Monday, July 30, 2007

Cahaba Heights Thrifting

What's Monday a.m. without a little report on thrifting & yardsales? Found this pretty blue/white platter while yardsaling for $1.50. It's going above one of the doorways in the master bedroom, to go along with the other blue/white things in there.
I was so excited! I actually got to trash-pick something this week. We don't have bulk trash day like some of you girls up north have in your areas, where people put out piles of old furniture & a big truck comes by & picks it up. We have to haul our big things to the dump down here, so I was pretty happy to see this cute little wicker stand on top of someone's trashcan when I went out walking on trash day last week. I promptly picked it up & kept on walking! I'm going to repair the back by adding some bamboo placemats or something that will fit the back. I can tack something on there & then repaint the whole thing. It's not in bad shape otherwise...and it was free, so I have nothing to lose by fixing it!
Found this pretty little glass jar for $1.00. It's made in France, so I'm going to find somewhere for it. It says le Parfait on the front.

This is a cute little iron aqua bird that I picked up at one of my thriftstores in town. I'll take you on a tour, so keep reading. I just think he is so cute & he was only $4.00 & of course, he's right at home with my other aqua pieces & seashells.
This little lime/cream teapot got my attention & was 1/2 price at $3.00. This is a neat little consignment shop that I've browsed in before & I love to go & check out their wares.
As you can see, my new shelf in the diningroom is well on its way to being completed (thanks to Debra!). I'll find one more shelf to go above this one & add on to it like I did the other side. I found this round scalloped big bowl at an estate sale last weekend for $3.00 & it looks perfect here.
I love the detail of the edging. When I want to use it, I'll just take it off the wall.

There's a really cute, chic area of town called Cahaba Heights that's known for its antique & thrift stores. A fun place to hang out & browse for treasures. This one is called The Cottage at Streetwise & it's part of the main building called Streetwise, a consignment store.
The cottage is overflow from the main building & is all consignment stuff, with lots of neat things outside too. Lots of garden ornaments & furniture too.
Love this front door.
Streetwise Consignment. This is where I found the iron bird & teapot. They have lots of interesting things in here. You could spend hours looking at everything.
Here's the frontporch of Streetwise.


And just down the street is Treasures, another neat little shop crammed with goodies.
Outside is a treasure trove of old collectibles like these cool old gliders. Wouldn't you love to have one of these in your yard?
Inside is a feast for the eyes.
Lots and lots of goodies!
Painted furniture & something for everyone.
Hope you enjoyed my tour of Cahaba Heights antiquing. If you've never been here, you're missing out on some fun. There are lots more shops too in this area, so you could definitely spend all day browsing & treasure hunting, so anyone in the Birmingham area, put this on your list!

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the feathered nest said...

I'd love one of those gliders! Great finds - love the little aqua bird and your new creamware bowl is so pretty. What a fun tour - we'll definitely have to go to all those stores when I come to visit. Stop by when you get a chance, I'm doing my 100th post giveaway.

Manuela

Tammy518 said...

I love your new purchases! Thanks so much for the thrift shop/consignment store tour. Those look like really neat places.

HeatherJ said...

That place looks amazing! I love the door too. I think I need to go to my local thrifting store now.

Ruth Welter said...

Loved your antiquing tour Rhoda. It's really fun to see areas you haven't got access too....you also found some great pieces.

The Decorated House said...

Fun photos of Cahaba Heights!
I love seeing the cool shops and stores in other cities, especially ones like those!
Donna

Julie said...

That shopping trip sounded so much fun. I love finding a new shop that has unique things at a great price! We have a place called "Old Town Spring" where every shop is an old clapboard house renovated into a store and there are hundreds of stores. Your post made me want to go there again!

Suzanne said...

Oh! what fun shops! Since moving, we haven't found anything like that, and I miss it so much!
And your new creamware? bowl is beautiful! I'd love to start a collection for my kitchen.
Thanks for sharing all your great finds!

daisy cottage said...

Wonderful shop, Rhoda! What a sweet little area that must be! Everything looks enticing - I love your new goodies too! The bird is perfect and way to go on your first dumpster find! Woohoo!!!
Thanks for the fun post!
xo,
Kim

Cre8Tiva said...

what a trove of treasures for a hunter...i spent several hours in brunswick, ga hunting this weekend...made some tiny purchases..what fun...blessings, rebecca

Decorating Queen said...

Okay Rhoda I totally posted on one of your old posts. DUHHHH!!!!!!!! Sorry!

PAT said...

Hi Rhoda...I love the shops you visited. A glider, like those, is just what I want for the back porch!

My package arrived in good shape, today. I love the plaque! Thanks!

