Several years ago, I bought this vintage shop counter to display some of my pincushions and for the African violets I occasionally sell from my house. However, I never have gotten it set up! It's still sitting idle in the basement, and the violets for sale just sit on the countertop in my mudroom when people come calling to buy them. I guess that works for now but I'd love to get the counter set up eventually. It has three shelves that would be perfect for displaying pincushions or other trinkets. Who knows whether I will ever actually open a shop, but it's fun to dream!
Thursday, June 7, 2012
I've often thought it would be neat to open up an antiques, wool, and pincushion shop in one of the buildings on our property. Now you might find that an odd combination, but for a pincushion, wool, and antiques fanatic like me, it's not such a stretch of the imagination! I've always thought it would be cool to have a shop that looks like an old-fashioned pharmacy from the 1800s—minus the pharmaceutical supplies, of course! I love all the built-in shelves, the glass domed countertop, and vintage counter in this one. Can't you just picture all those shelves filled with colorful pincushions and vintage trinkets?
One of the items I have been searching for is a vintage cash register—the really ornate kind like this. If you know of anyone in the Midwest selling one for a reasonable price, please contact me (you can email me at the button under my profile info).
Posted by Heirlooms by Ashton House at 7:31 AM