Hi Ladies and welcome back to Me Mondays, since I’ve been holidays throughout the Northern States we’ve come upon so many antique shops with amazing things in them…I’ve found the cutest Hat Pins, Irons (I need one for each step) and adorable old ladder that will hold cute things (of course) as well as some quilts (2 to be exact). The USA seems to have many more good quality antique stores and a good variety of stuff in them, my dh found an amazing camera (his hobby) that was actually just featured into one of his favourite magazines (ShutterBug) which he was thrilled about…heading to 4 stores to find the magazine to make sure this was the camera well that wasn’t the best part I assure you 😉 but hey the things we do for our hubby’s!
On another note, while searching for these goodies for my studio…driving around in all of these USA towns it struck us to the core how many shops are closed, how many places are empty, we would pass huge shopping centres without any occupants, how does this happen? Many store owners shared their devastating experiences with us and how “hard times” really are. How does the whole shopping centre not have enough business to even keep a few stores open? This was so surprising to me and humbling at the same time…being a business owner myself, I’m appreciative of all of the support around us and being a Canadian we are truly lucky to not have been hit as hard as some of the towns I’ve visited and have supported throughout my holidays. Very humbling experience and I sure do appreciate all of the extra’s we have in life.