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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Downtown Antiques- Let's go inside!

Taking a peek inside Downtown Antiques: A two story antique shop that also houses a cafe, a bookshop and a law office. Now that's versatility! It took a little pleading, but I finally convinced my hubby to stop. 

There was so much to look at!  From the regular sort of antique finds:

Pez Dispensers (sorry for the glare)

Beautiful glassware (Love the cookie jar)

Look at the pattern on the little creamer set...so cute

An assortment of oil lamps

Old cast iron ware

Character glassware
Although all of these things were beautiful to look at, nothing truly grabbed my attention. We kept looking, booth after booth, and as we did, we came across some items that had us scratching our heads in wonder:

Wooden monkey

Not sure what that is-maybe a redneck back scratcher
(I can say that, I live in Arkansas....lol)
Bunny Family

Over-sized tortoise shell

underside of shell
I had to convince my son that he did not need the tortoise shell, although he wanted to add it to his small collection of turtle shells at home. He had one given to him a long time ago, and recently found another out in our yard. I had to quickly divert his attention and I was in luck, as the next few booths had these old toys:

Old View Master with original box

Vintage Metal Toys

Fire Truck and drums

This was so cool
What I love about these sort of places, is sometimes the items just bring back memories:

Mr. Peanut Man (story behind this in a previous post)

Neat to see this old Candy Striper Uniform
(I used to be a Candy Striper at a hospital in my teens. )

Reminds me of when my grandpa used to go duck hunting
I can recall living in several places growing up that had these old type of radiator heaters. No matter how hard I would try to avoid them, I always ended up bumping into them and having instant blisters from the heat. I hated them with a passion.

 Some of my favorite items:

I loved EVERYTHING in this booth!

Old mailbox doors
If you are an American Pickers fan, and you seen the last episode, then you will appreciate the following items that are similar to the items featured on the show:

Right up front--what grabbed my attention from the street

The one on the right is a "Buddy L"

Creel Baskets

Wood working tools- planers
We had a great time exploring and finding these treasures, but the award for the most unique goes to this:

The "Most Unique" Award goes to......


My children first spied it hanging on the wall, and asked "who is she?", and I can't say as if I blamed them for the gender confusion, as Mr. Lennon was wearing quite a bit of rouge for his photo shoot!!

That concludes are stop at Downtown Antiques---and as these folks are probably thinking.....

Thanks for the visit and y'all come back now, ya hear!!!


You sure picked a unique name and blog design. Every time I see you I can picture your blog.

Thanks for linking up at Relax & Surf Sunday.

I'm already following you


Oh!! This post was like a lovely dream for me! I'm a vintage FREAK! I love everything about vintage finds:) Adorable blog! Happy to be your latest follower!

My kids love pez!

Thanks for stopping by~ Following you back!

I love antique shopping! Looks like yall had a lot of fun!
We are your newest followers!
Amy, Hannah, Ellie

Loved looking at these pictures. Do you think that the "redneck back scratcher" might be a shoe scrubber? Following you back from Relax and Surf Sunday. I look forward in getting to know you more through your blog!

I love antiques. They just don't make things like they used to. *sigh*

P.S. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love to meet new bloggers and look forward to getting to know each other.

Hi Hazel! I'm following you back from Relax and Surf Sunday! Love this vintage post. My grandparents had a wooden monkey similar to your photo! Ahh..brings back wonderful memories of my grandparents who are no longer with us.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and following!

Hi there! New follower from Bloggy Moms! Hope you can stop by and return the follow :)


hey thanks for stopping by k-kronicles. i'm ur newest follower. have a great wk!

HI! Thanks for following me; I've followed you back.

Enjoyed looking through your site and I'll be back to look again.


Cute Blog! Love the glassware!

Thanks for following me.

Now following you back!

karen @ thesonshinesthroughme.blogspot.com

Love it love it love it! I want the Lennon wall hanging so bad!!!! :)

I love looking at antiques! Since ebay hit we don't have anymore of these stores by here. Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog.


I LOVE antiques stores! We don't have many around here so I hit em up whenever we are on vaca!

Thanks for stopping by, I'm now your newest follower! Can't wait to read more!


Thanks for the follow! I am following you back from momondealz. Sorry there is no Target nearby, maybe one of the other stores I cover can help you?

Thanks for visiting my site and following me. I am happy to return the favor.


Oooh I love antiques! So fun and so many treasures to discover! :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog and following. I'm following you back now to and can't wait to read more :)

Jami @Intentionally Living...

Do you have to go in person to ask a price on something or does each dealer have a web site? Can you contact them via email about an item?

I just now found this article so sorry for the late reply. Hope you see this. I live a couple blocks south of the shop so I've been there countless times. This is a small town, so the individual dealers don't have websites. The store does, though - www.dtantiques.com - and you can call about prices, inventory, etc., at 417-256-6487. Hope this helps! The place is amazing :)

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