I stopped for a break from driving in a lovely town called Wiscasset. It turns out this place is famous for its antique shops. This is the shop where I just had to take a peak inside.
The shop has folk art, early American furniture and lots of tchochkes that you just want even though you know you don’t need.
Take this radio. The fellow behind the counter was relaxed and friendly. “Go ahead and turn it on, it works. ” he tells me.
There were trunks and old wooden boxes, duck decoys and a shelf full of these:
I don’t know if you can tell what they are from the photo (a bit fuzzy I’m afraid). I had to ask. They’re moulding profiles.
There was even a cute woodpecker door knocker that I could afford, but resisted the impulse.
Outside the cottage, in what once was probably the garage, there were more antiques.
Firemen (called firefighters today) hats, oil lamps and cans and if you look carefully you’ll see a telephone box on the bottom shelf. Now I was definitely tempted.
I could have sauntered around for a while, but my break was over.
Wiscasset Cottage Antiques
16 Middle Street
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Wiscasset Country Antiques