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Antique Shop - California Mother Lode

Posted by
Barbara Lee (Oakland, United States) on 18 September 2010 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Well...yes, this was one of the many antique shops in Sutter Creek. A pile of very antique doors stacked in the alleyway behind the store. I just love stumbling across treasure troves like these!

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David from Detroit, United States

A very interesting collection! These doors have seen better days.

18 Sep 2010 1:58pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

nice composition. i like the texture of peeling paint

18 Sep 2010 2:39pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

I just love things like this! So much character- Kind of sad to see them just piled up outside....It makes me want to bring them home and give them a new life!

18 Sep 2010 4:17pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

A great find!

18 Sep 2010 4:49pm

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Antiques.. must.. see.. must.. shop.. must.. photograph! Now this is a weakness of mine and I am glad to see someone shares it. Such treasures to find whether they are full items or small glimpses of them. I like this!

18 Sep 2010 7:05pm

@Dutçh: Well, I do like photographing the texture, the peeling paint, the pattern. But as for the actual antique shop itself...well...I must say, most of the time I can pass it by. Having said that, I have found a couple of treasures over the years. But it is certainly not a weakness of mine!

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A good rate of textures ... Best regards, Adela

18 Sep 2010 10:19pm

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Even if you don't like shopping you might want to peek inside just for photos. You'll find so many textures and themes.. if you like old dolls, old tins and china etc. My husbands brother was an antique dealer which is why we seem to like the older items too. That or we're all garbage pickers ;)

19 Sep 2010 7:58pm

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