Wish I had thought to take a picture of the store. I could have spent a couple of days in there. I was looking for some shutters. No luck there, but I did find something I simply could not resist. I think that's what happens in these stores:
I'm normally very level-headed and I don't make purchases on a whim, but in this instance, I didn't think twice.I just love the detail on the top:
And the way the little cast iron top slides open to receive the beans:
And the little dovetailing:
Do I NEED a coffee grinder? No. In fact, although I love the smell of coffee, I can not stand the taste of it. However, this little coffee grinder now sits in my dining room cabinet and its rather silly how much it makes me smile.
I am always entertained by the things that catch my eye in these shops. This sign made me chuckle:
Of course I can't pass up a closer look at a sweet quilt:
A collection of children's books caught my eye as well. I love children's books.
And this display was set up like a vintage pharmacy:
I was also entertained by this book:
I almost bought it because I thought it would make for fun reading. I just flipped to a few pages and I was highly entertained by the entries I read:
Servants? I cannot imagine. :) AND a governess?
A children's nurse?
I think we could lump all of these titles together, tack on a few more, and I think the proper name would be Mama. :)
This paragraph made me chuckle loud enough that the owners walked all the way to the back corner to see why I was laughing. I just love the way it is written.
After an hour and a half, I had to drag myself away and tackle town, but I thoroughly enjoyed stepping back in time and my little treasure will remind me of a simpler time. I wish it could talk because I know it would have a story to tell and I would love to hear it.
I wonder if it would scoff at our so called progress: