Small-town Berthoud, Colorado, north of Denver, has antique and thrift shops, plus Arbor Day and December Snowfest annual celebrations.
About two hours from Tampa Bay or Orlando, Micanopy's numerous antique shops reside in a quaint, old-Florida neighborhood under a canopy of Spanish moss. A couple of nice places to eat and a stroll amid whatnots from days gone by is a nice break from the hubbub of the big city and the amusement parks.
Update (May 2016) : Many readers have asked about the name and location of the antique dealer whose pictures appear below. It’s Chip’s Antiques and Dixie Gas Show on Newport Highway in Sevierville, TN. Leave me a comment and let me know if you visit there and what you think of it.
Last month I told you about the wonderful Sweet P’s Barbeque and Soul House in Knoxville, Tennessee. This week I’m posting some photos from another place on that same trip, an antique dealer near Dandridge, TN.
As you might imagine, I have been experiencing a little culture shock since recently moving back to Florida from Europe. In the spirit of “when in Rome” I’ve tried to find interesting things in the local area to amuse myself with and to report to you.
On a recent, rather stir crazy day, I ventured out to Dade City, about 30 minutes’ drive from my home. I’d never been there before but had heard they had quaint antique shops to visit and a very walkable shopping district.