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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