Sep 21, 2016

{Just a little Antique Store shopping}

My middle daughter has turned into an antique shopper! She DISLIKES Thrift stores but has decided she has a new love for Antique stores. So we ventured out last Friday to scout out a few antique stores. 

Well the truth is that most of these places that say ANTIQUES always house a wide variety of things...not necessarily antiques. People get confused I think on the terms antique, vintage, retro and etc. But any old ways...whatever floats your boat right?
   
This gal right here has ALWAYS teased me about the fact that I am one of those people that has to look and touch everything in the store and a lot of times I wind up walking out without buying anything. Well...that is the truth. (I've also been known to place items in my little buggy only to change my mind and put them back!!!) 


 The funny thing is I have a 5 year old granddaughter that does the same thing! She thinks she needs to look and touch everything so I love it when she goes shopping with us because I feel right at home...And yes I know there is a huge difference in age with my 5 year old granddaughter and me....(Hee-hee). I guess we are just on the SAME PAGE! She's a gal after my own heart...Does her own thing and life if good! She's full of sass, class and spunk!

 We sure enjoyed our time browsing. Of course my daughter was there to help save me from buying too much! Well...dishes, dishes, dishes, dishes, dishes... My daughters tell me I have an addiction. And I have done the first step into admitting that! NOT READY FOR THE 2nd STEP YET!

We did have fun browsing and oh yes...we came back home with a few goodies. 

Sharing a few pictures of some cute things we looked at. AND I PROBABLY TOUCHED THEM ALL!!!


And I did come home with this.............


I just needed it...I really did!

I also picked up a beautiful tea cup with saucer and stand that I forgot to snap a picture of. But I might be using it in Stephanie's Tea Cup exchange so...I won't show it on my blog just yet! But take my word for it...THAT SWEET THANG IS A BEAUTY! 
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 We enjoyed each shop we went into but this shop was a little different....or maybe I should say..."different for me".



Within minutes of being in her lovely shop and conversing back and forth with her you immediately felt welcomed. She was warm, inviting and made you feel truly welcome whether you made a purchase or not. Jackie reflected a Christ like spirit and it was evident the moment she began to speak. 

I just love it when your spirit can attest to another sister in the Lord's spirit!

We had the best time chatting. To come to find out she was sisterinlaw to our Sheriff's wife in my county. Her soninlaw is a youth minister at Westside Baptist church in Jacksonville Fla. As we began to talk about our county and how our doors to our public schools are open where the community is allowed to gather to pray over our schools, teachers,and students it brought up the name of our Superintendent which so happens to be our cousin. Her daughter teaches in our public school system and the icing on the cake for me was when she shared that her soninlaw, a youth pastor of another church in another county has come to our county to participate in praying over our schools! WOW and WOW! It never ceases to amaze me how the Lord just opens doors for His Name to be praised!  While there we also met her sister and I even found out where her mom gets her hair done in my county! LOL! YEP...I thought for a few minutes I needed to drag out some ham and tater salad because we could have had us a reunion!

But, here is the thing that truly spoke to my heart...PEOPLE just want PEOPLE to be kind! It doesn't take a whole lot to smile. Matter of fact it's CHEAP! No money needed. It doesn't take a whole lot to be a light in a dark world by showing others just a glimpse of kindness whether it be by word or deed. May we show kindness today to someone. You may be the only source of  kindness that person sees today.

I am so glad I had the opportunity to meet Jackie. Her smile and kindness is truly contagious.

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If you are ever browsing antique stores and such in Jacksonville Florida be sure to stop by and visit Jackie. 

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We did have a great day. Nothing like spending time with the ones you love and the icing on the cake is when you make new friends that feel like family. 

Here's a little piece I read that you might be interested in. Now understand when reading this that I am in no way saying anything against what Antique shops sell or doesn't sell. I am just simply giving you with a good little read that I read. For me personally....I don't care if it's 100 years, or 6 months old...if I like it...I like it! Right?

The difference between antique, vintage, and collectible item.

