Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Vintage shopping

Several weeks ago we noticed an article in our newspaper advertising a new antique shop in downtown Wyandotte. Though we have never really gone antique shopping before, Christianna really wanted to go visit this quaint little store before our move so last week Mom, Faith, Christianna and I headed over to see what Alora's Attic had to offer.

Sandy, the lady that owned the store also owned the room next door and had the windows filled with lovely articles from the past - elegant dresses and hats, old baby carriages and bird cages!


Inside the shop

After leaving Alora's and on the way home we stopped at another store who's sign stated: Almost Antique. Well, lets just say that they named the store a long time ago, as almost everything in the place was definitely antique! What a place! Though we definitely were only 'window shopping' as the prices were extremely high, is was a real treat for us to be able to see so many things from the past, made to last, with many stories to tell from our ancestors.
The lighting was rather bad and it was hard to get clear pictures but here are a few for your enjoyment.
The lady at the store said that she has been collecting things for over 25 years and finally decided to start sharing it with others!
On this one wall there was hanging a huge collection of saws and old farm tools that had been beautifully decorated with scenery paintings.
Of course a favorite of us girls was this old treadle Singer sewing machine. Gorgeous!

Faith found the clothing and accessories section and was having fun trying on many of the hats.

Then Faith saw this candle stick patriotic phone! *FYI if you didn't know, Faith is our patriotic baby, born on the 4th of July* Unfortunately, when we asked the price,($75!) all possibility of being able to purchase this special gift was wiped out.
However, if any of you out there would like to send the funds to help purchase this unique phone for Faith's birthday... =)

Anyways, as you can see, we greatly enjoyed ourselves on our little shopping outing, though we again have been reminded of the words in scripture:
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21