Friday

Nosing Around


I love to explore old houses and antique shops.  I used to nose around in my mother's drawers where she tucked away aged photos, momentos, and all sorts of things a child might rip or tear or worse yet, misplace! For a few minutes I was priveleged to peer around the Old Village Shop and boy is this the place for nosy people like me!  Words like Female Weakness, Lard, Boilfast, etc. are so foreign to our current speech habits and political correctness.  Female Weakness?  Oh no!!! 



All sorts of goodies attracted my eyes and I was in sensory overload!  The Old Village Shop is what you would find in an old country store.  Medicines, dry goods, canned goods, tools, clothing and even examples of old washing machines and vacuum cleaners are housed in the spacious log structure complete with wooden floors just like the old days.  I thought you might like to see what caught my eye....and this is only a small sampling!  You have to come and see for yourself!  These items or similar ones were most likely used by your grandparents and their relatives.




You will love the unique items and large collections that quietly sit and wait for your visual inspection.  My favorites were the apothecary shop.  How quaint but so very detailed were the labels on the old bottles that still carried the residue of promised cures.  I would love to know the ingredients of these magical elixirs, wouldn't you?






If you are a fashionista then check out the next couple of pics. Oooh, that black bathing suit is so very alluring!  Look at the kiddy shoes!  So sweet!




And finally something none of us can escape doing even today though women were stuck with this chore decades ago...at least the old scrub board was becoming a thing of the past.  Check out the washing machine! Now that is neat!  I hope you enjoyed my nosing around!  I can't wait to browse around in other buildings to see what I can find!


8 comments:

Verde Farm said...

What neat things they have in the country store. I really must have that bathing suit. Thank goodness we have moved forward with the washing machines...I would never get anything washed :)
Amy

Mary said...

What a wonderful place to wander and look around! I love all those old tins -- I like to collect tins. Oh, and the washing machine! Thank heavens for our modern conveniences! :)

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog and for Following! I used to nose around my mom's draws also! Looks like you had a great time for your self. I enjoyed my visit this evening!

COUNTRY GAL said...

What a fun place to nose around in! Hubby and I love country antique shops and try to go to different ones every weekend, ya never know what you will find or fall in love with ! Have a great day !

gail said...

Hi Jill-What fun pictures! There was a time that I think I collected all the things in the photos. Bought and sold a lot through the years...love the washing machine and I keep waiting for those bathing suits to come back!
gail

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I love digging around old houses, thrift stores and antique stores. Old stuff is SO much better than new!

Mama-Bug said...

Wow, that's my kinda place Jill! I adore looking at old things from the past. I have a small basket of old spools of sewing thread, buttons still on the cards, various other notions that were my grandmothers. I still have her old wooden egg sock darner. I'll have to do a post on it one day soon.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello!
What a wonderful place to visit...I love all things old. Thank you for stopping by my blog this morning ...I've enjoyed coming over to visit your beautiful museum blog..I just wished we lived closer. One day if we ever make a trip out east I would love to stop by and tour your museum...maybe I could talk Amy from Verde Farm into meeting us there! Have a wonderful day..
Maura :)