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    Antique Malls. I have decided that you need a certain kind of brain to effectively shop an antique mall. You must be able to scan the merchandise like the guy with the coin detector at the beach. Ignore the stuff you have no interest in and zero in on the shiny pennies. Focus is the key to success.

    This was the tactic I embraced when shopping Ole Cracker House Antique Mall in Ocala, Florida last week. Along with the airplane ashtray stand I posted earlier, the shop was filled to the brim with an inventory that included a lot of everything....


    Rustic.


    Sporty. (Note the amazing photo. Sometimes it just happens by accident. I surprised myself!)


    Cheap. Thonet modern chairs. (Set of 5 for $85.)


    Really cheap.


    Red.


    Hardworking.


    Traditional.


    Whimsical.


    Colorful.


    Fun.


    More fun.


    Plastic, colorful, and fun.


    Clever.


    Ridiculous.


    Pretty.


    Incredibly ridiculous.


    Drool worthy.


    Tempting.


    Complete. (Has all it's keys.)

    Must have.

    Ole Cracker House had an amazing variety of junk and antiques. My shiny penny was this Heinz juice glass for my junk addiction of advertising bar ware.

    Some folks think antique malls are expensive and overwhelming. Not so! Avoid brain overload. Focus to find your shiny penny!
    Peace,
    Ki
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