Rooster and I paid a visit to Leaping Leopard Antiques located at 2145 S. 4th Street Lafayette, Indiana. This unique shop held many wonderful discoveries. If you ever venture to the city of Lafayette to catch a Purdue Boilermaker’s game, take a side trip to the Leaping leopard. Don’t forget to stop by the shop next door because it is a part of the business. You will be glad you did. You can also visit their Facebook page. They do ship if you find something you like.
Keeping with the 2022 I wrote my review in mock epic poetic form when I take you along on our adventures. The following post is about a trip we took to Leaping Leopard Antiques. We’d never considered Lafayette to be a major antique hub. It is the home of Purdue University. The university is the thing the community is most famous for, but there are other things that make this place interesting. Rooster and I discovered the Leaping Leopard to be another one of this towns attractions. Enjoy.
Leaping Leopard Antiques
Little Chicken and Baby Bird couldn’t come out to play,
So rooster and I decided to go on an adventure anyway.
We traveled through a world covered with ice and snow,
To the Leaping Leopard in Lafayette, we wanted to go.
The temperatures were freezing, and the roads were slick.
Dodging the snowplows is a dangerous and cumbersome trick.
A quest for antiques was on our mind,
The Leaping Leopard is an original find.
They had row after row of merchandise,
Rooster and I didn’t need to think twice.
We discovered if we wanted to see more
They had a second shop right next door
The first thing to catch my discerning eye,
A pair of ice skates I might like to try.
A crystal ball and a fortune-telling machine
I must admit it didn’t make me look lean.
Snoopy hiding behind window glass
Betty Boop on the wall hung with class.
Animal heads with vacant glassy stares,
Porcelain figurines are scattered in pairs.
A metal sailing ship from a faraway distant port
A skull and miscellaneous items are the last resort
To find something special to take with you,
An old typewriter will have to make do.
Worlds you can hold in the palm of your hand.
Or sat proudly on a desk in a silver metal stand.
A colorful parrot imprinted on a stained glass lampshade
You’ve wandered for hours with light starting to fade.
Still, there are trinkets and treasures
Displayed for your delights and pleasures
A plane, dolls, washing machine, tools, and a fish
We can always go next door if we wish.
Time managed to slip away
It’s time for us to call it a day
At the Leaping Leopard, there was a lot to see,
Where all the antiques came from is a mystery.
Who is Molly Shea?
Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh. To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.
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