Friday, April 2, 2010

Old stuff from long ago

Does anyone else like antiques? How about looking through antique stores? My family and I drove out to Stillwater last Friday, just a 20 minute drive from Eagan. My wife and three daughters had to drag me to the car! I hope others will show us antique stores in their city!

21 comments:

  1. I like to walk trough the small ways into those shops!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love Stillwater. In the summer. Don't much like antique stores anymore, though, 'cause most of the things in them are "younger" than I am!

    ReplyDelete
  3. That's a lot of antiques! Stillwater is fun to visit although I haven't been there in a few years now. I'm trying to downsize!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. yes, antiques! have a few of my own and treasure them, especially ones from my family: two cherry drop leaf tables and a cherry "lap" desk built by my great grandfather's brother. He signed one of them! And there is also a set of white Haviland given to my great grandfather for his service to the Grange in St. Joseph County, Indiana.
    Thanks Leif for the photos! Do you think some of us are so entranced with "antiques" because our history is so short? Unlike any other country we visit in the world.

    ReplyDelete
  5. This looks like our living room....

    ReplyDelete
  6. hmmm....
    When you wrote "old stuff from long ago", «Louis» thought you were referring to him...

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love antiques! Of course Versailles is the perfect place except that next to nothing is affordable. Last time I spent a few bob at an antiques shop was in Seattle!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love antique stores like this one. So well kept. I'll take that little bulldog under the pink chair.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hi Leif, ich liebe Antiquitäten und das gemisch aus alt znd neu in der Wohnung.
    Herzliche OsterGrüsse von SchokoHasi

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love to poke around places like that but my style is more modern. As old as our town is we don't have any antique shops.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I actually entered a kind of antique shop in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City, but for farming tools and camel saddles, etc. Great!
    In the Jewish sector I only know of "alte Sachen" stores.

    Leif, I hope the rain held off for you today.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Danke das Du mich so oft zum lachen bringst:-)
    Das Vergnügen kostet 50 Cent.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Until now I spend probably a fortune for books and postcards from the last centuries.
    Dantes Göttliche Komödie von 1882 are the oldest so far, yet in fear for their aging, as I do not know how to take care of old books.

    Gesegnete Ostern dir und deiner Familie.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Antique prowling is a fun way to spend an afternoon. Thanks for the bird's eye view.

    ReplyDelete
  15. It has been years since I went antique shopping. I think maybe it's time to start again! Nice shot!!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Yes, I like antiques. I live in a century home (an ex-farmhouse more than a century old) so they are appropriate in my home.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Beautiful and lovely old stuff !! This is so fantastic !!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love antiques but I don't have enough money to buy some pieces hahaha.

    Museums are great places for antiques. There are few antique stores here in Al Ain City.

    ReplyDelete
  19. certainly valuable antiques of high art and also the expensive price

    ReplyDelete
  20. This are nice objects, each with its own story to tell.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I don't like ALL antiques, but I'm sure I could find something very unique there!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for your sassy, funny, clever, serious or encouraging comment! Tack sa mycket, merci beaucoup, vielen Dank, domo arigato, grazie mille, tusen takk, ansante sana, terima kasih, obrigado, Dank U wel, kiitos paljon!