I will take inventory of my possessions, releasing the old to make room for a better future. I discovered this great Antique Shop in Roanoke, TX. It’s easy to discern between trinkets and treasures when it belongs to somebody else; however, when it’s your own, we often don’t take the time to remove things of useless value that can be donated to charity or put to better use in some other capacity.
I was immediately drawn to the Adirondack Chairs. While similar to the authentic homemade chairs I saw in Maine, they still stirred up nostalgia. Many Long Horn Fans would love to have that great wall decoration. I see them in many homes and farms here in Texas when I'm doing business. It's easy to make sport fans happy when you visit a place like this!
This wonderful Antique Shop was fun to browse through. If you’re looking for Antiques, I highly recommend it. The owner makes you feel right at home. He's knowledgable, friendly, informative, and he invites you to take a look around. It's easy to do business here because the owner has a positive attitude. He enjoys what he does.
Christmas is a time to bring out the collectibles. It's joyful and melancholy. Trinkets and treasures come from all parts of the world and we collect things from many different people that come into our life. Sometimes, it's hard to let go... The ornaments are hung by the fireplace with care; then packed away with new additions to the storage boxes. How much stuff can a person stuff?
Antiques transports us back into time. We are reminded of a part of our culture, family heritage and traditions. What is the value of collectibles to you? Do you yearn to hang on to the past or are you making room for your future? Does the accummulation of possessions make you feel wealthy and powerful or do you find it suffocating? To everything there is a purpose. This room is nicely decorated for the Antique Collector. The owner is organized and he takes pride in his merchandise. I would do business with him.
I was attracted to the cleanliness here at the Antique Store. Stuff wasn't scattered. There was pride of ownership. This place helped me to put things into perspective. In order to make way for my future, I have to discern between my trinkets and trash. People moving or experiencing life changes, have to do the same. I'm in the business of selling houses. Often times, it's hard to let go, or people get stuck in a time capsule. They allow their stuff to weigh them down and find it overwhelming to give things away. Perhaps, a thing represents more than a chair to sit down, or a table to place something on. Is it a memory that clings that you can't release? Or do you find you need to have things to hang on because they represent the people from your past?
An Antique store is a glimpse into the past. It can make positive changes in a person's life. There's money to be made in antiques... but the buck stops here. I have to think about my future and what's truly of value to me. I will take inventory of my possessions, releasing the old to make room for a better future. If you're passing through Roanoke, Texas please stop by the old Antique Shop on Oak Street.
© Photos and written content by Patricia Feager, December 29, 2011