This is what I bought at the Main Street Shoppes in Westfield. Kathy and I bought different scented wax melts and trade each other three. LOL. We can sure penny pinch. :) I did buy some local honey from the area. This is all we bought from the big two story antque/fleamarket building.
Here's more of the inside. I thought this was bit creepy ....now to some it may be a treasure. A stuffed raccoon , he looked very old .
Fishing lures and books. I like looking at these.
Oh my, this old radio took me back in time. My parents owned one of these, although it did not have the record player in it. But it was just as big a piece . when I think about all that country music my parents listened to....you know we were never allowed to change the station either.
The lady that became our landlady, way back when I was 10, had one of these. It was an awesome polished Victrola.
Do any of you remember these pull down maps from school? Whole new world now.
One of these was always in our Christmas dreams while growing up. A shiny new bike. Never happened. After Kathy and I walked thru the entire two levels of this store we left and drove to Carmel. It's a town south of Westfield.
It's what I call an artsy community. This is the outside of one of the buildings. We were sitting on a bench in a wee bit of a resting park, drinking coffee.
All thru the town are statues of people in everyday poses, looking kind of real. I am sitting on the same bench as this one. My daughter Kathy is just past him taking a shot of me. I saw little kids really looking this man over. LOL.
We went to another place to shop(look around) . :):) It was called Favorite Finds, Inc. On Rangeline Road. I did buy this little milk bottle. I will use it as a vase. Sorry I did not take photos. I always ask before taking pictures in any store...and the proprietor was at the back of this business. She did tell the history of the building, which I loved. The front looked like a small house from the road....but it went on and on, in the back. Full of consignment things...some very old and some very ritzy. The lady said the house was once where a doctor lived, then it was bought and a restaurant and bar where built on the back. That explained the building going on after the first few rooms. Kathy and I plan to go back.
I have to tell all of you, it was 61 degrees yesterday and suppose to get to 64 today. Then it will be in the 50's for a few day. I am calling this Indian Summer....we better enjoy every bit of this. Ted is golfing today. Wishing all of you a sweet day. XO
Good Morning Susie. Glad you are enjoying such nice weather. Thanks for sharing your trip with us. I love the milk bottle as a vase. Growing up we had a neighbor who repaired old radios and Victrolas. I remember those maps well from school. I hope you will enjoy another pretty day. xoReplyDelete
Hi Mildred, Glad you liked seeing all the old things at that shop. This weather is nice. May get some rain soon. Ted got to golf today which make him very happy. Blessings to you, xoxo, SusieDelete
We are having warm weather here too-mid 70's today. I'm beginning to wonder if it will get cold this year! My mother and father in law had an old radio like this one with a wire recorder in it. We finally let it go the last time we moved.ReplyDelete
Jan, I knew some would recall those big old radios. :):) Honestly mom and dad never let us listen to rock and roll on it. But we did watch bandstand on TV. :) Blessings to, enjoy that wonderful weather. xoxo, SusieDelete
Very artsy indeed! I love art. That art on side of the building makes me want to pick up my sketch pad! It's been crazy weather here too, but I guess that not uncommon for South Carolina lol. One day it's cold then a few days later it can be warm!ReplyDelete
Pilar, When I go to Carmel again, I will get photos of all those statues and painted buildings. Lots of cafes and places to get coffee. It's a pretty town but an expensive place to life. I love your state...one day I would love to visit Charleston again. So much history . Blessings to you honey, xoxo, SusieDelete
Oh my gosh, I thought the man sitting on the bench was real at first haha. That is the coolest wall mural, very artistic. Oh Yes, I remember those bikes. Is that a sting-ray? I got a shiny blue one for Christmas one year growing up. Oh Yes, I remember those pull-down maps. Some things have sure changed, Susie (some for the good and some not so good). I love the story of your parents and the old radio. That is really a pretty piece of furniture. Did that stuffed raccoon on the wall surprise you? I think it would have scared me a bit. Susie, you had a lovely day out with Kathy. And I like how you penny pinch, that's smart of you. : )ReplyDelete
Sheri, There are many of those statues around. Just standing or sitting in town. I do not think the bike was a sting-ray ..those used to have those banana seats, didn't they? The bike was in good shape. That big radio was something we kids were not to touch. But we did watch bandstand on TV and yes, we danced on the rug that mommy told us not to. LOL. Shhh. oh that raccoon looked kind of dirty and ratty. LOL. I think things like that could spook you , if you just popped around a corner and saw it. LOL Yes, honey, Kathy and I had a long fun day. She is so adventuresome. Blessings, love you, xoxo, SusieDelete
what a great time you had,, the honey is so good to get local, suppose to be good for allergies. The statues that look so real are amazing,,ReplyDelete
Laurie, That is exactly why I bought the honey that was local. I have heard that too. I will get more photos of the statues, they are amazing. Hope you are doing well. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
I love those statues! We have a few of those in our city park.ReplyDelete
Debby, The statues are real looking . the skin tone is dark gold. I saw a couple under an umbrella ...they had watches, rings, the folds in the clothing so real. Blessings, hope all is well. xoxo, SusieDelete
Susie-Is that house in Carmel--the drs. one? If so, maybe next time I get down to Mindy's (after Christmas) I could meet you there. It sounds like a fun place to visit. Don't you just love Carmel?ReplyDelete
We had one of those big old radios, too, and my father loved to listen to the Saturday night fights on them. lol...and he listened to some station that played waltzes all the time. I can still see him grab my mom and swing her into a dance. She couldn't dance a lick....lol....
