Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Let's Talk Vintage! #56: Antiques on the Boulevard

Welcome to Let's Talk Vintage!

This is where vintage lovin' bloggers, sellers, admirers and more, gather together to talk about our love of all things old.

Today I'm going to tell you a story:

It's about a man and woman,
complete opposites of each other.
One Scotch-Irish with red hair.
The other Italian, who was the
daughter of an immigrant.
They met each other on a blind date.
Not too long after, they were married.
In a non-ceremonial, eloping to
Elkton Maryland, kind of way.
They had three girls.
Lived a decent life in NJ and then
moved to Florida.

One of them, the oldest, still in NJ, 
missed them very much.
She visited them often.
And of course, the Grand
children went, too.
(Note the wee little 
one with the red hair)
Then out of the blue,
they opened up an
antique shop.
This is my Sister, standing
outside of my Grandparents'
antique store on the boulevard,
 in Hollywood, Florida.

 We have such fond memories of the store.

My Grandfather would give us
Archie comic books to read.
Spider-Man too.
Nancy Drews were abundant
and we had an instant collection. 

While I see in this photo there is a grandfather clock,
our best memory is of a Myna bird that was in a
cage atop a big shelf.
Every time a customer walked in,
Charlie would talk.
And whistle.
What a delight for a small
child, like me!
And now, can you see, why I
just might have a love for old books?
Hope you enjoyed my trip down
memory lane... I came across
these pictures yesterday and had 
to share them with you!
A little insight into my
love for vintage.
Now, here
 are this week's features:
shared this awesome dental cabinet
while huntin' down vintage with
a bloggy friend. Love it!

Debbie, of A Debbie Dabble Christmas,
shared her Christmas displays
with us... love her Putz houses.
She does the upstairs and
the downstairs! You go, girl!

and Distressed Donna of Distressed
Donna Down Home shared her
vintage finds... I just love
this silver plate cake stand
and the beautiful grapevine detail!

and new to LTV, Julia from
I'm sure you've seen her industrial
creation on the other link party'
blogs, but I just couldn't
help myself but featuring it.

Let's give her a big LTV welcome!

If you were featured, remember
to save this "I've been featured!"
button to your sidebar.

Now it's your turn!
Let's Talk Vintage!

Linking with:
Share Your Cup Thursday
Vintage Charm
Pink Saturday


Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a great trip down memory lane and i can see why antiques are in your blood!!
Thanks so much for the feature!! I will be giving you a Shout Out in my next post on each blog and on Google +!!
Thanks so much for hosting!!


Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Love the story and photos! Yes, easy to see where your love for vintage came from. Now wondering where mine did? lol!
Thanks for the party and great features.

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

It's great that you inherited the vintage/antique bug and have such fond memories of your grandparent's shop.
Thank you very much for featuring my little friend Popping-Eye Pete :)!
Have a wonderful week!

Diana said...

Loved your trip down memory lane! My grandmother always bought us comic books--Fantastic Four were my favorites. What lovely grandparents you have (had?). Thanks so much for hosting, Jill!

Rita C at Panoply said...

Oh Jill, what a great story, and your grandparents' heritage is the same as my parents! Love it, and I love Popping-Eye Pete too (he could be my Homer the MObot's cousin, right??). Love Cecilia's cabinet too - what I wouldn't give to find one for my purse collection. All good features. Thanks for hosting us, it feels like home here. :)

Curtains in My Tree said...

I guess most of our ancestors have the same story just different characters.
I am finally getting some of my Vintage Christmas projects out for an update .
Thanks for the great features

Sam - Raggedy Bits said...

Thank you for hosting and for having me!! What a lovely story! Boy I bet you have so many wonderful memories and story's to tell about your adventures in the shop!

Popping over to sharing my French Script Side Table Makeover!

Love Vintage with Lace Industrial Creation! So Clever!!

Donna Wilkes said...

In the 1950's my parents would pack us in pj's and head for Hollywood, Florida. We stayed in an efficiency apartment on the beach. Fond memories. Thank you for the feature on my grapevine pedestal - it is proudly wearing its feature button.

Deanies Stash said...

I loved your trip down to memory lane. It was the kind of store that I would have loved. How fun for you to hang out there with your grandparents.

Thank you for hosting and wishing you a great week!

My thrift store addiction said...

Hi Jillian, absolutely loved the story of your grandparents & thanks so much for featuring our thrifting jaunt and the antique dental cabinet! Blessings, Cecilia

Victorian1885 said...

Hello Jillian
What wonderful photos and family memories... thank you for sharing your life with al of us!


Heidi | Mysweetcottage.com said...

Jillian, what a great story, thanks so much for sharing it! Such wonderful photos too. Thanks for hosting!

Tea in the Library said...

What lovely memories. So nice that you cherish them. Thank you for sharing. Angels to you! Susan, eclecticshorebird@blogspot.com

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage said...

It's easy to see where your love of vintage came from Jill. Love your story. Such lovely memories. Thanks so much for hosting!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I loved your family story! Thanks so much for hosting!

Sandi Magle said...

No wonder you love vintage, just like I love Fish...grins...great post...my mom always wanted a shop, so I ended up with one for 10 years.
thanks for the share and hosting...I may be late to the party this week. Sandi

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Thank you for sharing your precious memories at Vintage Inspiration Party.

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

Your post about your family was so touching. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm and hope to see you back this week. sb