Hi Vixens!!! I spent a week in February in the Carolinas visiting my brother and two of my cousins. The week before I went they had weather in the mid 50’s. I got there and realized the northeast weather followed me down south!!! Almost every day (and night) was single digit temperatures!!! Say it with me: UGH!!!
Aside from the frigid weather, it was great to get away and visit with family-and do some antiquing, of course!!!
On my trip down, I stopped at the Factory Antique Mall in Verona, VA.
I saw some great vintage items that I had as a kid like…
Barbie’s camper (I LOVED playing with this….):
And this sweet little suitcase that screams the 70’s:
And some Peanuts items (I still have the thermos, the other two items were after my time):
And my favorite gum in the world (and the best comics after the Peanuts):
This reminded me of when I would go to the beauty parlor with my mom or my grandma (so retro!!!):
And I love to look at classic vinyl:
There were some great items I would love to own and repurpose some day like this vintage Maytag clothes washer (look at the rust…sa-woon!!!):
Or this Coke cooler which would make a great kitchen island or buffet:
I would love one of these for blankets someday:
And who does not find little shoes irresistible!!!:
They were some great old toys, too (one of my brothers had a similar fire engine!!!):
And there is always a creepy one……..:
And at least one whole booth dedicated to Fiestaware:
And a sign I LOVED but have absolutely no place for it:
On the way home I drove right into a snow storm in Virginia:
But thanks to the folks at the Howard Johnson’s in Lexington, VA I had a warm place to wait out the storm. This was the view from my room:
The next day it was clear as a bell:
Before I got on the road, I stopped at my favorite on-the-road place for breakfast (or any meal, for that matter): Cracker Barrel!!!
The hostess always sit me as close to the fire as possible without me having to ask-just one of the many reasons why I love this chain so much:
And even though it was before noon, I indulged in the best diet root beer I ever had:
And fell in love with an old print ad (sorry for the blurriness but the angle was bad and I did not want to bother the people at the next table):
And ate a delicious breakfast:
All in all, it was a great trip as usual!!!
Until next time, fellow Vixens, happy digging!!!