Located in Rayne, Louisiana...this old corner store will surely bring you back to your childhood days and have you smiling the moment you walk into the front doors.
The nostalgia all over in there is indescribable as nothing has been done to this store to "upgrade" in any way, not even the old original cash register ...
It doesn't ring up anything over $9.99.
If you would buy something for let's say... $45.00, they would have to "ring" it up 4 times, plus $5.00. And yes, this is the only cash register they use, it is not for show.
Grab a shopping (hand) basket, inhale the "old store" smell and let's do a little shopping, shall we?
I have taken many MANY of my friends here. Friends who live out of state love to come shopping here when they come down to visit. As for us locals, we come often as this is where I get my supply of velvet ribbon and...
my big girl panties...
and my curlers...
(just kidding. I was making sure you were paying attention!)
Really though, aside from velvet ribbon, I could spend all of my money on buttons to support my endless supply of OLD imported French and Italian buttons...
Do you think I'm kidding?
I'd never kid about my love for buttons. Couldn't you just spend the afternoon touching each and every one of these cards?
I've timed myself once before. One hour and twenty two minutes standing in front of this wall of buttons. Yep. I swear!
The wall is so huge, I couldn't get it all in one shot.
Here's another view as it just keeps going on and on...
Can you imagine all of that ribbon too? Oh the distractions are unbelievable...you just have to see for yourself! ;)
Yummy eye candy for us who love everything old!
I get my supply of embroidery thread at .39 cents each!
Rows and rows of old METAL zippers at .49 each!
Everyone's making those zipper flowers now.
At this price on the vintage ones, who could resist???
And of course, there are rows and rows of every color and size of rick-rack and piping...
Isn't all of this COLORFUL STUFF gorgeous????
I can only imagine the OLD stock they have in those drawers underneath!!!!! woooo hoooo!
Let's move on...I could stay here all day!
There are old school supplies mixed in with the new. I picked up some old writing tablets that were so perfectly aged around the edges! There were down on the bottom shelves...so worth bending over and digging past the new stock!!!!
Another one of my favorite isles is the toy isle.
This is where I remember as a little kid crossing the street with my quarter in my hand and running into the store like a crazy kid on the quest of finding a new toy!
These little baskets were impossible not to run my fingers through and wish that I had about 10 of each!
I would always stop to look at the dolls...
and the other "girlie" toys...
but I always found myself back in the basket area again, picking out my favorite Cowboy and Indians.
I'd buy as much as I could for a quarter and sometimes, the clerk would give me an extra one or two! That would REALLY make me a happy little girl!
Aaaahhhh, those were the good old days.
But I must admit, walking into Toys R Us ain't so bad for me, even today as an adult...it's still fun!!!! :)
We filled our hand baskets with goodies and giggled at all the OLD stuff that we couldn't imagine anybody buying it today like the old make up and beauty supplies. They were so outdated but the packaging is still awesome!
Please don't think that I'm only going to be blogging about my trips...that's not so.
I've been busy with many other fun things too!
I still need to show you my "new" studio, show you some swaps that I'm participating in and finish posting about our road trip to Texas for Chantal's wonderful girl's weekend!
The wonderful Texas weekend is coming up next!
Can you guess who these happy people are???
My gosh, it's hard to fathom that I'll be leaving in a couple of weeks for TEXAS again!
It's ROUND TOP time again!!!! woooo hoooo!