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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Something for Everyone


It’s been said about some places that “if you can’t find it here — you don’t need it.” And “one man’s junk is another man’s treasures.”

Both of those statements applied to the place we visited on a recent Vermont road trip. There were not only a lot of treasures, but possibly what others would consider "junk." Shed Sales Antiques on Rte 7 in Shelburne, Vermont. was one of the most unusual antique shops we’ve ever been in, and we've been through many.

We stopped in after reading about it in a Vermont guide book. That was a good thing  because there was very little information available online. 

Shed Sales was directly on our route to another destination, the Vermont Teddy Bear Company. They're both in the same town. 

We've never been known to pass up an interesting or unusual destination and weren't in a hurry. That meant we had more time for browsing around. And we needed it in this place!

The unassuming house shown above was packed and featured antiques and everything else we could have imaged seeing at a yard sale, flea market or oddities shop. Even though this place was packed, most items were arranged and catalogued by type item.

We saw several "staff" members throughout the store, but they didn't say much.
There was a lot of glassware from tea cups to various sized bottles, including milk bottles. And, if you were looking to replace a broken lid, this was the place to look.



Lots of dolls, including some pricey vintage ones. Notice the 5 baby spoons for Canada's famous Dionne quintuplets, born in 1934 and celebrated for all surviving infancy.

You never know when you might need non-locking trunk handles for a 1942-47 model car. And, you could also get some old Vermont license plates for it. 

There were keys for many doors and locks, assorted doorknobs and hardware, canes and umbrellas and empty thread spools. 

There was no shortage of holiday ornaments hanging from the ceiling and on some lamps.

Kitchenware and cookbooks filled one whole section. 

These are just some collages of other odds and ends throughout the store.

We managed to leave without buying a single item. The only thing we spent was time. It was well worth it, and later we didn't have to ask ourselves, WHY did we buy this?

17 comments:

NCmountainwoman said...

I love places like this and could spend hours just looking at all the fun stuff. I almost always purchase something I never knew I needed. (And often find out I did not need it.)

Sandra said...

my mother would die of sheer joy to stand under all those hanging ornaments. I would love to wander and remember the past and 20 years ago would have made a purchase. today I would do what you did, enjoy looking and pass on out the door.. they sure have any and everything I could imagine.

Blogoratti said...

One man's junk, another man's treasure. Looks like a great place to find interesting and unique items. Thanks for sharing and greetings!

Emma Springfield said...

It is always fun to dig through these treasure troves. You might find just the thing you have been looking for forever. Or you might walk away with nothing but a feeling that you enjoyed yourself. That house is gorgeous.

mamasmercantile said...

What a great place to visit, I would definitely have been tempted to buy something that I didn't need.

William Kendall said...

You could spend hours in there!

gigihawaii said...

Yeah, sometimes it's best to just leave without buying.

Red said...

You're right. they really packed stuff in this little place.

Doris said...

Oh my, that's crazy!! And fun!! Not sure I would have made it out of there without something. Hats off to you two!

Anvilcloud said...

We have learned that there is a place like this somewhere relatively close to us. I would like to take a trip there this summer.

Cynthia said...

I like to look around in places like this --until I start to feel claustrophobic! This one looks so well organized. I wonder how many calls for the tureen and bowl lids they have???

Mildred said...

We love places like this. I would like looking at the Christmas ornaments and Kitchen gadgets. I don't need anything but it is fun to look. Thanks for sharing the great photos.

Denise inVA said...

A great place to browse around and I enjoyed the photos. We were in a place yesterday that had similar items. We also came out without buying a single thing.

diane b said...

What an amazing place. You could spend hours looking. Well done for resisting to buy.

Lynn said...

I adore places like that!

possum said...

What fun! There is a place like this in the Poconos we used to visit every year. Always found some little thing to buy - if not for the house, then a gift for someone else. Kind of like paying for the privilege of walking thru and around all that stuff!

Connie said...

So much to see. I'm sure there are plenty of treasures tucked away in there.

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