Thursday, September 13, 2012

A really cool old house

My friend Brittany hadn't ever been to an estate sale so when I saw one that looked coming up in Franklin where she lives, I made sure to invite her to come with me! It was built in 1900 and was a really cool house to get to look inside. It reminded of when we lived in an antebellum manor house in Columbia. But that is a story for another day. 
I was in LOVE with this wallpaper. I frequent the sales by this company and love talking to the mother/daughter duo that run them. They said there were rolls of wallpaper from the house in the workshop that they were selling for a buck a roll!
A little close up. Gorgeous!
Sadly only un-cute striped paper was left. There was some great fabric for sale though. I thought about getting a few rolls of the velvety fabric. They had green and mustard yellow, but I resisted. I got enough to reupholster some chair seats in the future though.
I love old houses like this.
It didn't seem like anyone had lived there in a long time.

If we ever move, I'm going to have to put up wallpaper. I'm obsessed with it. Luckily our current house came with wallpaper that I loved.

Outside was designated as the "project" area. I hope someone bought this great old couch to revive.
After the sale we stopped by a place that was new to me, Honey's Vintage Sweets in Franklin.
It was really cute! And they had so much fun candy! I couldn't resist a box of candy cigarettes.
They had lots of bulk candy that I haven't seen before (I used to work at a candy store). I took home some gummy brains for Travis and got myself some of their homemade ice cream! We'll be back!


  1. Wasn't that house amazing? You took much better pics than I did. Did you end up with anything from there? It was such a time warp fun to see.

  2. I'm never in Franklin. But I may have to make a trip just for the candy store.

  3. Oh my gosh! The wallpaper at that sale is AMAZING!! I would have been begging them to let me steal pieces of it off of the walls.

  4. Wow, I'm with you on these amazing wallpapers! By the way, I think you live around Nashville, from what you've said? I just visited the Hermitage this summer and you would *love* the wallpapers in the mansion. It still kills me that they wouldn't allow photos or I'd have blogged about it probably 20 times by now. So check it out if you ever get the chance! And.. Sneak a camera in. :)

  5. Ooh, I love the wallpaper too! I absolutey love old houses like that one and would love to restore it! Can't wait to see what you ended up buying.

  6. Oh how I love candy stores. Obviously, the main allure would be the candy. But I also love the lighting and bright colors. It's just so cheerful. This one also has the nostalgic charm that I love too. When I was up the mountains last month, we stopped at a few candy stores. I was in awe. And I took home a lot of sweets!

    I'm also hoping to hit up an estate sale soon. I've never been and it sure seems like fun!

    <3 Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting!

  7. That was very interesting. Our house is an old farm home and the walls upstairs in the bedroom had some wall paper that reminds me of what you are showing us.

  8. Looks like your friend had fun :) I love the lolly shop. Super cute


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