Adelaide's Vintage Home & Garden, located at 1938 Spring Garden Street, is an absolute must for creative, vintage shoppers. Adelaide's shop is best described as 'anthropologie meets anthropology.' Like the retailer Anthropologie, "renowned for its creative window displays" and for staging, "unimagined environments" (see Wiki), Adelaide's shop is a visual feast. While Adelaide is busy decorating windows, repurposing objects, and organizing groupings in the store, co-worker Antonio is busy painting furniture in color combinations that would make Matisse proud. Artist and collector, Antonio is also a brilliant social scientist, known to share insightful comments with browsers. You'll pick up something in the store and he'll tell you about the socio-cultural context that produced it! Together, Adelaide and Antonio will make your visit memorable; both are genuinely nice people.
This Saturday (12/4) will be a great day to visit as Adelaide's is having a holiday open house. In addition to having their regular treasures, starting at about 1:00 pm, several artists will set up and light refreshments will be served with festive music. Do stop by. It's beginning to feel a lot like December!
The early evening sky, reflected in the window above, is our contribution to Skywatch Friday!