Archive: May 2010 - Paply's Gifts and Antiques

New look for Paply’s!!

Woohoo!  Paply's has a new look.  Get a load of this sign that was erected this week. How fab is that?!  I heard Claudia, one of the vendors, say, "Now we don't have to explain to people about the Oma's Flea Market sign any more!"  (You'll have to imagine that said with a German accent, 'cause I don't know how to write with accents.  :>)Seems it always confused people, when they were trying to find the store.  The store is called "Paply's Gifts and Antiques Mall", but the big sign on the pole said "Oma's Flea Market."  Well not now!  Here's another pic that shows part of the building...

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The Official Vinnie-Tour of Paply’s continues….

Last time I updated the blog, I told you about the patio.  Well, I've found more new area for you to explore!  One step outside the patio there are some neat chairs with flowers on the seat.  I guess that means these chairs are decoration only, huh?  :>)  Some days the flowers look really pretty.  Some days they don't.  The day I took these pics was one of those 'don't' days.  It's this Texas heat.  There is nowhere outside the store where there is shade to protect the plants from the broiling sun...I know because I heard Mike explaining all this to a customer the other day, who was telling...

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Who knew?!

I'm really embarassed to admit this, but there are parts of this store that I didn't know existed.  Did you know there's a patio at Paply's?  Well, I didn't!  An easy mistake, as I seldom navigate to the third level of the store, which is where the door to the patio is located.  And, yes, there are three levels at the store.  To explain...when you come in the FRONT door, not to be confused with the PATIO door, you enter the first level.  That is where the checkout area is, plus lots of glass showcases with all kinds of neat stuff in them.  From the checkout stand, you climb a couple of steps...

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We have a winner!

Olga Anderson won the Mother's Day flower arrangement give-away!  I watched all the action from my mouse-hole, so I can verify the drawing was conducted in a proper and fair manner.  Unfortunately no one thought to take a picture of Olga with her vase filled with beautiful flowers.  If I had been in charge, you can bet there would've been pics taken.  And you all know what a skilled photographer I am...okay, so maybe that's stretching the truth a little.  :>)  Everyone at Paply's Gifts and Antiques sends heartfelt wishes to all mothers everywhere!  Even mouse-type mothers, like mine!!If...

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Mother’s Day?

I keep hearing all this talk about around the store about Mother's Day. Being a mouse, I wasn't sure what all the fuss is about. . . I'm a mouse, after all, and a non-mother, so all this chatter kicked my curiousity into high gear and I went on a hunt through the store, trying to figure out what all the fuss was about. I saw this pillow in Cow Palace's booth... Does this mean that human mother's are like fertilizer?  Sheesh.  I hate to think what my mother would do to me, if I were to tell her she was fertilizer. And then I saw this pillow... Okay.  Now we are getting closer to what a mouse-mother...

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