Earlier this morning, while grabbing coffees in our hotel's lobby, we got to talking with a pleasant fellow behind the counter. He had lots to share with us about this and that, the hotel, and the town. When he asked us if we liked to go antiquing we got all excited and started chirping in unison: "We do! We do! We do!" So he told us about the Antique Trove, properly warned us of all the time we would need to make our way through it, and then even drew us a map of how to get there. (I didn't even know people still knew how to draw maps!)
Let me say that I think I could really benefit from some instruction on how to effectively photograph an antique store. These photos do not even begin to do this place justice. From the moment we walked through the front door and saw deep aisle after deep aisle laid out before us, we knew we were in for something spectacular. So we gave each other one last look, confirmed we each had a phone on us for the inevitable, and went our separate ways.
Here are some of the highlights of our visit:
Fabulous vintage jumpsuit.
1950's poodle pony skirt for little girl. Made in France.
I bought the one in the middle!
I loved everything about that cowhide cow on the top shelf (except for the price, 550.)
We only had an hour to spend here today so we had to move quickly. Honestly, we both would have loved to have had two to three hours.
This calf livers can would be so cool re-purposed in just the right way. :)
Set of vintage glasses featuring all of Arizona's beautiful cacti.
I don't know exactly why I was drawn to this framed art, but I almost bought it for our cabin. Is it my reluctant obsession with needlepoint? My love of sowing seeds? Sympathy for my farming ancestors and the struggles life held for them? I'm guessing a little of each.
The object above was simply marked as *Ceramic Cowboy Hat* but I saw it as more of a chips and dip platter for the cabin. Nana's birthday gift - check!
These glasses reminded me of the most fabulous dress I never owned.
My grandmother's couch fabric reincarnated in a large collection of melamine serving dishes. I'm serious when I say I LOVE these!!
I always liked Dennis.
Arizona cacti, again! :)
I'm looking forward to making my way back here in several months when I return to finish up a project. When that time comes, I'm going to make darn sure I have enough time to give this place the attention it deserves. ;)