One of my favorite things to do on my occasional weekend trips to local NY small towns, is visit the local antique shops. I have always been fascinated by vintage items, and the stories and histories surrounding them. Every time I walk into a home that looks entirely styled by pottery barn, or void of personal touches, I shudder. Why would you want more of the same, but you can add some conversation starters to your decor, or collect little treasures that really mean something to you? Because the jig is up...Ikea is not doing it for you. Today's genius finds include a fortune slot machine (still works), a Canada Post box (found in Atlanta?) and a waffle maker (with hearts!) from the 1850's.