Thursday, 16 February 2012

Chickies French Farmhouse Antiques



On Monday, I told you about the charming store, Apple Box Boutique.  Here is another that is equally charming, and located just across the street!  Highlands is my new favourite shopping area.

Chickies French Farmhouse Antiques is located in an old house that at one time was a restaurant.  The store has been open for about 20 years and is full (and I mean full!) of charming antique and vintage pieces.  It's not the stuffy expensive kind of antique store.  Instead, it's homey and full of antiques you can live with.  I would have liked to take more time to browse (and buy!) but I had to get home and had no money.


This is not a place I could ever bring Nicholas.  At least until he's older.  Like 25.  My friend Rebecca told me a while ago that I needed to visit this place.  She was right!


Hey, Jolene!  Look, old windows!

The owner, Helen (I think that's her name) was so nice, allowing me to take pictures, and telling me a bit about the store and where certain items are from.  She goes on buying trips, and the tags note the item's origin so you get a little history with your purchase.


I could have bought another cream pitcher exactly like the one I just bought!  The one here wasn't chipped like mine is.



The store has a little yard full of even more rusty, chippy farmhouse antiques.


Even the garage at the back is full of things, like this stained glass window.


And this Elizabethan bust.


The next time I have any spare birthday or Christmas money, I plan to head back to the Highlands district to spend it!


One last treat from Highlands: Adorable old houses!  If I didn't have to worry about kids and schools and being near family, I would want to move to this area!




This one was even for sale!


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7 comments:

  1. One thing I miss about living in such a rural area is the shopping. Stores like this are few and far between. But we do have some terrific little antique markets where I have picked up a few treasures.

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  2. I too love to visit stores like this- it's so much fun! We have one here in Albany that is very similar, called At The Warehouse... We really need to make a trip out to visit you guys- and we can go shopping!! :)

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  3. Great stores! I do have to say thought that little stand-alone doll heads are a little freaky.

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  4. You are right, Joanna! Helen is the owner of Chickies, and she was the first to welcome us to Highlands when we opened our boutique across the Ave. Helen has been in business in this quaint little merchant area for 19 years and is one of the many reasons we love being located here <3

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  5. You are right, Joanna! Helen is the owner of Chickies, and she was the first to welcome us to Highlands when we opened our boutique across the Ave. Helen has been in business in this quaint little merchant area for 19 years and is one of the many reasons we love being located here <3

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