We are slowing down and the shopping is picking up! Mom and I love Kansas. Great shopping along the way. We started the day just outside Kansas City and barely made it to Manhattan. Only 150 miles and 6 antique stores today.
Miracles of modern technology. A Compact Disc Jukebox. The designer tried to do futuristic retro but didn’t quite hit the mark. I wonder if we will ever see an MP3 Jukebox.
This is the kind of booth mom aspires to have. She wants to be a vintage glasses dealer. She is well on her way, we bought 2 more sets today! We just need to get the stylish buffet display for them, all we have is standard shelving units.
My favorite view, stores with aisles that go on and on, in an old building where you can’t predict where you are going next. This is one of the charms of antique stores. Those in old markets or warehouses are OK, but the rambling building where you can explore and pretend that no one has ever made it back to where you are is part of the fun.
As much as I enjoy variety in a booth, I am flummoxed as to who would buy roof vents at an antique store. They aren’t stylish or vintage. I could be wrong and some designer will take them and make them the next hot display item, but color me doubtful.
I absolutely loved this wall of suitcases. They are colorful, interesting and even provide insulation if you did it against a west facing wall! You see them all over the place, pretty cheap, so this likely costs less than something like wainscoting or crown molding and looks 10 times as neat. I admire whoever looked at this wall originally and thought – You know what this wall needs? Suitcases. Lots and lots (and lots) of suitcases.
It was a good day for shopping! We love the colorful divided serving dishes, you rarely see them in such fun colors. The race car decoration is newer, but the car buyers will love it for their home decor. The Duesenberg glass was a great find, we rarely find such good car glasses. The covered wagon toy is perfect for someones western theme decor with a fun touch. Nothing amazing, just lots of good stuff that will sell quickly. We will be in Kansas for another day, with only one empty box. Either I need to find Mary Poppins carpet bag or we will only be buying postcards and cufflinks for the rest of the trip…