On one corner of Annie Apple’s Antique Gallery there is a wonderful diner – it's a blast from the past. The nostalgic décor is wonderful – right from the nineteen-fifty’s, complete with chrome bar stools and four-seater booths.Just stepping into Studebaker’s is a fun experience. Rock ‘n’ roll music from the fifty’s is playing and the food is absolutely fantastic. Real food made from scratch – old-fashioned ice cream milkshakes and scrumptious burgers, salads, sandwiches and delights of all kinds await your dining pleasure. The ‘look’ is a bit industrial with memorabilia on the walls and hanging from the ceiling! A vintage tricycle in exquisite condition hung near our booth. . .
And a Sky King airplane, complete with Raggedy Ann at the controls, hung not far away. (I couldn’t get a good shot of Raggedy Ann without climbing on something close to the ceiling, so I didn't even try – but I could see her!)
All around the room there were forty-five records hanging from the ceiling. That definitely brought back memories for all of us who grew up playing them on our little record players. We were curious – we wondered what songs were on all of those records hanging high above our heads.
Above the window into the kitchen – across from the vintage-topped counter and chrome stools – THE STUDEBAKER! Gorgeous. And yellow!
Even the ladies’ room was wonderful – all pink with black and white tiles on the floor. In the corner, a huge vintage china cabinet FULL of original Barbie dolls, perfumes I remembered from the fifties, toys and pretty things any girl would have dreamed of back then. I didn’t have my camera – or my cell phone – in there with me, so you will just have to imagine how wonderful it was!
If you ever find yourself in the Cashmere, Washington area – or Wenatchee or Leavenworth – it’s definitely worth the time and the drive to Apple Annie’s Antique Gallery and lunch at Studebaker’s. Oh, and don’t forget to stop by the Aplets and Cotlets Gift Shop in downtown Cashmere. You won’t be sorry you took time to visit this little town!
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