Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Simply Beautiful ~

Teach us delight,
in simple things ~ Rudyard Kipling

I paid another visit to the antique store that is going out of
business this fall. I could spend hours there browsing through all
the goodies that are still left. I suppose some people would not want to darken the door as it is a very old store and most items are dusty and such, but I adore it. When I want to look for paper items I head back to that store. I hope that I remember to take my camera next time and get a picture of Eva the owner. As I have shared with you before, she is in her 90's and is still going strong. She always wears purple, has jet black hair and wears lots of vintage jewelry. She told me that some people have even asked to buy the necklaces and brooches that she wears.
I couldn't pass up these gorgeous pieces at 25 cents each ~ This one is an advertisement card. Eva told me she must have missed that one, because she was not selling those cards for 25 cents. (It was in with the 25 cent postcards), but she also said she is glad it was me who got it for that price and not someone else. YAY~ Isn't this couple beautiful? I love the colors~

I sure wish I could wave a magic wand and take you all there. You would be amazed at everything in that store and I am sure you would not leave empty handed either. Eva's husband died three years ago and now she doesn't want to be tied down to the store. She wants to go fishing!!! She even cleans the fish herself. Some might think her a bit eccentric I suppose , but aren't we all...
I think she is a joy.

Have a beautiful day today. Blessings~

7 comments:

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Morning Sandi... I am sitting her in my jammies ... Just posted and reading posts. Tom is off to Wauseon to golf... We recieved some nice rains from above and they were welcomed.... WIshes send your way for a nice day.... Enjoy

Marilyn said...

Morning Sandi!!
Another Hot day but some cooler weather in the forecast.
Just love the papers & postcards you found. The colors are beautiful!!
Have a great day!
Hugs & Smiles,
Marilyn

Splendid Little Stars said...

What a great story about Eva and her wonderful shop. Perhaps you could post more of her story sometime. In her 90s! Bet she has some tales to tell!

blushing rose said...

G'morn, sweet friend ~ You snagged some beauties there ... love them. How are things coming along on your end? Hugs, TTFN ~Marydon

Shabby Kim said...

Those cards are beautiful Sandi. I agree about the last one. The colors are so pretty in my favorite shades of green. Hope you will be able to find lots more treasure at this antique shop before they close the doors for good. Sounds like a wonderful place to visit.

Lisa said...

Those are lovely! How could you pass at .25!! They are just wonderful!
Hugs, lisa

Robin said...

What a deal you got here!