We took the plunge and decided to build a Facebook page as well. Please hop over there when you have a minute or two, take a peek, and let us know what you think. https://www.facebook.com/NineLivesAntiquesUSA/timeline
or put in the search field: Nine Lives Antiques USA
Be gentle please, we are total newbies at this, but we really are looking for constructive feedback on what we can do to make it better. Same goes for this website as well.
Yes, finally. Finally I fixed the website! You see, I updated the theme of our site this past fall to one I thought would work better for us. Unfortunately it was even worse. And after i updated it we got really busy in our personal lives and the next thing we knew the holidays were here. So recently I was able to carve out some time and find a theme that I believe will meet our needs for awhile. What do you think?
Well, my headline is a little misleading since none of us really drink. But we do hear that the beer garden at the fire station is the place to have a cold one.
As for eating, we do have some definite favorites. The “Back Alley Eatery” is our favorite place for lunch. And we absolutely insist that you try their ‘Cutlabobs’. It’s seasoned pork on a skewer. Mm-mm good! They are lovely people and deserve your patronage. There is an alley just to the west of the fire station. Follow it south for about 1/2 block and they are grilling and serving from their garage there.
If you like Greek Gyros, there is a place about 2 blocks south of the fire station on the main drag – it is right next to and also run by the Pannekoeken folks. Each sandwich is a full meal for a hungry normal person and quite tasty. To me anyway – the rest of the family isn’t so keen on gyros.
For ice cream, it’s the little booth just south of the fire station on the main North/South road through town – about 20 steps. Their root beer floats are a god-send these hot afternoons. They also have a couple different flavors of ice cream sandwiches that are also very good – and big!. And while you are enjoying your ice cream, if you aren’t coming right over to see us, Big Jim’s glass booth is right there against the wall of the fire station, and you never know what you’ll find there – besides a warm greeting from Big Jim himself or his wonderful wife Becky!
WOW is it ever hot this year! We’ve had hotter individual days, but never this hot for the whole show! And despite the heat we’ve still had most of our regular friends show up and visit. We appreciate you so much and love to see your smiling faces. And if we are able to help you find a forever treasure, all the better. Our best suggestion to survive as you browse the show this year is to come early – the show opens at 7am – and shop everything that is on asphalt or concrete first thing. Then move into the shaded and tree-lined areas as it heats up. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water and rest along the way!!! The emergency responders are lovely people but we’d rather you meet them as they serve you food and drink in the fire station, as I’m sure they’d prefer it that way too.
I had to laugh. I wrote a blog post yesterday during lunch at my day job. I logged on tonight to type it in. I happened to look at the ‘most recent’ post. It too was from this same time period – last year! And to top it off, half of what I wrote yesterday repeats what I wrote a year ago. LOL So instead I will just say that we were happy to see everyone we did in Spirit Lake and look forward to seeing everyone who will come to visit us in Walnut! And be safe driving to see us.
Michael, Tammy, Lois & Walt
We just wanted to say Thank You to everyone that stopped by our booth in Spirit Lake, IA over the Memorial Day weekend! We enjoyed visiting with you and catching up. We also look forward to visiting with everyone that will have a chance to stop by this coming weekend – Father’s Day weekend – in Walnut, IA. We still have lots of new stuff we found over the winter for y’all to ‘Ooh’ and ‘Aah’ over! And the weather looks to be nice (so far) for most of the weekend. So put on your walking shoes and c’mon out!
Michael, Tammy, Lois and Walt