I am in love with this place--Pollyworld Antique Shop,
and the sweet, gracious, eager to help owner, Polly Chester. We travel
to this wonderful old antique store in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia
about once every 3 months or so. All the antique
(and just plain old) items are most reasonably priced.
Sadly, the owner is moving from this
old store location and relocating this summer.
I can't imagine a better place! And I am glad to bring you
these photos before the place, as it is now, exists no more.
As you can see by my photos, you can find just about
ANYTHING and everything you might want here
(and I didn't photograph the entire place!) :-) It is a wonderful,
dreamy place filled to the brim and running over with old time treasures...
The lighting, especially in the barn-like upstairs, is perfect for photo making.
I don't know why, but I feel more 'at home' here,
on the creaky old wooden floors surrounded by wood well
worn with use and with age than any other type of place
(except maybe on a mountain top.)
I grew up 'rummaging' with my Mother. It's a good thing...to do.
I'll admit that I even don't mind the sometimes musty smell
of this and that, the damp feeling the place has in the winter,
and the oppressively hot feeling that exists (in the upstairs)
in the summer of Pollyworld.
My need to surround myself with vintage, antique items and
old buildings of all kinds must go way back to my days
(as a child) spent with my family on summer vacations
spent in an old time farm house built in the same era.
One hot summer night, as kids, we sat on the grass outside
and were both horrified and (surely) amazed to watch
bat after bat pour out of the attic of another well
loved farm house that was once in my family.
That was that.
Bottom photo: My found treasure at Pollyworld
(this time)--a (vintage) small white pipe cleaner dog.