There has been a debate over what an antique is for years. Some say an Antique is: An object of considerable age valued for its aesthetic or historical significance. In the antiques trade, the term refers to objects more than 100 years old.
Some dealers are attempting to lower the standard of an antique. They believe that items over 50 years old should be considered an antique. Those who are reputable antique dealers say the 50 years definition lowers the standard to a point that dealers can sell collectibles under the name of antiques.
This leads us to the word Collectible. A collectible is a term that describes valuable objects less than a hundred years old, often distinguished from antiques, which as a rule are more than a hundred years old.
Then we have the word vintage which originally applied to the age of a bottle of wine. This term was hijacked and is now used to describe item that has cycled back into fashion or less then 25 years old. This term is generally applied to the time period 1960-1979. The time period 1950-1959 is generally referred to as retro both these terms can be applied to items less then 100 years in age.
However, it should be known that the label “antique”, “collectible” has no real effect on the value of an item. The value of an item is determined more by whether there is a demand for it. There are very rare antiques which are sold for much less than a newer collectible, but this is because there is no demand for the rare antique and a high demand for the newer collectible.
When it comes to purchasing items on the antique or collectible market, the buyer should do a lot of research before handing over any money. Flea markets with antique stands, antique shops, and antique malls are plentiful, so dealers have a lot of competition in stocking their shops. This can lead them to price their items much higher than their true value, which is a bad investment for you. Why buy an antique or a collectible for more than its value?

So, when you compare antiques to collectibles, antiques stand the test of time. Their value remains stable. Collectibles, however, are priced more on a whim and their long term value is highly speculative. Implement caution when investing in collectibles as opposed to antiques


  Hugs and blessings, Cindy 

 
















 

36 comments:

  1. I've enjoyed the pictures Cindy and especially of that sassy granddaughter. She is a doll. Looks like you had a great day. You make me smile with your kindness.
    Connie Royals

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    1. Thanks Connie. You only live about 20 miles from this little shop. Go by and browse.

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  2. You go to the best places to shop! What fun and I love what you came home with. I laughed at your remark that you put things in your buggy and then put them back. I do that all the time. I always say that I put them in there to see if I "bond with them." If I don't, back they go!

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    1. LOL Melanie..I'm steeling your words now....YEP...I just need to haul that some around for a while to see if I bond with them! Love it!

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  3. Hi Cindy, what a great post about antiques. I agree, if you love it, buy it. You look so cute, standing there. As for your baker's rack, why not just add a few fall items to your Mother and Grandmother's treasures. Thank you for your visit and sweet comment. Blessings

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    1. Thanks Linda. Yep, I might add some fall leaves to the baker's rack! Haven't got there yet! LOL!

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  4. All of you are beauties! Looks like y'all had a great day. Thanks for sharing your God ordained meeting with the store owner. We had one of those yesterday with a fellow in a thrift store! Only God! He's awesome! Love you, Sister!

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    1. Thanks Deb. I love it when the Lord uses SHOPPING to even minister to the heart! Especially if I get to buy something to boot! LOL!

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  5. I wish you could see my face (no, not really, I have no makeup on yet, giggling)---what a great post, Cindy...thank you. smiles

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    1. Thanks Linda...Girl...I am ready for a day that I don't fix my hair or put any makeup on! But that will be the day I am home all day ALONE! LOL!

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  6. That looks like a fabulous place. How cute! You did well as usual. Love the little tea set. I have to touch everything too!

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    1. Thanks Heather for stopping by. Yes, I have got to pick everything up! And that 5 year old grandgirl is just like me!

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  7. Hi Cindy, What a great post and I agree. If you find something that speaks to your heart, buy it!! Problem for me is, some of the things that speak to me are way expensive~~$$$$$$$, haha.
    Looks like such a great time spent at this special place. You always find the best treasures too. Love the pics!! xo

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  8. Thanks sweet lady for stopping by to visit.

