Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Vintage Maryland Memories

On the way to Antietam, we had a chance to stop at the Beaver Creek Antique Shop on the old National Highway. The displays were beautiful and I thought it would be fun to share some of them. I've found that it's fun to "shop" with my camera...that way I can bring home all kinds inspiration without having to buy everything.
I liked these old cake tins...I have never seen white ones...they are more typically seen in green or red.

On these shelves, there was a mix of seashells, white pottery, silver and linens...

along with faded white twine and doilies.

Who doesn't love white McCoy pottery?

Garden roosters were displayed with a vintage stuffed cat...near a drying rack filled with vintage linens.

The sun finally came out by the time we reached the Antietam National Battlefield. It was a peaceful and beautiful place...but also very sad. More Americans were killed in a single day on the farmlands of  Antietam than on any other day in American history. Here are a few scenes from Antietam...

Tomorrow we will load up the car...with our junkin' finds and happy memories...and begin the trip North. We plan to take our time and stop along the way. Our only deadline is to be home for Easter weekend with family. Who knows...we just might pass a few more flea markets along the way!


This post is linked to:
White Wednesday at Faded Charm
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Feathered Nest Friday at The French Country Cottage
Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home


The Cranky Queen said...

Love all the vintage white gal pal collects matte white pottery & displays it all in one area...what an impact. Thanx for sharing. Happy Easter...Stop by and visit me sometimes. Tiff

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

vintage finds and beautiful scenery, sounds like a great way to spend a vacation to me! i love McCoy too and is featured in my post today!

Kim said...

I'm a huge history buff and would love to visit Antietam. I loved those garden roosters. I can't wait to see what you came home with! Great pix!

mercedes scott said...

I love today's post... gorgeous scenery and beautiful white things! My kinda trip! I especially liked the cake tins... I'm wondering if you bought any?!? Can't wait to see what loot you carted home! :)

A Cottage Muse said...

My son visited Antietam on his 8th grade trip and just loved it!

I love those garden roosters...I must put them on my most wanted list!

Cottage Touch said...

Love everything chippy goodness ..

Caroline (Piorra Maison) said...

I am a new follower and I found you on Faded Charm. So sorry to hear about your sister and it is so wonderful that you are continuing to keep her spirit alive. God speed!