Thursday, September 25, 2008
The Future Antiques
Monday, my retired teacher friends met for our monthly "meeting". We lunched at Pho Grand a great little Vietnamese place on South Grand, and then stopped in next door at http://www.thegelateria.com/gelato.php. Yummy! No lunch date is complete without a shopping venue. There's a great little store in St. Louis called TFA (The Future Antiques). They are in the process of moving from their South Grand location to their new location on Morgan Ford Rd. I had hoped to catch some photos of my friends perusing the wares amongst the fabulous 40s and 50s vignettes. But they had already moved them to the new location. We spent a little too long at the Gelateria and then shopped the sales at TFA. Hoping to catch some photos next month when we head back to TFA at their new location.
In the meantime I found some great deals on some stuff that is sure to be "repurposed" into something new! These items were each only $1. A 1944 calendar. My folks were married that year and I hope to make a project with the September page. A petit point chair cover. Very vintage....it will be.....hmmmmm. Cute playing cards with a little cafe scene. A Shrine Circus paper fan. Did the Shriner's Circus come to your city? I remember the man down the street from us was a Shriner and always gave us tickets. We were able to go many times. Very fun.
Paper plates.....a set of 6 floral and 6 Cowboy. They are sure to be a background for something. It was fun, and the price was right. My friend, Margarett, picked up a 8 by 8 inch baking dish, she was very excited. ( She is actually going to cook in it and not use it for something the manufacturer never imagined!) It was a great day!