Monday, September 29, 2008

Liberty Part 5: Favorites

Drum roll please! I saved the best for last - my favorite vintage finds at the Liberty, N.C. Antique Festival. Earlier I posted a store display piece, well turns they get even better...yeah, can you believe it? I absolutely, undeniably loved this first piece - a seed cabinet from a rural general store used to store and showcase planting seeds. The jars, the colored cabinets...pure and simple JOY. The other piece is a general store counter used to store and collect dry goods. The photo actually shows the back of the counter where the cashier would scoop out goods. The other side was constructed of a handcrafted panel of fine wood. Hello, kitchen island anyone? These AMAZING pieces were priced at $1800 each. Sounds like a handful, but considering the price of new cabinets or large furniture pieces...I would say that's a steal. Again, not enough money or space on my end...or else I would have snatched these up in a heartbeat!

The same dealer had another interesting and quirky find - a key collection wall. Rows and rows of vintage keys mounted on a tall and wide piece of wood. Wouldn't this make a neat wall art display? Please Sir...I LOVE it!

This concludes the wonderful tour of the Liberty Antique Festival. I'll also post a small collection of sorts I purchased at the show. I didn't get much (even though I wanted it all!) but the experience and inspiration is always worth a visit. I'm glad I got the opportunity to share this journey with you and I hope you feel full of vintage goodness.

Missed the tour? Check out vintage accessories, furniture, kitchen items, and decorating ideas.

67 comments:

Freshly Found said...

I love the key collection!
And I could make that fan from the previous post feel very happy in my home!!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Really cool stuff!

Oh, and I love the keys!

Happy night,
Melissa

A Print A Day said...

eep. i have so much catching up to do.

HOLY COW, that wall of keys!!! i want a bunch of them for me!

katiecrackernuts said...

That seed cabinet is to die for. Why can't we still buy stuff like that? I mean, why can't we go in and have a store keeper take a big jar off a shelf and measure out just what we need. I hate having to buy packaged bits and bobs and have leftovers, or not enough. I adore health food stores where you can still buy in bulk, but there are so few around.

SimplyGrove said...

That key collection wall is STUNNING!

Lecia said...

I love the keys! What I would love is a giclee photo of this display for an entry way or something.

please sir said...

I agree katie - love those kind of stores! Oh yes Lecia - what a great idea!

Jules said...

that seed cabinet is amazing! and all of those keys...fantastic finds, as always :)

Simple Answer said...

Yeah baby! That is what I'm talking about! True treasures only found at a flea market. How much to send every seed jar to the middle east?

Tartelette said...

I have just finished reading all 5 parts and I am so jealously happy you got to go!! Such treasures!!
Are you like me, another Taurus, and keep going back and forth between items, not able to make up your mind while at the same time you fall passionately in love with one and can't stop thinking about it?!!
I am doing the show next year...not that far from us!

Chelsea said...

Those jars and seed packets are so fantastic!!!

Courtney said...

You are right- it does get better! I would now happily take either store display piece, as well as (and perhaps most especially) the general store counter!

Throw in a key collection, some vintage fans, the bike, and the typewriter, and I would be one very happy girl :) I love antiquing- thanks for sharing all these amazing finds. Oh- and fingers crossed for winning the lottery ;)

cindy : quaint said...

the seed cabinet is fantastic! i've never seen anything like and i love the turquoise blue. the keys are also incredible. that looked like the most incredible festival and i enjoyed how you broke down the categories. your pics were great fun. what's on tap for next weekend ;)?

Fog and Thistle said...

OK, I went through all five parts and reserved my comments to one single thread. My absolute most to die for item was the Mr. Big bread sign...we adore antique and vintage signs in this house. But then I saw the seed jars (oh my god!) and those keys (oh my god) and all I can say is LUCKY LUCKY you for getting to go, and lucky us for enjoying it through your blog. THanks!

Leah said...

keys and containers. two of my favorites!

karina said...

LOOOve the keys!

Catherine Ashley Talks fashion said...

WOW. I love these..

its really really kool..

you have a fab blog..

oh, i linked u up! :)

xoxo

ladylulu said...

*drool*

karyn said...

what great finds. i love looking at antiques and imagining what it would be like to live in that era.

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

There is nothing.....that we DON'T like on your blog! Oh....a "quick" trip down to NC needs to be put on our calender sometime! Looks like you had a ball looking at all of the fun stuff at the festival (we are completely jealous!!)
Thanks for stopping by!
Karla & Karrie

That Girl Designs said...

seed packets! i have a give away you're going to be interested in if you like old seed packets. (i hope to have it up next week.)

Scatterbrain Tal said...

How did you know I'm always looking for unique cabinets and jars for my beautiful whole dry grains?
They are gorgeous!!! I LOVE it.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

I LOVE those keys!!!!!!!!! You really did save the best for last :o)

Hey Harriet said...

Those keys are the greatest! They just don't make keys like they once did! Love them!

Victoria said...

