|Anyone know what this is?|
The item above I did not recognize at all. If anyone knows what it is, I'd love to hear about it. The one thing that was certain is it's very old.
|This seat is the exact color of the drapes in one the rooms in our house|
The bench in the picture above has a seat color that matches the drapes in one of our rooms. If we would have had my SUV instead of hubby's little car, I'd have really, really wanted to bring this bench home.
|I loved this too!|
I'd have brought the little girl reading a book home too, but the price tag stopped me on that one. ;)
|I'm thinking since an iron is on here it's an ironing board. All I can say is 'wow!'|
The old iron I recognized. In fact, my mom had one for show in the house when I was a little girl (she's downsized a lot over the years so I doubt she still has it). Since it's set up the way it is, I'm guessing it's on top of an old ironing board. A very old ironing board. And all I can say is, WOW! That's not a lot of space to work in but it is very cool looking.
|There were several sets of old skis|
St. Joe is a beach town, so I wasn't really surprised to come across several sets of the old wooden water skis.
The old desks were fun to look at and compare. I noticed a lot of chalk paint going on with them though. One lady was trying to get us to buy her desk and telling us how she did the makeover. I asked her if she used Annie Sloane, and she said, 'who?' hahaha I blame the blogs for that one. ;)
|Hubby had this game as a kid.|
There were some old board games, some of them sealed. My husband was surprised to see Carrom. He said he had it as a kid. I told him his mom probably still has it somewhere then (she's got a lot of stuff in her barn from when her kids were little). ;) Turns out, I was right. She still has the game. I hadn't heard of it until that day.
|Nostalgia at its finest for me. :)|
My grandma used a big tub like the ones above for her laundry. She never did want an electric washer & dryer and she used the old wringer washer the whole time she was alive. I used to love to help her feed the clothes through the wringer mechanism. I am sure she didn't like carrying/dumping those tubs...thought that is something I didn't think of until long after I was grown (she never complained about it once).
I also remember having this kind of glass in our house when I was growing up. I think my mom had amber, and maybe green? I have a pink candy dish in the house that came with the very first home I purchased. It's a memento for me that I don't see myself getting rid of any time soon, though I never take it out and use it.
|This one had a price tag of $125 on it|
I don't know anything about pricing old toys, but when my son asked for this old truck priced at $125 to come home with us, I shook my head nuh uh. It does look like it's seen some happy days though, and I can see a little boy (or girl) loving it tons.
I thought this old tool chest was nice! Tool chests gets used a lot though, so I imagine it'd be hard not to scrape the wooden ones up quite a bit just from every day use. I can understand why today's are made of metal.
|Swings up on the bluff|
They have big swings up on the bluff. You can sit there and watch the cars below if you look one way, and watch the boats moving by if you look in another direction. My son thought that was the coolest concept ever. I like that he's so easily amused. :)
It was a nice way to spend the day, browsing around at the antique items. Some prodded our memory banks too, and that was probably the best part of the trip for me. All we purchased was a book, but it was still fun looking. I always love to visit St. Joe, and Antiques on the Bluff has just made it that much more special. Be sure to stop by if you're in the area during the season! Who knows what kind of great treasure you might find!