Monday, February 8, 2016

My Visit to the Antique Store

I remember a time when I liked to visit the antique stores around my area. I would take some of the older girls and we would ooh and ahh over all our neat finds. This past weekend I was able to spend some girl time with my older daughter and we ventured out to several antique stores, a museum, some home decor stores. bakery, and then lunch. What a great day of relaxation and just what the doctor ordered!

Here are some pictures:

These particular antique stores are a hodge podge of old and new---even things you might find at a garage sale. Many of the booths have vintage music playing that add to it's charm. 

They also had homemade arts and crafts items like these hand sewn Valentine's day "cookies".

As a blogger, I love to see old typewriters. As a young girl when I was just nine I would spend hours at the kitchen table typing out new "novels" just for fun. These bring back those sweet memories. 

There is always a quilt rack or two or three that can be found. So much time, hard work, and love goes into making these!

Some of the booths had handmade signs---I like the "Amazing Grace" sign. It just makes you want to start singing!

Gotta love these old mixers--they remind me of Grandma and her kitchen. She was always cooking up something yummy. Such cherished memories especially now that she is gone. 

Oh the books of yesteryear. How I miss them. This was a collection of 12 books. How precious!

There was a booth of baby clothes that were designed by a Christian. My favorite shirt was this one that said "Grace upon grace upon grace...etc." I would love to have one for myself to wear!

And you can't overlook these hand embroidered table runners and doilies. 

They also had a nice section of tea supplies. I always like to stop and linger to see if they have anything new.

The stairwell full of art that leads into a long hallway with nooks and crevices full of more wares. 

An old dresser that remind me again of my grandmother. 
I remember smelling her perfumes and looking at all her makeup thinking how pretty everything was.  

This was a repurposed merry-go-round horse.

I love the old china cabinets. My mother has a one similar but a little bigger that she is trying to ship to me that once belonged to my great grandmother who only spoke Hungarian and not a lick of English. 

Here is an old sewing machine that had be pumped by foot. 

And an old cash register....we've truly come a long way!

And finally an old picture Bible book for children. Some of the things back then were so sweet for children. I truly miss the times when things were more innocent for them. 

I hope you enjoyed our pictures!


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  1. I am seriously swooning here. I love shops like this and it has been too long since I have had a day out to enjoy some. Sounds like I need to plan a spring fun day.


    1. It's been a long time here too, Chrissy, so glad we took the time to do it!

  2. that looks just like the antique shops down our main street in the historical part of downtown. DH and I have plans for a date night to use some Christmas cash and gift certificates - dinner, shopping, then dessert! He's wanting to start a collection of old hand tools, and I am ISO old cast iron pans (I finally splurged on a Griswold and haven't touched my Lodge since- there's no comparison!)

    1. Old hand tools and old cast iron pans--how lovely. Hope you find what you are looking for! :)

  3. Thanks for sharing this post. Everything is so lovely and tempting. I would want to buy one of everything. Glad you and your daughter had a good and relaxing time.

    1. Yes. it was a great time to catch up. Adult daughters always seem to be on the go and it was a nice day to practice some "slow". :)

  4. walking through the Antiques store is like a dream come true. Love the quilts,books,embroidery objects and everything else.

    1. We have several near us--they are so fun to visit!

  5. My maternal grandmother was an antiques dealer for decades and we spent many a days at antiques malls, flea markets, estate sales, and charity shops. These are all such fun...a treasure hunt. I am glad that you had a nice time alone with your daughter.

    1. What sweet memories you must have with your grandmother. Yes, I loved spending time with her too!

  6. It's great idea to spend time with old things. It seems like each of them has wonderful magic story. This old mixer has one for sure...

    1. Wouldn't it be neat if these old treasures included their story written on an index card next to them? Sure would make shopping there much more interesting!


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