Adventures at The Antique House -- Part 1

Mrs. A.

The setting is Small Town, USA.  The main characters are Mr. and Mrs. W.  The plot begins with Mr. and Mrs. W selling their old house and moving to a new one.  Well, not really a new one, but new-to-them.  As it turns out, this house probably qualifies to be on the National Register of Historic Homes.  As it also turns out, the previous owners operated an antique store in the building.  Mr. and Mrs. W purchased the house WITH all of the antiques included.  And…as it also turns out, Mr. and Mrs. W are related to me.

This is where I enter the story.  The phone call between Mrs. W and me went something like this.  “You what?”  “With ALL the antiques included?”  “How soon can I come look at what you have?”  Mrs. W explained that each of the immediate family members were going to be given a dollar amount to redeem for goods at what was appropriately being called…The Antique House.  I didn’t need any more incentive than that.  Several days later, loaded down with bubble wrap, tape and anything else needed to wrap fragile items, I began my little adventure.

I really didn’t know what to expect when I arrived, but quickly found that I was on sensory overload.  One of the first things I saw was a Victrola.  Simply beautiful! I tried, but my photography just couldn’t capture the beauty of the sun from a nearby window reflecting through the blue, green and red glassware. The colors were so vibrant!  I turned to scan a shelf of antique clocks of all varieties.  And below that was a cabinet full of vintage Frankoma Pottery.  I made my way into the next room which was the kitchen, but it wasn’t lacking for vintage items.

Vintage Kitchen Items

Vintage Kitchen Items

The kitchen was complete with an Antique Hoosier Cabinet similar to this one.

Antique Hoosier Cabinet

Antique Hoosier Cabinet

From there I moved into the rest of the house.  Each room was filled to the brim. Display cabinets and shelving housed glassware.  Books, aprons and doilies were in another area.  Here are just a few of the pics I took of the rooms.

Depression Glassware

Depression Glassware

Vintage and Antique Treasures

Vintage and Antique Treasures

Vintage and Antique Glassware

Vintage and Antique Glassware

More Vintage and Antique Glassware

 More Vintage and Antique Glassware

I “oohed and aahed” for about 3 hours before carefully wrapping my selections in bubble wrap and heading for home.  Stay tuned for Part 2 of my Adventures at The Antique House to see what I chose.



14 thoughts on “Adventure at The Antique House – Part 1

  1. JD| March 15, 2017 at 8:36AM

Wait – WHAT?!?! Oh. My. Goodness. Mr. and Mrs. W purchased this home filled with antiques? That’s AMAZING! I have to ask – are Mr. and Mrs. W going to keep the house as an antique store? Or are they going to get rid of everything in order to live there? This is just an amazing story! The photos are fun to look at, and I can just imagine what it must be like to walk around inside this house. Wow! Can’t wait for Part 2 to see what you selected!

  • Mrs. A.March 16, 2017 at 11:08AM

Amazing for sure! Great questions, JD. I will answer them in “The Antique House – Part 2”. :o)

  1. PamMarch 15, 2017 at 10:27AM

What an amazing find! Beautiful items and envy your treasure hunt there! Can’t wait to hear the next part. Great job!!

  • Mrs. A.March 16, 2017 at 11:09AM

Thank you, Pam, and thanks for stopping by and commenting, too!

  1. Judy A. Merashoff| March 15, 2017 at 2:04PM

Oh My Goodness!!!

I envy you so much. Awesome items. I would have loved to be walking with you through each room. My heart is still beating very quickly. Wonderful blog post also!

  • Mrs. A.March 16, 2017 at 11:11AM

It was somewhat overwhelming, Judy. Oh. My. Goodness. is how I felt when I walked in.

  1. Linda Stanchik| March 15, 2017 at 3:12PM

Like a dream come true! This is so cool! Looking forward to the next installment and seeing your treasures. Great job Mrs. A. 

  • Mrs. A.March 16, 2017 at 11:12AM

Thank you, Linda.

  1. Loretta| March 16, 2017 at 12:08PM

Oh, wow…what fun you must have had! Like a kid in a candy shop! Looking forward to Part 2!

  • Mrs. A.March 16, 2017 at 10:15PM

It definitely was like a kid in a candy store, Loretta. Hope it won’t be long before I get Part 2 published.

  1. Laura's Last Ditch Vintage Kitchenwares| March 17, 2017 at 3:50PM

What fun! Nothing this fun every happens in my family.

  1. Joanne| March 20, 2017 at 4:00PM

Fabulous finds, Mrs. A!!

I look forward to the continuation… will you need a storage unit??

  1. SueMay 20, 2017 at 6:21PM

Oh my….I don’t see how you could choose when there was so much to see and admire. Can’t wait to see what you got.

  1. Tina| July 23, 2017 at 2:51PM

Wowza! One can only dream. I can’t wait to hear what Mrs. W. does with the goodies that are left. I’m off to read part II

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