9.29.2011

So Guess What.

I met a reader who happens to have her own wee shop full of vintage goodness
 not 15 minutes from my doorstep. 


Imagine me attempting to contain myself upon meeting a like-minded junker-fixer-upper who actually chased down her dream of opening her own place, doing what she loves (and has obvious talent for), and passing along the goodness to others.
I know.

So welcome to Amy's Like Yesterday Shop (facebook HERE)


She's only been in this location for a few weeks, so new signage is on the way. 
She shares her space with Moe's Bikes.
(Let's just say swoon-y vintage cruisers were definitely spotted.)



Amy's re-loving of furniture is amazing, her pieces are unique and stylish for all kinds of cottage lovers.
Her prices?  
All you locals better get yer bums in here before she realizes what a steal her stuff is.


She's got another room full of neato kitchy, rustic, vintage-y yumminess.
See here.


(My son's waving at cha)


Totally wanted this signage.

Vintage bottles. Ok, yeah.


Interesting, unique, one-of-a-kind cool stuff.  What's better'n that?


Amy has a love of old toys, like this fella here and several of his comrades.
Totally made me feel like an antique myself as I recognized lots of toys from my own childhood.
I think I'm ok with that.  
Maybe.


Her Hubs helps transform pieces like this with his wicked woodworking skills, 
like adding wheels to this crate.


She stocks lots of painted pieces as well as original stuff with beautiful patinas.


So far, she can't keep furniture in stock!
There's so few little shops like this in our area.



Amy loves color, and the shop is filled with cottagey colors all over the place!


And owls.  Owls tucked every which where.  
My boys had fun playing a version of where's waldo and discovered at least 34 owls in the shop.
No joke.  It's like me with birds.
Ok, not that bad.


She hand paints and stencils some of her pieces too:


My youngest sitting at a fun desk Amy painted, distressed, and stenciled.
Please excuse woman's rear-end.  
If said woman is a reader of this blog, I sincerely apologize.


As I said, Moe's stocks refurbished (and sometimes new) bikes, as well as doing repairs and rebuilds.
I know where I'll be purchasing my new (old) bike!
Amy painted the sign for the bike shop in back.


I kinda sorta covet this bike as it looks like my very first 2 wheeler back in the early '70s.  
Only mine was pink :)


I had such a great time meeting and chatting with Amy.
And what fun to walk in to THIS!


Here's me and the proprietess hereself, all fuzzified and sepia'd.
We're gorgeous.  I know.


Best news:  I might get to sell some pieces myself at Like Yesterday Shop and help Amy with 
styling and decorating!
Not that I'm excited about that or anything. *snort*.  
I'm fairly certain I talked too much and freaked Amy out abit, but she's too nice to say so.

I'll keep ya posted.

Amy's shop address: 
204 North Jackson Street
Auburn IN 46706 

Go forth, you locals, and follow your ::cottage instincts:: to Amy's place.
Amen.




14 comments:

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Okay, I'm hopping in the car and heading to Indiana because I can't beleive that beautiful piece of Frenchy furniture is only $34.00!! I can tell you two are going to have a lot of fun together!

Emily said...

What a great little store. Wish I was closer and could check it out. You are so talented and will do a great job helping decorate the store!

KATHY said...

What fabulous stuff!! I wish i lived closer because i love stuff!!

Kathy

NanaDiana said...

OMGoodness! Can you believe it? I saw some of those prices...no wonder everything sells out! I hope you can pair up with her and sell some of your stuff..and with your displaying talents..WOW..She won't know what hit her! xo Diana

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

What a cute post and cute shop..Wish I lived by you...love antiquing and repurposing...phyllis

Maureen said...

How fab would that be! It's a great idea for both of you.

Red Gate Farm said...

What a fabulous place! I can't believe that little table thing-y is only $34!! We need a place like that around my neighborhood....

~Chris

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Your stuff will look great in that store! It looks like such a fun place. I'm excited for you.

Anonymous said...

Awesome shop...I laughed so much reading your post. Congrats on teaming up...I wish I lived closer.

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Yep - I'd be a shopper there too! How fun for the 2 of you.

Joie said...

Why can you not be on the West Coast?! UGH!!!!! Beautiful shop!

Mrs.B said...

Cool shop!

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

How exciting for you to meet a like minded repurposer right in your own area. You must be reeling with all the possibilities right now. I know I would be!

I laughed when I saw the wooden hangers for sale, I have several very old ones, still being used for hanging clothes in the closet. My most special ones are the two my son and daughter used in elementary school in their classroom coatroom. I still smile whenever I sse the hangers with their names printed on them. Someday I'll gift them to them for their houses, but I'm not quite ready to let them go yet. :)

Mrs. Blue said...

I only wish I lived close enough to visit that snazzy little shop! Oh well, maybe someday or maybe I will find my own little neat shop!

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