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"A Trip to Cline's Country Antiques"

After reading the May 2012 issue of Country Living....

Country Living

...and seeing the fabulous article on Emily and Michael Knott's North Carolina lake house,

Country Living

Country Living

.....I was determined to visit one of the places they mentioned as a source for some of their finds.   It's called Cline's Country Antiques in Mt. Pleasant, NC and I made the trek there this weekend.   Of course, I probably should've believed the website which said, "This is not a "prissy" place. Come dressed prepared to rummage and wander over acres of things."  It couldn't have been more accurate.  The place was FILLED with stuff (some might call it junk) and it was a bit overwhelming, even for me. 

Cline's Country Antiques

There is NO organization, but that's really part of it's charm.  It is like a vintage furniture graveyard, just waiting for a nice shopper to choose a few pieces to resuscitate. 

Cline's Country Antiques

There was literally building after building filled from dusty floor to ceiling with furniture.  For example,  I don't think I've ever seen so many chairs in one place. 

Cline's Country Antiques

At first glance, not that appealing, but add a quick coat of paint and you might have something that looks a little more like these....
Fifi Folding Chair

The also had the most beautiful colored glass bottles.  I think they were intended for bottle trees,  but I picked up a few just because they were $2.50 a pop. 

I'll probably use them for followers or maybe as part of a tablescape for a garden party,


...but I'm sure you could come up with something more creative to do with them.  Like this idea....

Nest Full of Eggs
There was so much decorative ironwork too.  Like these precious bottle openers in fish, lobster and seahorse styles.  I got a few because at $2.00/each, why not?
One Kings Lane (no longer available)

The one thing that I didn't get was this wrought iron bottle tree. 

Not much for the look outdoors, but I'm thinking repainted, this might be the perfect idea for necklaces and bracelets. 

I currently have a tabletop version, but would like to replace the bookshelf with a nightstand. 

A floor jewelry tree like one of these, just might solve the issue of what to do with those necklaces if I only have a nightstand for bedside storage.

Needless to say it's a place I'll be returning to soon.

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Bonnie said... Reply To This Comment

So jealous I didn't get to go with you! Looks like an awesome place.....

Dwell by Cheryl said... Reply To This Comment

You would love it!

Jennifer Burnham said... Reply To This Comment

Let me know if you want a tag along next time! Would love to go with you! :)

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Great ideas!

Dwell by Cheryl said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks! Jennifer, will do.

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Great idea... love em!

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