Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Treasure Shop

The Treasure Shop in Dickinson, Texas was a beautiful place for ladies to shop in the 1950's. Jean, my grandmother, and Rosemary, my mother, are pictured here, probably waiting for the next customer to arrive.

I loved going to the Treasure Shop. My younger sister and I (age probably, 10) would entertain ourselves by "posing" as mannequins in the very large picture window in the front of the store. Jean would actually allow us to do this! We would stand in some dramatic form, perfectly still, trying not to giggle. Then when we knew we had someone's attention we would wave and laugh! More than once we nearly caused and accident right outside my grandmother's shop.

We went so far as to "entertain" customers when they came into the shop. Jean would have us sing and act out "Dance with me, Henry! No! No, baby!" We just knew eveyone was thrilled by our charm. Ha! I wonder how much business my grandmother actually lost. It's just so much fun to think back that far and remember such fun times. You can read more about Jean and Rosemary in my older posts.


Melissa Miller said...

Hi Karen,
The treasure sounded like it was a wonderful place! I do remember when people posed as mannequins in windows.

I really appreciate your sweet visit this evening. It's always nice to see a comment from you my friend.

Many Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Melissa Miller said...

I meant to say "The Treasure Shop". Oops! :)

A Joyful Chaos said...

How fun! Thanks for sharing that memory!

Lori E said...

One of my earliest memories was a little girls dress shop in Windsor, Ontario. My mom was friends with the owner and would stay and chat with her and I would look at dress after dress after dress. They had tissue wrapped around the hangers I remember.

Deb said... the name of your blog...thanks for stopping by to visit...Hotwater cornbread is easy to make...I will post the recipe on my can swing by and pick it up

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Karen,
Neat story, I love the pic it just takes you back to a simpler time. So nostalgic! Thanks for sharing it, Cindy

Jennifer said...

Posing in the window cracks me up! Great story!

Anonymous said...

I love the posing in the window...that would have been right up my alley! Too much fun.