On Christmas Eve we visited one of the local antique shops just to browse the items and enjoy some time out and about as a family. To me, it’s always interesting to browse through any kind of antique or vintage items. I think (particularly in the U.S.) we put too much value on new and shiny and in the process we fail to see the value of older goods. I think each blemish, be it a scratch or well-worn area, tells a story and should be appreciated for the service or use that a particular item has provided. Many times these items have many years of service remaining and can become a cherished possession.
I carried my camera with me as we walked through the store. I was hoping to discover some unique items or photo compositions. I did manage to get a few shots that I thought may be worth sharing.
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