I always love the feeling that washes over me the instant I walk into an Antique Shop. It's like taking a step back in time. My Mother, Sister and I made the rounds yesterday for our weekly outing together. As we were admiring all the lovely handwork and old fine furnishings, Bridget said how much she loves the simplicity of the way the pioneer women lived. I agreed. Then about 30 seconds later I said if they were alive today they would sure set us straight on the meaning of the word "simplicity"!
Now this would have been a modern convenience for a pioneer woman but I sure can't imagine having to cook on it. For one thing, look how low it is. Talk about a back breaker! And I'm just a smidge over 5'3". For someone tall that would be crazy!
But I wouldn't mind having it just for looks :)
This rooster caught my eye because he took me back to my childhood.
My grandparents were chicken farmers.
Lots of happy memories of playing in the sunshine and running through the cornfields with my cousins as we were growing up.
How lovely is this?
My Mother has always had a thing for these.
I love the dresser scarf too.
This chair was gorgeous!
But what did I come home with?
Because you know I had to have some little SOMETHING.....
This charming accent lamp!
Isn't it unusual?
I've never seen one quite like it.
I LOVE vintage lamps.
This one sits very prettily on my dresser.
It has different flowers on each side.
And look at that darling scallop along the top edge.
Yep, I had to have it!
I love to look at old things like this and wonder who owned them before.
Then I think of the years I will enjoy them until I pass them on to one of my daughters or granddaughter.
And honestly, I think they are happy for the time they spend with me :)