If you haven't noticed by now, I'm a weekly thrift store shopper. Some people think that a thrift store has tons of junk, and they do, but it's amazing what you can find if you spend a little time looking. When I go home to Leadville I always make two stops the Thrift Store on Main street and The Western Hardware Store (which is now an antique mall).
I absolutely love the hardware store, it's one of those buildings that exudes character and history. The second you walk in you feel as though you have been taken a step back in time. The Hardware store opened in August of 1881, originally as Manville and McCarthy Hardware. It was an operating hardware store for over 100 years. Every time I go in I find a tons of things that I would love to take home with me. This trip was no different, I always awe and admire, but never purchase. Here are a few things that stuck my fancy this time!
|Vintage wagon...yes please!|
|LOVE, LOVE the pinkish-red urn|