Thursday, January 6, 2011

Old General Store

Well I hope everyone is having a great start to 2011. Mine has been quiet so far and that's just fine with me. I'm a  homebody and love the peace that comes with it.

Have you ever been inside an old fashioned General Store? I've been in a few and we even have some that are still around in the area. Of course the items have changed in the "One stop Shop" General Stores, but I still find them fascinating. Whenever I watch the Waltons (and my family will tell you it's way too much), and there's a scene from Ike Godsey's store, I'll pause the DVD just so I can look at all the stocked supplies he carried in his store. I'm also blown away by the prices on the signs he has up!

I thought I'd share a few photos I've taken over the years of some General Store Museums that we visited. Click on the photos for a closer look.

The 4 photos above were taken in Huntsville Ontario at the Muskoka Heritage Village.

This building is in the middle of nowhere...literally if you blink while driving through this small town of Commanda, you would miss it! It's now a museum but was once the General Store, Post office and hub of the  tiny community. It was built in the late 1800's. 

This beautiful cash register is housed in a Museum about 10 miles down the road from me in the small village of Nipissing Ontario.

I have a lot more photos that I'll post soon! Until then, keep smiling and enjoy the New Year!

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