Monday, November 26, 2012

Come to Momma!

When we were in North Carolina we visited a wonderful antique mall called the Tobacco Barn. It is a huge old warehouse sort of place...a picker's paradise. Our car has little room for any extras when we travel, and I had already bought a few goodies, so I knew I was "only looking" when I walked through the doors of this fun place.

Of course I saw lots of baskets I would liked to have brought home, but I knew there was no room. It was cold that day...really cold in that old building with cement floors...and I'd left my coat in the car so I was doing a quick walk around...and then I ventured into a really good booth and spied this Sheraton painted black decorative painting. I admired it and mentioned to Mr.MW that it was red and black and reasonably priced. Annie was cold too, so we left and went about the rest of our day.

The next day I kept thinking about the chest. When Mr.MW returned from his run I told him I'd really like that chest to come live at our house...long story short...I made a call to the Tobacco Barn...asked if that was the best price and could they get it to Florida. A few more calls and a trip back to give it a good looking over and the lovely red chest was early Christmas present from my fellow.

It will arrive today. I can't wait to brush the dust and dirt off!

I'll take more pics when I get her settled.

Hope everyone enjoyed the holiday and that you all have a great week!

Enjoy the day,


  1. Wow! I love it! I can definitely see why you fell in love with it. The painting on it is wonderful!

  2. Merry Christmas to you.
    What a wonderful present from your fella.
    I love it.
    Woolie Hugs

  3. What a beautiful piece!! I'm so glad you were able to bring it home!!

  4. What a wonderful find Robyn!! I have done the exact same thing as you did...several times...when something calls your name, it just doesn't stop calling until you find a way to make it yours and you can bring it home.'s a wonderful piece and I can't wait to see it resting comfortably in it's new home...What a nice fella you have...Merry Christmas to you!! Tina

  5. ...Oh dear, you lucky lil' snot you! ;o) THAT is gorgeous!

    ...Congrat's on such a lovely find and an "atta' boy!" to Mr. MW too! *giggle* :o)

    ...Enjoy your day!


  6. I'm so glad that you got this treasure after all.
    I'm sure that there's no better place for it than at your house. It will love you for all the attention it will get from you.
    Hugs, JB

  7. Hi Robyn,
    So happy you found such a wonderful piece to add to your beautiful home!! LOVE the RED!!!!! Don't you just wish your new treasure could talk and tell you all the places "she" has been?? Enjoy your early Christmas present from your "Mr"!
    Warm Hugs~~

  8. Now that's my kind of present! =)


  9. Morning Robyn....loooooove beautiful......that is one wonderful presant, enjoy.......Blessings Francine.

  10. Wonderful find Robyn....some things are meant to be!..blessings Ronda

  11. FABULOUS! One of my best friends lives in Johnson City. I've told her a about the wonderful little shop you visited and she's going to stop there this week! Noe if I can only get down there...

  12. Robyn,
    What a great eye you have for the nice early things! LOVE your chest and I can't wait to see it nestled in it's new home! Mr. MW deserves lots of hugs and kisses!!
    Cathy G

  13. Early and beautiful. That is my kind of antique piece. I am so happy for you!

  14. Hi, Robyn,
    what a gorgeous chest, and the red is one of the early original colors they used.
    I'm drooling...

  15. That's a fun place to visit! We're usually there in August when it is sweltering HOT in there! lol! Looks like you found a treasure!

  16. Hi Robyn - What a treasure you have found! I live in NC and would be interested in this shop or picker's paradise. Post pictures after you get it home and settled in :)


  17. The Tobacco Barn is one of my favorite places. The old tobacco sales warehouse can be a cold place or hot but worth it to find great deals! Since I am only an hour away from Asheville, I drop in often.
    Like your treasure chest!!

  18. What a gorgeous blanket chest. From the feet I would date this piece to the early 1800's but that is just a guess without being able to see it in person...but a lovely piece indeed! I have my eye on an antique 4ft feather tree...but not sure if I will have enough saved to purchase it before someone else does. Take care and have a great week! Janice

  19. Be still my heart! What a great find...glad it found a good home with you!

  20. Wow, Robyn, that is spectacular! What a great piece you found and you are so lucky that Mr MW appreciates antiques.


  21. Congrats on your beautiful purchase!

  22. Robyn ~
    I know how it is when something screams your name. I am so happy you were able to get it home. I look forward to seeing it in its new home.
    Hugs :)