The one reward that gets me through the two-day roadtrip from Kansas back to Phoenix is my stop at Southwest Antiques in Weatherford, Oklahoma. We just happened across it several years ago, and now it's a must do on our list. It breaks up the tedious monotony.
We spent an hour and a half in the building this trip, and while we were there, the place was robbed! Not the stick 'em up type of robbery you're probably envisioning, but a sneaky covert event. Two middle-aged women came in to shop. One took a small jewelry case to a booth in the back of the store and smashed the glass out of it, pocketing all the jewelry. Evidently, the other woman created a distraction by getting a clerk to haul a heavy item up front for her, then announced they'd both be back to purchase the item after getting some money from the ATM. They never returned, and it took a little while for the clerks to notice the missing jewelry case. Long story short, now I know why a lot of antique stores want customers to check their bags and large purses up front.
I noticed a number of trends in country antiques. Old bingo and kid's flash cards are popular items. Old coffee cans are very overpriced in Oklahoma. Decapitated and dismembered dolls are a popular item, especially when placed under glass. Shabby chic is still very chic, so I won't throw out my can of white paint.
The Pilot was already loaded, so I only made a few small purchases. One of them was an old Kitty Clover Potato Chip tub. Remember Kitty Clover? We sang the advertising jingle the rest of the trip home.
By the way, I appear to be a very lazy blogger lately, but Blogger's been out-of-service off and on for the past few days. At least that's my excuse and I'm stickin' to it!