Mini Hill Country Trip and Two Lovely Ladies
I had to run up to the Hill Country this week – the trip is long and the days are short so I couldn’t get too many pictures, but here are a few. I hope they are a remedy for holiday stress! You can click on the pictures to view them larger.
On my way back home, I stopped into a little antique mall – the last time I shopped there, they had a little quilting corner and I wanted to check it out. I wasn’t sure if it would even be open on a Tuesday, but the door was open and the owner was there with a customer, so I asked if she was open and went in. The other customer left,and when I asked about the quilting lady, the owner told me she had moved to another town. There was plenty more to look at, so I started browsing. The owner asked me, a little abruptly, “How long are you going to be here?” It was after noon, and I thought maybe she wanted to close up for lunch, so I said, “A few minutes if that’s okay.”
She said, “Well, I have to deliver these posters around town. Do you mind if I leave while you’re here?”
And that’s why I love to shop in small towns.
She came back shortly, saw I was still shopping, got another bunch of posters, and left again. Two other customers came in and asked for her. I told them where she was and they just waited till she got back.
And I bought these little tintypes. (I am using “tintype” as a generic term – I will have to read up on these cased images to see if I can tell what process was used to make them.) They’re in bad shape, but I’m interested in them for the documentation of dress style, not for the quality of the tintype. The back and front covers don’ t even match, but I actually like that better because of the additional patterns. They have found a good home with me.