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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Depot at Gibson Mill in Concord, North Carolina

Greetings all my friends from South Carolina.  Oh, the joy of internet and my laptop.  I feel like I am at home away from home.  I can still check in and keep up with all your blogs.  Oh that it so wonderful.  Thought I would fill you in on my day here in SC.  Oh my, a girl could get spoiled really easy.  The ending to the first week and I am so relaxed and enjoying myself so much.  Want to come and join me?  Oh I wish you could, and you will  want to when I share with you where we went today.

Dawn from http://hollyhillsprimitives.blogspot.com/  was kind enough to tell me about The Depot at Gibson Mill in Concord, North Carolina.  Mr. P. was off work today so we drove over into North Carolina to try and find the place.  Oh my word ladies, if you are ever close, make it a point to go to The Depot. It is the largest Antique Mall in the South.  There is over 88,000 sq. feet and over 550 booths.  Yes, that is right , no typing error here.  You will not be disappointed.  Dawn had also told me of several prim shops in NC but they were too far for me to travel alone.  And guess what? One of them had a booth inside the mall.  And there were many, many, more prim booths.  Just a few,,,,, NanBrook Farm,  Primitive Souls,Southern Cabin Primitives, Country Heart,,, and the list goes on and on.   Can you tell I was so excited.. Took a few pictures for you so just sit back and take a look.

Not knowing how long it would take us to get there, we left early.  We arrived 30 minutes before they opened.  We were so surprised that people were waiting to get in already and the parking lot filled up before the doors opened. It was like a mad dash..... Once inside we could see why.  A few pictures of several of the prim booths.

I got several things, but I have got to go back.  Lucky for me it is open every day, not just on the weekend.  I was overwhelmed.  One of my special finds was this candle.  Scented with sweet annie.  It smells so yummy.  Will make our suite smell just prim perfect.

Got the little pillow also.  Will look good with the patriotic decor.

With Sping not too far away, this little bunny had to come home with me.  He will be right at home with my collection for Easter.

Lots of prim socks.  Endless possibilities.

Look at this prim soap.  Smells so good but way to pretty to use.  Got several of these. 

Loved these luminaries.  It is a bag covered in wax with a tea light inside.  Too cute.

A prim calander for the new year.

Do you ever see something and you really don't know why you like it,,, you just do?   Well that was the case with this old man.  He is just so prim ugly.  The patch on his shirt says 1808 and on the blanket it says Olde Thyme.   He just won my heart.  Hmmmm, wonder where he will end up at home?? I got many more little items like an old prim book candle holder, prim lights, prim tissue paper,,, yes I was so excited to find some.  All you send items wrapped in the neatest tissue paper and remember at home I can't find prim items.  So yes, I was excited over something so small.. The list goes on and on... but you get the idea don't you?

Mr.P. was really impressed .also  Although they had a "Man Cave"  room with comfy seating and a big screen t.v.,, he was having too much fun checking out all the booths with old tools and farm equipment.  He got several big items. We also got an antique tricycle, and old wooden ironing board, and an old mirror.  Maybe we will rent a  u haul when we come home.... May have to. (smile)

Well I hope you enjoyed coming along on our fun day trip into North Carolina.  Hope you have had a fun day today and remembered it was the Sabbeth Day,,, a day to rest and give thanks.  Will be back soon and tell you what I am doing during the days while hubby is working.  

Welcome to my new followers.  I love all your comments and want everyone to visit, chat and feel right at home.   Until next time.


  1. Oh my! Makes me miss you even more! Sure wish I could have been with you. It looks so neat. Love the socks and the grain sack luminary. I bet the candle smells good. One more week. I can do it! We MUST plan a girls trip as soon as you get home. Love you!

  2. Oh my goodness! I, too, love those luminaries!What awesome goodies you found. I have never been there, but it looks like a place I would enjoy. Glad you are having a good time, but I know a couple of girls are missing you, terribly. Have fun!

  3. So glad you had fun at The Depot! You even took a picture of one of my friend's booths. What a small world! I'm dying to get to Nanbrook Farms, maybe one of these days when I go south for another visit. You two have a great time and let me know if you hit any of the other shops. Enjoy, Dawn

  4. Looks like my kind of place!! Love everything that you got!


  5. Oh my, Angela...it looks like prim heaven!!
    You got some great goodies!! Love the luminary...I've never seen anything like it before...What a neat idea!!
    Sounds like you are having a wonderful time.

  6. That shops looks like so much fun! Your "vacation" sounds wonderful to me. I have been to and through Charlotte many times, never been there, but you can bet it is on my list for next time! Have fun! Enjoy the rest! (from chores that is!)


  7. What a fun place! I think looking into renting a U-Haul is a good idea : ) Blessings, Shirlee

  8. Wow Angela sounds like you and the Mr had a Wonderful time

    what sweet treasures you got have a great week


  9. Hi Angela, Yes Gibson Mill is my favorite place to go, always come home with the van loaded. Lots of new primitive booths have been added since they opened up, I buy a lot from Nanbrook Farm and Primitive Souls booths. I was just up there right after christmas, usally hubby and I go up several times a year, will have to plan to meet sometime and do some shopping together. Have a great week, Vicky

  10. Looks like a great place to go, I will have to look it up on the map, we like to go the North Carolina, and love looking at antique shops especially with the prim thrown in. Have a great week.

  11. Oh how wonderful! Glad you found such a wonderful place to get lost in prim heaven.Even better when you find prim goodies you love! Warm Blessings!~Amy

  12. Looks like you had a nice time on your trip and brought
    back some nice prim things. That looks like my kind of store for sure. I could spend all day in there.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Country at heart

  13. I meant to tell you I have that calendar and it is the BEST Prim calendar I have ever seen! The Hen sells them too.

  14. O Angela , so glad you are relaxing , having a nice visit and AWESOME PRIM SHOPPING ! I love all your goodies too cute cant wait to see what you get into next :0) Have a great week! hugs lilraggedyangie

  15. Hi Angela,
    I am so glad you found a FUN PRIM place to shop. Sounds like you would never have to leave there and search out other spots.
    Wonderful goodies you bought....thanks for sharing with us...and happy shopping/traveling.
    Stay safe.

  16. Sounds just great, glad you're enjoying yourselves!

  17. Sounds like my kind of store Angela...I think a certain Holly girl is going to be green with envy. :o) Take care, Janice

  18. What fun and cool new treasures.
    Love & Hugs


  19. Love to travel, so thanks for the trip. When we going back??? lol Got some neat things.

  20. Looks like you hit the jackpot in SC..! Good for you, Angela..! Love those prim socks..! Enjoy the remainder of your stay..! Hugs...K

  21. Sounds like you are having a great time! Love all the goodies! When I am on a business trip with hubby I have to usually just stay in the room since he has the car but I enjoy every minute of peace and quiet and getting to look at blogs and watch any t.v. programs I want. Funny how the little things are the big things!!! lol

  22. I am so thankful for your prayers. You will never know how much that means to me. My the Lord bless you in a mighty way! Dianntha

  23. Wow Angela. The Depot looks like a wonderful place. Wish it were closer to Pa.


  24. Oh, what a fun place!! I'm with you girl, we have no prim shops around here at all so when I travel, I look for them. We can sometimes find a few prim pieces here and there, but no actual shops. I would have been excited also! =] You picked up some wonderful goodies to play with! Have fun with them when you get back home~