Friday, May 13, 2011

Reward Stop for Two Days of Travel!

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!

This old sign brought back so many memories!


krisla said...

I love antique stores too, & will put that one on my list, if I ever go there; we have a huge one in Columbus, WI...tacky, but fun. But what a scam you discovered. I would never expect that at an antique place. wow. -kris (fun fotos)

Anonymous said...

I don't remember Kitty Clover potato chip tubs but I do remember big cans (metal) of potato chips that we had. Love the white dresser.

Love your posts! And yes, blogger was down - I noticed it when I checked for a recent post!


Ann said...

Same excuse I used about Blogger--I hadn't posted in a few days & when I wanted to, I couldn't! Great photos!

Life's a Beach! said...

Thanks everyone. Kris, I've always ignored the no large handbags rule, but now I understand. Jeanne, maybe Kitty Clover was a local brand. I can remember my brother eating entire bags of potato chips at one sitting. Those days are over! Ann, I've become extremely frustrated with Blogger over the past month because it's next to impossible to edit the spacing between photos and text. I don't know what's happened, but it's not working! Grrrrrrrrrrrr.