Lindsay's parents moved down here from Richmond after we graduated from high school, and they live really close to the beach. For years, Lindsay has been trying to get us to come visit for a beach weekend, and this year it finally worked out. Our other friend Jeanne came from Richmond and we had three lovely days at the beach. It may have rained 2 out of our 3 days, but we still had fun catching up, eating out, shopping, and watching the RHONY reunion! I also helped Lindsay start her own blog!
On Monday, we drove into Wilmington since the weather was bad and we did a little shopping at this amazing antique/consignment store in town called The Ivy Cottage.
This place was actually 3 buildings plus a warehouse full of beautiful old furniture and knick knacks. Some of the furniture was in its original state, some had been refinished, but it I wanted almost everything I saw.
I tried not to be obnoxious with my big camera, so I mostly relied on my phone. I felt a little like Young House Love while photographing our adventure at this place! One can pretend to be that cool, right?
I would love to put any of these to use in my house!
They had a lot of their glassware arranged by color in the stores. I don't know what it is about color arrangements, but if I see a window or shelf full of something that's all one color or in ROYGBIV order, I want it all. Same goes for the way clothing is laid out in stores.
I did make a purchase at The Ivy Cottage. Here's a sneak peek...I'll share more when we have it up in the house!