Thursday, November 12, 2009

vintage adventures

i went exploring in vintage manhattan today and it was great! so many little finds and places i want to spend the day exploring in. i have a million photos to show you (and even more i wish i had room for) better yet, come see me and we can explore together!

second thyme around

keep kansas clean

the grand ol trunk
this place is huge and organized. it's amazing :)
i love looking through trinkets

vintage patterns!
this little treasure reads "recommended for knits"
i may have laughed out loud.

the bookstore
did i mention that all three of these shops are right next to each other?
that's how we do it in kansas- economical!

every nook and cranny is filled with books, and it's so well organized

the music room

tons of old magazines and life magazines.
(the owner said this is all the life magazines they have left from boxes and boxes full.
they're a hot item)

a room full of vintage books. i love the bindings

here are the goodies i came home with
(just a couple small things)

i love the orange ribbon boarder featuring composer names
(and of course the whole stringed instrument thing)

vintage postcard of the jerfferson memorial and dogwood flowers (one of my favorites!)

the stamp says "mailed in the pentagon"
to libbie, from mable and walter.

i have more to share, but it deserves it's own post, so you'll just have to be patient!


  1. Sounds like a fun day! I love looking in places like summer you can take me to them!

    Both cats are literaly staring me in the face, guess they want to be fed.....they're so demanding, they only think of themselves!! =) But, I love 'em!

  2. Great pictures, friend! Don't you love when you stumble on amazing things just around the corner from you? Its my favorite!

  3. your blog is just so charming. you have a new follower. happy thursday.


  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours is great! I also love stores like the ones you shared. I love flea markets too.

  5. oh gosh, how fun is that!?

    i can't wait to see the rest!

  6. what gorgeous shops, these are just the kinds of stores that i can get lost in for hours. It makes shopping more of an adventure!