On our recent trip to Sylva, North Carolina not only did we visit the American Museum of the House Cat but we also visited The Old School Antique Mall.
The mall is just that – an old school – and is filled to the rafters with antiques and collectibles of all kinds. The American Museum of the House Cat is also in this building but the antique mall dominates the building and has a lot of square footage to offer antique seekers.
Of course my interest lay in looking at all of the teapots and tea cups and amazingly enough I did not come home with a single one which took a lot of restraint. I did snap a few pictures to share with my readers and maybe you can pick out your favorite one.
The antique mall has a lot of Hall teapots and I love each one of those. I was really tempted by this yellow one.
I do have one of these Aladdin style lamps in my collection but mine is blue. Isn’t it a neat design?
This one is really pretty. The teapots were all different prices but all of the ones I looked at were in really good shape.
And then there were teacups by the hundreds. All kinds and colors. They were beautiful and even on sale.
I loved this piece of furniture where these teacups were displayed.
If you are ever in the area you must check out The Old School Antique Mall located at 4704 US Highway 441 S
Sylva, North Carolina 28779. It’s always good to call ahead to check their hours as they sometimes change. You can contact them at (828) 586-8097.
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These antique malls are an Aladdin’s cave. Not surprised to see an Aladdin’s lamp teapot in it! My mom had a great collection of teacups. When I cleaned out the apartment I gave a special one to each of my girlfriends who were delighted to have something of my mom’s as they all love her so much. I kept one for myself and donated the rest to the assisted living seniors home she had moved into. They were delighted as they always served tea in the afternoon. That quote works so well, glad you could use it.
I love what you did with your mom’s teacups!!! Perfect !
I too enjoyed that quote. Recently I read a Bill Bryson book and it concludes… And I admit, I was, ready to go. I missed my family and comfortable familiarities of home life. I was tired of the daily drudgery of keeping myself fed & bedded, tired of trains & buses, tired of existing in a world of strangers, tired of being forever perplexed and lost, tired above all of my own company….
Such is travel. Happy travels sister!
I love that quote from Bill Bryson. I also love his writing – such a gifted travel writer. Thanks for sharing the quote.
The tea set in pic #2 is my favorite. Did you buy anything?
That one was so pretty but you had to buy the whole set I think. I did not buy a thing there – hard to believe but I didn’t and it might have been because Chris was with me although he bought me that last one come to think of it. 🙂
I like blue and white…and I like Josh’s quote.
I agree. The blue and white was fabulous and Josh’s quote was spot on as well. I have the best readers–you included.
#1 and #7 are my favorites but they are all lovely. It is so much fun to run into places you never expected.
It was such a fun find and even if I didn’t buy anything I certainly was tempted.
I love that blue patterned tea pot – it reminds me of the plates my Grandma displayed around her home
The blue one was one of my favorites as well. So classic.
Wow. That’s a lot of teapots and teacups and other assorted china. I really like the white and blue teapot. That’s one I would totally snatch up.
Can you believe I bought nary a one????? I know it’s shocking.