Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Come join us this Saturday for

cookie, prizes, carolers 

and free horse and buggy rides

from 3pm - 5pm

Friday, November 29, 2013

Shop Small Business Saturday

"Shop Small Business Saturday" is 
THIS Saturday November 30.

Don't forget to support your local small businesses.  We may not be Wal#### or Tar### (you know, those big guys!) but we have a lot of heart.   Small businesses are independent and work hard to keep their doors open.  Thank you for being here and supporting us!

Monday, November 18, 2013

It's A Wonderful Life In Selma

We are kicking off a month long of Christmas events this coming Saturday.  Several shops in town will be participating in an 

Saturday November 23rd.  
Special discounts, 
Giveaways and 
LOTS of Food

Get your list of participating shops while visiting with us.
Watch this site for more information on other upcoming Christmas events.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Thanksgiving is around the corner (or is that Christmas....sigh).  
In another week or two it will be ...

Time to bake the pies and stuff the turkey, 
Time to give thanks for all those who have touched our hearts,
Time to remember those who have gone before us,
Time to love those dear to us,
Time to heal,
Time to remember to love harder
Time to forgive faster.

Lay-A-Way for Christmas???  

You BET!!

Bring $100 worth or more of items to the front counter and for 25% down we can put it away for layaway.  

All layaway must be paid in full by December 23rd and it's yours!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Well the kids are full of their candy, costumes put what's next??

I have resisted the pull of early Christmas on the grounds that I feel we should enjoy one event before being plunged into the next.  Christmas has been spotted in shops and malls for over a month already.  Customers have been asking where is our Christmas displays of goodies.

While going through a grouping of books for the shop, Cheryl found the following poem in Margaret Fishback's 1937 book ONE TO A CUSTOMER.  Even back them merchants felt the need of an early Christmas.  Hope you enjoy it!


List to the beating of their hearts,
The snapping of their arteries,
As in the eager retail marts
The merchants milk their Christmas trees.

Each year the season's earlier,
And I, a nature-loving dolt,
Am troubled lest the pine and fir
Shall lose their grip and start to molt

Before the Twenty-fifth is here.
For how can they survive December
When they were launched on their career
So prematurely, in November?

Eventually, I believe,
Our merchants, each an up-and-comer,
Will be promoting Christmas Eve,
In the preceding spring and summer.

Now come on folks, doesn't that say it all?  They felt the push of an early Christmas even in the 1930's!  Our Christmas push will be here in time for Thanksgiving.  That's when the town of Selma has asked their merchants to be ready by.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Don't forget to visit
Selma for their
 38th Annual Railroad Days this weekend.  

We've been here for 14 years and each year the Saturday morning parade gets better and bigger!!  

Lots of family activities, games rides, face painting along with crafters and antiques.  Hungry?  Wait until you see all the food vendors!  

We open after the parade, usually by 11 a.m. and will stay open at least until 6 p.m., longer if the day is still busy.

So, Remember to STOP ON BUY and have a visit with us this weekend.

See you at Railroad Days.  Enjoy the fun!

Friday, September 27, 2013

We're NOT ..."One of THOSE"... Antique Shops

I heard that expression the other day and I have to say it applies to us beautifully.  

Sure I'd like to sell the ten-thousand dollar corner cabinet but we are more comfortable with the everyday kitchen Hoosier or Barn Door (by the way we have both).  Like we said last week, 
"We have JUNK for your TRUNK".  

Fun and funky.  Trashy Treasures.  Comfortable finds.  We won't break your bank.  Come on out and have some fun!

Re - Cycle
*recycled cheese crock becomes a vase *

Re - Use
 * words from an old dictionary become a ring*

Re - Purpose
 * old insulators become art*

Re - Store
* we carry Howards Restor-a-Finish *

* I had one just like it when I was a kid!* 
(personally, I like the repurchase the best!)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Weather is Great!  Come Visit with us!

