Sunday, June 26, 2011

Scott City Prairie Antiques

Yesterday morning, we had some business that needed to be done in Scott City so all four of us drove over there. When we left home, we anticipated that we would be returning in about 1 1/2 hours. We had no idea that we would be stepping back into history while we were in Scott City...

We had finished our business and were on our way home when we decided that we would check out a business there that we had heard great things about from friends of ours. I am referring to Scott City Prairie Antiques which is located at 704 West 5th (West highway 96). This is the former Watkins Farm Supply Store. A beautiful lady named Robin owns the antique store. She is also affiliated with Leoti's new antique store on Main Street that is owned by Loretta Riddiough and Jana DeLissa.

Many stores and shops of this nature often lose my interest quickly as soon as I walk in and feel like the walls are going to close in on me. LOL! This shop was WONDERFUL! Though there were many antiques, etc to look at, they were set up just beautifully and spaced out so that there was plenty of space for people to walk around in.

There were beautiful and very old furniture, jewelry, knick knacks, dishes, china, exquisite silverware... Most were in excellent condition or just required minimal repairs. All were priced very competitively. We were just shocked at the fantastic prices! We ended up spending about 2 hours there! Robbin was so very knowledgable about the items and had such great ideas for displaying them at home, etc.

One thing that I have learned in my adult life is that a lot of younger adults think that new furniture, knick knacks, etc are always the best way to go. I imagine that we have gotten that idea because many of us received hand-me down furniture, etc as soon as we moved out of our parents' homes or got married. Those things may not have exactly been in the style that we would have appreciated at the time. So, our goal was to make enough money so that we could go out and buy the NEW stuff. I admit that I had the same viewpoints on the matter. My grandparents gave us a bunch of their furniture, antiques, curtains, bedspreads, etc when we were first married. How I wish that we had all of that back today! I am happy to say that we have retained the major amount of those articles. My grandmather had excellent sense and flare. Much of what they gave to us 30 years ago, still look great today.

Anyway, new furniture and products lack a certain something that only older items possess--history and character. Whenever I look at an antique, I like to remember the times when it was built and used.

If you are interested in meeting Robbin and seeing all that she has to offer, I want you to know that her shop is open 7 days a week from 1-7:00 pm., CST. If you have any questions, etc, please call her at 620.704.6306.
Tell her that Lynn sent ya'!


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