It's a rare day when I don't have anything scheduled but today was that kind of day. It was snowing but the weather wasn't too bad so I ventured out to Reading.
First, breakfast at Aroma Cafe with my sister. Then on to Camp to Castle Consignment, a fairly new store on Route 28 in Reading, Massachusetts.
Furnishings and home decor from a variety of eras were on display. This little green stove caught my eye immediately. So cute!
I wish I had room for it in my kitchen! I have a spot for it but I would have to move my antique black chest elsewhere in my condo. The chest is good for storage too and the stove? Well not so much.
These hatboxes were adorable. I did take a second look at them but they did not go home with me.
If I had been looking for a table I would have liked this one. I am drawn to the half moon shape.
I am always on the lookout for a good tea/coffee set. This one was a beauty!
I have a growing collection of vintage suitcases. So this one went home with me. I love to use them as extra storage since I have a lack of closet space at home.
The previous photos I took with my phone's camera. This one I took once I got the suitcase home. It is a vintage leather Samsonite and the inside was in very nice condition.
I also collect vintage rhinestone pins. Sometimes I wear them or I use them as package toppers or napkin rings. I might also make them into magnets. The top one is actually a belt buckle.
I also bought this set of 4 pins. I must confess I really only wanted the key pins but they were sold as a set. The candle pin is cute too.
Camp to Castle Consignment was doing a brisk business today. A young woman bought a table and a rug and a couple bought some items too. So happy to see this small business thriving in a tough economy. The owner, Lauren, told me they get new merchandise in every day so I definitely see another visit in my future.