Sunday, May 15, 2011

Water Tower Antiques

We had such a nice weekend (so far).  We checked out an estate sale Saturday morning.  It ended up being a really great one.  The home belonged to a couple who were "swap meeters" in the 60s and 70s.  I won't share all that here, but I will be listing things over the next few days in the shop.

After we unloaded all our goodies from the estate sale, we headed out again to a couple of antique shops in Holly, MI which we had never been to before.  Today I'm just stopping in real quick to share with you our trip to the first one, Water Tower Antiques.

No, that's not the building.  I forgot to get a picture of the place itself.  This ^ is an awesome "dollhouse-esque" model that I saw immediately when we walked in.  It was very, very cool.  And I don't know if you can see in the picture, but there was a creepy man peeking out of the window too.  Kinda weird.

A tiny peek at the menagerie of andirons and cast iron figures they had.  I've been kinda drawn to that stuff lately.  Especially the little figures - dogs, houses, donkeys. :)

A fascinating collection of fishing lures and stuff...lookit how big some of those suckers are!

I am in love with this guy.  I like his cool texture.  His masculine, boxy shape.  His stoic blue-eyed gaze. Ha!  I don't know, I just thought he was cool.  Unfortunately, his price tag was not so cool. :(

I always like discovering new kinds of old lanterns (is that an oxymoron?).  We have a few around the house - the plan is to eventually wire them up to be functional and mount them here and there wherever a little dash of light and nostalgia might be needed.  

There was this awesome, massive piggy bank!  I have one kinda like this guy - but it's a heck of a lot smaller.

This was a cute booth.  They had a lot of neat kitcheny stuff.  The little dress you see hanging is actually a clothespin pouch!  Isn't that super cute?

They just don't make stuff like they used to, huh?  I think it woulda been so neat to live during that time.  Hmmm...which decade would you choose?  When I was younger I always thought I should've been a hippie in the 60s.  Now, I'd say I'm absolutely smitten with the 50s.  The clothes, the simplicity, the gadgets, the colors, the clothes. :)

I'll be back soon to post pics of the second shop.  It was such an interesting place.  So unique.  I've never seen anything like it.  I can't wait to go back!


PoetessWug said...

I love your excitement about 'old stuff'! LOL

Cassandra said...

Thanks! If history had been this fun in grade school, I might have actually enjoyed learning about it!

PoetessWug said...

Ha! Ha!...Me too! ^_^

marathon1981 said...

Amazing place! I love discovering new and exciting shops. I would have looooved the 50's I think. I've been more and more drawn to the mid century stuff with spaceage round and square shapes. I love the Jetson's house as a kid hehe