While we don’t have many places to hunt in the lower mainland, (between Vancouver and Hope) there are three places I will always suggest to go without fail.
Rusty’s in Harrison Hot Springs, Fort Langley (the whole town!), and Granny and Grumpa’s in Abbotford.
Recently, my neighbour and friend Corinne and I head on over to Granny and Grumpa’s once again to see what was new.
This barn is one of my favs, because stuff is truly from junk to valuable, rare antiques.
Be sure to follow me on Instagram, and look for the 24 hour stories. When we junked that day, I showcased one of the creepiest dolls I’ve ever seen on it! I couldn’t bring myself to take a lasting picture of it though. Just think horror movie creepy.
I wanted this metal Texaco sign so bad! I have the perfect wall space for it, beside the stairway. But at $800, it stayed put. You know…until pay day.
If you are in the market for movie seats, it’s time to go NOW. There were so many, and they were truly in excellent condition and gorgeous! And so comfy.
What do you call these things? Are they considered boeys? Well, whatever they are, they were my colours! Black, white and wood. YUM!
Now I just need a cabin to hang them in.
There’s Grumpa down below. He kept us company, puttering around the barns as we shopped.
He’s quite the character, and will be sure to entertain you with his jokes!
p.s. beware of the now famous I’m sure antique chamber pot with a ‘surprise’. He will show it to you every time you come.
Leave some for me, Corinne! I adore the bottle and license plate room.
Just when I want a few, there are so many, I have to walk away and think about it! Then go home empty handed of course.
Click this pic above if you can’t make it out, but notice that all the plates are organized by province? Probably year too.
This place is really considered a touring museum with a choice to purchase. Pretty unique.
And a good place to check out if you need a red, blue, blue, blue, red, or blue dolly.
You don’t let rain hold you back on the wet coast, or you’ll just be wet and bored.
Gimme gimme! For what, I don’t know. But I want them all anyway, and about 10 guys to lug them around. I couldn’t pick up even one.
But… I was overwhelmed and wanted to think about it.
Which makes NO sense now that I see it on a picture. It should be here.
But don’t worry. If Grumpa sees you missing it, you’ll be led back.
Maybe I should have come here first when I lost my camera in Maui.
And then there’s the Horror House Wheel Chair Isle. Why do they look so creepy?!
I should make name tags for all the isles to shake things up some.
Life is like a LONG table of antique insulators…
And if those 10 guys were shopping with me, they’d bring that big scale home for me too.
And, you know I brought something home, yes?
I’ve been a good girl lately, still trying to purge stuff down.
But, check out that cow tag!
Love the tray/pan and the hook too! The tiny little casters were equally unique.
And these pots… the perfect patina with all that dirt!
After our fun shopping trip, Corinne and I then head off to the local bakery \ coffee shop, that’s decorated in floor to ceiling repurosed barnwood and junk. I’ll have to try and go there one day with the camera and ask if I can feature them. I know you would LOVE it!
Looks like I have another great excuse for a freshly brewed coffee…
Visit more of Granny and Grumpa’s adventures HERE
Located at 37936 Wells Line Rd; Abbotsford, British Columbia 604-854-1033
Oh yes. And if you want to eat out this way, Mission Springs Pub HERE is a must visit… I mean, look!
Wanna come with us next time? 🙂