Autumn antiquing in small town Florence
Dennis and I had a "date day" on Saturday since Ben was off camping; it was the most beautiful Fall day. It was a beautiful drive, past groves of bright orange and gold aspens.
Our first stop was The Mezzanine, which is two floors of great stuff and thoughtful arrangement with lovely vignettes. They were in full Halloween mode!
|Main Street, Florence|
|We were greeted by the Madam|
|Scary masks -- which were original art|
Another lovely, too-small hat; this one is perfect for Autumn!
Even Dennis found some things here to like; such as this vintage signage...
and the building's original stairs, which are incredibly sturdy and well-made.
|A corn husking machine|
Isn't this apron-display a clever idea?
I could use something like this in my house, for all my beautiful linens!
At Mezzanine, I picked up some beautiful Czech glass buttons -- black glass --
and the cutest little cube buttons made of soft wood!
Also this very sweet old black and white trim!
But this was my favorite buy...
It's a teacher remembrance gift, given to a student who graduated in 1916!
The inside is printed with sage advice -- a send off.
Next we visited Fox Den Antiques, which is full of gifts and home decor
as well as wonderful antiques!
Just getting ready for Christmas,
there were some adorable heart-shaped,
hand-sewn ornaments with buttons on them!
Of course I had to take one of those home with me,
as well as:
another beautiful heart ornament,
cut from an antique metal ceiling tin
And dreamy ephemera, like this antique, handmade folder
With sewn pocket, to hold onto clippings before they were
put into a scrapbook.
an old account book, and newer (but still old)
tally card with adorable graphics!
And then this -- A Telephone Book for Teenagers
I think it's from the 1950s.
Each page has a different teen on it...
I wonder what Rosemary did to be crossed out of the book?
Poor, misunderstood mom!
The whole thing just made me smile!
Next: a couple more Florence stores,
and more of my buys!