Monday, February 24, 2014

The Sun is Out-Let's Go For a Ride!

We can't wait for the snow to melt away so we can be outside! We are all getting very tired of looking at the same walls and faces at our house-I guess you could call it cabin fever! Am I alone in this, or are you feeling it too?

After church yesterday we hopped in the car and headed to a new-to-me antique store in Fenton called The Treasure Shack. It's a small little place that is packed with a lot of good junk! There was a good mix of something for everyone. The prices seemed reasonable too. It is really small, so if you plan to make the trip, add a couple more stops to the route to make it worth the drive. We added in a couple places in Holly (Arcade Antiques, Water Tower Antiques, and Main Street Antiques. As well as a quick stop at Fratz Consignment).

It was a perfect day to be out and about in the sunshine-soaking it all up to be able to make it until next weekend. We saw some interesting things and some same old same old things-just like at every other antique shop or mall.

The things I'm looking for (Pink Gooseberry Pyrex refrigerator dishes, vintage Fiesta, and various other vintage kitchen items) seem to be hiding! That's o.k., it just makes me more determined to find them, and give me more of an excuse to hunt for them!

The whole trip took a little less than 3 hours and I only bought one thing:

I took a few shots of some things that jumped out at me...
 Why? Was someone really that bored that they had to make a fancy covering for the lid of their chamber pot? Seems mighty unsanitary to me-ewww!

 This creepy guy popped out at me as I came around the half open cabinet door. I think it would stop kids from stealing a cookie when mom isn't looking as well as cause nightmares!! 

 Mrs. Beasley! I remember having one of these when I was a kid, wish I still had her!

 I remember having one of these too!

Sometimes hunting for treasures can be kind of bitter-sweet. Like when you see something you had when you were a kid, or something your grandma had when you were a kid. I even have gotten choked up over seeing a toy my brother had when he was a kid! At first I choke up and get teary-eyed, then after that wave of emotion, I end up smiling, remembering that person or the good times associated with them.

So, even though I won't be a booth renter in an antique mall any more after April 30, I will still be an avid treasure seeker-the thrill of the hunt is what gets me the most-never knowing what you might find, or what price you might get it for. I do love selling, but not as much as hunting. I may still do a flea market here or there, or even try a different mall somewhere down the line. It's not carved in stone yet, but I'm looking forward to the new adventure, and I'll bring you along for the ride!

1 comment:

  1. I love that quilt! The colors are so pretty! That clown is really weird, and would scare the pants off of my son who has a clown phobia. Sorry to hear you will be closing your booth. I am also closing my booth at the end of this week after 4 years. The sales are just not enough to cover the rent anymore. I guess people are not buying things that are not necessary. I'm with you, just because I will not be buying for the booth, doesn't mean I won't stop junking. It's in my blood!