Today I bought two chairs, a box from 1920, a crate from 1910 that was used to mail leather shoes, a Godey's print from 1860 in a deep walnut frame ( I was told to pronounce that as GO-dees) , a large pickle jar with a red top, and the churn on the left. It's a 3 gal and probably made in Chilton or Bibb County, Alabama.
It was 60 today and sunny, so it was a great day to look around. A new friend has opened a shop in a nearby town so I spent an hour rearranging and organizing a room in his shop. He told me to come back next week because there are four more rooms to fix.
This is why I stay away from the book section in a shop in Chilton County; the organizer in me starts fixing the 18 shelves of books and suddenly it's an hour later and I realize I need to walk away.
I have always loved books; I have about 900 here at the house in my back room I call the library. One of my friends wrote a poetry book and had it published. When the boxes came, she called me and said, " I now have 400 books in my library...350 of which I wrote myself."