Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Shopping and Stopping

While we were in New Jersey for the birth of our second grandchild, we actually had a time to visit this little shop not far from our son's home.  It was crammed with antique and vintage things as well as new ones that just looked old.


 This is actually the front door to the shop.
I never did see a name on the building. It must have been there somewhere.


Do you see anything you like? How about a sobriety checkpoint sign?


 ...or blue swim fins holding flowers, or cast iron mermaids ?


Aren't these little bird houses cute?


What about a blue boat with  lobster traps ?



Love that chippy blue paint.


Or maybe a garden tractor made from a sewing machine or perhaps a mill stone?


...colorful buoys/fenders and lovely barn siding...


Color and texture were everywhere.

Believe it or not, I didn't buy a thing.
I saw 3 demi johns that I wanted but they already had a "sold" tag on them.
 It was fun shopping and I wish I could have taken photos inside. It was even more packed with goodies, but photos weren't allowed inside.  :(

Now that we've finished shopping, we can do some "stopping". :)
Here are a few pics, that I didn't show you last time, from some of the other rest stops along the way from GA to NJ




 Here's a better shot of the vinca planted underneath the lamp post. This was at a service plaza in Maryland.



 This was in Virginia. I liked the metal Lutyens-style bench with the silhouette of the state of Virginia on the back rest.


Sorry this is so hard to see. It's the only one I took of the "facility". The little brick building looks as if it were built in the '40s or '50s and even has a slate roof and a brick chimney.

 Thanks for shopping and "stopping" with me.
I'm headed over to A Southern Daydreamer for OutdoorWednesday .

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See you there and y'all be sure to stop by and enter for a chance to win my Goodie Bag Giveaway seen HERE.
Babs

10 comments:

Patti said...

Now that's a crazy antique store. I'd get lost in there and have to be rescued. Thanks for the tour.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Wow what a fun shop with so much to take in! Hubby would have had to drag me out.

Sarah said...

Babs, that looks like a fun place to roam around. Did you take anything home? ;-)
~ Sarah

SquirrelQueen said...

That shop looks like fun, I love to wander through places like that. I'm not sure if I could have walked out without buying something.

Debbie said...

I really love little knockabout shops like that. My favorite thing that you saw were those birdhouses. I'm thinking I could make some like that.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

That little store looks like a great place to visit, love fun shops like that:@)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Babs, Congrats on the new grandbaby! Looks like the owner of this shop is quite a collector...or hoarder! Seems like a fun shop.
xo,
Sherry

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi Babs, what an interesting place. You could spend hours there looking at all the memorabilia. Also, congratulations on the new grandie - aren't they just the grestest?! Linda

Designs on 47th Street said...

That's the kind of antique shop I love to poke around in when I visit N.C. Something for everyone, to be sure! LOL!
Going to check out your giveaway!
Donna

Pat said...

Oh I wish I was there with you! Love the tour of the shop and it was fun seeing the rest stops. Very nice rest stops!

Pat