Antiquing and the Old Red Mill

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You knew there had to be some antique shopping on our trip.

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The husband refused to let me purchase this pair of chicken rocking chairs… even though I knew they’d be great on the barn porch. The $2,000 price tag might have had something to do with that.

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This old advertisement made us cringe. Clearly 666 didn’t have the same connotation back in the day.

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But look, it cured everything from headache to constipation . What’s not to love?

We hit a few stores and were about to call it quits but then, from the corner of my eye….

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A beer crate! At an extremely affordable $25 price. I was thrilled and I think the store owner was so happy to sell something he gave me these two vintage wooden darts (with real feathers) for free.

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Score!

Later in the day we arrived at our destination.

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The Old Red Mill in Jericho.

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A picturesque, well preserved piece of the past.

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One half the building houses a lovely gift store filled with crafts from local artists.

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And I liked the way they left the original mill works in place.

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In hindsight I really should have bought this book.

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Probably some decent blog fodder there.

But it was the other half of the building that I’d actually come to see.

To be continued…

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20 thoughts on “Antiquing and the Old Red Mill”

  1. Beautiful repurposing of an old mill while leaving its character intact. I love when this is done. There is one in my old province that has been turned into artist’s studios and small shops. In the next village is a second mill turned into a posh hotel/restaurant/event space. I used to love going to both places and this post reminded of me of them so much. And you scored another crate – hoorah!

    Deb

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  2. Glad you caught that wooden crate before you left! That old mill is interesting especially since they did leave the mill equipment intact. I think those rocking chairs are cool AF, they would have looked great on the barn porch.

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  3. The chicken chairs are way cool. I have a girlfriend who is a University of SC alum and, being a Gamecock, loves all things chicken. VERY easy to buy for.. She would swoon. I would consider cushions, as they look like they are made of metal, which would afford you two levels of comfort: Too hot and too cold, not to mention the profound case of waffle ass waiting for you on the seat. This is not what anyone had in mind when they were thinking up chicken and waffles. Still love ’em.
    Onya for the great score on the beer case. You’ll be prowling the vinyl like a madwoman, so much so that your beleaguered husband will start a blog to express the depth of his anguish at seeing you in such a state. “I swear, if that (Insert expletive(s) here to taste) Dan Fogelberg record doesn’t show up , and I mean soon…”
    If that time isn’t soon, then I hope it’s now. How’s that?

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  4. Two thousand for the chicken rocking chairs? My word. I mean, they are nice…but not at that price. Or half that price. It is a bit unsettling that back in the day 666 cured whatever ailed you. There’s got to be some bad karma from that. Nice score on the crate, and who doesn’t need a couple of real-feathered darts? The Red Mill looks nice, and it is also nice they kept it intact as much as possible.

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  5. Antiquing ? Pray tell what esteemed cultural group harkens back to these er chickenesque atrocities ? Do they go in a 50’s kitchen with avocado appliances ? Don’t get me wrong I truly appreciate your courage going antiquing in a mostly sober state. Gee I wonder what they cost new. Oh wait they are new and stuff I truly do not need. Of course if I had these on the porch I would spread jello on the floor and leave the matches out… PS I do pray this is not a prequel to the horror story to an even more dreadful purchase story like an old almost running F-100. PS PS I hope for my sake you already used those darts.

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