Food for Thought (FFT) Antiques and Collectibles, Sebastopol
Kindness for Kindness Sake
Ideally, proceeds from my shop would go to a humanity-based charity, perhaps one for those who were trying to help others get back on their feet.
A little over a year ago, I stepped across the threshold of an old house on Gravenstein Highway in Sebastopol and into what I've always imagined. I had discovered Food for Thought Antiques.
Passing by a cheerful crew behind an old counter where broken chocolate was offered to all, I soon found myself at a doorway leading out to a garden where benches and lawn art were carefully placed. I returned inside and walked around for over an hour looking at adorable things once loved by someone else.
It had everything I could have wanted. Even the profits went to one of the kindest charities around, the Sonoma County HIV/AIDS Food Bank.
In the past 12 months or so, I have returned to FFT Antiques again and again. My place is filling up with things once loved and now loved again, like my clown-and-doggie-show coin bank and the footstool where I now rest my feet as I work. If I ever need anything, I'm the wiser when I look at FFT Antiques first.
Sometimes, when the price seems too low, I give them a little more than they are asking and there is no truth to the rumor that I am going back as often as I am because of the chocolates.
I do love FFT Antiques but I'll have to admit to some reluctance in revealing my secret spot to the world.
But then, who am I to stand in the way of someone else's dreams.