My first boss — the owner of a small graphic design studio — would sometimes say, “Some people’s taste is all in their mouth.”
As that saying implies, there’s more than one kind of tasty. And I recently had a tasty experience of the shopping kind.
In my world, a good shopping day doesn’t always have to mean I bring something home. Window shopping can be just as enjoyable as actual shopping. And there’s never any buyer’s remorse.
(Although, to be honest, I didn’t make it out of there empty handed. But I didn’t take out nearly as much as I loved looking at!)
Having a bit of time to kill the other day, I stopped in Juliana Daniel Antiques, which is next door to Traditions, near Douglas and Hillside. (Wichita, KS) They have a fun assortment of items — small to large, antique to mid-century modern, linens, clothing, furniture, kitchenware, etc.
Here are some of my fun finds.
Before I’d even set foot in the store, I saw this cute cafe chair out on the sidewalk. I love the pattern of the metalwork, and the bright happy color.
The next lovely that caught my eye was this unusual dress — the tag said “turn of the century.” It was sort of a coat-dress over a long skirt; the skirt was a hefty linen material and seemed to be in pristine condition.
There were some vintage linens, as well. (Can you hear my heart go pitter-pat?) This is the area where I caved. I bought a lovely, pristine, white linen tablecloth with a wide blue border. So classic! And for less than $20!
I loved this bright, happy piece of fabric, too. I’m guessing it was post-WWII, or early fifties. I just don’t have any purpose in mind for it, and that’s hoarding, so it stayed in the store.
Two or three of these suitcases would be cute stacked up as a bedside table in a guest room. If I had one.
Fun, fun! And a (nearly) clean escape!