Wednesday, August 5, 2009

General Store Tour...

Some of you have been on this little tour before, but I thought it would be fun for some of my new friends. Here is a little inside peak at the old general store. You can see the outside in my banner photograph. One day we hope to get her restored and back to her glory days. Now, you must know that these photos were taken months ago and well, it's sort of not that clean at the moment. That's okay- it sure looks wonderful on the outside!


I hope you enjoyed a little trip into the past.

29 comments:

Denise said...

Oh gosh, wouldn't that be wonderful to see it all restored and in use again. I love the look of all the old shelves and the wooden floors.

Songbirdtiff said...

This would be so wonderful restored. As it is, it looks like a wonderful place to daydream.

Bea said...

What a fabulous place! I'd just clean it up and rent spaces for a flea market. That would be so fun.

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Hurry Up and do it! I want to come shopping there.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Kathie Truitt said...

Will you open it as a General Store again, or an antique store? I live in Alexandria and am always looking for trip to get out of NOVA (northern Virginia) to see ROVA (rest of Virginia), what I like to call the Real Virginia.

Living on the Spit said...

Like I said before...a long time ago... want that rick rack, puh leez!

I just love the quilt shop/vintage store/fishing place.

Linda said...

Thanks so much for the trip back in time. I remember places like this from my childhood. And water cooled cke machines and jars of penny candy on the counter.....oh, please tell me that no matter what kind of store you open, it will have jars of candy on the counter for all the wide eyed children....*sigh*

shara said...

oh my goodness... this place is AWESOME!!! it would be so cool to get it up and running again. you my friend have quite a treasure on your hands. thanks for a fun blog to read and enjoy. have a wonderful day!

Nina Diane said...

nice....what will you restore it as, a general store? I think that is just so neat...and would be so much fun

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

If walls could only talk, what a story they'd tell. I wonder if you have pics of the store when it was still in operation? I don't think I've seen any of those.
Wouldn't it be great to get bring it back? sigh*

laurie - magpie ethel said...

Every time you post about this old store my heart goes pitter pat....i love all the old charm of it...then I shut my eyes and dream about what it would look like all decked out in vintage cuteness for a store currently. What a fun project to have on the back burner...the possibilities...the charm...the fun!!!

glenda said...

I adore the paper roller, do you have the string they used to tie packages with? I really love that little store.....Inside and out!!!

Rambling Girl said...

I saw this last time you shared also...and I still love seeing it.

I actually have a stove like that you have now...I will have to share a pic of it...

Kim's Treasures said...

Just wonderful!!!

jayme aka The Coop Keeper said...

It makes my stomach hurt I love it so! I'm a new friend, so forgive my ignorance. Is this on your property?

I really just want to live there. I want the rick rack too. :-)

Patricia said...

how wonderful is that?
i cannot wait till it is restored it is awesome!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

What a wonderful old store! Reminds me of the stores I used to visit when I was a little girl. All of that rick rack is great! Jackie

Small House said...

It really is a sweet general store.
Sandra

Cindy said...

So glad you shared again since I am new! I just LOVE the store. Having that to putter around with and in must be SO much fun!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

So many memories. My Mom and Dad ran a little country store in SW Virginia when I was growing up - very similar to this one.

Thanks for the tour.
Lynn

(Sometimes!) Serendipitous Girl said...

Oh you know how much I love that store!! And you!

Farmchick said...

I LOVE it.. I am so loving all the shelves and cubbies. We are going to be moving an old grainery from my parents farm to our farm. I will be using it as a store to sell my soy candles and other handmade products. Stop by for a visit!

Jemm said...

Wow, what a beauty! You are so lucky to OWN this window to the past. I love that green shelf and the big paper roll. I think I'd go in there and just play store if I were you :)

Jemm said...

Wow, what a beauty! You are so lucky to OWN this window to the past. I love that green shelf and the big paper roll. I think I'd go in there and just play store if I were you :)

Leslie said...

Oh, I'm jealous. What a wonderful space. Such history in there. Thank you so much for the tour!

cupcake studio said...

Enjoyed finding your blog tonight...your general store is SUCH a treasure!

the wild raspberry said...

i can just hear the creaking wood floors...it's all so wonderful!!!
chasity

DownBranchRoad said...

Awww brings back so many wonderful memories...the slam of the old screen door with the Rainbow Bread sign on it...the cokes rolling down in the old drink machine...the sound of the meat slicer...the creak of the floors...the ching of the cash drawer. I grew up in country stores. My parents had 3 different ones when I was a child. For me it is like a second nature. Someday I would love to have at least one room in my house "country store"...I do have several small collections already. ck my blog.

cottage farm villa (cottagecharm) said...

I agree with Rechelle..... if walls could talk!! Very exciting project you have in front of you! My first time visiting ~