Treasure Hunting

I mentioned in the last post that I took a few days to go home and visit my Mom. “Home” is on the beautiful Eastern Shore of Maryland and, though I have lived more than half my life in Richmond, VA, it is still “home” to me.  We live about halfway between Easton and St. Michael’s.

Just down the road a piece from us is a tiny little hamlet named Royal Oak.  And in Royal Oak is a king-daddy of a fab antiques/junk shop named Oak Creek Sales.  It’s been there forever.  If you are one of those people who like to poke around in a funky, dirty old place then this is for you.  Nothing fancy here.  But you just might find a treasure!  And then again, maybe not. This is the front of the store.

A shelf outside loaded with stuff.

The blue and white vase is a repro but it is huge and has a great look.You never know who or what you might see.

You never know just who you might run into.  I love how the frog appears to be genuflecting.

I have a thing for cast iron urns.  A couple of these were a little tempting.

Darling old wicker chair and distressed blue cabinet.  Love that color.

Let’s go in.

I always get a giggle when confronted with a bewigged head.  Pretty cool candelabra though and a nice little alabaster lamp behind it.

Kitschy owl clock.

Across the road is another building – a tin shed crammed with stuff.  It is hot as bejesus in there in the summertime.

Check out these fetching toy soldiers made out of flower pots.

Or this Victorian fainting couch with lovely inlay and a pretty needlepoint pillow.  I wondered whether it might be a nice thing in my hopefully soon-to-be-reality garden room but decided it might not be comfy enough.  It’s a bit short, to.  Still, reupholster it in a fabulous fabric and it would be divine.  Hmmm, maybe I should consider it for the bedroom..

I did purchase this pair of smallish/medium cast iron urns.  I want to put them in the garden room on a console table.  I love the patina.  Even though they look old, they are actually repros, too.  Amazing what they are doing nowadays.  I thought they were a good price.

Back across the road inside the store, look what is hanging near the cash desk.  They must have ten years worth of dust on them!  I bought 3 Polish ones and a few other ornaments that I found scattered throughout the shop.I said goodbye to Santa as I was leaving.

Here are my treasures!  Aren’t they fabulous?  I can’t wait to use them.

2 thoughts on “Treasure Hunting

  1. Thanks so much for the tour! Do you remember the price on the larger cast iron urns? We might be making the trip a little later. Cool stuff!


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