Pat

Rosemary said...

You found some really great stuff. I especially like that little bird.
The aqua cottage door on that shop is so cute. Looks a fun place to roam around and shop.
Thanks for sharing,
Rosemary

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Oh my Rhoda...all those goodies are making me drool. Very unlady like I know but.....

Felicia said...

Beautiful treasures! Love that green door :)

Linda said...

I can't wait to see the table completed. What a great idea to possibly use a place mat. What a neat little place Cahaba must be. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings

Lallee said...

Wonderful finds as always, Rhoda. Street trash~how fun is that! The teapot has the most adorable little shape. When I see the store pictures and all their pretty things, I want to reach right in and SHOP!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Wow! I'm going to have to check out the Cahaba Heights thrift market. I'm so close. I just never realized there was that many shops there. I love the blue plate in the top photo. I have a blue plate collection hanging in my foyer. Enjoyed your photos.

Steph said...

You found some great things, as usual!
I may just have to plan a trip to your neck of the woods to visit some of those great shops!

Mrs. G said...

sign me up for a glider, too :)

I remember my Granny & Papa havin' one...a dark green one...

and all that Blue Willow!

and everything else...man...

Paige said...

Love your blog! New to blogging and wanting to make new friends! Hello from Texas!

Sunny Kristi said...

Wow, now I have NEVER seen thrift stores like that. Here they are packed with junk (hidden treasures must be dug out), dirty, and if you brought out a camera to take pictures they'd probably escort you out thinking you were up to something, or that you stole the camera. The thrifts I go to aren't in the safest town, but even the ones that are safe, around here are pretty awful. You are so lucky and I love that you share these experiences!!

Sue said...

Rhoda, It looks like you had a very fun weekend and found some cute things. My favorite is your free little wicker shelf, can't wait to see what you do with it.
Sue

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Rhoda~ Did you stop and get some BarBQ while you were in Cahaba Heights?
Looks like you found some treasures. Will any of them end up in your little shop?

Adriann said...

Oooh! Wow!! I'm going to have to make a trip up there and browse. Thanks for sharing. Your creamware is looking very nice. I love how you find homes for your collection and how you display them. Very classy!!!

Blessings!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Your finds are all neat and that streetwise place is really fun! Come see the garden tour at the end of my post...similar to this place!

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Oh, those gliders. I remember my grandparents having these. Wonder what ever happened to them. I am from the Nashville area and will have to visit some of those stores the next time I am in the area. Thanks for sharing.

Sandy McTier said...

Oh how I'd love one of those gliders! That store looks like a treasure trove. Fabulous finds - love the glass jar and the FREE wicker stand ~ can't wait to see what you do with that.
Have a great day.

Wanda said...

Oh, my goodness, Rhoda! We're almost neighbors! Well, not quite. I live in Sylacauga. But do the sales in Birmingham all the time! We've probably been at some of the same sales at the same time before. I don't have a picture of me up. Haven't even made one in several years. I'm Wanda. A short blonde with a little too much fluff on my body. Hence, no pictures.

Did you go to the moving sale in Altadena Friday/Saturday? I coveted everything there!

Haven't been to the shops in Cahaba Heights in a while. Thanks for reminding me of them. They really are cool.

PamperingBeki said...

Wow! Such great finds Rhoda!

It looks like you had a great time.
~Beki

Tina Leigh said...

Good Night! I spied LOTS of things I would like to have put my hands on!! I love the jar you picked up. I love jars. I dont think my husband would let me hang out with you....I would go broke with you as my guide! LOL!

Sandy said...

Those cool green gliders are my favorite, and yes! I've love those in my yard :)
You got some fun stuff ... again.
I hope to go out this weekend.
Sandy

restyled home said...

Oh, that blue dresser...why, oh why can't it be mine??!! I love your thrifty finds and am so envious of all the lovely shops you have nearby. Soooo envious!!

Sounds like you had a great time!!

Linda

Simply Me Art said...

Rhoda, Great finds and I love the little Shops. I would spend all day in heaven in those places. Lucky you . Jamie

HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs - Kim said...

Rhoda, it's always a pleasure to stop by your lovely blog to see what treasures you've picked up.

I love the pictures of the little shops you've been to...so many great items out there!

justabeachkat said...

Hi Rhoda

Love all the photos...especially the one of the door. Gorgeous!

The wicker stand is so nice. I'm thinking it might be great without anything on the back. Will you spray it?

Hugs!
Kat

OldBagNewTricks said...

What a terrific tour of Streetwise. I could have shopped right from your blog! I used to have a set of those "Parfait" canisters in several sizes. All I have left is a tall one, for spaghetti. They're very cute.

Jenny