Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I Love Vintage Shops

I visit every shop in every town I pass on my way to Nashville. Well, when my husband is not with me.  This was from a darling little shop in Nashville, TN.  Most of the pieces in this shop were distressed by the owner.  Each booth had a different color scheme.  It was absolutely precious!

Of course, my favorite little shop is the one that I manage, my very own Cornerstone Treasures.  The building is an old hotel from the turn of the century. Don't you just love the brick? 
 The little railroad town was my hometown.  I can remember catching the Nancy Hank to Gordon for a field trip when I was in the 3rd grade.  Most of the railroad towns have become "ghost towns" so to speak.

This is my favorite corner!

However, the local  restoration committee is working on a grant with hope to restore some life to my hometown.  Plans are underway to reconstruct the depot to its original splendor.  A museum would promote business.  Our small town is home to a flea market, two resale shops (including Cornerstone), a darling, children's consignment shop (The Mouse House), a fresh seafood hole-in-the wall, and a ladies and men dress shop.

This was built by my husband's great, grandfather.  It needs some work, but it's great for display.  No, it is NOT for sale:)  Everyone asks!

With so many shops like ours closing all over the country, we are thankful for a great 6 months in business.  It would be wonderful to have every building in in the town filled with good junk, don't you agree?


  1. It's a lovely space. And is that cabinet for sale please miss? Beautiful!

    : )


  2. You must have sold the postal scale. Good pics:)

  3. can't wait to travel that way this summer
    ah yes, needs me some great junkin

    thanks for following

  4. This all looks amazing! I love the use of white in so many places! Your husband's family piece is wonderful too! I enjoyed the tour! I hope the town can procure the grant. I love seeing older buildings preserved!

  5. Happy to be following you back. We have much in common! Good luck with your etsy venture. I love etsy but have been drawn to sewing lately. I'm searching for God's leading too. I'm doing temp work, etsy, blogging, and just trying to "be" after a few years of sadness. I would love to have a shop like yours! I can't seem to get enough of the vintage either. Thanks for stopping by Cottage and Creek. Welcome to the "addictive" world of blogging :)

  6. Hi...so glad you popped in so I could visit you! Your shop looks great, wish I could visit!

    I'll be catching up with your blog this weekend ~ have a great one!

  7. Good morning from California to Tennessee!!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment for me.

    You know, you are living my dream of owning a sweet shop, like yours. Though I sell at two shops, my dream is to be my own boss...my own things..my own style all over. I adore the brick walls of the old building. How charming!!!

    Have a wonderful day and I am your newest follower. :)


  8. Lovley Post :)
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    It is fun :)
    Håkan ( The Roseman)


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