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Today We Saw a Turquoise Plastic Radio, a Bobble-Head Jesus, a Princess Grace Ashtray and a Copy of Paradise Lost

Where can you see all that in one afternoon?  BELLEVUE, PA  And in the slideshow at the end of this post!!  Head vases, a statue of Groucho Marx, autograph book, Betty Boop and an Atwater Kent Radio.…..oh, and another church for sale, too!

After my 11 o’clock appointment, J and I headed for Bellevue.  Who knew that tomorrow is the start of their 4 day long Summer Solstice Spectacular.  You can click here for the details  We grabbed a quick bite at Joe’s Rusty Nail, an ice cream scoop of chicken salad on greens, some mandarin oranges and strawberries with balsamic and a blueberry muffin.  A tall glass of ice tea. Cash or check, no cards.   We walked down the block to a place we had driven by.  Joyce’s Antique Emporium at 494 Lincoln Avenue in the heart of downtown.  Oh my.  We could have spent hours there, everything so carefully arranged and classified. Things you might have had as a kid or your mom had or the neighbors or your grandmother.   I’m still  thinking about the set of Pyrex bowls I left there and am thinking about going back if they are still there. Afterwards we stopped by the Farmer’s Market booths and I bought some strawberries that I made into jam when I got home- Joy of Cooking recipe.  There was a shaved ice vendor.  J bought the perennial Bloodroot to plant in her wonderful garden.  We had fun checking out the antiques store with EVERYTHING.  The Pickers Show on the History Channel needs to come and do an episode from this place. I am serious.  We had the nicest conversation with the man minding the place and he was knowledgeable and full of great stories about the items in the store! The aluminum glasses on a blue coffee table outside the store caught our interest and we couldn’t get over the variety of items displayed. Canisters Depression glass, Kewpie Dolls, Betty Boop, swizzle sticks, an accordion, bugle, toys etc etc etc….See the slide show below. Call them at (412) 761-1288.

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11 responses

  1. Sue Reinfeld

    Those are real treasures. How does one part with that stuff?

    June 23, 2011 at 7:43 am

    • After a person, who has accumulated a collection of stuff, passes, their family gets a dealer to come in and appraise the stuff and there might be an estate sale or a dumpster involved! It is definitely worth a trip to see the variety of collections!

      June 23, 2011 at 7:48 am

  2. I want to go. What fun!

    June 23, 2011 at 8:47 am

  3. erica

    Where is Bellevue?????? East? West? North? South????

    June 23, 2011 at 9:31 am

  4. It’s always so fun to stop by your blog!

    June 23, 2011 at 9:37 am

    • Thanks. I enjoy your delicious and refreshing blog, too!

      June 23, 2011 at 10:50 am

  5. ryoko861

    I wanna go there! Even if it’s clearly on the other side of the state! ROAD TRIP!

    June 23, 2011 at 9:47 am

    • Worth a trip! Promise.

      June 26, 2011 at 8:04 pm

  6. Sally

    It’s so funny how everything you had pictures of brought back lots and lots of memories for me growing up – thanks for the trip down Memory Lane!

    June 23, 2011 at 5:20 pm

  7. Fantastic! Maybe you can bring some of your goodies to them – maybe they’ll buy them from you??? Loved the slide show!

    June 24, 2011 at 10:33 pm

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