Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Small Town Shopping



In addition to enjoying the beach at my parents' house this past weekend, my husband and I also ventured into the nearby small town of Dunnville to browse some shops. There is a great thrift store in town with lots of vintage dishes and records. I looked at the dishes while he looked at the records.


I came away with this oil and vinegar cruet set.


And this colourful vase.


I also picked up this little guy for 75 cents.


And this "retro chic" jug for $3.


Don't you just love the nostalgia of a small town? This tiny barber shop is sandwiched between two other buildings. It has just one chair inside. I wish I could show you, but it was closed when we were there.



This shop was closed as well. Too bad, because the stuff in the window was very promising.



A nearby secondhand shop was open, and we found lots to browse through there - they sell everything from crossbows to golf shoes to Anne of Green Gables dolls.

Have you browsed any new-to-you shops lately?


Linking up with these wonderful sites: Boogieboard Cottage and A Living Space and Me and My Shadow and Remnant and Sir Thrift A Lot and Hey What's for Dinner Mom? and Knick of Time and The Thrifty Groove   and The Cottage Market and BrightGreenDoor

32 comments:

  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that jug! Amazing find!

    Too bad that store with the funky retro goods was closed - I can only imgaine the treasures inside :-)

    I just love the charm of a small town

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    1. Thanks so much! I will definitely go back and have a look in that shop one day. :)

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  2. Was that a Herman Miller?? I think it was in the closed shop--you must immediately go back and find out! :)

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    1. I don't know. Which chair? I'm completely ignorant. I just like the look of things. But I will try to find out Laura!

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  3. How cute is that downtown? I love small town shopping. How fun!
    Carolyn

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    1. There's something great about exploring a different town too, isn't there?

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  4. I adore small town shopping! All your finds are adorable -- congrats. And I realize I'm late to the party on this one, but I LOVE your blog redesign! So pretty!

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    1. Thanks so much Heather. I'm glad you like the new design! :)

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  5. No new shops to report but we are going out of town next week, to Gatlinburg, TN., so I am hoping to hit some flea markets or something down that way. I'm crossing my fingers!

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    1. I hope you find/found some great stuff Laurie!

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  6. Love the picture of the store and the great finds :)


    www.vindiebaby.com
    Vintage Inspired Girls

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  7. Wow, next time Im visiting Ontario, I think Im going to hit up Dunnville! If you ever get a chance to go to Penetanguishine go! They have an awesome few antique/vintage/thrift stores. Its about 2 hours from Toronto. I did very well there this past summer! :)

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion. I will definitely do it!! :)

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  8. I'm hoping to visit a new op shop today :) But ANNE OF GREEN GABLES DOLLS!?!?!!??! OMG, I want a Marilla doll!

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    1. I have never seen a Marilla doll. That would be cool!

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  9. great! would you like to follow each other in gfc and bloglovin? let me know!

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  10. I love to find new places and new places with good stuff is even better!

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  11. I love your finds Jo! I can't wait to see them in your kitchen! Happy Mother's Day! Angie xo

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    1. I will have to make some room. ;)

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  12. Score!!! Great finds. I do love thrift shopping. And yes, it is even more fun in a nostalgic downtown district. What a great way to spend a weekend (I loved the yellow chair, I just have to say). Lynaea @ EveryDayBloom.com

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    1. Thanks Lynaea!

      Yes, the chair is awesome! :)

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  13. Our small town is like that to. And by "like that" I mean that at least 1/2 the cool shops are randomly closed on any given day lol. Wondrous treasures found yet again!

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    1. So funny. I'm not used to that. :)

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  14. I guess consistent hours are what we have to loose to get the small town cuteness, because pretty much any small town I've ever been to is the same way. Great finds!

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    1. I guess they have a more leisurely approach. :)

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  15. You found some really awesome things in that thrift shop! Love the hand made pottery items! Thanks for joining Diann and I for TTF!

    Linda

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    1. Thanks...and thanks for hosting! :)

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  16. Cool stuff! Looks like you had a great time!!! Hugs and TFS!!!

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