Friday, August 31, 2018

Blogger - No Comments

Thanks everyone for reading and commenting on my posts the past few weeks.  Blogger has made some changes and for some reason they haven't been notifying me that I had comments to publish.  And here I thought nobody was reading my blog anymore....    LOL.  I was so happy to see some old familiar faces still stopping by!

There have been lots of changes this year.  I'll be back soon with updates!

Friday, August 10, 2018

My Antique Booth Update

I have been really busy with the antique booths at Antiques et Cetera in Benton, Kentucky the past few months.  Yes, I said booths!  What started out as one booth a little over a year ago has blossomed into three separate booths.  Want to take a look?

This is the original booth.  2 weeks after we took this booth the small booth next to it opened up, so we combined them into one larger booth.  We built 4 sets of shelves backed with burlap, hung a banner and made money every month after the first month...











The second booth we opened was our "Mantiques" booth.  This one is more geared towards guy stuff and it's been doing really well.

Albums are a big hit as is bar ware...


Books, magazines and camping equipment...



Tools...



And lots of fishing equipment...



And then we got a third booth.  This one has more furniture in it, kitchen ware, beachy stuff, kids items and a Christmas section...






We have a lot of inventory across the 3 booths.  Furniture has been a slow mover in this area, which disappoints me to no end.  We really like finding and redoing furniture and I was hoping it would sell better.  So far we've sold more furniture out of our garage, so I may be rethinking the marketing of the furniture.  Any suggestions?

In the meantime, if you're in the western Kentucky area, visit us at Antiques et Cetera on Main street in Benton.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Give Me that Old Time Music

I have been on an "Old Time Music" kick.  It all started a couple of months ago when I bought a few old vinyl albums to sell at the Antique Mall.


They started selling almost immediately.   So I started buying more albums along with 45's and those started selling.



I even added some to my Etsy shop.  Then I got to thinking that it would be really fun to actually listen to some of those great old albums.  So I looked on line and found a nice modern portable record player and I bought it so I could start listening to the records before I sold them.


I realized that I was buying a lot of the music that I had originally bought in the 1960's - 1980's, along with music that my parents listened to when I was a kid.  Unfortunately, the advent of cassette tapes sort of made vinyl albums obsolete.  I had a huge collection and I threw away all my old records.  What the heck was I thinking????  I was sick about it then and I'm even more sick about it now.



I've found lots of great old show tune albums...



Who doesn't love the Beach boys?  This album is Fab!


One of the greatest singers in the world...


I was even able to track down my 2 favorite albums of all time...


All of the albums you see pictured here are now in my personal collection.  I'm also on the lookout for a vintage record cabinet that I can restore and use to hold my record player and my albums.  Something mid century modern.  I think that would look very cool.

Then one day we were at an estate sale and Louie found this great old Crosley record player.  It's in excellent condition and sounds wonderful.  If I hadn't just bought a portable record player I would have kept this one for myself.  It's such a beauty.  I took it to the antique mall and it kills me to see it sitting there with a price tag.  I so want to keep it for myself.  If somebody doesn't snatch it up soon it may just make it's way back to my house...



So, what's your all time favorite album?

Monday, August 6, 2018

The Hitching Post Ice Cream Shop

I've done quite a few posts about "The Hitching Post" which is one of my favorite places at Kentucky Lake.  You can go back and read a few of them here and here.  Well there are a few new additions over there so I thought I'd share them with you.

A couple of weeks ago local chainsaw carver Justin Driver transformed 2 tree stumps into a charming welcome sign, complete with woodland animals and red birds.  How cute is that??   What a fun photo op!  I wish I could have been there to see him in action....


But wait, there's more - the addition of their ice cream shop!  Holy cow - talk about awesome!  Su's husband Tom is creating the homemade ice cream on site...


Currently they are featuring about 16 different flavors and they are rotating them as they come up with new flavors.
 

Su says "we have Butter Pecan, Coconut Cashew, Vanilla, Chocolate, Pistachio, Toasted Coconut, Strawberry, Peanut Butter, Maple Walnut, Snickers and Mint Chocolate Chip. We made them all here in our certified kitchen!! We also will make delicious Sundaes and Floats!"



The Hitching post is located in beautiful downtown Aurora, KY at 16474 US Highway 68 E.  The ice cream shop hours are:  Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 -6:00, Sunday 11:00 - 4:00.

But that's not all...  Su has a knack for unique merchandising, so be sure to visit both the stores also on site.  She stocks antiques, clothing, knick knacks, foods, snacks, soaps, coffee and candy....




Oh and one more thing - Be sure to stop by on Thursday evenings from 4:00 - 7:00 pm for their soda tastings.  They have over one hundred different flavors and brands of soda pop.  Yum!!

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Slide up to the bar and sample a few....



The Hitching Post is definitely MY happy place!!


Monday, July 30, 2018

Geocaching in Russellville, KY

Last week we spent a wonderful day geocaching in Russellville, Kentucky and we did 8 geocaches.  While there we found 2 really fun caches.  The first one was located on the town square.  We had to walk around and gather information off of the different monuments before we could figure out the final location of the cache.



For a small town, Russellville was full of interesting history as well as being the oldest town in southern Kentucky...









My favorite cache of the day tho was this one - a bank that was robbed by Jesse James back in 1868...



The building is in beautiful condition and is actually up for sale...



All in all it was a fun day!
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