Actually I'm not talking about the recent bailout, believe it or not. I suppose tragedy is in some respects all relative, so I'll simply say that, in my little world, this news really strikes a blow!
We stopped in at the 'Shed Sale' the other day to look at an old wood burning stove they had for sale. I didn't know at the time that this couple was one of the few that still had a booth over at our favorite antiques place in Corinna. Imagine my shock and horror when they told us that our most favored shop was closing up for good...and that their last day is December 31!!!
I'm talkin' this is the place I've found my favorite picnic hamper, wonderful linens and napkins, farm chairs and furniture, vintage mugs and dishes and baskets aplenty, lamps and curtains, old scythes and reel mowers...the list goes on and on...sniff, sniff, snuffle...and all for the best prices you can imagine! SOB!
They have sold their building and are closing up for good...not just for the winter like they did last year. I don't know what the future plans are for the new owners...or if by some hope upon hope they might continue in the tradition of Traditions Antiques and Collectibles....but as it stands right now our time is counting down, my dear local friends and lovers of Traditions. Here's a kleenex, I know it's a terrible shock!