Vivianne Metzger Antiques and What I Bought

8.16.2019

After we toured the Cashiers Designer Showhouse I went antiquing, of course. I like to stop in Vivianne Metzger Antiques. She and her husband used to own a shop in Charletston, SC, but after visiting the North Carolina mountains they decided to move to Cashiers and open their business there. They have been in business since 1996 and they travel to England and France to find their goods. Vivianne designed the building to reflect what she saw throughout the English countryside and it's so cute inside. So let's go check it out and I'm going to share what I bought.



On the front porch I was greeted by lots of copper and that table in the foreground. I loved that old table on wheels. I wish I had a place for it. Maybe some day I'll have my shed built and it would be perfect in it, but most likely will be sold before that day comes.

Inside are all the beautiful antiques.

There were several folks on the first floor so I ventured upstairs and took some pictures.

I love the vaulted ceiling and the painted chippy exposed frame.

I was thinking about buying this copper tea kettle, but changed my mind when I found something better when I went back downstairs.

I have a thing for lamps and I'm always drawn to them like a moth to a flame. 

Love the details.



Let's head back down the worn stairs. Every square inch of this place is filled with antiques.

So I went back downstairs and found something I had been looking for, but wasn't sure if it was the one. So Vivianne was there and she came over and was talking to me and said if I didn't want the one I was looking at there might be more in the warehouse. What? There's a warehouse! Right out back is a big warehouse where they keep more antiques and they had just had two new containers delivered that filled it up. Of course I had to take a look. It is very long and filled top to bottom. 

She said all of these pieces were from England.

Loved these, but really don't need anymore.

So what I was looking for wasn't in the warehouse so I went back in the shop and looked at the one in there and decided it was the one. Glad I had first dibs on it because another couple had put a hold on it while I was in the warehouse, but they told me I was looking at it first and it was mine if I wanted it.

 So what did I get?

I found the most perfect antique barley twist umbrella/cane stand. I have been displaying my collection of vintage canes in a tall olive jar. Not anymore.

I wasn't sure it was going to fit by the front door, but it could not be more perfect. 


You can check out what I had the canes in before in this old spring foyer post.


It's the weekend again and I hope you have a good one!

7 comments:

  1. What a special find! And it looks perfect in your home.

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  2. this is beautiful and just perfect for that space - I love that you share your shopping trips and great finds!

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  3. Oh I think I need to make a trip to Cashiers!!!

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  4. I think I need to take a trip out there. What a great place. What a great find for your collection of canes. Score!!!! Happy Weekend.
    xoxo

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  5. That is a beautiful store. Love the idea of the canes at your front door.

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  6. Thanks for sharing your antiquing trip. That place had some nice quality furniture. Your umbrella stand is very nice. I'm like you I have to go antique shopping everywhere I go.

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  7. I love that cane holder and what a great collection you have there. That must have been delightful to walk through the shop. I even love the building itself. xo Diana

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