Let's Go Junkin

4.02.2015

On Tuesday Mr. Savvy and I took a little road trip and went to Asheville, NC which is less than a three hour drive. A must stop for junkers and pickers and me is The Tobacco Barn. It is a huge 77,000 square foot building filled with a bit of everything.  Hubby asked me what I was looking for and I said oh, I'll know when I see it.

It was a beautiful day with blue skies and a temperature of 73 degrees. Perfect for junking in this open air building. I thought hubby would just nap in the car, but he actually went in with me. Here are a few shots I snapped with my phone.


Lots of old doors.

I found a booth filled with French type antiques I love like these grain sacks and dough bowls. There was also a beautiful set of French style dining chairs, but I didn't need them.

This wonderful old lidded basket was in the same booth and there is a peek at the top of one of the chairs.

Metal art, anyone?

There were several market baskets throughout the building and these two were much smaller that what I have seen before. They were $45 each.

This was a very large on in very good condition and $95 was a pretty good price.

Lots of dough bowls, too and the best prices I have seen for huge ones.

This was a nice big harvesting basket that I leaned back to get a good shot of. It had one strap on it, but the other one was missing.

Nice pair of old leather chairs and only $695 for both.

A pair of beautiful windows.

Cool scale. Does anyone know what it would be used for?

Cool old bread board. The other side looks better.

Another nice dough bowl that hubby spotted. It sits level which is hard to find sometimes.

Good price on these old glove molds. $20 each.

Huge real Japanese floats and only $35 each. I wish I had gotten a couple. They cost so much more here.

This was a cool large basket. The tag said it was for shearing sheep. It was $295.

And I posted this stack of tobacco drying baskets on instagram. Only $19.95 for most of them and a couple were $24.95. They are over $100 around here.

So can you guess what came home with me?

I will share soon.
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44 comments:

  1. Hmmm....the large, level dough bowl? I saw a scale last weekend like the one you asked about, and it was marked for candy, but idk. Great prices in that area, the floats and tobacco baskets especially. I love seeing regional pricing differences.

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    1. Rita, yes, candy would make sense. Now, I wish I had bought it.

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    2. 60 yrs. ago when I was in high school I worked in McCrorys 5 & 10 Cent store in the candy aisle. That scale is exactly what we used.

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  2. I think the scale is for flour and sugar and stuff like that. that is if the basket can be taken off.

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  3. Great things, great prices....especially those tobacco baskets...never saw them that inexpensive...Will have to visit that place the next time we are in that area....Glad you had a great time!

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  4. Love that tobacco barn. Been there quite a few times. You don't want to go in the Winter time, it is cold in there lol. They have a lot of cool stuff. Great that Mr. Savvy is going along and now spotting things too! Who would of thought it lol!

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  5. Hey! You were here? I remember way back when I had my blogger brunch and took you all to Tobacco Barn....Can't wait to see what you came home with.

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  6. GREAT place! Joe and I did a little road trip yesterday. Didn't see any neat things like you did though at the antique barn we went to. I am guessing the bread board and level dolugh bowl. Wish I had a tobacco basket, that is a GREAT price for them!!!

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  7. I need to check out this location! I would actually like a tobacco tray...appropriate for Kentucky. My grandfather worked in the tobacco business, and my husband's family grew acres upon acres of tobacco. Those days are over. Ky farmers have had to stop growing for the most part. Anyway I could see one of those trays on the wall. Thanks for the road trip. Sheila@mykentuckyliving

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  8. I'm gonna guess one of the tobacco baskets, but possibly a dough bowl:) Oh how I wish I could shop like that...someday:D

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  9. Kim, that is a fantastic price for tobacco drying baskets. Can't wait to see what you came home with and I've got to visit the Tobacco Barn.

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  10. Thanks Kim...love that you also gave us prices! I'm not too far from Asheville and can't wait to explore these treasures. Happy Easter!

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  11. Thanks for taking us along on the shopping trip.
    I just love seeing pictures of items in other places
    and what they sell for
    those green glass balls were wonderful

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  12. Kim,
    I have to the Tobacco Barn several times when we were visiting Asheville and loved it! There is another place call the "Screen Door" not far away. Did you happen to go there? They have a large selection of vintage home and garden décor and you need to check them out next time you visit Asheville.

