I told you I would be posting another blog about my junk shop trek a few weeks ago, so here it is.
I didn't set out to go junking that Saturday morning. I actually just wanted to take pictures of something I had seen on a previous ride (those will be a future post). But after taking those pictures, I traveled on down the road a little way to Claremore, OK, home of Will Rogers (notice the name of the old hotel in the picture above?)
This is a wonderful little town for exploring antique shops; there are so many! It's neat and clean, too.
Going through antique/junk stores is like taking a trip back in time.
So let's take a short journey...
And, oh my goodness...what the heck is this?? It's antiquated and it wasn't really all that long ago!!! I was still using one of these things for certain jobs when we rolled into the new century.
Aqua is a trendy re-purposing color popular with the Pinterest generation.
This is some kind of light fixture but it looked like a crown to me. If it had been really cheap I would've bought it.
Claremore is home to the famous Pink House tea room, owned by a friend of ours (not the house behind the sign; that house is yellow!)
It's an old Victorian home and truly is pink. The food is fresh and delicious; the portions more generous than most tea rooms. They also serve the best scones and baked fudge you'll ever eat!
I love browsing antique/junk shops. I see so many things that remind me of days long gone and it brings back wonderfully warm memories of my childhood, my mother and grandmothers; or even toys that my son had when he was little.
But it can be a little disconcerting when I see something that I got for my wedding or something I bought new and now it's considered vintage. Whoa!