Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Scene at Sine's

I went off to Quakertown, PA on Friday to visit my gal pal SusieQT from Practice in Time blog.  This is the first time I've been to visit her really awesome little vintage house and met her cute little energized kids! After being given the drool worthy grand tour, dancing to records in the old jukebox, and planting a few pond plants in the new pond, we all loaded into the car and went off on an adventure to town.  We visited a few antique shops, did a bit of research, and then somebody requested a cheese dog and so we made our way over to Sine's 5 and 10 cent store for a bite to eat!

Store

Food counter

Baskets

Candy

Display

Tuna Mac

Candy counter


In case you haven't figured it out yet, Sine's is having their big 100 anniversary in 35 days!!! Here's how Sine's will be celebrating.......
              
           "We are having a two day celebration on Aug. 10th & 11th to commemorate 100 years in business. The Leisure Time 4, a barbershop quartet, will be performing on Friday, the 10th, from 12 noon to 2:00 PM. Dale Sine, formerly of the Mel-O-Dee Aces, will be here on Saturday, the 11th, also between noon and 2:00. We will have $1.00 specials throughout the store, including lunch specials at the soda fountain. Commemorative mugs and t-shirts will be available. Free cotton candy, pencils, magnets and pinwheels will be given out while supplies last. And of course, we will have cake!"


Sounds like fun!  I'm glad someone got hungry and wanted a cheese dog for lunch yesterday because I was given the opportunity to take a nostalgic trip!  Nothing is better than sitting at an old soda fountain, in an old 5 & 10, enjoying a little tuna mac for lunch!

~MaryDeluxe

26 comments:

  1. Oh My!!! My dream! I cried when Ben Franklin's closed here in Independence Missouri. It was bad enough when they took the candy counter away with the warm cashews. It's right next door to our vintage theater the Englewood, and we'd go there to get some goodies before the show. It was part of my childhood. Really cool that they have the lunch counter. It's great that you and SusieQT hooked up as friends! She seems like a great gal, and love her blog, as I do yours! Fun!

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    1. It is so nice to have a vintage lovin gal pal who doesn't live far from me! Even though it was only a short visit, I had such a great time hanging out with her and the kids....I felt right at home!

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  2. Is Sine's as awesome as it looks? I follow them on facebook and have stalked all the info for their 100th Anniversary online and I want to go there so badly. If I ever make it back to Pennsylvania, my first stop will be the lunch counter at Sine's!! Thanks for sharing your photos!

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    1. It's part old timey department store + museum + food counter = completely AWESOME! It's nice that there are still places like this around and we should keep patronizing them so they can stay in business!

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  3. Oh my, made my heart beat faster! I worked behind a soda fountain bar with the booths and stools in high school! Nothing beats the old 5 & 10 stores!

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    1. you're right, nothing beats them and I wish there were more around!

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  4. Cool! My neck of the woods! Love that place!

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    1. Is that your neck of the woods? Dang, we need to have a vintage gal get together or start a club! :)

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    2. Yes! I am about 20 minutes from Qtown! Oh and I was at Sleepy Hollow Antiques yesterday on my way home from visiting my parents and saw your stuff... I recognized it right away!... LOVE!!!

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  5. Awwwww...what a fit of nostalgia you've inspired in me :'-)
    I've got to find a place like that here in southern california...there has to be one, somewhere! The barstools, the penny (even if it's not a penny) candy. Love it!

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  6. MMMMM, cheese dog...or was that a BLT? LOL

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  7. That is super cool that you two can hang out! What a great shop, have fun at the 100th!

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    1. Yeah, it's nice to finally meet a thrifty, vintage gal like me!

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    2. I'm suppose to meet up with Tasha from By Gum By Golly next month!

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  8. Wow thanks for all the nice compliments on my family's business. Glad you could come in and enjoy all we have to offer. Please introduce yourselves the next time you come in. We love to meet new people. Also glad you follow us on Facebook. Looking forward to seeing you at our 100th anniversary celebration. BTW, the woman sitting at the end of the lunch counter is my former mother-in-law!

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    1. Hi Linda! Cool to see you on blogger. I know Bill Jr. from the aviation model club and talk to him when we're there.

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  9. So glad you got to experience the wonders of Sine's - it's a Mod Betty fave place evar!

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  10. Love the 5 and dime store. They are such fun treasures to roam in.

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  11. To perfect for words! We could all use a little bit more 5 & 10 and a little less McDonalds. Im so envious you spent a day with the bequiling SusieQT!

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  12. Wish this Sine's were closer ... it looks like a wonderful place!

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  13. Love your photos and your blog. I do remember the old five and dime stores. They were called Ben Franklin stores by us. And - I will always stop at any old fashioned soda fountain!

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