Gremlins, Tupperware, and Clocks with Pointy Things

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Things were looking pretty vintage on Saturday morning, an adjective that best described my time out with Jon and Brad.  We went to a humble car show in south St. Louis.  I’d say the gathering boasted no more than 20 cars on a roped off side lot.  As you can see from the pictures the cars ranged from the usual to the unique.  Proud owners and curious show goers  walked about, talking, drinking beer, and admiring.  The people held a common thread: a love for the automobile.  The cars held a common thread: vintage.  And it is no surprise that this word best describes not only the car show, but the business the lot was attached to.  The car show was hosted by The Future Antiques, a wonderful antique store located just south of the city.  We managed to spend more time in the store than we did the car show.  It was well worth it…so well organized by theme…over here is the bar ware, over there is the tupperware.  Down the aisle we found cats, and up the aisle we found hats.  Not only was it beautifully arranged down to the last detail it was also clean, fresh, and easy to shop…To top it all off the customer service was very much from yesteryear…a time when people were attentive, polite, and without agenda.  More than once we talked with Steve, Claude, or Bruce as we navigated back and forth, to and from each unique display.  I would be remiss if I did not mention the nice girl behind the jewelry counter.  She seemed to know her way around a strand of glass beads, as I overheard her giving tips to a customer.   And don’t be fooled by Dean with the dreamy blue eyes (the resident mannequin), he tends to be the eye candy of the place with a bit of a cold shoulder, LOL. While I don’t believe there were Gremlins inside the store, I do know the basic premise is that all items be from the 1950s to the 1970s.  This is much unlike the usual antique stores here in St. Louis.  It seems we must wade our way through knock-offs, recreations, consignments, etc.  Not so at TFA.  It’s the real deal, a true walk down memory lane.  Whether you’re looking for a pink flamingo, velvet handbag, or a poodle salt and pepper shaker set, this great shop has it all.  Son Jon says it is : The past bought today for tomorrow.  Thank you to The Future Antiques for a great day spent reminiscing about cars, kitchen tables, and clocks with pointy things.

This is not necessarily a clock from TFA, but pointy nonetheless.

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7 Responses to Gremlins, Tupperware, and Clocks with Pointy Things

  1. Mart Dawson says:

    Great post and superb pictures of some amazing cars. Love that big finned Chevy. As a tiny kid I can remember those pointy clocks, a few memories came flooding back. A good day out, cars & beer, I call that job done. 🙂


    • Debbie says:

      Thanks for the comment. Yep, it was an hour or more of multiple flash backs from our youth. Jon, being 21, seems to appreciate it all, and enjoys how much we enjoy it!


  2. Anonymous says:

    Finally a picture of red Chevy…I’m a likin’! Mom


  3. Mom says:

    Ooops, I’m still trying to post using my account.


  4. Kathy Powers says:

    Well written. Reminds me of a similar store in Kimmswick that has since changed hands. Loved browsing there and making an occasional purchase of an unexpected treasure. My sister enjoys wistfully window shopping at TFA for future apartment furnishings, and a dear friend likes to stop in to bring back childhood memories, see what catches her eye, and every so often treat herself to a splurge. Must visit this South City jewel soon.


    • Debbie says:

      Kathy, Thank you for your comment! I was able to visit again the other day. Another enjoyable visit, and they were so appreciative of my take on their customer service.

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