Tuesday, November 27, 2012

She Ain't That Kind of Girl

So, maybe it isn't entirely true that I didn't shop this past weekend. After the parade, on Saturday, I made the family walk across the street to our Smalltownland antique mall. 




I adore this place.  It housed a hardware store back in the day.  As in 1900, back in the day.  It remains in near original condition.  I can remember visiting this building when I was a child and it still sold hardware and furnishings. 




It is true that I have purchased many an item from this facility.  It is even true that I am such a good customer that I am known by name and....when I walk in the store they have recommendations for me.  

While walking around I spied this beauty.  Although beautiful, she made it clear that she wasn't putting up with any funny business. 







The sign on her made it clear to all of those who came close to her. 




She ain't that kind of girl.  


36 comments:

  1. Morning Michelle, how cute is that, love it, she is a beauty.....what a wonderful place, my kinda wonderland......Blessings Francine.

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  2. i love that sign. that is too funny. the hubby is the antique fan in this family. we need to get to one soon. come to think of it i'm shocked we have not.

    hey, i have a Christmas giveaway going on at my blog ... please be sure to stop by. have a great week. ( :

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  3. What a great store. I can almost smell the wood floors and stories it has to tell. And the sign...perfect!

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  4. How cute! I sure could have myself a great time in that shop! My kind of place.
    Have a great day.
    shug

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  5. Looks like a grand old store. I love that battered wood floor.

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  6. I can see why you like this store -- barbara

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  7. That sign is so funny! I can see why you love the place.

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  8. I have to suggest a sign like this one to a friend of mine...

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  9. Lol, the sign is funny but sometimes you have to try before you buy... I love this kind of vintage place!

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  10. I love antique stores like this. Great sign too!

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  11. ha! i guess if everyone had a feel of her softness...she might well be worn out before her time!!
    cute sign...and GREAT shop! it would be one i'd have a hard time leaving...i'd want to see everything!

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  12. I love it...I would love to have that....

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  13. oh, thanks for the great laugh! love this!

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  14. A beauty for sure! I could find a spot for her.

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  15. So cute! I would love this store, too. I would have to have that green compote dish on top of the cabinet. xx

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  16. Oh what fun!! Love the chaise! And, love that she is "saving herself!"
    :)

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  17. oh i am lol'ing "not that kind of girl" great sign! i love places like that and had a couple of favorites near my house in georgia that i'd visit almost daily. this was before braden and dalton started school and once the older 2 were out of the house we'd go do errands and that would almost always include a stop at the copper hen or the other big shop that i can't remember the name but was inside of an old cotton mill....i love old buildings like yours in the photo and the musty smell, i love it!

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  18. oh i am lol'ing "not that kind of girl" great sign! i love places like that and had a couple of favorites near my house in georgia that i'd visit almost daily. this was before braden and dalton started school and once the older 2 were out of the house we'd go do errands and that would almost always include a stop at the copper hen or the other big shop that i can't remember the name but was inside of an old cotton mill....i love old buildings like yours in the photo and the musty smell, i love it!

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  19. Ha -- love that note! Hope you enjoyed a nice Thanksgiving.

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  20. She looks so elegant that it would be hard to resist her!

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  21. Looks like the kind of place I'd enjoy...

    Dann in Ohio

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  22. You got a smile out of this ol' girl.. and hubby too.. did you buy the chaise? I adore old stores like this that have antiques in them.. gotta love the good old heartland of the US of A.
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  23. I can just see that beauty on the flagstone floor in my day lounge!! Loved that note..

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  24. LOL - love people who can get a message across with a sense of humor !

    We used to have a hardware store like that too when my town was still a town (now it's 1/2 million large) and I don't live there anymore.

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  25. Ha! That's too funny! I love that piece of furniture too!

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  26. I'm tired anyway... and spent time with many of 'that kind of girl'. hahahahaha
    Lowell will love that!

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  27. LOL! She's screaming "take me home!!!"

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  28. Made me laugh and drool, I love antique stores, I can do major damage to my checkbook there.

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  29. Ha, that's such a funny sign. I love it! I also really love that shop. I love antique malls. We use to shop at an antique mall outside of Fresno, California years ago. So much fun.

    Gigi

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  30. Oh I love the fainting couch and I am still laughing. B

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  31. Hi, just found your blog through Got a Minute or Two.
    Love all the pictures. I was born and raised in the big city and came to our small town because of marriage. Hated it at first,knew no one except the in-laws. But, not, after many, many years, you couldn't get me back to the city. love it here.

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  32. WOW, what a beautiful chase! Cute sign....and I love hearing your story of the building, now an Antique shop! What a wonderful life to live in a smaller town! LOVE it! Blessings to you.....Roxie

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  33. It was here, memorably, that my mother discovered that we had cousins in Smalltownland when my father moved there to practice in 1967. My mother walked in and Mrs. Lewis said to her, "I don't know who you are, but you're a Miller!" She turned out to be my grandmother's third cousin. They sold dry goods, yardage, shoes, seeds, appliances, furniture- and Mr. Lewis' office area was in the back. He kept a can of King Leo peppermint sticks in on the desk, and if I asked nicely, he'd give me one. One of the few antiques I've purchased is an oak desk with claw feet, which I bought in the antiques store incarnation when I moved home for my previous job in 1996.

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