When I travel with my hubby, and the Boys of Summer to tournaments,
I try to research the antique shops in the area.
I grabbed a Knoxville travel information guide at the Tennessee Welcome Center.
Under the places to shop I noticed an ad for a shop that specialized
in French antiques. We had some time before a game and my hubby kindly
took me to this French Antiques Warehouse, called Willow Creek.
It is not a fancy French antiques showroom and
actually reminded me of a place we went to in France, without the dust though!
Lots of tables, chests, chairs, armoires, and more.
They also had a great selection of beautiful bookcases such as this one below.
This is a beauty and I wish I had a place for it.
There were a tremendous amount of antique French books as you can see.
There were tables of many sizes and styles from occasional tables
to dining and farmhouse tables.
This table was a real beauty!
Great farmhouse tables.
Lots of great chairs
How about this huge bottle dryer?
Shelves of copper.
They had gorgeous doors there.
I can see these in my future right-sized home….
Now let me show you my fav pieces other than that bookcase.
A beautiful settee that did not have a price tag on it.
Actually most of the pieces were not priced and the owner was not there
to give me a price.
The owner was at a show in Atlanta that weekend and I was advised to
call him later and he would be happy to give me a price.
However, I have already received my Anniversary gift
well, actually it has been ordered. . . . . . so I passed on this.
Now take a look at this detail … the marquetry inlay is beautiful.
It was sad to leave this one behind!
Also this one ….. the cutest bamboo desk!
I would definitely go back as there were so many beautiful things to swoon over!
I have been very busy packing up non-essential things
and paring down some items in each room. We have already made two large van loads
to the storage unit. Preparing to place a home on the market is not for the
faint of heart! …. I thought I would be used to it, as this is our 6th home!
Going for Lucky 7 !!
I wish you all a most beautiful Summer Day!!!