Circa 1857


I went downtown to a little place called Circa 1857.I wanted to rent a U-haul and load up but I didn't.

I just walked around and soaked up some of the history just hanging around.

I imagined where all of these treasures once lived.

Time has a way of flying past us before we know it.

I wonder if my house will give way to pieces of history one day.

Will my sinks line a pathway?

Will someone drool over my present in the future? Did you know that when I shop I take all of you with me? I know many of you and I know what makes your heart flutter. My thoughts quickly raced to Kasey from Lola B's when I saw this iron bed. I could see her dressing it all up for one of her famous parties.

So many!

They even made old gas cans look dreamy.



I had no idea they were expecting me!!


Yes,they knew I would fall in love with them so.

After visiting here it just made me long to visit Round Top Texas in a couple weeks. Word on the street is that they have towns just lined up with goodies like this....imagine that!

47 comments:

  1. What a great place... nice photos too! I do the same thing... imagine the home the salvaged piece came from and how many people put their hands on a doorknob or opened a window. I wonder if these objects hold memories like some so-called psychics want us to believe.

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  2. Ooo, what fun. I wish we had something like that here.

    I'm always making up stories to match things - my husband just laughs.

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  3. Oh wow... I want one of EVERYTHING! Lucky you for living so close! Thanks for sharing!
    ~Whitney

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  4. What fun! Wish I could go and load up a truck of that stuff! Look at all of the projects just waiting to happen. Jackie

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  5. all of these treasures are making me drool.... i would have wanted the uhaul too!!! i wish there was a shop like this near me somewhere.

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  6. I NEED the red truck also....and drink my bottle of red truck in in;-)
    I actually have 2 iron cribs....but they are darn cute to pass up.
    were the thinks expensive?
    xo

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  7. What a wonderful store...and that iron bed sent my heart a-flutter as well. Thanks for taking your camera along to share your trip with all of us.

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  8. Ooooh, those pointing finger number hooks! What a fun place to browse around in. Thanks for taking us there!

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  9. What a a great store!! So much to look at and love. Love the old doors and the numbers!!! Great pictures.

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  10. it kinda puts matthew 6 in life doesn't it? things that are of this earth will rust and rot away...

    but i still love to look at them! love the trash cans and letters!!!!!

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  11. Just loving all of it. I'd take the truck...the daybed...the numbers...etc. etc. etc.

    So. much. fun. Thanks for taking us along!

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  12. wow! thanks for the great pictures. If I were able to get into that store I would never leave cause there is so much to look at and think about.

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  13. Wow, that place you visited looks so cool. We don't have cool places like that in IL....well, if we do, I haven't found them yet. I would get so much inspiration from walking through a place like that.
    I can totally relate about "the taking you all shopping with me" thing. I do that all the time when I am out.

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  14. Oh, I am SO in love with that place! I love old houses and pieces of old houses. I don't know how you could resist the uhaul. You are a strong woman!

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  16. I love it there! Haven't been in a while. Great pictures!

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  17. Oooooh, are you coming to Round Top? Warrenton is a fav of mine.....they have acres after acres of these kinds of things!! Are you going to sell or just to shop? I wanna come see you!! ;)

    suzanne

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  18. What a wonderful place. I wanna go shopping there for sure!

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  19. Oh those pictures were devine... they have my head swimming with ideas!!! i wish we had something like that here in central NY, but for now, I'll have to live vicariously through your blog!

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  20. Oh, lots of goodies! I just want to go thrift shopping or to the Dollar Store!

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  21. What a great place - so many wonderful things and possibilites!

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  22. Oh my gosh I need to find a place like this in Oklahoma. I doubt it exists, but a girl can dream.

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  23. That looks like a REALLY neat place!! What fun!! It definitely DOES look like they were expecting you!!

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  24. It all looks like heaven to me. I'm so bummed I'll be missing Round Top this fall as we'll be out of town. Hope you have fun!
    Happy Monday Susie!

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  25. Morning, Dear Susieness! What a place. Don't you wish olden pieces like these could talk and tell us their stories?
    Yes, they were expecting you! Did you announce your most wonderful presence to them? :)
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  26. LOVE those half circle windows! I saw one on the side of the road that I thought was wooden, but then when I had Sound Man go see what it was, we realized it was aluminum. I need to have my eyes checked! : )

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  27. That bed was awesome!! :) I would love to drool in there. :)

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  28. Susie, Not just towns lined with antiques. Towns taken over by antiques. I'm smiling and giggling just thinking about it. I can't wait. It's one of my favorite times of the year.
    Amanda

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  29. love that place - and the little cafe has the best chicken salad - BTW love reading and following your blog as well as reading about your sister's recent visit to see your dad - my daughters last name is Bienvenu - without the "e"

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  30. That architectural salvage is amazing!!! I LOVE the iron daybed. I have always wanted one!

    Happy Belated Birthday to your beautiful Daughter!

    Have a great week,
    Aimee

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  31. LOVE all those goodies!! You reminded me that I have an old iron bed at my mom's that I REALLY need to get out of storage and use in my house! LOL Forgot I had it until now.

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  32. Wow I would clean that place out. That iron bed is great!

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  33. Oh! What a fun place! I would love to spend some time there!

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  34. Oh Susie, that would be paradise, I love all the beautiful things you showed.
    thanks for taking us along.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  35. If I EVER get a chance to go to Louisiana, I'm comin' to visit you, and we're goin' to that place!! I've never seen anything like it!! Wow!!Thanks for posting those delightful pictures!

    And, a Happy Belated B'day to your precious girl! She is just beautiful! Just like her Mama!!
    Hugs!
    Susan

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  36. OMG...I LOVE places like that. We have one in Houston called Adkins Architectural. I, like you, wander around and wonder who used the items, walked through the doors, looked out the windows. I'm with you...I would have wanted to take a UHAUL. I'm headed to Warrenton on the 2nd weekend so hopefully I score some good "stuff". Happy Fall Ya'll from Houston!

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  37. Holy Cow, Susie, I want to go there! I'm going to a huge flea market here in Ohio on Saturday, so that will have to do. I only hope it's half as fabulous as the treasures in your pics!

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  38. Wow looks like a great place to go! I would have loved it too!

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  39. Girl ya better take me next time.

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  40. I want that truck! What a neat place. We have a preservation society here but the items have become way overpriced lately.
    ~Michelle

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  41. Ohhhh my heart is all a twitter! How lucky are you to have that place anywhere near you? Love it all. Hope you bought some inspiring stuff....wish I could be there.

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  42. Oh my goodness. Such wonderful and beautiful things. I think I would have rented a Uhaul for sure. Then I would need a storage unit until I could find a place for everything.

    Ruth

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  43. This looks like a dreamy place I could get lost in for a day. Just think, many would see it as "Junk" The beauty is in the eye of the beholder for sure. Oh, the possibilities. Thanks for sharing!
    Amy

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  44. I so want to visit this place next time I am in B.R., we have nothing like it in Shreveport!

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  45. Hi, Susie! I am so glad you found Circa 1857. Did you fall in love at first sight? I know I did. I bet you found a million inspirations. My boys love to wander aroung all the architectural salvage. I never knew finding old nails could be so much fun. Did Missy go with you? Daina Kennedy, Maddy's summer art teacher, is planning to have art lessons at peoples' houses. She supplies canvas, paint, brushes, and technique and guests bring their own munchies and beverage choices. She asked that I host a painting party and she wants you to be on the guest list. She loves your creative soul!
    Kellie

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  46. Be still my heart...I want ti all, especially that iron bed!

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  47. This place is awesome! I don't think we have a store like this. I've always wanted a window to hang inside...

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