Monday, September 3, 2012

ON THE ROAD AGAIN


Heading north to the big city -- Denver -- taking a day to celebrate our 54th wedding anniversary doing what we love best - junking and antiquing!  This has been our favorite activity together for over 50 years -- why quit now?
We were headed to the monthly (in the summer) Paris Street Market in the Aspen Grove area of southwest Denver.  
We hadn't been all summer because it has been so hot.  We thought by September it would have cooled off some, but we were wrong.  It was still HOT!  
 We enjoy going just to see what is HOT in the market place.
We saw lots of people carrying out chippy windows.  Crocks seem to be making a comeback. 
And, of course; gears, pulleys, farmstead stuff, and rusty anything are everywhere.
 Rusty letters!
 We saw lots of drawers -- they must be reading the blogs.
 This was my favorite - a cabinet made out of old wooden cheese boxes.  If it had been $39 instead of $139, I might have considered it.  However, who knows what I would have done with it!!
After the street market and some lunch, we headed to the Colorado Antique Gallery mall on South Broadway.  Then we checked out a couple of stores.  The first one was called 'Patina' - its card says, "found things, lost things, wah wah; oldy, moldy, rusty, musty; old things, new things, blah, blah, blah...".  This is a great store if you are in the vicinity of 5989 S. University in Greenwood Village.  The second store we stopped at was
 'Old Glory Antiques' at 6851 S. Gaylord in southwest Denver.  They sponsor the antique fair that we went to in the spring (see here); and their store never disappoints showing the latest finds in antiques, vintage, and home decor.

SO, what did we buy?  Our crazy, impulse, happy anniversary buy was a seed separator.  That's right -- a seed separator.  This thing is huge at about 4 feet wide by 4 feet deep by 4 feet tall.
 Bob loves working on this type of stuff, and will take it all apart and return it to working order.  Our only plans for it is to use it for Halloween in a pumpkin display.  Then we will decide on its future.
It just goes to show that you can't account for taste!!!!

The stores, antique mall, and street fairs are linked to their web sites.  For further info, just click on their names.

4 comments:

PAT said...

Sounds like fun! Happy Anniversary!

Marilyn said...

Happy Anniversary!! You are right-it is still HOT!! Maybe I'll get to go to the last market in October, but only if it's cooler. Sounds like it was a great day! I need to have my dream vehicle for something like that seed item. Have you seen a RED DODGE PICKUP with my name on it anywhere?!! ♥♫

Sue said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO YOU TWO CRAZY KIDS.....THAT'S A VERY LONG TIME....AND SO ROMANTIC WHAT YOU ENDED UP BUYING....I HOPE ME AND THE BOSS ARE STILL ANTIQUING 12 YEARS FROM NOW.....I CAN BARELY GET HIM UP AT OF BED IN THE MORNING SO I'M NOT OPTIMISTIC!!
HE DECIDED TO TAKE THE GIRLS TO PARIS FOR CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS THIS YEAR AND SAID TODAY..."YOU DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH LONGER WE WILL BE ABLE TO TRAVEL".....WHAT!!! HE'S 63....TALK ABOUT BEING A BUZZ KILL....
DON'T FORGET TO SEND ME THOSE POPPY SEEDS....YOU SAID YOU WOULD SEND THEM IN THE FALL SO I CAN PLANT THEM....IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.....LET ME KNOW WHAT PART OF THE YARD THEY SHOULD GO IN....LIGHT NO LIGHT PARTIAL LIGHT.....I KILL OFF ALL PLANT LIFE....
TALK SOON!

Mary Ellen said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY FRIEND! You and Bob make such a wonderful pair and I can see why you are celebrating 54 years!

Thanks so much for the links to the different stores and fair. We haven't had time to do much antiquing in Denver but it looks like you have found all the favorite haunts for us to go to when we do!

I just found The Barn in Castle Rock last month. A friend and I went to a Bee meeting and it was in the Castle Rock area. I had told her that a friend of mine had mentioned The Barn and so we found it about 10 minutes before they were closing!! I just have to go back- from what I could see it is going to be fun! Have you been there?

This weekend is the area fellowship so I'm busy playing house! Then David comes Saturday also-

bee blessed
mary