Hope you have a great day. I am headed to Mindy's but will only be there for two full days so no time to pop in and see you this time. Next time!!! xo Diana
Diana, That house that is called Favorite Finds is right in town..across from the blue moon café. It looks residential. Carmel has changed so much to me ...from the old days when we would drive thru it to get to Indy. All new and modern. It is charming...but expensive. I did get a card for Mindy from a lady that owns the ice cream parlor...called Main Street Treats, inc....they cater birthday parties or have them in the shop. Nice people.Delete
I would have loved having dancing parents. I did hear my mother sing on wash day. She always sang country western songs. :) Blessings, take care, xoxolove, Susie
What a fun time! I especially liked the statue on the bench. I agree....that raccoon was creepy!ReplyDelete
I went out to have lunch with a friend today and then did an errand and stopped off at the Goodwill. This totally wore me out! I’m in bed resting before I get back up and dive into the decorating again! I wish I had a helper!
Linda, I went to two store today, did chores at home and feel tired too. It was a pretty day , but windy. I would help you decorate if I were there. I have yet to get started. I better soon. LOL Blessings, love you, xoxo, SusieDelete
Hi Susie ~ What a fun time you had, and I think sharing the wax melts was a brilliant idea. I love honey ~ especially mixed with peanut butter, and real butter on toast...could eat a loaf..haha.ReplyDelete
The radio brought back memories for me too. We had one and Dad loved to listen to the fights, and Gangbusters. Mother loved Stella Dallas...Soaps back then too.
Wanda, I like honey on toast with P.B. too. I know my parents prized the radio , as I am sure yours did too. It was not a toy and we kids knew to not change the station that they listened to. The radio was in their bedroom and the TV in the living room. :) Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
The raccoon gives me the creeps and I'm just looking at a picture! Nice here, too, and tomorrow is supposed to be sixty. I'm feeling better and hope to get in more time out of doors. Take good care!ReplyDelete
Raccoon are cute when real and can be dangerous when cornered...I think it may have been in someone's den setting years ago. Glad you are loving your good weather. Me too. We better is how I feel. LOL Blessings, stay healthy, xoxo, SusieDelete
A fun shopping time. I am a huge fan of honey. :-)
Carla, I have heard that local honey helps with allergies. So I thought since I am getting older, I need to think of things like that. :) Plus it's good in tea. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Love seeing these pictures. Oh my goodness do I remember the pull down maps! LOL! Love that old radio with record player! We have a friend that sells his own honey, all natural. Matter of fact I need some! Hoping you are having a great day! Hugs and blessings, CindyReplyDelete
Hi Cindy, Glad you came by. I would love one of those old maps in the office. Even though trying to find countries on globes and old maps is crazy these days. LOL. I still love them. Honey is a healthy food to use as sweeteners. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Looks like a lovely day to be out at the shops. The statue looks real! Enjoy this weather.ReplyDelete
Thank you Karen, It's so nice out .Some rain forecasted but back to sun soon. Bless you, xoxo, SusieDelete
Looks like fun shopping, Susie. We are having some good days now but it was rainy and miserable for awhile there..Happy Wednesday..xxoJudyReplyDelete
Judy, I have learned to get outside when it's nice and at least walk around the yard. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Hi there Susie, glad you stopped in and I loved seeing the pictures of all the neat old vintage stuff in this post! We inherited one of those old radios but it has never worked, still we love it because it's old and vintage. I could (and often do!) spend hours in thrift stores and fleas markets and junk shops and garage sales etc.--I just love to pore over all the neat old stuff.ReplyDelete
Debbi, I do not always buy when I am out in the shops. But like you said, it is fun to look and remember back at some of the old things. Blessings to you, xoxo, SusieDelete
OMG....my grandparents had a Victorola so similar...gosh those were wonderful times! So enjoyed this Susie!ReplyDelete
I loved the statue of the man on the bench. How real he looked! If I were shopping with you, I would have to share that bench with you to rest up. What an interesting town in which to shop. Blessings!ReplyDelete
I love days like you had and when the weather is nice, what could be better? We went to a wax museum in NYC and that's how all the people look....kinda real but kinda creepy too!ReplyDelete