We are sad today. We just found out that Second Time Around Antiques is closing it's doors.
This is one of the coolest shops in Melrose with one of the coolest owners and next week the store will close for good. Jami is tired of running a shop. She's not sure what she will do but she will let me know.
It seems wrong to benefit from another's misfortune, doesn't it? Actually I shouldn't use the word misfortune. Jami is just moving on. Anyway, she can rest assured her treasures have found a good home. Especially this dress form. I've been on the lookout for a while and finally found one I liked at the right price.
So meet Vivienne. She already looks at home in my bedroom, doesn't she? She's a curvy girl and I can't wait to accessorize her in something stylish.
I wanted a dress form with a cage and wheels. Vivienne has both.
She is almost rubenesque.
Jami pointed out that the emblem was in pristine condition.
I picked up a few more things too. A vintage suitcase. One in houndstooth to add to my collection.
The interior of the suitcase and silver spoons. At our next tea, we are having a spoon swap. Hopefully, I can part with one of these.
A pretty violet plate. This will go with some of my violet patterned teacups.
I just had to have this one.
A very delicate pin from France. Perhaps it will become a scarf clip on Vivienne.
Another look inside the suitcase seconds before Molly jumped in and claimed it as her new cat bed.
I will miss driving by Jami's shop every morning. On my way to work, while stopped at the traffic light, I would look to see if she had changed her window display. I think she changed it weekly. And it was always fun and interesting.
So good luck Jami, we will miss you!