Photo a Day Challenge

Antiques

Umbrella

Umbrella

A mudman rests under an orchid umbrella


Gold

Gold

The front face of John’s grandfather’s gold pocket watch.


Livin’ in the Past

Livin' in the Past

Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia. — Charles M. Schulz

The gold watch is a family heirloom passed down from John’s grandfather.


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Clocks

Clocks


Born At The Right Time

Born At The Right Time

We’re thankful for for our modern wheels and tires, especially when we hit the road construction areas of the Gunflint Trail.  That said, at least the oldies were puncture-proof.


Bend Me Shape Me

Bend Me Shape Me

The museum contains numerous models of the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria.  This model appears to have been crafted from sheet metal.


Everybody Knows

Everybody Knows

“In fourteen hundred and ninety two Columbus sailed the ocean blue.”  Part of the mall contains a small museum dedicated to Christopher Columbus.


You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

The Columbus mall is billed as the largest antique store in Wisconsin.   After wandering through the first five sections (some sections had additional subsections labeled with letters), we still had three more sections to visit.


Wild World

Wild World

An old sign board advertising Schlitz Beer.  It’s out of this world!

 


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Sorrow

Sorrow


Puppet on a String

Puppet on a String


Paint it Black

Paint it Black

A very old ceremonial mask.

 


The Needle and the Damage Done

The Needle and the Damage Done

Where’s the damage?  Who’s got the needle?


Java Jive

Java Jive

Have a cup or two and put little jive into your step.


The Last Farewell

The Last Farewell

An unidentified sculpture for sale.


Grow Old With Me

Grow Old With Me

Substituted for “Never Marry an Old Man”


Things Go Up

Things Go Up

The Columbus Antique Mall and Museum is located in an old converted three story canning factory which contains this industrial elevator.


Well Did Ya Eva

Well Did Ya Eva

Did ya eva see a bulldog wearing a derby and smoking a cigar?  We found one in the Columbus Antique Mall in Columbus, WI.

 


Don’t Stop

Don't Stop

 

Don’t stop till  the derby ends . . . roller derby, that is.


These Boots Are Made For Walking

These Boots Are Made For Walking

 

They were standing on a shelf in an antique mall with nary a horse in sight.


The Entertainer

The Entertainer

This life-sized John Belushi resides at M. Schettl Sales, purveyors of weird statues and oddball art, in Oshkosh.


Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday

 

She would never say where she came from . . . she comes and goes . . . Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday

 


Torn

Torn

 

The torn case lining testifies to the condition of its contents.  We think it had earned its keep.


The Twist

The Twist

 

An oldie, but goodie.