Saturday, April 20, 2013

A Vintage Poke or Two...

A tiny, white poodle danced around as I walked up the wooden steps. Inside, chandeliers twinkled their sparkly lights bringing life to the old mill. Once a hub of production, the vast space is now full of antiques and other old treasures. My path is one of habit. Once around the outer loop, then up and down the other rows. Afterwards, a sweep downstairs and through the larger areas stacked high with furniture, Persian rugs, and the other odd item or two.

I poked around for quite a while, even stirring up a conversation or two. "How about that coach?" an elderly gentleman asked. Puzzled, it took me a minute to remember that I was wearing a long-sleeve t-shirt with my daughter's school's name splashed across the front. He was talking football; my shirt was talking volleyball. But we still chatted.

I saw treasures and junk. But most of all treasures. Old estate photos, some of which were rather creepy I thought, a glass rolling pin to replace my broken one.... And of course a Royal typewriter. But what I really liked were those old floors.


  and this little treasure that I claimed for myself....


It kind of reminded me to bloom where I am planted.

Overall, it was a very good day. Low key (just like I prefer) and nothing on my agenda except freedom. Now that was a good way to spend part of my weekend. 

I hope you found time to squander on whatever you wanted to do this weekend. There's nothing like having a day to yourself to feel rejuvenated and a little lighthearted. I kind of needed that this week. How 'bout you?


10 comments:

Nancy said...

This was a wonderful read and loved tagging along with you on your break....I love that spoon; so glad you picked it up and those old floors are to die for.....

Yes you are so right we all need a little time to let the engines idle and just have some fun.....I plan to do that this coming week....

Lisa Gordon said...

Roban, these photographs are wonderful.
What a fantastic place to be with a camera!

Kelly said...

THAT'S MY TYPEWRITER!!!! I love your finds! We have the same taste!

bill lisleman said...
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bill lisleman said...

Sorry about the deleted comment I messed up the wording and blogger comments don't offer an edit function.

My sister got our mom's old Underwood typewriter. She's taking good care of it. I typed many term papers and assignments on that mechanical wonder.
I enjoy finding new blogs and saw your comment over at Middle Age Ramblings.

Relyn Lawson said...

I love those kind of days. I love that word and that reminder. And, I really love those green shoes.

McMGrad89 said...

I want to wander through the mill with you. Sounds like a fascinating place.

Charlotte Morton said...

Lovely story!♡♥♡♥

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beth said...

i love antique stores and flea markets.....SO MUCH....so of course this was a fun post for me :)