Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Creme de la Creme crashed


Located in a small strip center, Creme de la Creme was one of several antique shops selling a variety of antiques. It had been at this location at least since we've lived in Ocala. Creme de la Creme is no doubt another casualty of the faltering economy. The shop is now officially closed. We had always planned to stop there, but never got around to it. How often is opportunity lost due to failure to act?

27 comments:

melanie said...

merci fur your visit on my blog. My english is very bad.

Today i'm write with the automatic translation : At the end of a working event, the Place de la Mairie was renamed "Place de la social revival." We hope this revival .

Is it better ?

Kcalpesh said...
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Kcalpesh said...

There's a saying in Hindi, "kal kare so aaj kar, aaj kare so ab" which means "what you think you'll do tomorrow, do it today, what you think you'll do today, better do it now". :-) This happens to me very often :-|

melanie said...

My english is too bad !

Cette photo est belle et ... triste. La crise est dure pour tout le monde.

Olivier said...

la crise touche tout le monde, et beaucoup de magasins en sont morts ;o(

cieldequimper said...

Ah regrets, I know. What a shame. I like the composition with the reflection of the red car complimenting the red shutters.

Vogon Poet said...

What a pity, very elegant façade of a cute little building. They're going out of businnes, but they are doing it in style... Very good catch!

Marie Reed said...

Oh no!!! It looks like such a darling shop too. Everything is closing right and left here in Saint Fargeau. It just tugs at my heart strings so! So glad that you documented this shop!

magiceye said...

very true

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

That is pretty sad. I guess there will be many more of these casualties in the next months and years.

Buenos Aires Photo

Bergson said...

trop tard , toujours trop tard

Jacob said...

@ Melanie...your English is better than my French. But I would translate your comment as saying it's a beautiful photo but so unfortunate that this crisis affects the whole world...

Thank you.

Lois said...

I hate seeing this happen. It is just so sad.

Halcyon said...

Sad. Is that your red truck in the reflection?

Lee Spangler said...

The reflection of the short bed pickup looks like it is in the antique store. Perhaps this would make a good political cartoon reflecting our auto industries" failure to act". Always enjoy your site, Lee

Jacob said...

@ Halcyon...no, that isn't my truck. Darn! I wish it was!

Denise Jelonek said...

That is so sad. I love the reflection of the truck in the glass.

Small City Scenes said...

Aw too bad. How many times have I been going to stop somewhere only to find out when I do--it is already gone. I like Kcalpesh's Hindu saying. MB

Cezar and Léia said...

Such a pity... But brighter times shall come again!
Cezar & Léia

Marie-Noyale said...

Too bad, they had found a nice name!!
The reflection of the red truck is a plus!!

BeachILike said...

Umm... these crisis things keep going. Hope it goes better quick enough, don't want to see "Going out of business" too ofen even it is beautiful photo taken though :)

My Bangkok Through My Eyes

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Too bad you never went in to look around. Yes, another casualty, I guess.

Becky said...

I hate to see great little shops like this close...and I, too, have been guilty of saying, "I'll stop next time..." only to realize that the next time (when it finally arrived after multiple times saying that) was too late. I suppose we should learn our lesson from experiences like that, but so often we don't. Sad, really.

D said...

Aw, man. Another economy casualty. Sad to see this shop go. I hope I'm learning to go ahead and do what I'm thinking of before I miss the opportunity. It's not always possible, but when it is, seize the chance!

Dan Jay said...

It is sad to see how many places like this are casualties of the time we live in. I hope..... that it is temporary and hitting bottom. I still remember stories of my grandparents and how they dealt with the great depression. I don't think we are anywhere near there yet.... but for the time we live in, this just might be our version of it.

Great shot Jacob. You have an interesting eye and I love to see what will be the new post. Thanks for sharing your work.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

How sad. Things are really BAD here in Detroit!

Nice picture, though!

Merisi said...

I get these pangs of conscience too,
every time a store closes where I had wanted to stop at, but never did. On the other hand, many of the troubles we are in have their origin in over-consumption. I comfort myself that being a tidewad can't be so bad. ;-)

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson