‘pressed while singing “Row row row your boat…” (tongue in cheek)
These are one of my all-time-favorites-buy-whenever-you-see-them kind of piddlin’ finds!
Boat oars or paddles are classic antiques to have around the home + porch…below are a few glimpses of the two we have at our nest (an unmatched pair-which adds to the charm in my opinion) as well as a few fun ideas from around the web!
I have always sat these oars together for some added texture + interest in an otherwise boring corner of my home, but I always dream about how I may end up using these in a myriad of other ways! lf baby no. 2 is a boy, I can very easily see them in his room from day one to hold curtains, as I have always wanted to use them for this type of DIY:
…on second thought, these would certainly be handy in case we find ourselves navigating through “Waterworld” this weekend! I kid–! Though, we will be hunkering down for a good old fashioned hurricane party this weekend.
This is a culture my husband + I have grown up with for the past three decades so we are highly accustomed to protocols and precautions of being in a hurricane’s path. This is not to say we are in some way exempt from the dangers and warnings, rather we have been a part of making decisions like these for sometime and know what sort of safety hazards + damage timeline we are preparing to see. We have family in town–also staying–if things go from bad to worse and we need reinforcements, so don’t anyone worry about us for a second.
OK OK so, even though i haven’t been necessarily jotting a record of every trip i make, don’t think that i haven’t been busy piddlin’. i honestly have been to every decent antique mall this side of The Cooper, as well as the other side-a The Ashley. although– i haven’t been downtown one bit–i digress.
let’s see; where to start. since the last post, mom + i had to go back to walterboro one day because for one, she wanted to see about making a deal for THE most gorgeous sterling silver tea set i have ever seen, although, it was to no avail. seems, the people in an unnamed antique shop are above that kind of dealing. also, i had to retrieve my perfectly antiqued boat oar, complete with old antique blue paint that seemed to haunt me since i laid eyes on it…sorry for the tiny pic, still learning my camera settings.
on the way back into town we successfully made it to Farmhouse Antiques which was both delightfully all i wanted it to be + yet, a slight disappointment + surprisingly overpriced! although the pieces they had to offer were wonderfully original + perfectly aged…they were asking entirely too much. definately stop by the next time you are on hwy 17 though, as it really is guaranteed to take ya back.
in the past month i have been fortunate to spend time piddlin @ the following: Palmetto Moon Antiques | Antiques Market | Page’s Thieves Market | Southern Accents | Northbridge Antiques | Charleston Antiques | A.B. McConnell’s Old Things | + a sketchy warehouse sale (that was all mama’s doin) | + lastly Antiques @ South Windermere…like i said, the gamut.
i have certainly been busy digging for some serious finds…however it seems I have yet to come across a truly wonderful find here lately. this can only mean one thing...it’s time for a trip to METROLINA!! (already planned for april 3) + next…mom is updating her booth at Southern Accents with a new vintage case this weekend!