Yesterday, we went across town to a yard sale and were going to come right home. Well, it was such a nice day, we decided to keep driving and since we were so close to Hwy 6, we headed on to the Mississippi River town of Muscatine. Muscatine has the most gorgeous Victorian homes overlooking the river, downtown still looks much as it did one hundred years ago. There used to be a million antique stores, but sadly now down to just 2. One is worth going for though, Manleys Antiques downtown, a beautiful store with everything from primitive kitchenwares to Victorian toys and clothing, all wonderfully displayed. The other must stop is always the Cotton Shop, a primitive fabric store where I always spend a million dollars.
After enjoying the view of the river, we decided LeClaire wasn't that far away, and why not drive there? It is a tiny river town on the edge of the Quad Cities, worth a trip just to look at it, paddle wheel river boat parked at the dock, Victorian homes looking out over the river, a real treat.
Well, we picked up a flyer that Geneseo Illinois has an antique mall, and again, why not? So, off we went across the river and had a great time at C & S Antique Mall, lots of good finds. The photo is wonderful antique spoons turned plant markers.