The trip in our Casita last week provided us with some fun shopping. Perry, Missouri had many antique shops, even if it took us two trips to find them all open.
We didn't buy anything at Lick Creek Antiques, but it was fun looking in there. It was an old mercantile building, tin ceiling, balconies, and all. The owner obviously loves textiles. He had some of the oldest lace, clothing, trims, and shoes I had ever seen. It was like walking into a late 1800's shop. Wonderful things!
In Perry we also found these antique fiesta ware bowls. Now if you are into fiesta ware, you will know the original colors do not match the new colors with the same name. Thank goodness, because otherwise I might have had to spend $180 on the big bowl only, to match the daughter's set. NOT!
I even found a relative's business. My grandmother Cardwell was a Hickman. I have never met this Hickman, but his brother and I have communicated via email for years. We are 3rd cousins once or twice removed, I don't know how that whole removed thing works????
Now this is what I am talking about!! Ben Franklin 5 and Dime store!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a treat it was to go up and down the isles in there.
Look at the FABRIC!
And the reproduction feed sack fabric. To die for!?!?!?!
I even found this candolier for $1 in the sidewalk sale bin.
One afternoon we went to downtown Hannibal and I came upon Hickory Stick Quilt shop.
I had been looking for this Christmas panel and they had it.
Across the street was Mark Twain's home place.
We walked into 3 area restaurants before deciding on this one. We were the only table with customers for most of our meal. In honor of my daughter and my cousin in law Rita, I had toasted ravioli.
A cobalt blue fruit bowl I found in one of the shops for $5.
The new non-electric tater masher I had been looking for came home with me.
We are really into cast iron skillets. What a set we found here! None came home with us, as we are in search of a Wagner #11, most of these were Griswold.
Remember the lamb molds that keep multiplying, this one did not make it home with us. It too was a Griswold and the price tag of $195 was way too steep for us!
Just a fun few days in Florida, Paris, Mexico, Perry, and Monroe City; all in Missouri.