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Ok, so I really like AnTiQuE shops.  This past weekend I visited some Kansas City shops once again.  This time around I thought I would feature one I enjoyed visiting last time called, “BoTtOmS Up”. 

I like this place for many reasons, one BIG reason is the building it is in:  (There are a lot of other things I really like about this place such as old, industrial furniture taken out of banks, warehouses, factories, etc. to name a few.)

It is the old StOwE HaRdWaRe aNd SuPpLy Co.  How cool is that?

So, you step into this old warehouse and here are the stairs.  (The eLeVaToR isn’t working so enjoy the three flights of steps!)

What an InTrIgUiNg stairwell!

The ChiPpeD paint gives you the feel that this building is really, really old!

That is because it really is oLd!!

I love this tile mOsAic!

Here’s what I would have LoVeD to take home with me had:   1.) I had the room to transport it, 2.) The price was right, AND 3.) I had room for it in my house.

For some reason I am eNamOrEd with old tables.  This one came out of a Westport hardware.

This old table I absolutely loved!!  It came from an oLd sHoP cLaSs and had so many unique characteristics.  I loved the metal legs that bolt to the floor, but most of all, I love that names that had been carved into the wood by students.  (Sorry, I didn’t get a close-up of that – didn’t think of it until after I left.)  What a cool piece to have as an island in your kitchen!

Like the LoCkErS!

Does this flag ReMiNd you of something?  (For those of you who didn’t see that post, I made a homemade flag – similar to this one – around the 4th of July.)

They do have a FiEe EsCaPe.  I had to take this pic for my friends Mark & Marilyn.  (To see Marilyn’s I Am Story, click here.)


Anyone need a BaRn DoOr?

Browse a LiTtLe.

Wouldn’t this make a cool LoFt apartment?

BrOwSe some more.

More cHipPed paint.

So, what was I looking for this time around?  Old caMerAs.  I’m starting a collection of them.  By collection, I mean three or four.   And although I enjoyed my time at Bottoms Up, I hit JaCkPoT at Good Ju Ju.  (For our past Good Ju Ju posts, click here. )

Yet another SuCeSsFuL day of antiquing!



{By The Way}:  If you like antiquing, there is a heap of antique shops in this area of downtown Kansas City.  You can park and walk from shop to shop!


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Suede Sofa Makes Road Trip To “Good Ju Ju”

On Friday, June 3rd, Lara and I took a road trip from our home in rural southeast Kansas to Kansas City about 2 hours away.  The purpose:  Shop at “GoOd Ju Ju” an antique shop in downtown Kansas City.  I was specifically looking for a table for my back porch.  Come along on our journey and see what I found!

We’re almost there!!

Lara poses in front of the Good Ju Ju sign as we wait for the doors to OpEn!!

Is that my TaBLe?!

Inside Good Ju Ju its packed with items and PeOpLe!!

What a fun time we had looking around.   (And I bought the blue bench/coffee table).

InTeReStInG FaCt:  Good JuJu is a top 5 FiNaLiSt in KC Magazines “CiTy BeSt” for“BeSt AnTiQuE ShOpPiNg”.   (You can find them on Facebook.)

After we visited Good JuJu we walked down the street and hit some of the other antique shops within walking distance.  What a fun time we had!

So now, for the coffee table:

Before photo of space:

And now for the finished space:

We have already had our first meal out there. I’m sure the first of many.

Happy Antique – ing!!


P.S.  Thanks Cassie for the tip!!


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