I have always loved small antiques shops. Many amazing finds over the years have been in these little blink and you’ll miss it, tucked-out-of-the-way gems. Even if you don’t
find something earth-shattering, very often you can find fascinating and inspiring trinkets and treasures that will never fail to delight. You can also usually guarantee that you’ll find knowledgeable advice and sometimes even a fascinat- ing yarn or two from the custodians of these retail delights who, more often that not, are genuinely pleased for you to walk in and take an interest in their wares, and who can always play the game when it comes to the fun of haggling over price.