Is it hot and humid where you are? It’s sweltering here with heat index in the triple digits. To escape the heat, you’re invited to join me for a little retail therapy and some “fresh picked vintage” at one of the largest antique malls in the Southeast.
The Depot at Gibson Mill is in Concord, NC. This former historic textile mill was converted into an antique mall with more than 600 dealers and 88,000 square feet to shop~ be sure to wear some comfy shoes.
I’ve made a several visits in the past month with all things garden in mind. . .
While it’s way too hot to plant flowers, it’s never too hot to plant some garden goodies inside the Potting Shed.
If you have a chance to visit, don’t make the mistake that I did and think that European watering can or cast iron architectural fragment will still be waiting on you to return for it next time.
Ladders, columns, and old shutters always catch my eye. . .
As well as anything green. . .
Vintage nesting boxes and chicken feeders. . .
Wonderful whites. . .
Chippy. . .
Lacy. . .
Ironstone and transferware.
Vintage garden tools and signs. . .
Fun signs. . .
Picnic baskets. . .
Tartan. . .
Patriotic. . .
Lady Liberty with peony blooms. . .
Red, White & Blue. . .
Stars & Stripes. . .
And the candidate I’m most likely to cast my ballot for in November. ;)
This dealer’s booth is full of temptation for me.
Through her business card I found her website and how she stenciled her pieces here.
I *heart* her stenciled hog feeder and think it would be fun to hold potting soil!
I found my Potting Shed Garden Shop Sign at Gibson Mill last summer and spied one there on my last visit. . .
And I’ve recently become enamored with wheels.
How about a 1930’s Hungarian bee skep?
If you’re in the market for some fresh-picked vintage or antiquing, I recommend a visit! Plan on a good three hours. There is even a cafe if you need sustenance during your retail therapy. ;)
Hope you’re finding ways to escape the heat where you are!