Over the weekend, Sister Becky and I enjoyed a spectacular autumn Saturday in the mountains of western North Carolina. When we pulled onto I-40 heading west after breakfast, we had no idea where we were going. Our plan was to let the day unfold into full-blown serendipity.
Because of our decision to take Exit 44 off the interstate and travel through the communities of Canton and Clyde, we came upon a nondescript antique mall. We almost missed it because of a huge flea market across the street. One u-turn later, we were in for a treat . . . one of the best antique malls we have ever been to!
We saw LOTS of interesting items that fell into the categories that we love . . . spun-cotton Christmas ornaments and Putz houses for Becky and camping and coffee items for me. When the proprietor asked if we were looking for anything in particular, I said "Girl and Boy Scout items." I'm currently searching for the round patches that were sewn onto sashes and uniforms.
What I spied among the items she located for me was totally different though . . . a small, round, vintage tin for marshmallows!!
Not knowing anything about its age or history, I hesitated on the purchase. Plus, the price was a bit steep too. Becky kept saying things like "You need this!" and "If you don't get it you'll regret it!" and "You HAVE to buy this!" Inwardly I was agreeing with everything she said.
The owner pulled out a calculator, did some number crunching, and said she could take 20% off the price. DONE AND DONE!!
This little 1920's-era tin will pair nicely with the bigger Campfire Marshmallow tin that I found during the 2012 Blue Ridge Rally and will look equally cool in The Coffee Cup or SplashT@B.
Thanks for coming around today, have a wonderful autumn week and always remember . . .
"Camping, Coffee and Vintage Tins . . .
Life Is Good"