a wonderful Sunday and have a great week!

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  20. Funny story, Kim! =) You lucky girl...that place looks amazing, I would have surely been into trouble with my pocket book. ;) Thanks for sharing. You gals out south have the best places to shop, I am so envious! =) XO ~Liz

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  21. Kim,
    That is funny that she said that.LOVE that antique store.That would be dangerous for me LOL!
    xx
    Anne

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  22. Glad to find out that you are "real," too! That store looks amazing ... I would've been lost in there for a long time. And, look at all of those crates ... whoa! Lots of eye candy, for sure.

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  23. I love that story!!!..but, oh no...another place of temptation...I love the spaciousness of that antique mall....lots of great things...I spied an old egg crate that I sold before I moved...another seller's remorse item...:(

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  24. I am so glad you ARE REAL, Kim! LOL! I live very far away from you but wish I lived closer and could hang out in this antique mall!
    I loved the doors!!! I am starting my own collection (hahahaha) and already have 5 old doors in my house... 3 are not in used yet.
    Cheers,

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  25. What a neat looking place! I'm sure I could spend hours and many many dollars in there. :) I love all of the coke crates and can't imagine seeing them everywhere like that. I love the tool booth too and laughed at the "Outhouse for sell"... :)

    Have a great day.
    Pam

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  26. I think its great that you connected with an almost neighbor, and the antique sale is amazing, oh my gosh, I could spend all day there, the soda crates are great but that trunk has my name on it, ooo, I love that!

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  27. Man, that looks like a great place to shop. The doors are great! I also love that little mailbox, but goodness that seems like a lot of money for it. I also love the shoe cart, but again, way out of my budget.

    Great stuff to look at! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. My favorite is the old typewriter, I'm hoping someday to find one! Loved the doors too!

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  29. How cool. I am amazed at those beautiful old floors. I know you are thrilled to find a new shopping space. Your hubby, not so much. haha

    Have a great week. xxoo

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  30. so funny that you posted this today as i was just there yesterday for the first time! we stumbled upon it while out & about. there's some great eye candy in the store, but the beautiful architectural details of the building are what really caught my attention. gorgeous!

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  31. I love it when the antique mall offers a total shopping experience with the building's historical details as well as vendors who go the extra mile to have unique items for sale. Thanks for sharing your photos.

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  32. I want to go there! The setting is as amazing as the finds.

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  33. I can't believe you did not know of this place Kim...and yes, you are real:)! Hope your having fun.

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  34. Hi Kimmie! OH, what a great place! Was the lady there so she could meet the 'real' you? :) The outhouse sign is funny!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  35. What a great antique mall!! Love all those old soda crates.
    Cindy

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  36. What a wonderful place you have found to go shopping. Sometimes it's nice to go to malls just for inspiration...Connie

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  37. If I were with you Kim, I would have fought you for the basket!!! Great place!

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  38. Kim, that is the perfect building for an antique store. Infact, it is JUST the kind of building that I have been talking about for having my own store ---- well, someday. As for the pillow that you mentioned in the comment you left for me, I so wish you would have snagged it. I bought mine on eBay and it was a steal for 55.00 and it is an old Victorian piece. I have it out all year because it is that good. See what a small world it is? Having a reader of yours actually as a neighbor. HOw fun!



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  39. I live only about 20 mins away from Jefferson...have heard that mall had opened up in Mill but had no idea it was so great. Will have to visit soon...Thanks for the info on it....

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  40. I always thought you were real, but I know what that lady means. I was watching a tv show last night called Location Location Location Australia, it is about helping homebuyers find a property. The location they were in last night is somewhere that I have been, and the pub they had a drink at (to discuss the deal!) is somewhere I have eaten at. I think it is always nice when you get that 'I've been there' feeling :)

    Wow look at the stack of soda crates, and such a great price!

    LOL at the outhouse sign...thinking they had to actually spell it out for someone who tried to use it? LOL!

    xx Karen

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  41. Looks like a fun place to shop! Lots of great goodies...

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  42. Whew..so glad to find out you are real :) Looks like a neat shop. Love the post box!

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  43. What a fantastic place!!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  44. That's too funny, Kim. Glad for confirmation you're not fake! That antique mall looks like it has some great stuff - hope prices are good too. Seeing the old wood floor reminds me of the many (long gone) sewing plants that I visited during my years working at VF (maker of Wrangler and Lee, etc). I can just smell the smells and feel the vibration of the floor caused by all of that humming machinery!

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  45. OOh, I would love to browse a place like this! What a find! and you KNOW I LOVE THE SODA CRATES!!!... what a bargain for $15. I just don't find them around here.

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  46. Holy soda crates Batwoman!

    ~Bliss~

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  47. Don't you love it when you find a new place to shop?! Love that huge #8!

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  48. Now, this looks like fun! I hear you get the best deals "in the sticks"! At least they certainly have some wonderful goodies! We love those doors!

    Are you going to the Southern Bloggers Conference in October? I'm going since its on my way to NYC. Hope to see you there and meet in person! Yes, I know you're real!

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  49. OMG - I know where you are too! In fact, my parents use to live there as well!

    Question though: Don't you find the prices at those booths kind of high? Or, do I not know how to purchase items like this? I usually find yard sales - I don't really know how to purchase at a booth.

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  50. What a fabulous place Kim!!

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  51. wow, I want to shop there! What great stuff!

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  52. I recognized your walking path as well Kim...been there several times :) I live even closer to Jefferson, and had no idea of the new antique mall...will head there this weekend! :)

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  53. Wow! What an amazing antique market! Those old floors are fabulous. I would have loved one of those soda crates for $15! Thanks for sharing this...l loved looking at each and every photo of loveliness! Angie xo

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  54. I'd love to spend day there! $495 for that old shoe rack - we found one for my sister at Brimfield for $100! But those $15 soda crates are a deal - wish I could have a few of them.
    Kelly

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  55. WOW!!!! What I would give to be able to have a place like that here to just browse through....I saw a hoosier....I've been facinated with those

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  56. I would love to get a couple of those soda pop crates (red), and I would really love one of the dress forms, but I'm sure those would be out of my price range {for now}. Thanks for sharing this great Antique Mall with us.

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  57. So...you are like the velveteen rabbit now. REAL :)

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