Monday, March 18, 2013

Friends in friendly places..........................

I still miss having a booth here at SuzAnna's Antiques where I loved not only 'playing shop', but also the camaraderie shared with like-minded women, and a few men, who enjoy the hunt for, and love of, old things. The shop has grown in so many ways since I first set foot inside the original small building a week or so after it opened many years ago. During my times of travel away from home I often wonder what's happening there, and what treasures I may be missing. Sadly, I haven't been spending much time hanging out lately but hope to get by more as the weather warms up.......and before I leave on another adventure.

When visiting last weekend, besides hunting for green for seasonal decorating, I found some more interesting things to share with you here.

Dealers come and go, some stay for years others move on for one reason or another. All bring their finds to entice and excite the serious shoppers or casual browsers. If one wants to learn about decorating a home, start a collection, add to a previous one, it's the place to be. It's not a business to make one wealthy, it is a happy hobby or pastime where you meet super people who may become lifelong friends. It happened to me, and 
SuzAnna's will always have a big, warm place in my heart.

Recent new additions to the original building are awesome glass houses - and a little bird told me you can order one for your own home or garden.

My granddaughter Jasmin (below in the shop), who spent much of her early childhood hanging around SuzAnna's with me, works here on the weekends, a nice break from the rigorous Monday thru Friday high school routine. I will always be grateful to beautiful mother/daughter owners Susie and Jenny for hiring Jasmin a couple of years ago, giving her a first job and the chance to learn about retail, to love antiques and vintage pretties, and try her hand at creative display.

Here's a link to SuzAnna's Antiques where you will be updated often on all the great treasures being offered. 
The shop has expanded and is part of what has become Vintage Village with several other shops, including Two Old Birds, another of my personal favorites - love those sisters Susan and Debbie. 
A few hours spent here will be fun and often quite rewarding if you enjoy antiques and vintage.
Nothing better than spending a warm, sunny Spring day browsing and buying something wonderful to brighten up your home or garden after the long Winter. 


  1. I like the picture of your granddaughter - and the clever Jasmin sign she is holding. I like this shop, too - thanks to the times you have taken us with you to 'visit.'

  2. Thinking of you dear... Thank you for you lovely message, we're all trying to feel better and hanging in here. I will answer your message later on. Hope you, Jazmin, and Bob are doing just fine. Love to you all ~ Vanessa

  3. I'd be there in a heartbeat, Mary, if I was in the neighbourhood or even the state! Jasmin is a beautiful young lady and I know you are very proud of her. I love those old doors and the wire basket of blue and white cups. Hugs, Pamela

  4. How lovely spending an afternoon poking about that shop would be. I love the French signs, like the one your beautiful granddaughter is holding. And those blue and white teacups.

  5. I'm always a little green when I see the wonderful things for sale wonder you miss it so much.
    Jasmin is so beautiful, a real stunner! It's great to know she shares your love of treasured things.
    Rose H

  6. This is my kind of place. I have a feeling I could spend many hours and dollars here. What a nice job for Jasmin. I am sure she is learning alot and loving it.

  7. Thank you Miss Mary! It is so nice to have you back for a little while!

  8. That looks and sounds like a fabulous place. And a whole "village" of places like that sounds even better. Your grand daughter is beautiful. I sure wouldn't mind working if I was surrounded by all those treasures every day. Best wishes, Tammy

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  10. Dear Mary
    Oh that granddaughter of yours Jasmin is just so gorgeous....I can see a very adept antique trader of the future! She's so gorgeous Mary - lucky YOU having her living nearby.....
    MY eldest granddaughter will be 10 years old in November - where have those years gone..... and I've only seen her 6 times, on her visits here or in France....
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend Mary - I hope you take time out to spend some time with Jasmin!
    Much love
    Shane ♥

  11. hi mary... thank you for visiting my blog earlier and for leaving such a nice comment... this store looks amazing... i'm sure there are a lot of unique treasures to be found... i love the initial necklaces... very cute! and what a fun first job for your granddaughter! have a great week : )


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