Today we headed out to a new antique spot
that we had heard a lot of great things about
to stock up for the antique shop.
We were heading out to Josie's Antiques,
located on a picturesque farm
in central Illinois just west of Chicago,
in a small town called Maple Park.
We pulled down a long tree-lined lane
to a bucolic homestead in a clearing.
We were a few minutes early,
but Josie, the owner, sweetly welcomed us
with her dog by her side,
and told us to feel free to enter the sheds and barns.
As she said this, she ran back into her farmhouse
to pull the fresh baked cookies
she makes everyday for guests
out of the oven.
|Two story barn full of antiques and the lower level is full of garden collectibles.|
|Her faithful companion takes a nap.|
|A little potting shed.|
For over two hours, we managed
to get through a three level barn,
and several sheds a few times each.
With so much to see, you'll need a few go-rounds.
So much fun!
We thought the prices were very reasonable
and there was something for every type of collector.
An added bonus ---- if you are an animal lover,
there were cats, a dog, goats, horses,
chickens and peacocks too!
So if you are in central Illinois,
make a point to go and shop with Josie!
You won't be sorry.
(Sixty miles or 1.5 hours west of Chicago)
Will show some of the things we bought
in another post soon!