Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Step Back in Time in My Vintage General Store

My husband has built fake store fronts inside our Car Museum to house some of our Junk Collectibles.  This Car Museum is in our yard and is 12,000 sq feet!

(Yep, I'm in California) 

Today I will show pictures of the General Store. 

For years I have collected old spice cans, cans, Drug Store items, coffee cans, signs, cash register, bottles,  etc.  Every Flea Market or Garage Sale I would go to I would pick up something.  Some of the items use to belong to my father or grandmother! You can't just keep them in a box in your garage.  To much to display in your kitchen, so..... my husband built me a fake store front of a general store to display my items!

Is this not awesome or what?
The two outside windows are very special to me.  They are from the house I grew up in, the house that my father built for us!   

These old Miner Gold Pans had old lanterns added to them so my husband added lights and I have those flickering lights that look like candles burning!
Old metal Signs hanging outside the store

We added vintage lanterns as lights above the walkway

Check out the hanging lights inside the General Store.  They are vintage Mason jars with lights in them!

Thank you for visiting my General Store with me!

I am also hooking up with Suzanne at Colorado Lady for Vintage Thingie Thursday!
and Open House Party at No Miminmal List Here!


Darla said...

Everytime you show your husbands handy work and your collections I am in awe! I would love to see a tour inside your home.

Coloradolady said...

This has got to be the most fantastic thing I have seen ALL YEAR!!! Oh, what a fantastic way to have all the things you love and enjoy them. Do you realize how some folks (me) would simply do just about anything to have a space like this??? When I win the lotto....I am so having one too!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!! Happy VTT!

LV said...

Never in all my 82 years have I seen such a variety of vintage treasures. Just the cars alone are worth a fortune.

Kris said...

Oh Anne, what fantastic fun! I would so love to come see your amazing home in person. I did drive past one day on my way to have my eyebrows waxed, a gal who does it in her home, right off your road there. I looked again in my photo for your home. You will have to point it out for me. My hubby and I were wanting to take the boat on the lake, and try to find your place. But it was tooooo cold out there on the water!!!!
Thank you for your kind words too.
Hope we can meet soon Anne!!!
PS And Maryjane said you were absolutely delightful too! And she is a love. So warm!! So wonderful! Isn't blogland great?!

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Let my tell ya...I'm just in awe here. That is just fantastic!!! Oh the work that must go into that but I can tell it's a grand passion with ya'll.

You have quite a treasure built up there girl.

God bless and thanks so much for sharin' with us!!!

Enjoy this wonderful day sweetie!!!!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

truly amazing! I love old signs and tins, the graphics are so wonderful. What a showplace!

Neabear said...

This looks awesome! Loved looking at the pictures! That is so cool that you are able to do something like this!


Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Ann it should all be in a magazine! Try getting it into one!!!! It is like a movie set. You and Don have put lots of love into it!


Paula said...

This is the most amazing collection I think I've ever seen, Miss Ann! Even the building you all built for this is wonderful!! Love it!

Jolandi Kerstetter said...

Any car enthusiast would be delighted to see this place personally! The fake stores that your husband built are amazing. Did he make 'em all by himself? If yes, then he definitely has talent! I like the theme of your store! How's everything there now?

shazza said...

Oh how I would love to visit your museum some day... absolutely love the shop fronts your husband has made and all the wonderful treasures you guys have in your museum :)

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