When you are out antiquing, one small move out of the ordinary and you could find yourself on a country road in new territory. Some people frown because they are not where they are supposed to be. For me, it is as blessing in disguise. I love getting lost while out antiquing and discovering the smaller shops that just may not be on "the antique maps" that so many owners get together and print.
Following The Antique Trail To A Point
Good Junk Or A Dump
Over the years, how many of us have been burnt, holdng one of these antique maps in our hands, and showing up in person to a store which sounded good on paper but is a miserable DUMP. We eagerly thought we would be walking into a treasure trove when in reality we walk into the equivalent of
Good Junk Is Appetizing
Now let's be clear...there is JUNK which is fun JUNK. But there is also JUNK that belongs in the trash.
Here is what I call junk that belongs in the trash .... lots of wet, smelly, moldy
Orderly Junk In An Organized Shop A-1 RATING
On the other hand, a great junk store (or collectibles shop) has a mixture of everything and is relatively a neat and somewhat organized place that is kept up. You enjoy poking through piles, boxes and front porches.
In a great store, you are not terrfied that something "live" will jump out at you. Photos shown are from The Junk Shop Of Canton , CT a shop with an A-1 JUNK RATING.
Readers feel free to share your thoughts. Also tell us about your A-1 Junk haunts.
C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Visit my website, CDianneZweig.com Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists