Last week we decided to go into the antique mall located right across from our favorite thrift store. It was such a delightful place, we wish that we had gone in sooner! Instead of being accosted by the scent of 100 different perfumes, we were instead greeted with the gentle mustiness that says, "Grandmother's House."
We brought Mr. Graham along so we could point out things we like (our birthday IS coming up, after all, along with Valentine's Day!).
There were so many sweet old things that have borne the passage of time~
Things once used and loved, and then passed along~
Even the little boy in the funny hat was intrigued by the wide array of items!
We literally could have stayed all day, savoring the spirit of Days Gone by,
and imagining how big of a home we would have to have to put all of the things we like. . .
. . . Like this cabinet, whose drawers would be perfect for a nature collection,
. . .And this library card catalog, which would be fun to use to organize our books,
. . .And this sweet nine-patch quilt,
. . .And this desk that was made in the 1770s (Wouldn't it be fun to have a Colonial Corner, complete with a painting of the singing of the Declaration of Independence?),
. . . But some members of the party were not as enthusiastic at the prospect as the lady in the big blue coat!
So we picked out the sweetest post card we could find (along with a copy of "The Harvesters" by Gene Stratton Porter, and a biography of Queen Victoria), and promised the clerks running the mall that we would be back soon.