My slice of heaven is this amazing antique store that belongs to my Grandparents. I spent many many summer days walking the aisles not really caring what was inside the building. As I grew older I tried to find ways to make money during the summer. My Grandparents would let me and my brother sweep or dust the merchandise for a few bucks. There were always cobwebs to clean too... I remember it always being hot, as there is no air conditioning and for heat there is just a wood stove for a pretty large building.
Every now and then something inside the building would strike my interest but I didn't have a true appreciation for this store until I was much older, probably in my early 20's. My appreciation grows larger and larger every time I visit, which is every time I go home. During my last trip I snapped some photos of interesting things... or at least things that I found interesting.
I hope, and dream that some day I'll have a store of my own and I pray that some of these beautiful antiques will still be around when that day comes.Until then, I am photo documenting :)
Just for the record, I was actually blessed with both sets of my Grandparents being in the antique business. My other Grandparents are gone now and so is their estate, but I spent plenty of time digging in their shops too.
|I see these cups a lot in other Flea Markets. I really like this set.|
|My most favorite place ever, ever, ever! I've been playing in this jewelry display cabinet since I was a tiny little girl!|
|Mason jar collection. I remember being "artistic" and taking a photo of this when I was in photography class in high school. Back before digital cameras! I processed my own film and photos.|
|China, absolutely beautiful China! Not too valuable but so beautiful! Plate after plate after plate.|