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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Ridge Antiques Open House

Open House in Ridge Spring, South Carolina, last Sunday, was a wonderful success. 
The street was full of people. 
The town markets the event well. 
 Ridge Antiques, where our two booths are, was busy.
We had a wide assortment of food and wine.
Chocolate wine too. 
The Talented B serves it every year.

Warning: Many images to follow

 This rusty sleigh of mine sold right away.

Mary Ann's cabinet is the center of the first room and is not for sale I am sad to say.

The primitive farm table the food is on had been sold. 
Mary Ann convinced the young couple to leave it on hold until after Open House.

These images are from our window booth.
 I am totally gone over the chippy blue mantel.

Thanks to all who stopped by.

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joy and peace


  1. What a beautiful shop Olive! How I would have loved being there for your open house. I love going to open houses in shops like this. I love the energy of so many lovers of vintage all in one place.
    Have a wonderful Friday my friend.

  2. It was such a beautiful day with so many people strolling through the shops -eating, talking and shopping. The Ridge knows how to throw a party.

  3. I'm so in love with that old white cupboard. I would have taken that home, for sure. Deb

  4. Looks like a lot of fun and lots of goodies. Love that sleigh! Glad it was successful.


  5. I've had chocolate wine before. I think I prefer chocolate bacon. Such awesome pretties! Wish I could shop with you!

  6. Looks like one beautiful shop...luv that gold chair.


  7. i love the gold (or yellow) chair. ( :
    looks like a fun trip.

  8. We had our shop's Christmas Open House last weekend too. So much fun to see the shop full of happy people! Your booth is full of so many wonderful accessories and furniture. Wish I could come shopping!
    Mary Alice

  9. How gorgeous! The store is filled with treasures and to see the Christmas decorations and added things...oh my! It looks amazing. I'm loving ALL of the pillows on the gold chair. I don't remember seeing the Santa pillow when I was there! I LOVE it! I'm glad you had a good turn out and a great sale. Sweet hugs!

  10. Wish I lived close enough to come to this Open House!

  11. You done good girl! I hope I get to your shop one's my kind of place..
    Love, Mona

  12. Olive,
    looks like it was a fun day! There are some incredible things there! To funny, I have that very gold velvet and cane chair! My BF and I had gone to an auction looking for stuff for our shop, got there right as it was ending. Most everyone had gone and all the stuff that had not sold was stacked on the patio and we were told we could have whatever we wanted. That chair was in the back calling my name! It had rained, it was wet and pretty gross looking, my BF said no way but I took it for me. Not so crazy about the gold but love the cane and the shape. It dried and looks no worse for the bath! Someday would like to get it recovered but for now, it's still in all it's gold velvet glory!

  13. Happy you had such a good and great day. I see some items I might have liked! The sleigh being one . . . someone has lucked out on that one!

  14. Wow! Such eye candy. I would love to have been there.

  15. Fun seeing your shop Olive! Wish I could come visit. I love the old sleigh!

  16. I love an Open House, Olive and there will so many with the holiday season coming upon us. I saw so many amazing pieces here, The cabinet one of the first pictures is something I have been wanting forever. You must have a ball there!


  17. Just wonderful Olive and, I would have spent all of my money !!!! XXXX

  18. I would have bought your sleigh in a heartbeat...totally fab!
    All these wonderful photos make me want to start getting my ho ho on.

  19. Olive, I see things I would love to have. :):) I hope you have great success with Christmas just around the corner. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  20. Love this open house. What a beautiful place. It needs to be closer to where I live......oh that could be dangerous.

  21. Oh who ever got the old sleigh is very happy I am sure

  22. Hi there Olive. Apologies for my absence, but I am still trying to catch up after spending three weeks in France looking after my daughter, who has been in hospital. What gorgeous, gorgeous images for us today. My goodness, I would have snapped up your sleigh in no time at all! Chocolate wine?! Oh my goodness me, it just gets better and better. What a treat. Take care.


I adore your comments. They are like finding unexpected chocolates. olive