Haven’t done a lot of fun shopping trips this year so I am going back in the archives for this one. Had to go out the other week for a quick trip to pick up bee supplies, fresh flowers for the garden and fish supplies. I took some photos of the fish store I shop at, but I forgot to take photos of the bee shop, both are small local businesses . It is more important then ever to support small businesses.
Anyway, shopping isn’t fun anymore for me. It is rushing around this city between traffic, broken roads (suppose I should thank our mayor for that), lots of stressful tension and there is still a virus out there. We go in, get what we need, and get out. Go home, clean up, remove masks and change out of our clothes.
The city is not the same. All kinds of new strangers that are very aggressive in their driving to go with our already aggressive local drivers. Just a sad time here in our country . Every time I step out my front door I feel it, that invisible tension. Just keeping it honest. There are still moments of kindness and beauty though, I need to stay focus on that. I am trying you guys, I really am. I guess I am still in shock from what is happening in our country. This one is going to take awhile to get over, if ever.
It seems strange for me to continue acting like all is fine while writing up my posts. I need to though, to keep putting out the positive, it helps heal my broken heart from a country that some may hate…I love. So here is a little something positive and fun for you all, to take some of the ugly away that we are seeing and replace it with a little happiness. A store full of miniatures.
This shopping adventure was done in March 2020 before any lock downs in our state.
It’s a little store that’s filled with all things tiny and toys from the past.
Some of the toys are collectables like this vintage pirate toy. I think it is a coin bank.
There are all kinds of dolls to fill your tiny homes with.
It’s more about hobbies and creating.
They have drawers and shelves full of the tiniest things.
They also have classes for anyone interested in putting their doll house kits together.
This was before the virus so they aren’t doing those classes anymore, not that I know of.
In the summer they used to have a class where one child and a parent could work on a dollhouse together. It was perfect for those summer time breaks. At our state and county fairs there were all kinds of these finished doll rooms in competitions against each other for blue ribbons. I always enjoyed visiting their booth to see what was completed over the summer.
Towards the back of the store they have train sets and accessories for them.
I used to get Hot wheels for my son and daughter when we would go grocery shopping. They cost as much as a candy bar and I didn’t have to worry so much about too much sugar in their lives this way. Best to pick out a non sugary item for the little ones. Sugar is soooooooo addictive. You can taste it in everything now days, even non sugary foods. This is how it is in America, and you wonder why we have such a sad issue with unhealthy lifestyles here in my country. We are being made into addicts. But this has been going on for decades sadly.
This is one of those shops where the moment you step inside it is like you are stepping back in time…which is kind of cool to me.
Auntie Em’s is a doll house collectors dream. There are so many items here it would take a very long time to see everything. No matter what hobby you start with your children when young it’s always nice to start them on doing anything creative with their hands when little. This way they can get better each year with a skill that keeps them off those screens, gives them confidence and peace of mind in the end. When they grow up they too can pass down some fun skills to their own children.
Hope you all liked this one…Happy shopping adventures everyone and please stay safe out there.