Monday, January 15, 2018

Ridin' the Ridge — Spring Ridge, SC, that is!

Donna picked my wife, Katie, and I up from our motel in Aiken for a day of junkin', antiquin' and yard salin' fun.

Wooden nautilus

Our first stop on our way to Spring Ridge was a yard sale. I purchased only one specimen, which was a wooden nautilus. I thought this was kind of interesting.

We visited three places in Spring Ridge. The first place was Stuff & Things. This store was of the junkin' fun kind. Three full store fronts of nothing but Stuff...Stuff and Things, to be exact. There was no organization, and we had to look at everything. I looked slower than Donna and Katie, but I eventually caught up with them. I found quite a few nice goodies.

Stuff & Things

This photo doesn't do the store justice. It is so much more than this one dinky store front!

Leather baby shoes
Pink booties

I have to figure out how to remove the splotches on that left bootie. My own personal green organza booties have the same kinds of stains. Getting the stains out would make me very happy. Maybe someone can help?


I found a Madonna for Katie. She was looking too fast. Good thing I was looking slow!

A basket of shells

Katie found a basket of shells. There were a nice variety. Even though we live near the beach, we don't find very good specimens, so this was a nice catch {snicker, snicker}. 


There was even a large selection of books. This is where I cut my time and finally caught up with my cohorts. I'm glad to have found this one, single, lone book. Truth is, I could have spent much more time in the book department, but I fell too far behind. Don't pay too much attention to my reading selection {heh heh}.

The second store we visited was Olde Treasure Antiques.

Olde Treasures

All I have of this store is the scanned-in business card. I guess Katie and I didn't purchase anything here. I may have my photos confused with the other stores we did visit.

YSS Antiques WAS in Spring Ridge and in close proximity to the others we visited.

YSS in the third store we visited. We found three white objects and a piece of wooden architecture.

Medical glove-making form

I have been wanting one of these for forever, it seems. I've always passed them up due to price, but this one was more affordable or I had more money to spend. I'm not sure which!


This makes number two for this town!

Madonna planter

And, this makes number three for this town! Katie has been collecting for awhile, and she has amassed quite a few.

Architectural element

Isn't this gorgeous. If I didn't get it, Donna would have. Good thing I was a little bit quicker than she was on this. It's about 18" wide and about 2" thick. It's pretty heavy, and I love it. I don't know where it will end up. It will go above one door, but we don't know which one.

Ridge Antiques

Ridge Antiques was the last store to visit in Spring Ridge, and we found some nice goodies.

Old-fashioned goose neck lamp

I will be using this lamp to read in the bedroom while the Missus is sleeping. The shade has a lovely detail to it.

Wooden apple and pear

I have a nice collection of fruits and vegetables for the kitchen, and these will be added to it.

Roller skates

Look what we have here! A pair of roller skates that would be attached to the shoe. I had a pair similar to this. I still have my skate key, but it can't be used on this pair. Time to look for another key!

This concludes the stores we visited and the goods we purchased, but our trip was by no means over. Donna had a treat for us.

Peaches and Such

Lunch at Peaches and Such! We all had a sandwich, and for dessert, it was Peach ice cream all around. Peaches and Such also had jams and jellies for sale. These are some of the funnies they offered:

Traffic Jam
Frog Jam (Fig, Raspberry, Orange, Grape) and Moonshine Jelly
Toe Jam (Tangerine, Orange, Elderberry)

Those were some of the funnier jams and jellies. This is what we actually purchased to bring home:

Scuppernong is a grape.

The peaches were grown next door in the orchards. It was neat watching them grow.

And, that concluded our ride to the Ridge and back. Oh! One more photo:

The cargo hold was full.

Donna was good at filling up what we didn't. I think ours is the little pile all the way to the right. Donna has a couple of booths at Riverfront  Antique Mall in North Augusta, so she's always on the lookout for goods. We were on the lookout because we want to decorate our house!

Fun was had by all. I want to ride the Ridge again some day.

From NC to SC ... and everything in between...


  1. That looks like so much fun! I really like your finds. The Madonna's are so pretty. Donna knows all the good junkin places!!

  2. Yes, Donna knows her way around the junkin' fields! We had a great time!

  3. Sounds like you had so much fun! You're killing me with all the white Madonnas!


    1. They seem to jump out for us, and we must bring them home. If I find a duplicate, I know just who to call!!! Thank you for stopping by!

  4. Wish I could have come along on that Junkin' Jaunt with you guys. Nothing I love more than junk stores. I love to browse in the books too. That architectural piece is cool! Wonder what it was on? Good thing you were faster than Donna!

    1. I can't imagine what the architectural piece was a part of. We had to add hangers and wire on the back so we could hang it over the front door. It's inside the house, of course! Thank you for stopping by, Florence.

  5. Those stupid skates never really hooked to my sneakers when I was a kid...I have more scars on my knees from falling off them than I care to share (permanent, I mean 40 years later, they are still there!).

    1. Poor us...getting our knees skinned using our sidewalk skates, walking to school in the snow uphill both ways and everything, moms and dads telling us no for no reason at all...we had it so rough! Poor us!

  6. I LOVE junkin' trips like this one! I'm jealous:) I collect chalkware Madonnas. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

  7. Junkin is so fun! Looks like you hit a honey haul. Those are the kind of skates I grew up wearing. :) Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    1. We enjoyed ourselves immensely! My sidewalk skates were similar, but not quite like these. Thank you for having me at SYC, and thank you for stopping by.