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Thank you so much for all your love and support. I definitely will have more DIY posts coming but for today I would like to share some antique-y explorations with y’all. A long post and many pictures coming your way.
An unexpected day off from work gave me the opportunity to explore the local antique / vintage stores. Luckily for me, there are over 10 near where I live that I can explore to my heart’s content.
So the first two stores I checked out were glorious. Aisles upon aisles of old, delicate, vintage, dusty wares and items. I was in heaven. I walked past the old dusty books and almost disintegrating book covers. So beautiful.
The store built a replica of an old French library (they do not know from what time period) but it looked superb and they had a vintage printing press (date also unknown).
There were old advertisements and posters for fashion, sodas, cameras, ice cream etc. Took a few to share with you.
I breezed past the typewriters, some with paper still attached. I couldn’t read what was on it but it was picture worthy 🙂
On to the musical instruments and different phones; wall phones, old designed dusty gold ones, crystal ones….There were so many.
Onward I walked, to the ladies section. There were dolls in lacy bridal wear, ragged stuffed quilt bear dolls, teeny little doll furniture.
Long flowing gowns, with matching gloves and hats. I wanted to buy the entire section. Thank god my mom stopped me.
This dress was super blingy and sparkled from a mile away. The tag on it said $6000 with a lot of scribbling. But I think it was only 6000 dollars.
Mason jars full of buttons, crocheted doilies and of course a wooden stand with hand stitched quilts. Old gas irons and rusted sewing machines to round out their sewing section.
A ladies grooming set, with combs and soap. The soap smelt heavenly, and was still quite strong after so long.
Moving on to their medical aisle, there was a very rusted, old doctor’s scale.
Old medicine glass bottles and a very old calendar completed the aisle. The calendar’s dials still worked, surprisingly.
Almost done with this post, I swear. I passed through the kitchen section. There were some dull silverware, all bent and curved. Some old soup labels, old spice cans and jars.
An old toaster and a butter churn. There was a dead fly inside the churn 😦
The best part of the kitchen section was this cute herb pillow 🙂
And finally, some old vintage hand made tree ornaments, with lace and ribbon and gemstones.
And also a lovely musical fan with a Shakespeare quote. That wasn’t part of the antiques but it looked very elegant, definitely worthy of a picture. So pretty.
Hope you enjoyed the pictures. I will take more trips to other antique stores and will definitely post images 🙂