    I know you didn't come out empty handed so I hope you will be sharing soon

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    1. Yes, Teresa I have been to the Screen Door before, but not this trip.

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  13. Oh my, so many beautiful things that call my name.....the dough bowls and the baskets! I believe the scale is a candy scale, and they can be quite pricey! We are heading to the Gulf Coast of Alabama for a big estate sale....hoping we find some goodies as wonderful as these! Can't wait to see what came home with you!
    Cindy
    www.edithandevelynvintage.com

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  14. I love the windows! Would love to have them!!!

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  15. I'm taking a girls' trip to Asheville next week to see the Downton Abbey clothes at the Biltmore. Hopefully, we can go to this place.

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  16. Thanks for sharing this Kim! Hubby will be going on business to Asheville soon, guess I must go now too (smile). Looking forward to seeing what you got.
    Lori

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  17. Oh La La Kim that place looks awesome for a Junkin good time. Saw some wonderful treasures.
    Kris

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  18. What a great place. I would have grabbed a dough bowl and baskets. Maybe a door too. Then my hubby would have pulled me out, LOL. Have a Happy Easter

    Cindy

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  19. I'd say a couple of baskets and glove molds.

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  20. That is one of my favorite shopping spots in Asheville! The scale is exactly like one in the five and dime when I was a child in the 60s. It was used to weigh candy and peanuts. I remember it fondly as I made a small purchase every Saturday!

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  21. Finally a place like I was used to from back home...we had more than you can imagine...barns, barns, barns and more barns! It looks like it might be worth the trip. Thanks for the lead...looking forward to seeing what you purchased!
    JP

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  22. Oh what fun stuff! I would need a pickup to bring home all the things I wanted! I think I need to take a road trip...

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  23. Wow! What a great place to tromp through. LOTS of stuff in there. You can have my share of metal yard art though-especially the ones in the BRIGHT colors. lol
    I am not sure that is a sheep shearing basket. My Uncle had a sheep farm and he had baskets but they were taller and more narrow because they stood right beside the sheep they were shearing. The baskets were designed to hold a 100'# burlap bag. Of course, it could be different in different parts of the country,tool.
    Did you know that men that shear sheep have the softest hands and lower arms ever because of the lanolin in the sheep's wool? And that is WAY more than you ever wanted to know about sheep! lol

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  24. What a fun day for you and your hubby! And what an awesome store!! I cannot wait to see your purchases!
    I would of gone crazy in there!! LOL

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  25. I don't know, but I probably would, if the price was right, have bought the lidded basket (I have a thing for suitcases, baskets, boxes). That flat-bottomed dough bowl is awesome and those French looking linens would also have been calling my name, for sure!

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  26. That looks like a great place to shop! I'll have to go there next time we ever travel to Asheville.

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  27. I want those tobacco baskets and japanese floats too1

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  28. Thank you so much for posting the tobacco basket on instagram. I went today and got two of them!! I resisted the urge to buy many, many more things, but I will definitely be heading back in the future.

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    1. Oh, that's great! Gosh, they should give me a discount for the free advertising. :)

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  29. Looks like a lot of fun treasure hunting!
    Mary Alice

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  30. Kim, This is my ideal way to spend the day! It looks like a fun place to shop.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  31. Kim, I love your blog and read it every time you submit an entry. The Asheville trip appeared to be a successful junking adventure. Your finds and decorating ideas the best. Thank you for sharing your ideas!!!!

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  32. Great place Kim. Would love to have a tobacco basket and the fisherman floats. Can't wait to see what you went home with. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Not a place I would ever get to see...thanks for the pictures. I love those glass floats, they are very expensive here.... I would love to dig through all those old doors too...I need one for my 109 year old house.

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  34. I fell in love with the old windows...

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  35. Love that place and now you have me wanting another trip soon. They have the greatest treasures.

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  36. Need to make a trip to Ashville and check out the tobacco baskets! Sheila

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  37. Oh my goodness the tobacco baskets! That is an amazing price! Hard to find around here and like your area they are over $100. Thanks for sharing such an awesome place!

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