Antiquing in Shelbyville, Kentucky

I’ve found a little piece of heaven. Last October I had the pleasure of stopping in Shelbyville, Kentucky, just east of Louisville, for some antiquing on my way home from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I only had a limited time there – approximately 2 hours – but I fell in love with the…

Antiquing in Michigan’s Harbor Country

I’ve been exploring Southwest Michigan’s Harbor Country and has made it my go-to place when I need to a short getaway. The area covers Michiana, Grand Beach, New Buffalo, Union Pier, Lakeside, Harbert, Sawyer and Three Oaks. It’s a quick one-hour drive from my house and offers great views of Lake Michigan as well as excellent antiquing.

There are several antique stores along the Red Arrow Highway but two of my favorite spots are the Harbert Antique Mall and Millie’s Antiques.…

Past Travels

I remember coming home from school and watching The Donna Reed Show on Nick at Nite in the 80s. I so wanted to grow up and be just like her. Well the life of a 1950’s housewife is no longer in my future but I am still fascinated with all things retro and antique.

Luckily my parents have great saving habits so I’ve acquired a few antique items that used to belong to my grandma but I have only recently discovered the delightful experience of antiquing. Thanks to Dave Woodson‘s recommendation, I went antiquing in La Porte, IN this past weekend and came back with three great items.

My first find was a pair of gently used ice skates with a red & black houndstooth lining. It’s going to be a perfect Christmas decoration and it only cost $5. How could I pass that up?

My other two items are vintage postcards. I just loved thumbing through stacks of postcards, reading all of their messages and reliving their trips from decades ago. There’s something special about getting in the car and driving across the country. It’s the only way to experience a real road trip. …