Love this weather.  We have the doors open and nice cool breeze coming through.   Take a stroll through Selma and visit with us!

That's RIGHT ....   We've Got "JUNK" For Your "TRUNK"!!

Love the bright colors to go with the wonderful weather.

How about a 5 foot tall MID CENTURY standing yellow swivel lamp for $95

Tartans are always cheery aren't they?
How about a vintage COOLER, never used, New Old Stock  for $38

Always room for one more colorful piece of PYREX!

 A farm table with colorful glasses!

And YES!!! Here at Reid's Country Sampler we DO have EVERYTHING ....including the kitchen SINK!!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Make A Fair Offer

We have a couple of LARGE pieces of furniture that have "Make a Fair Offer" sign on it.  That means what it says.  I can't take a dollar but if it's fair and reasonable, it's yours! 

The first piece is a solid blind front corner cupboard - c - 1940 in Great shape!
7' tall by 3'8" wide

The second piece is newer and even larger and also in great shape.  It is in two pieces.
(thank goodness, it makes it easier to transport). 
7'8" tall by 8'3" wide

Both pieces started out at $2,800.  Neither has a makers mark.  Both came out of estates in the Selma/Smithfield area.  Both sellers are motivated to move it!

If you are interested in either of these pieces give us a call or drop on by to view them.  We're open 7 days a week!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Okay Folks…. I know TWO blogs in two days are more than I sometimes do for weeks but I just had to share the new booth with all of you.   

At the very top of the third floor you’ll find the “SEEKERS” booth.  I mentioned them earlier.  They have now fully moved in.  You want it?  They’ll SEEK it!   

(TWO, count them... TWO  stand up Radios!)

These new dealers spent the whole day in this muggy weather unloading, schlepping up stairs and setting up their new booth.  

 Peachy pink full size iron bed with center medallion $200 SWEET!

So glad to have them on board here at Reid’s Country Sampler in Selma, NC.  I think I might have to spend some of my own money on a treat or two.  Love it!  Love it!  Love it!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Lady Head Vases

( $295)
Lady Head Vases were popular in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s.   

Both ultimate in style and grace these little beauties portrayed the desirable look women were after during this time period. 

($195 )
Head vases were also made as men, animals, clowns and children but it is the desirable ladies that most collectors are after. 

( $250)
Originally made as accessories for florists to be sold and delivered with flowers, plants and occasionally plastic flowers, these ladies are now gracing the shelves and showcases of many a collector. 

($200 )
Most popular are the vases with long eyelashes and jewelry.  Little pearl earrings and necklaces, sweeten the deal for the buyer.

($195 )
Price point…..$20 and up and up.  Some, like these beauties will sell in the hundreds, some will hit the thousand dollar range!

 ($195 )

If you are interested in purchasing one of these little beauties, let us know you found it on our blog and get a special BLOG discount!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Well, you may be wondering "Where'd she go?"  The blogs have dwindled to almost nothing.  

Daddy's passing took a lot out of us here at Reid's. We miss him greatly.  Thank you to all of you who have come by to give us condolences.  He loved his customers.  It's very comforting to know they remember him too.

So now I'm back at work and hopefully I'll make up for lost time in the blogging department.

We have new dealers up on the third floor setting up.  Looks Country Primitive with a Victorian flair.  Yummy!  Ask for booth "SEEKERS".

Leaving us after 10 years booth "W" is retiring from the Antique business to go hug some grandchildren.  How could I ever compete with a grandchild?


New in are TWO antique gas pump front panels for your MAN CAVE! 

BUY ONE......


Also new in is a wonderful 
HUGE 1945 Hunting Scrap Book  
19" by 24" and a full 3" in width!

I've placed a 10 ounce bottle in front of the book to give you an idea of just how LARGE it really is!

Front and back cover have an advertising poster.

Insides are packed full of fish and wildlife!  Everything for the Outdoors Man.