4 Kinds of Things I Find at an Antique Mall

Yesterday my parents-in-law came to town, and we decided to take a quick trip to Eastbrook Flea Market and Antique Mall in Montgomery. Trust me when I say that I could have spent an entire day looking around in this store. I mean, it was three stories high and filled wall-to-wall with antiques, crafts, books, re-purposed furniture, you name it. Out of this entire store I only ended up getting two things – both of them books. If I could, I would have bought so much more. Before I jump into the other finds that I certainly didn’t purchase, I’ll show you what I got (bear with the photos; I only have an iPhone).

What I Got 

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I’ve been casually looking for a copy of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott for a couple of weeks because I realized that, even though the movie is one of my favorites, I’ve never read the book. So I saw this beautiful copy and had to have it (my mother-in-law actually decided to get it for me because she wants me to read it so badly). The book on the right was my purchase. I found a A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, one I’ve also never read, surprising as it is.

And below are shelves I couldn’t pass up looking through. There were about ten more that didn’t go unnoticed; I spent a lot of time here.

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The Interesting

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Here’s a cute, handmade (I think) owl. It’s cute, though its eyes area little overbearing.

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This is an enlarger. It’s something that’s used in dark rooms by photographers to enlarge (or reduce) negatives. I like photography and my dad has spent a lot of time in dark rooms so I thought this was neat.

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I like dachshunds. End of story.

The Memory-Inducing

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My mom has several pieces of the same pattern as these. When I looked at them, I could remember the house I spent the first seven or eight years of my life. This was the main decor I remember in our little living room and kitchen. 🙂

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I love love loved Nancy Drew books (and mysteries in general). I only got to read a few of them, but I saw this one and had lots of emotions. This is actually an older cover than the one I had. Mine had a smooth finish, so it was fun to see an earlier copy. Later, when we found the bookshelves, I ran across most of the series with the cover I had as a girl.

The Strange

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These creepy things were oddly placed. I saw them only after we had been looking at hats and toy trucks for a while – they were on the same table. I don’t hate clowns but when they look like this it doesn’t make me have good feelings toward them. Maybe someone thinks they’re cute?

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There were mostly cute little people and classic-looking Hallmark ornaments…and then I saw this. So I had to take a picture. I’m not a fan of Star Trek. Maybe those who are think this is neat, but I thought it strange that there was a fancy “Keepsake Ornament” of Captain Picard (my husband had to tell me who it even was).

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Last, but not least: my husband with “whiskers.”



4 thoughts on “4 Kinds of Things I Find at an Antique Mall

  1. I don’t think a Picard ornament is odd, but then, we like more eclectic ornaments lol. We pick out one new ornament each, and they almost always reflect on whatever show or movie we were obsessed with that year. My sister still cringes when she sees the blown glass Michelangelo from teenage mutant ninja turtles that she picked out when she was five! And when I was twelve I may have cried a little (read, a lot and for hours) when my Hermione ornament broke.

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