Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Places to Visit ~ Finders Keepers Antique & Coffee Shoppe




Here is the post about
Finders Keepers
Antiques and Coffee Shoppe...
{though a few days late with our internet~challenged capabilities!}
;)








As I mentioned in my last post
Coming into this antique mall
right off the main highway
in Percival, Iowa
was such a treat to find!

After traveling for hours by car
bumping over 
mile after mile of roadway
though enjoying
snapping photos of rolling hillsides, 
farms along the way
and silos to my heart's content,
I still was in need of a break from 
sitting or driving...


~ Finders Keepers ~
Antique Mall & Coffee Shoppe
2085 Crossroads Drive, I-29 & Hwy #2, Exit #10
Percival, Iowa 51648

fkantiques@yahoo.com
FindersKeepersMall.com


Right off Interstate 29, 
Finders Keepers
was a wonderful find and upon entering
the shoppe,
I was greeted by the owners
who were very welcoming.
They asked if there was anything 
they could help me find.
There wasn't really anything
so...
I planned my quick adventure and hooked a left 
deciding to scout the perimeter
then come back and zigzag up the middle
finishing out on the right side ending
near the front register
and the display cases there.





One of the first things
I found was this incredible ironstone watering pitcher 
that I truly, truly wanted but just couldn't afford.
It was calling to me desperately saying,
"Take me home!"
I am hopeful that when I am able to afford one,
I'll find one like it again.
This creamware pitcher was in wonderful condition ~ 
just a little crazing
and was so, so very pretty...
I still think of calling up Finders Keepers
and enquiring about it...
sigh...





Not much further on these sweet 
milk glass~style lamps
with ruffled shades caught my attention.
This pair would look nice lighting up a
vanity or as bedside table lamps.


A Radio Flyer sled would be a fun gift for any child,
and the prairie girl in me loves the whatnot shelf for
displaying special china or brick~a~brac.


Finders Keepers' purveyors had nice collections of 
old Ball canning jars, little wooden children's chairs, and 
a childsize covered wagon ~ something I haven't 
seen before in any antique shop out here 
in California.




One such seller displayed a nice collection of 
hand~embroidered linens from the 1940's or 1950's
which were in great shape.
I was tempted to buy a couple and bring them back
especially since a friend of mine
from my old tea group
recently copied one which was framed
and hung on another tea~friend's wall in her
former home.




I'm not usually a kitschy person
but those linens as well as my 
little doggy salt & peppers
did speak to me
and
they certainly are kitschy and vintage to boot!
;)



In this particular row any of the ladies of
Downton Abbey
would be proud to carry and wear any of these
lovely leather gloves.



Along the back
an area dedicated to vintage books
held many young adult tomes
beloved by readers past.

These charmers would certainly 
fit today's trend of 
displaying books with their
spines facing inward and the page ends
facing outward.




Among the middle rows of Finders Keepers
tall lighted display cases held shelf upon shelf of 
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware,
two shelves full of frill~edged Shelly teacups, 
a fair amount of chintzware with their cheerful colorful 
all~over patterns of flowers
and
these lovely brown and white Haviland pieces.
Much to drool over!




A personal favorite ~ koala bears made in the 1970's
from wallaby fur {eventually outlawed}. 
At one time, my brothers and I had 32 of 
these darling little {and large} koalas that we 
used to play with for hours on end.

There's a picture I took when I was about 10 years old
which is out on my personal Facebook page
{not French Ethereal}
from around Father's Day a year or two ago 
where I shared a photograph of my three brothers
with the mass of koala bears
atop our backyard picnic table
circa 1972.




And lastly the pink thistle 
that I saw out of the window and 
I just had to photograph
that started this whole run into
Finders Keepers 
antique store!


Hubby had only pulled~in to fill our gas tank
and I had just woken up from an hour~long nap
as I had driven all morning.
It was now a little later in the afternoon.
If I hadn't left the car to snap a few photographs,
I wouldn't have looked around and seen 
this shop about 50 feet to the left 
from the gas station...




So happy that I did!
Please visit Finders Keepers
at their website listed above.
If you click on the brown highlighted words above,  
you should be taken
to Finders Keepers website and to my post
about the little doggie salt & pepper shakers.
Hope they work! :)
Finders Keepers is also out on Facebook
which I forgot to mention previously.

***Also, as you'll see here at the bottom of this posting ~ 
I've joined up with a wonderful group of mostly women
{however, there are a few great men out there, too!}
for a
#FiftyandFabulous Blog Hop Party!!!

Do check out these wonderful blogs ~ there are
lots of wonderful exciting things happening
out in BloggerLand
that may be of interest to you!

Blessings to you as you go about
your day,
xoxo Barb :)



I will be sharing with ~

#FiftyandFabulous Blog Hop Party 

Create Link Inspire ~ Naptime Creations
http://nap-timecreations.com/2016/09/easy-fall-diy.html

WOW Us Wednesdays ~ Savvy Southern Style
http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/2016/09/wow-us-wednesdays-291.html

Feathered Nest Friday ~ French Country Cottage
http://www.frenchcountrycottage.net
http://www.frenchcountrycottage.net/2016/09/feathered-nest-friday_15.html







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