Browse. Meander. Stay and wander.
These are all words that I associate with my visits to antique, vintage and thrift shops in the past.
I kind of want to pay tribute to the time each piece took to get to right this minute when we first meet.
Here are some prime examples from Antiques & Artifacts at Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre
I want to hear the stories they whisper to me as I pass. To witness the hardships they faced which is visible on their worn exterior… I’m sorry – the right lighting, old stuff, THAT smell (you know the one that reminds you that these things have made a journey through time and collected a little scent from each day and are now wearing them ALL.AT.THE.SAME.TIME – like that unmentionable aunt that goes perfume hunting, yes hunting – it is something that should be killed: the practice not the aunt, and samples each bottle in store… Liberally… But I digress) the combination of all these just puts me in a romantic mood.
It isn’t a mad dash.
And yet this is how this Sunday roadtrip with my mom and my daughter panned out. The boys where out mountain biking one (or more – you know boys and their MTB toys) of the spectacularly scenic routes around White River and I had time to kill.
But not that much.
So this would have to be a quick in, quick out kind of antique trip. A mad dash to Antiques and Gracious Living at Bagdad Centre!
And this is what I saw:
I love hearing from you. So let me know which shops you favour to bury your nose in the trinkets of the past. This way we #discoverMpumalanga together.