Saturday, July 9, 2011

Elegy for an antique store

I'm saddened to announce the demise of our antique store. It, and all the wonderful stuff inside, burned to the ground. We are left in this area with one seasonal antique store, which is only open for about three months of the year and an antique store which is in the process of closing down. Thankfully there is still Ebay.

I know my comrades in blogland will understand the sorrow I am feeling. I think I need to seek some garage sale therapy today.
AT

19 comments:

Martha said...

I'm so sorry to hear that -- and to think of the owners loss of business and all of the wonderful treasures inside that are now gone forever. History lost!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

So many wonderful shops are closing due to this very difficult economy. It is so sad. Even GW is getting to be expensive. I guess there's hard times for everyone. Your previous post is wonderful I love all of the fabulous china you showed. I am a dish nut also, and have way too much. Thanks also for your visits and your most gracious comments. Hugs, Marty

Marlis said...

So very sorry. How devastating for everyone. Retail therapy to the rescue.. many blessings, marlis

Kathleen said...

I am so sorry! I know it must feel awful to lose all those things! I wish you good luck!

Denise said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the antique store. That's just awful and I feel so badly for the owners as well. Times are really tough for everyone right now. I do agree with you -- thank goodness for e-bay.

Hugs,

Denise at Forest Manor

A Perfect Setting said...

Oh, such a loss!! So sad for all those beautiful things to be lost! Come visit me, there are still lots of antique stores around here!! Thanks for your visit!

xinex said...

I am so sorry about the antique shop, so sad...Christine

The Tablescaper said...

Oh...that would make me very sad indeed. We all need an outlet and to have them disapear around us is very disheartening. I need to hit a few tag sales myself!

- The Tablescaper

Martha said...

If you reread my blog, the recipe for the Texas sheet cake is on there.

Martha

Anita said...

That is just terrible!! We have antique stores here, but they are way overpriced. Because the few thrift stores are not all that great, I'm left with ebay too! Thanks for stopping by!!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, thankfully no one was hurt?.Thank you for coming by to say hello. hugs ~lynne~

Jilly said...

I am so really very sad to read about your antique shop. so sad. I hope you can get best help as soon as possible.
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Richard Cottrell said...

OMG, I have an awful fear of fire. We had one in our little town, just today, one life lost. So thankful you and every one was safe. It is sad, but only things. I hope you had a good insurance policy. Thanks for stopping by my blog, My Old Historic House, and leaving a nice comment. I am your newest follower. Good luck. Richard

SavannahGranny said...

I am so sorry to hear of this terrible thing happening. i can only imagine how devastating this is. Please accept my sincere prayers for healing of this dilemma.
Thank you so much for visiting. I am your newest follower and look forward to getting to know you.
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Blessing, Ginger

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

It's always so sad when any business closes.... we don't have any in our small town, there are a couple about 17 miles away, I'm not sure how they are doing.. you're right thank goodness for EBAy.... thank you for swinging by and your input on the scale..I think I am going to live with it for a while and then decide.. hugs ~lynne~

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the antique shop, how devasting! May God clear your mind up to decide on this dilemma! Thanks for your lovely visit and for wearing your fur coats and I am your newest follower...so nice meeting you and hope you follow back to visit us often. Have a nice week and thank you for sharing. FABBY

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Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, thanks for swinging in today to see the small wall vignette..hope you're having a super w/k. hugs ~lynne~

Carolyn said...

Too bad to lose an antique shop and all it's contents.

Thank you for visiting me today,

Carolyn