Monday, May 4, 2009

Cameron, NC Antiques Festival

It's that time of year again when my sister and I get together and head for the Cameron Antiques Festival, while our hubbies spend the day golfing. The festival is held every year, the first weekend in May. This year the day started off a bit cloudy with a chance of rain, but as the day went on the sun came out and it was a beautiful day.




Cameron is a wonderful little town in North Carolina where the streets are lined with antique shops, nice places to eat, coffee shops, and the most beautiful homes! I think I enjoy looking at the homes as much as I do the antiques.




Vendors line up along the main street in town, and in front yards, adjoining lots, driveways and parking lots.




The Old Hardware Store is one of my favorite antique shops. There is also a small resturant on the bottom floor with outside patio for eating.






























We had a good cup of coffee at the Muse Bros. Antique Shop.

Later we enjoyed a NC barbeque sandwich with slaw, and fries. Tents and tables were set up for eating, and there were fresh flowers on the tables too!




So much stuff to look at!






Here is Miss Belles Tea Room and Antiques. It's a gorgeous home surrounded by big magnolias.



And I'm sure you're wondering what I bought.



Well..........I found this great chair I just had to have. Only $25. It's an old vintage metal rocking chair. (I was lucky it fit in my sisters trunk of her car!) I'm thinking about painting it pink, like my other pink chair on the patio.


I found a few other little treasures, and there was something about this turquoise metal mermaid that spoke to me. Had to have it.




And so ends another year at the Cameron Antiques Festival. What a great day, and so much fun!








9 comments:

Protege said...

I love visiting your blog hoping for a chance to get a glimpse of North Carolina. I miss it at times; I spend a very intense time of my life there, yet, it passed me by too soon...
I love the pictures and I love both your finds; the chair will be lovely once pink and that mermaid would have spoken to me as well.:)
Glad you had such a lovely weekend, hope your Monday is beautiful as well.;)
xo

Happy @ Home said...

That looks like my kind of day. So nice that you could share it with your sister. Love your vintage chair.

Have a nice week.

Donna said...

Wish I'd been there!! I LOVE Miss Belles! Great pics sweetie!! Take us along Anytime!!hughugs

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

That looks like a great place to go antiquing! I wonder if I can make it there next year. I am going to have to try to remember it! Love your vintage chair.

Ruth Welter said...

Donna, it looks like you and your sister had a great time. I would so love that fair, it looks like so much fun.

Ruth

Tara said...

What a wonderful little town!

Catherine Holman said...

Wish I lived closer! This looks like so much fun and such a lovely town!
Hugs,
Cathie

Meggie said...

The festival looks like great fun. So happy the weather cooperated. I have a chair very similar to your purchase. How cool to paint it pink...mine is a boring green.

Rhondi said...

Cameron looks like a very interesting litle town. You were lucky to be able to spend the day with your sister too!