On this long weekend, Steve and I decided on the spur of the moment to take a trip to Second Hand Rose Antiques in Minden yesterday. We'd only been a couple of weeks before so this visit was a little unscheduled for us, but it was so worth it. One of my goals was to take a lot of pictures to replace the photos I had lost when my computer got sick last week. I all of a sudden didn't have any pictures to use when updating Milly's Facebook page.
She had added lots of things since our last visit and while I was still focused on glassware (last time
it seems that's all I was able to see...), I tried to look around with a new eye and see things I hadn't noticed before. Milly rearranges stuff all the time and so even though you may just notice something for the first time, it's probably been there for a year. There's just so much to see it's almost overwhelming.
The shop was super busy yesterday. In fact, I hardly had a chance to visit with Milly much because she was so busy tending to customers. One of the things that walked out the door yesterday was that cool tabletop jukebox
that I admired. I loved that thing.
I've posted a picture like this before, but this tray of stoppers and lids continues to fascinate me. There are two trays filled with these things sitting there. It's great if you've got something that needs a lid or a stopper and the original was lost or broken:
Under the counters that run the length of the building on one side are these shelves that hold all types of lighting essentials. I keep digging through these trying to find some that will work in my dining room. My chandelier needs five glass shades and I can only find sets of four in the ones I seem to like:
And speaking of lighting, how cool is this old outdoor fixture?! I love the beveled glass. It's a perfect fixer-upper project! I can just see Mike Wolfe from American Pickers
picking this up and declaring it "a GREAT piece!":
There are zillions of VHS and DVD movies on the second floor; all the Disney movies seem to be there:
Need something to wear to your next PETA meeting? Some full-length red fox, maybe?
The stairs leading to the third floor:
How about these funky table lamps?! There are two of them. From the 70s?
Speaking of funky furniture, what would you do with this one?
And chairs...oh my lord. Chairs all over the third floor:
And trunks...there must be eight trunks up there:
From my new study of glassware I was able to identify these Anchor-Hocking Bubble pattern plates right off!
These "Twelve Days of Christmas" plates are adorable:
I also liked these "Mother's Day" and "Father's Day" plates from Norway:
Need a sax? I guess that's a saxophone. I'm not up on my musical instruments. It's cool, though.
I love looking through these old pictures. I know it's crazy because I don't know any of those people, but it's fun to look at them and just wonder. There's one of these six young girls, teenagers probably, from the forties. They're all wearing dresses or skirts and lined up one behind the other sort of at an angle, all with hand on hip, wind blowing, and laughing. It's great. There are also these old funeral cards in there with very maudlin pictures or drawings and information about the deceased. There's one that looks sort of like this one
but has an angel draped in sorrow over a tombstone. (I think it's that black card behind the white pitcher, to the right). I should photograph it next time. Apparently they are quite collectible.
These bluebirds are pretty:
And vintage purses with gloves:
A pretty pink compote:
For the John Deere collectors, Milly has lots for you:
If you're decorating a "man-cave" and want old license plates, you can have your pick here. An entire basket of old license plates from all over the country:
I really love this old smoking table but I have no idea what I'd do with it.
I'm channeling Mike Wolfe again with these mechanical toys:
In the linens area I thought this baby quilt was cute:
And I loved this tea towel:
For my friend Crystal, let me assure you that Mickey is all over this place:
...hiding in corners...
...and in the windows:
I'm thinking this chair could be a weekend fix-it-up project. You could easily make a round seat cushion in whatever fabric and have an adorable chair for the kitchen or even a vanity. I, however, am not crafty.
I'll stop here. I'm holding some photos back for the Facebook page, so be sure to "Like" Second Hand Rose Antiques on Facebook
. Remember, give Milly a call at 318.371.9830) if you see something you need, or if you live close, drive on over. She's there six days a week (closed on Sunday) and everything is always on sale!
You can plan your trip to Webster Parish with the help of this Louisiana Life article
(which mentions Milly's store, briefly.)
I'll leave you with possibly the strangest thing I saw yesterday. A poodle pin. It's furry.
Steve said it looks like "a dead chick." It doesn't. Really.