Wonderful! And I love the keys, super cool! I am off to catch up on the other great finds!

Robin said...

Words cannot express how much I love those keys. Hugs, hugs, hugs!, this makes me happy today.

Stephanie said...

key wall = utter brilliance.

looks like you had a great time!

aimee said...

i canNOT get over those keys!

Esti said...

That key pannel is just an amazing piece!!

megan said...

oh, those KEYS! love!

Karen said...

That huge collection of keys is amazing...love that!

...love Maegan said...

that first cabinet with the teal drawer frame is to die for!!!!!! I love the keys too. I love vintage! My husband, however, likes NEW...everything new. boring. I like a nice mix!

Julia said...

Oh thank you, thank you :) LOVED the tour :) I think you did indeed save the best for last. Can you believe the key wall? I think that's fantastic!

Can't wait to see your treasures!

shi(f)t said...

that key collection is amazing! i just want to get a deep frame and hang it...

jess gonacha said...

oh my goodness, THOSE KEYS!! i'd be in heaven if i had those. SO GREAT!!!

i'll send you my address again right now for the book-- maybe i typed it wrong by mistake! :)

Jan said...

You are a complete tease Pleasie. No fair. This is so great. I have so enjoyed the little wonders you encountered. I have always loved keys. I have them hanging all over in little spots to please me. Thanks for taking us with you through your great pictures.

Alyssa said...

Wowza! I wish I could blink those seed cabinets over to my kitchen:)

erin@designcrisis said...

Great photos here, especially the keys! Karly and I just did Round Top -- the crazy antiques festival here in Texas -- so it must be the season to stock up on goodies!

maison21 said...

love that wall of keys!

simplesong said...

great photos! that wall of keys is ama-zing!

picciolo said...

you are just taunting me now! All those cupboards are gorgeous, I wish I could have all of them! And the keys look wonderful too
: )

Jude said...

I am so there with you in April!! Don't let me allow anything (especially work!) to get in the way.

Couture Carrie said...

Fun pics!! Love the keys...

xoxox,
CC

Claire, said...

Wow!

S.HOPtalk said...

Vintage goodness indeed. I don't think I'll be able to get that seed cabinet out of my head for many, many days...

Paul Pincus said...

what an AMAZING adventure you've taken us on! loved it!

cheers : )

Chris said...

I love the cabinets, they're so unique and so incredibly functional. I'd love one of those in my own house. And the keys! I have a thing for keys, always wanted to make a necklace out of one. It's really neat seeing them all on one wall together.

breathing in the dreaming world said...

i've always loved keys, these are amazing.
i found an old set of huge, blackened keys in a shop in paris 2 summers ago.
so glad i found your blog.

Cicada Studio said...

My word! What a place! I could get lost for hours and hours and hours.

wunderbug said...

love, love, LOVE the keys!

there's something so romantic and mysterious that i've always loved about them.

{and the notion of an entire key *wall*... what kind of secrets could these keys have kept safe?}

Mrs.French said...

ok my dear...I was trying to get to bed early and ended up dwelling on your site...beautiful. I am beyond jealous...I am dying to se your purchases. xxoo

Hila said...

oh dear, my head hurts from looking at all those keys!

Songy said...

This reminds of the movie Matrix Revolution. There was this Asian Key maker... he had lots of keys.

I would love to have them on a wall at home. :0

Richiesliv DÅ och NU said...

WOW! what a lucky lady you are! Those are the jars of my dream. I been looking for that since I start blogging. Pity that am far away from where you are.

Enjoy your day.

Hooked on Houses said...

Those keys are WAY cool. I love 'em.

Hey, I moved my blog to its own domain over the weekend. My new address is http://hookedonhouses.net. I'm giving away an Amazon gift card on Friday to thank the bloggers who updated my link in their blogrolls, so be sure to stop by and enter!

Thanks! -Julia :-)

ThePeachTree said...

How does one spell:

huminahuminahumna!!

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Camille said...

Wow! I love the wooden counter, glass doors, bins for scooping. I could put my flour in one, sugar in the other, etc. and you are right $1800 is a steal.

limonana said...

oh my! I am just in love with those seed packet jars, such beautiful labels! & the old keys are just incredible looking together like that, a real feast for the eyes!

Ashley L. said...

mmm i love old keys! these pictures are lovely.

mary said...

Those keys and those blue drawers are amazing!!

jae said...

Wow....the keys!

::{J}:: said...

Those keys are amazing!

la la Lovely said...

wow.. beauties... this Liberty place looks fab-u-lous!

Decor Fellow: James Saavedra said...

these are lovely. I am a fan of the keys:)

Wendy said...

Those are great! I really like the seed jars!

The Logisitician said...

Really liked the key collection photo. Nice work. I came across your blog while blog surfing using the “next blog” button on the Nav Bar of blogger.com. I am continually fascinated by the types of blogs that exist on the Internet, and the various, creative ways in which people all over the globe express themselves. Thanks for sharing.

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