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  9. What a fun day! One of my daughters goes thrifting with me but not so much her daughter. My other daughter is not too interested but her daughter is! Confused? Anyways, it is fun to go even by yourself! I love that you hit it off so much with the owner of the shop. I love when that happens and yes, you can tell right away if they are a sister. The days I remember to pray for His light to shine through my eyes that day, usually is the best day talking with strangers, whether it is just at Walmart or a special antique store. Love your coffee set!

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  10. Thanks Ann Marie. It was a fun day for sure.

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  11. Glad you had a great time with family...yep, Antiques and Uniques pretty much covers most stores that have antiques...back in the day, there were antiques stores in our little town that carried REAL antiques..and the thrift stores were pure junk...now some of my most treasured pieces have come from some cool thrift stores....I am not a huge fan of "antiques"..the furniture is waaay to stuffy for our lifestyle..I do have some dishware from my grandparents that I love but it's because they belonged to family, I think...and I have lots of things from my mother that I wish I could carry to my grave with me but it will all go to kids and grands.... I do love Farmhouse Cottage and love the reproduction signs and such....your coffee set is awesome...

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    1. Thanks BJ. I have some things from grandparents that mean so much to me too. I actually have a bread bowl that my great-grandfather made! Love it!

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  12. Looks like that little grandgirl of yours is gonna be a great shopping buddy for some time to come:) Glad you found something special to bring home from your day at the antique store. Take Care :)

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  13. Hi Cindy!
    Here I am trying to get myself all caught up with household duties and dentist visits after my delightful visit with my middle daughter in California last week.It sure is difficult to get back into the swing of things!
    You know how much I enjoy your posts and they always leave me feeling refreshed and thankful for the goodness that our Lord has provided us with. You know you are a doll and I love that you are able to share the joy of life with your beautiful and sweet family.
    Have a joyful and blessed weekend, my friend,
    Jemma

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    1. Girl I don't know how you do all that you do! You are so special to so many. Thanks for stopping by and as always your words lift me up!

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  14. What a great post!! Definitely a place where I wold love to shop!! Thanks so much for stopping by!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  15. Beautiful photos! Your granddaughter sounds so sweet and is so cute ♥

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  16. Sass, class and spunk will be an asset to your little one as she travels through life!

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  17. You put a great big grin on my face today Cindy. What a refreshing and positive attitude you have. We need to take guidance from the Lord and be positive! Thanks for that clarification about antiques and collectables. I am ALWAYS getting confused.

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    1. Thanks Mary. I appreciate you stopping by to visit.

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  18. Hi Cindy! Oh, I wish I could have gone 'antiquing' with you all! Your daughter is gorgeous and so is that little sweetie! Love the tea set you found. Oh, you're so right - it's easy to be kind and that's all some folks need. A smile works wonders too.
    Oh, yes, my dear one, aren't we glad to know we know we know we're going to heaven when we leave this world? My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness!
    Blessings to you my sweet friend,
    Shelia ;)

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  19. Thanks my traveling friend for stopping by to see me. Yes and yes...our Hope is on the ONE that gives us HOPE!

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  20. What a fun day to go shopping with your daughter, Cindy. You both look so lovely together and your happy faces just show the love. Your granddaughter is such a cutie pie! I'm like you, and have to pick up things as I shop, and I always have to check the price tag, just like my mom! Your coffee set is so pretty, and of course, you needed it! LOL! I look forward to seeing the teacup that you found for our friend, Stephanie's, teacup exchange. May you have a blessed week, my friend.

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  21. Thanks Kitty so much for stopping by. We did have a great time but there is nothing I rather do than spend time with my girls. Oh I can't wait for you to see the teacup for Stephanie's party. Oh I want to keep it now!!! LOL!

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  22. This looks like fun! I haven't been out for any "mindless shopping" in a long time. You know sometimes it's just good for your heart and soul to browse aimlessly with girlfriends or grand daughters. :)

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    1. It was a lot of fun Stacey. Thanks for stopping by today.

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Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. Have a blessed day!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy