Monday, July 21, 2008

Treasure Hunt, Day 1

Day one of our treasure hunt! We first stopped in Clanton at D & G's Antique store. For those who can, it is a great source of salvage antiques - iron, fence work, weather vanes, etc. It was a great store. After spending over an hour there, we were off finding places on the way to Montevallo. We spent a lot of time driving in the country and saw some pretty sights.

The following pictures were from Cedar Creek Antiques. This store is located in home built in the 1830's in Alabama. It is laid out as a "dog trot" (a home consisting of 2 rooms on either end of the house with a hallway down the center). She specialized in antiques from Alabama and colonial days. I just LOVE stories like hers. It is a truly special place to see.

After arriving in Alabaster, we stopped by one of my guilty pleasures - Old Time Pottery. I am so happy to say that we purchased our first set of matching lamps for our bedroom. Yes, we have been married for over 11 years now - it's about time.

We stayed with Rick and Brooke while there. That Thursday night Big Red's wife, Patty, stayed there, too. She is so nice, and we had a blast trading stories on home renovations. Let me tell you, you haven't heard anything until she tells you of the house they bought and are renovating. Anyway, she was so fun and we laughed and laughed!

Love these lamps!

Patty, me and Brooke
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Sarah said...

HA! Kristi! That might be my favorite picture of you yet! Hilarious you guys!

Keysgal@QuietWater said...

I am going to have to make a trek to north Alabama one of these days. I miss our visits to North Carolina and all the wonderful antique (old stuff) stores we found up there. Isn't it just too much fun to find something that might have a story from the olden days?

Nicole said...

Wow, you found some great treasures. I love that bed, I can't wait to see what you do with it.

Three plus Me said...

What great finds! You did so good, can't wait to see them fixed up and looking beautiful in your home as always!

The Epps Family said...

FUN FUN!! Love the funny shot of you and the girls!