I decided today would be a great day to take myself antiquing in Old Town since I am finally feeling a bit better after two days of being a bit under the weather, and because, let’s face it, antiquing is just so much fun!
Old Town Lansing is this ridiculously charming part of town with three antique stores, a number of boutiques, cool restaurants and a few coffee shops. Just an artsy, homey, eclectic place.
I love antiques. I love the thought of individual pieces with history, unique characteristics, and that rustic feel. I would do my entire house in antiques if I could, and would love to start collecting items now. Growing up, our house was filled with antiques that I adored, but only a few items have made it into my personal collection.
But where else could you find matching lamps like this:
Or see something like this:
After not finding what I was looking for at the antique stores, I wandered into my favorite store in the whole world: Grace. (I know it was an antiquing expedition, but I am an equal opportunity shopper).
In my eyes, this is the boutique of all boutiques. Classic bags, jewelry, timeless clothes: I fall in love every time I am in there. Everything is beautiful, and seems so one of a kind. I fell hard for this dress today:
Does this scream engagement party or rehearsal dinner? I know, I am not engaged yet, but there is no harm in planning ahead of time, especially when it comes to wardrobe preparation.
I then wandered over to the newest store to join Old Town: Bradly’s Home and Garden. One of the things I adore about shopping in Old Town is that you are generally greeted by the store owners themselves, and Brad was no exception. His store is located in a historic building right next to the old railroad tracks.
I adored him and his space immediately. I ended up buying a fabulous necklace and raw honey from his husband’s farm:
A small adventure, but an enjoyable one none the less. And, I purchased something new and discovered a great new store, and made a friend of the owner. What more could you ask for in a day?
I hope you all are having an enjoyable Saturday as well 🙂