|Old Courthouse in the Town Square|
|Rex the Dinosaur Greeted Us|
|I would have loved an excuse to buy these, but for now they shall remain at the store.|
After going through 5 or six shops without having much luck we finally gave up and headed to a different town to see if we could find a larger selection of actual vintage items (and not just reproductions). Some things that I noticed, which were a common theme throughout our visit:
- Lots of furniture with a Victorian or primitive feel, limited amounts of Nouveau style furniture or classic mid-Century designs.
- Apparently everyone is liquidating their Breyer horse collections. Saw lots of these for sale.
- Higher prices (about 1/2 increase or double the price from the last time we visited). A great example of this is below.
|Asking Price $950. Did your jaw just hit the ground? Because mine sure did, several years ago you could easily find these here in the same condition for less than $400|
- Remarkably fewer shops with actual vintage or antiques inside even though it was listed on the door. It felt much more commercialized than previously with fakes lying around every corner.
|Asking price for the obvious reproduction bread tin upon inspection? $70|
|Framed board from a Hopalong Cassidy board game|
|Nifty little lamp.|
|I'll kick myself later: ~3 yards worth of vintage cowboy fabric in duvet cover form. I thought really hard, but I promised my husband not to bring home any more large quantities of fabric that were not in an easy to use form.|