Thursday, August 19, 2010

Window Shopping Part II

This is a continuation of my Window Shopping photo tour of Vicksburg's downtown historical district.

If you would like to read the first post before you read this one, you can click on the above link.

Yesterday, we ended our window shopping at a shop called Art and Soul, and today I'd like to begin with the shop next door to Art and Soul. It is called Crown & Heels, and is the place in Vicksburg to go for stylish and unique everyday clothes, plus prom dresses, pageant gowns, shoes, jewelry, and more.

And now, let's cross over to the other side of the street for a moment to visit Willingham's, a huge shop featuring beautiful accessories for the home.

I love this fern in its colorful aqua planter. What a nice way to welcome visitors.

And speaking of colorful, take a look at this beautiful sunflower painting and bright yellow rooster ...

Next door to Willingham's is this unique shop called The Cat Walk. I love the mannequins in the window, all dressed up for a night on the town in Vicksburg.

The Lady in Blue is my favorite ...

Let's go back across the street and visit a little shop that has been owned by the same family for 60 years.

It's a charming little children's shop called Fredericks, which offers children's clothes, shoes, and dance wear.

I love the way the windows are decorated, incorporating both new and old merchandise (notice the little Raggedy Ann climbing the ladder in the picture below).

And what little boy wouldn't love a Thomas the Tank raincoat and matching boots to splash in puddles!

Isn't this a pretty birdhouse!

Mark Twain was such a wise man ...

My next stop was the H.C. Porter Gallery, which features the artwork of nationally recognized Mississippi artist H.C. Porter.

The verse bordering this colorful print says: "I have a bird to whistle and I have a bird to sing; I have the lonesome worried Blues, boys, but that don't mean a thing."

Let's cross the street one more time to visit the Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum. In 1894, Joseph Biedenharn bottled Coke in Vicksburg for the first time anywhere in the world. The museum features the history of Coca-Cola, along with equipment of the type that Biedenharn used back in 1894. A wide variety of original Coca-Cola advertising and memorabilia is on display to allow the visitor to follow the evolution of “The Pause That Refreshes!”

Abraham's Department Store was established in 1928, and I love its window displays. Looking at them makes me feel as if I've gone back in time, and I mean that in a good way.

More beautiful mannequins ...

And they have stuff for guys, too!

Next door to Abrahams, is Lorelei Books ...

The Audubon Nature Store is fairly new to Vicksburg, and is Mississippi's only Audubon store. All purchases help support conservation work in Mississippi.

They carry a variety of feeders, field guides, garden art, locally produced wildlife photography and other art, and much more.

I love the painting which serves as a backdrop for its window display.

Although the next picture is not related to window shopping, I couldn't resist capturing it with my camera.

It's a hot dog stand/paddlewheeler, complete with picnic tables. It should be a popular place this Fall when the weather cools off.

As I was taking all of those pictures, I didn't have a chance to really see everything in the windows. As I edited them, though, I saw several things I want to go back to see "up close and personal" when the shops are open ... like those beautiful Brown-Eyed Susans at Peterson's!

I have one more shop I want to share with you, but I'm going to save it for tomorrow. Some of you may think it's the best of all.


Tonja said...

I'm under the spell...I'm going to have to find a way to visit Vicksburg. This street has it all! In case I never make it, thanks for the look!

How close is it to Jackson? If it's not far, I may have to work me up a trip to the Canton Flea Market with a side trip to Vicksburg.....

nancygrayce said...

I've never visited Vicksburg, but now I have to! I love these window shopping shots!

Deb said...

what a fun shopping trip...and didn't cost me a the ballerina bunny...and the sunflowers...

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi janie,
So wonderful to visit you again. I so enjoyed your tour of Vicksburg. I love to visit shops in old towns, we have something similar in our town. I just can't seem to find the time to get down there. But after seeing your photos, I think I need to put forth more of an effort to do so. Your photography always amazes me, I am still trying to learn my camera. lol

Thank you for visiting me and for taking the time to leave me such a sweet comment.

Beth at Aunties said...

I loved our shopping spree again. The stores are beautiful and someday I would love to stroll down those streets for real:)
Thank You for showing so much of our beautiful world I have never visited.

PAT said...

I love seeing these old downtown stores being used. Our town is trying to revitalize the downtown area.

Merisi said...

Simply splendid how the shops and downtown streets look! Enjoyed the strolls immensely,
thank you,

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I must come back to Vickburg and capture some more pictures, I lost all mine last year when I thought I had them backed up, but didn't and deleted them. I loved the old Coke Museum and all your pictures.