Every Sunday I pass by a little shop on my way to church. For the first several months I would look longingly at this little shop with many little treasures out front, but just getting to church on time was a challenge. One day Jon said I could leave early, ALL BY MYSELF, and stop at the shop and he would get all of the kids to church. Having an hour to myself is a real treat, and getting to shop by myself is so nice. That morning I met Nicholas. Nick is a Frenchman who speaks great English. He is a cabinet restorer by trade, but he also has a great collection of treasures that people consign with him to sell. I have always found something to take home with me when I visit with Nicholas.
I have taken a couple of different friends in to this little shop, and everyone I have taken in has found some treasure to take home with them.
This morning I got to take Jon in with me, my mom stayed in the car with the kids while Jon and I were able to run in. Part of why I enjoy shopping here so much is that Nick can give you some information on the history of the time.
Here are my finds this morning, a great enamelware pot and a vintage metal GIG sign.
"Grands Invalides de Guerre" "The Injured/Handicapped of War" This sign would have gone in the window of a car as a kind of handicap sign.
I love this blue and white enamelware pot, there are a few dings and scratches, but overall it is in great shape.
If you ever want to come visit I will take you to Nick's shop and you can find a treasure of your own.