One of my favorite vintage stores downtown Lafayette is 1st Class Clutter.
The owner Jan is a wonderfully sweet and gracious lady.
During the summer we spent our Friday lunch hour at Jan's store.
We had a great time browsing and buying.
Hope you like this photo trip through her store.
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A little shack by the shore
Sells many treasures, antiques galore.
Teakettles tarnished with ripe age,
Books; Thin paged, and edges frayed,
Crystal glasses, pots and pans,
Bottles filled with shells and sand,
Vintage clothes, and jeweled pins,
Slightly yellow, tiny pearls,
Porcelain dolls of beautiful girls,
Old fashioned shoes, and lots of lace
Eyeglasses in a beat up case.
See the sign that says ‘Open’ on the door,
Leads to all of these and many more,
At that antique shop on the beaten shore.
These treasures are no longer used,
And so are taken somewhere new.
To receive another chance at life,
And that life lies with you.
Though this generation is young, and we have a while to go,
There will come a day when we must grow old,
And in the end we all will loan,
Many antiques of our own.