Old quilt and old "butt" basket ~~ Kentucky pieces
A couple days ago I knew I needed a break from this whole house/packing/paperwork phase that I have been grinding through. I realized that the process is like walking a tightrope -- not knowing if one will actually get to the other side.
Closing on this house was set for the 26th of this month and I haven't heard a thing from the bank. When I call they do not return the call. I cannot be released from this house until everything is final which means "closed on." This selling procedure is really primitive being it is the digital age.
I have almost completed my packing yet feel I cannot leave until it is sold.
One of Something Olde's windows with reflections
So . . . I took a break last Sunday to enter another world that doesn't relate to selling a house. Berea has a great antique shop called Something Olde. Located a few blocks off Highway 75 on Chestnut street, it offers a world of real antiques with a friendly owner.
Above is Kentuckian Phil Willett, a textile scholar, giving a spinning demonstration in the shop. Talking with him gave me some great insights about weaving textiles.
Tagged items above -- sitting in a beautiful old cupboard bring a rich and nostalgic feeling to the shop.
Caught off-guard while eating her lunch, Karen Todd, owner, takes a well deserved break. The shop is always busy with many buyers from out of state as well as the locals.
If you need a break while driving Highway 75 that dissects the nation's midsection, I'd suggest stopping at this diverse antique shop in Kentucky.