Junky Treasure Finds in Asheville + Ideas

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Hey, y’all! Welcome back to Sweet Sorghum Living. Today on the blog, we are chatting about a few of the junky treasures I spied on my anniversary getaway to Asheville.

We visited Antique Tobacco Barn, Oddfellows Antique Warehouse,  and Bryant Antiques In Biltmore. All of these are located on Swannanoa River Road in the heart of Asheville.  There were a few other shops, but a thunderstorm brought an end to our afternoon antiquing and junking adventure. Looks like the hubby and I will have to make another trip to Asheville, so we can finish what we started *wink*

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I adore old milk cans. My mom had a black one on the front porch of our house when I was growing up. I’m not sure what happened to it. My Grandmother Fulcher had a red one on her front porch. I believe Aunt Jo gave it to her…or perhaps Aunt Jo painted it for her because she painted several items that same barn red color. When I see that color, I automatically think about my grandmother’s house.

I’ve always wanted a milk can, so I bought one. And I’m thinking about getting a few more…different sizes and colors. I don’t want to paint them in trendy colors. No, I want to preserve them…leave them just how I find them. Not stripping away or covering their histories.

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I found a fabulous vintage dentist cabinet that I sooooo wanted. My creative thought process was interrupted by a big clap of thunder, but I’ve been thinking about it ever since I spotted it. It would make a darling nightstand in Lucy’s room. Note: Lucy is our 17 years young furbaby. She likes peace and quiet, so she has her own room…guests are welcome to sleep on the sofa *wink*

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There were lots and lots of windows and doors, but only a few grabbed and kept my attention. Below are my top picks…I really, really love the periwinkle door…it would be adorable converted into a bench organizer for a  mudroom.

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After the hubby dragged me kicking and whining away from the doors, I stumbled upon a few more things that are pretty amazing.

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The coloring of the house vent is a perfect shade of sky blue. I think this particular one would make a great magnet board for an office or a jewelry organizer.

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Totally in love with these army green bins. Perfect storage for a bath or kitchen.

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This Southern Belle wants the vintage Southern Belle stove door. It is super heavy…not sure how to hang it…but it would be darling on that awkward wall in my kitchen. I must talk to the hubby about making it work. Hopefully, it won’t sell! Because I’m wishing I would have taken the risk and bought it *sad face*

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Aren’t these old sinks the best! We will be building a deck soon, and a potting station on it would be convenient…and this sink would be perfect + it could double as an outdoor kitchen sink…do y’all think I can convince the hubby?

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Do y’all know what well pump dish covers are? I’ve no idea, and I forgot to ask my dad the other night when I chatted with him. We got to talking about his plentiful pear and pepper harvest, and the well pump dishes slipped my mind. No matter the original purpose…I’d like to have a few to hang on the wall…not sure which wall…or on my fence…or the center of a metal flower sculpture. Oh, the possibilities!!!

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Thanks for sitting a spell with me today as we chatted about the junky treasures I spied while antiquing and junking in Asheville. I cannot wait to go back! Now, I’m off to clean the vintage cabinet I got today. Can y’all guess where it’s going?

Stay tuned to the blog to see my milk can on my front porch. It is the star of my fall decor. And to find out where my new, old cabinet is going.

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2 thoughts on “Junky Treasure Finds in Asheville + Ideas

  1. beadsoul says:

    The milk can has me wracking my brain- what did I do with the amazing one I had at our 1st house? I may have left it there. Perfect for a 30’s Craftsman but darn! Love the potting station/sink idea 😄

    • chasidyhathorn says:

      A milk can on the front porch is just classic. I wish I had my mom’s or grandmother’s, but they have long been gone from their porches 😦 I am hoping the hubby will love my potting station idea too 🙂

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