Yep — It’s been an adventure!
We spent Thursday in Missouri. The day started with breakfast. We found a “joint” outside of Harrisonville that had a pork chop breakfast special. Awesome!
A short drive down I71 took us to Faithful Peddlers in La Mars. What a wonderful place — and the owners are AWESOME. This shop has two floors and Mom decided she was going to start up stairs. And of course, she found the good stuff including a Victorian Brides Basket and a nice RS Prussia bowl. On a personal note — I found a very unusual Spaghetti Santa Nodder — and NO, it is not for re-sale.
We found ourselves having pancakes in Joplin, Missouri on Friday morning.
- Mom tried pecan cinnamon
- Dad had one pinapple pancake and one peanut butter pancake
- And I went with an old stand-by — blueberry pecan
But by 10AM (based on a recommendation from the good folks at Faithful Peddler) we were roaming the aisles at Southside Antiques. Three hours later we had two more boxes to put into the truck that included:
- Red Behemian Cut Glass
- American Fostoria
Then based on another recommendation we headed off to Hidden Treasures. This is a neat little one-owner shop. He specializes in crystal, colored EAPG and Asian-ware — and while he didn’t have any moriage — during the hour we spent there I learned a ton!
At that point we ran out of recommendations — so we went back to my internet research and decided to stop in Claremore, Oklahoma. As we drove into town we found a bunch of stores. After a quick drive-by we decided to stop in at the Hudson – Metcalf Antique Mall .
I found Christmas presents for two VIPs. And after a quick conversation they sent us down the road to Tulsa to the I44 Antique Mall. Specifically, they suggested that we visit “Marcia’s” booth. And for the first time during the entire trip I wished we had more money for inventory.
Marcia had Gold Aurene, Tiffany, Irridescent Bohemian. Cameo Glass, Brides Baskets, RS Prussia, Victorian Vaseline, Blenko, Mary Gregory ..do I need to continue?
With an hour to go before closing we identified our “like-to-have’s” — prioritized the items — and chose a cut-off point. Unfortunately I think I’m going to remember the Blenko we left behind. Then after a full day we headed off to dinner.
The next thing we knew — Wham Bam — a young driver smacked into my truck!