Historical Building in Downtown Madison; now an Antique Store!

Historical Building in Downtown Madison

The other day, I visited Madison Station Antiques, a little antique store which is currently housed in the oldest commercial building in Madison, Alabama.

Exterior: Historical Building in Downtown Madison; now an Antique Store!

Madison Station Antiques is housed in the Robert P. Cain building in Downtown Madison.

According to an Al.com article, Robert Parham Cain was the owner of the mercantile back in the 1900s. The building was used for several different businesses until the current owners, Ronnie and Pat Williams, bought the place to sell antiques. Incidentally, they are Mr. Cain’s descendants! They said the place was in a real mess before restoration, but now has a new life as an antiques and collectibles store.

The building is a member of Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage by the Alabama Historical Commission.

Antique Store!

Madison Station Antiques has two stories of antique furniture, linens and quilts, glassware, crockery, buttons, clocks, toys…and anything else you can think of.

They are really nice people, so go visit!

P.s. I wasn’t offered anything to publish this post. I just love antiques, old buildings, and promoting small businesses like my dad and grandpa owned! 🙂

Christmas Shopping

Ready to do some Christmas Shopping? I think most of my viewers love this handmade quilt for $60! The perfect Christmas gift! Please let me know how you like the photography. I’m still learning to use my little Nikon camera.

quilts and hobby horse
 

spinning wheel

linens in chifferobe

old photos

glass chandelier

post cards and spinning wheel

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The World’s Shortest Yard Sale

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Well, it may not necessarily be the world’s shortest yard sale, but it will be short.  That is, I am going to be hosting a yard sale at my house, and it isn’t going to last for days or be highly publicized like the world’s longest one.  It’s only going to be on this Saturday. 

Here is the ad that I came up with for our local paper:

Find your treasure!

Vintage finds, dog crates and supplies, glassware, dishes, hand-made bracelets, jewelry, kid and adult clothes, grill stuff, scrapbook paper, s’more-maker, etc… It’s all here!

We may even have a good, old-fashioned lemonade stand!  See you there! 🙂

Saturday, 8/17/13.

Actually, I’m debating about putting it in my local paper.  It costs $17 to run the ad for two days: Thursday and Friday.  The last time I ran a yard sale ad, I queried my customers, and they all just said that they were following my road signs.  I may just do signs again.  There’s a $ General a few miles from my house.  I could post a sign there.

I’d like to know what you all think.  Do you think that posting the sale in the paper is a good use of advertising funds?  

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