Northern Michigan is loaded with great antique shops. Unfortunately, most of them are not in Gaylord!
While I had some good luck junking at some yard sales, my sole visit to an antique shop happened early in our trip when Bonnie and I hit Gaylord's cramped Do South.
And the operative term here is "cramped." I'm not even sure "antique" totally applies, as it's a combination of antiques and collectibles along with secondhand things and items imported from Mexico.
This would bother a purist. It doesn't bother me.
I fell in love with this cabinet, but it was so crowded in front of it, I couldn't get close enough to see how well it was made and/or holding up. The shelves seemed solid, given all that was on them!
I loved this arch and some others like it. Don't have a spot for it. I need to find one.
Which do you like best -- the pointy one above or the rounded ones below?
There were a few quilts -- and some very nice ones.
Some interesting old kettles and pans.
A bit of packaging here and there.
No great hats here, but some were kind of kitschy, and I liked the straw carrying cases.
And this tin bunny made me smile.
But if I had to walk out with something, it wouldn't be one of the old things (except maybe that cabinet. It would be this sink...
Or this one. Can't resist the wonderful colors. And yes, no place to swap that out, either!
As we left and walked down the street, I couldn't resist this photo. At first, I really thought the flowers were attached!
Perhaps later this summer we'll get to some more spots. But for right now, I'm pleased with the Fiesta plate, books, videos and button box I found along the way. And the prices were definitely better!