Yesterday, I told you all about our adventures on Wickenden Street in Providence. Wickenden Street has numerous independent shops, art galleries, cafes and restaurants that are popular among local artists, professors and students. Among the shops on Wickenden Street are a few antique stores. Chris and I get a kick out of antiquing sometimes, so we stopped into one of them while we were down there.
As soon as we got into the store, I walked right into this little beauty.
I have no idea what anyone would do with that hideous thing, but frankly, she kind of creeped me out, so I moved on quickly and didn’t look back.
As I walked a little ways into the room, I saw that they had this old version of The Poky Little Puppy for sale.
“Roly-poly, pell-mell, tumble-bumble”
Seeing that book for sale got me to thinking. Thinking that man, I must be getting old! I had that book when I was a kid & it was probably one of the first printings of it. As a matter of fact , it was probably that exact book sitting on the self – you know, the one that my mother donated to Good Will back in the 80’s.
I started feeling bad for myself about being old and that’s when I saw this pile of dishes:
Not only did my mother have this exact same set while I was growing up – she still does AND she still uses it.
I was totally forlorn and at that point, I told Chris I wanted to leave – but on my way out of the store, this caught my eye:
Yes, it is a vintage potty seat. Ew. Just ew.
I think I’m going to be staying out of antique stores for a while because apparently I, too, am antique. Sigh.