I love Jeremy Jones. He’s one of my producers at work and thought it would be a great idea to send the reporter at work who loves old treasures and junk hunting to profile an estate sale which happened this weekend in Shelby County –where Memphis is–.
Not only did the story turn out quite neat :: I got to pick out my treasures early and get a feel for where all the things I wanted were. I was one of the first ones at the house early Saturday morning and ran up the stairs in pursuit of two sets of ruffled edged pillow cases from the closet in the upstairs bathroom. The very idyllic country setting would normally bring to mind a very laid back sound track, but instead all I could hear was Moby’s Extreme Ways. Thank God I didn’t knock any sweet old ladies off the narrow stairway. Can you imagine the facebook posts and estate sale banishment I would face?
I found some truly amazing treasures that are already perfectly placed in spots where I can love them, but the house left a lasting impression on my heart. If you watch the story I did (link at the top) you’ll see just how well-kept the log cabin style plantation house has been since the 1830’s. The land it’s on is beautiful. I could sit on a swing and stare into it all day.
Pride and Joy (Not the jeep, though I’ll probably drive it till vintage)
My Airy with all its pretty porches
I have no shame. After my purchases were loaded up I enjoyed the swing
What a dream to live here
Met this girlie while walking the property
Such a good dog!
Always loved the old enamel, but it was used in the prettiest ways while I was in England back in April
Been wanting a lot of my own
This old enamel pitcher is from Mt. Airy :: original to the house :: now holding lilies in my kitchen
First rocker of my own :: already done a lot of rocking.