I rarely buy much at these stores, although we lugged our heavy Indian coffee table home from ABC via Amtrak years ago. I've also bought linens and glass from time to time. If we ever move, I'll be heading there to shop until my credit card bursts into flames.) But in the meantime, I just wander around, enjoying their creative displays and browsing an abundance of interesting merchandise we seldom see here in Boston. Some photos (click to enlarge):
Vintage-style china at Fishs Eddy
Transferware serving pieces
Teapots and tools at Fishs Eddy
Indian kantha quilts, woolen throws, and shawls at ABC.
Colorful earrings at ABC.
A column of books. Maybe this would solve our shelving problem....
Party dresses in ABC's children's department
This is a chic child's paradise...
...especially for plush animals.
Not sure if these dusty old riding boots and hats are for sale, but I'll bet they are.
Lighting fixtures in cages are still trendy, I see. Keeps 'em from escaping.
Possum will be upset that I didn't buy him this bicycle rickshaw.
He dreams of owning one so I can chauffeur him around.