Wednesday, December 26, 2012

It Was A Great Christmas Season At The Store!


This has been a wonderful Christmas season at our store!  Our dealers packed their spaces with all KINDS of holiday decor along with fabulous antique treasures as well.  Our Ho Ho Santa store was well received and Danny and his crew really outdid themselves with making the shop a magical place for all. 

Plenty of holiday linens, ornaments, blow molds and even lighted deer were to be found elsewhere in many of our dealer’s spaces. 



Our Christmas open house was a lot of fun and delicious treats were provided by our dealers for our customers to enjoy as they strolled through the store. 










Thank you to everyone who came by and wished us a Happy Holiday and who supported our store.  We so appreciate our customers!

From all of us at the Antique Warehouse, best wishes for a beautiful and bright New Year!




Friday, December 21, 2012

Vintage Christmas Adornments For Your Home

Having that extra element of surprise when decorating is especially fun at Christmas time.  Take for example this vintage children’s snow ski set and poles.  And how about setting a pair of red Wellies by the front door?



It’s the little elements of surprise that make the holiday home magical.  Pops of red, glittery golds, sparkling whites…




…and the twinkle of the Christmas tree lights.   This BEAUTIFUL French style settee would be the perfect addition in an entry hall.  A lovely spot to sit to take off your shoes or boots.  And that cute vintage doll is just sweet, too.



Many people don’t use fresh cut trees anymore, but this vintage tree stand could still be used to hold a faux tree.  The graphics on this piece of a red barn and children sledding is adorable!   Sitting below the tree stand is the sweetest old child’s sled.  Super cute stuff here!



The vintage star (below) is in pristine condition and comes with its original box.  It works, too.  Just plug it in and it gives off the softest glow.




Even if you are finished with decorating your home for this year, there is always next year to start collecting those sweet vintage pieces for.

Hope to see you soon!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Holiday Gift Items


It is the most wonderful time of the year and one of the busiest times for many of us.  The hustle and bustle of decking the halls, gift shopping and baking fill our minutes up in our days – that is for sure. 

If you have that special someone who loves vintage and antique items, our store is your one-stop holiday shopping destination. 


Not only do we have fun and interesting items to fill your home with one-of-a-kind items,


…we have a lot of jewelry that would make a lovely gift.  Several of our dealers pulled out their assortment of Christmas pins, too.  If you need help finding those, just ask one of our staff members to show you the cases that they are displayed in.






Cute stockings are hung with care and ready to be filled with lovely presents. 



Vintage style wrapping paper is for sale, too.



Only 11 days left!  Hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Mixing Your Collectibles In With Holiday Decorating – and Open House Info!


One of our dealers is sharing with us how she mixes in Christmas with the collections that she has out all year long.  After all, who wants to have to put away all of the everyday displays in order to put out the Christmas adornments? 

This year tiny vintage bottle brush trees were tucked inside old restaurant ware creamers.  The grouping of little creamers all have a green pattern on them – perfect for Christmas.



For a farmhouse feel, use a vintage toy tractor, tie a bottle brush tree down on the back with a piece of twine and add a felt knee hugger Santa to the driver’s seat.  Santa has his tree now and is greeted on the shelf with a mica pinecone Snowman.  Using the old SKAT hand soap brings the display upwards, too.





A popular trend with collectors these days is to use old crates and totes for displaying collections of items.  Above, an old Watkin’s Salesman Sampler Tote sits on a shelf and holds crocks filled with bottle brush Christmas trees.  To keep the trees from falling inside the crock, she used wadded up paper and stuffed the crocks with it.  Just set the tree on top of the paper or use some double-sided tape to keep the tree standing upright.



Antique postal scales allow a place for a mica tree topper star to sit on top of. 





Vintage games pieces are a lot of fun to use to spell out different words, like Santa.  These pieces are also fun to use on your table and spell out the name of the guest who’s spot is set at the holiday table.  It’s the little extra unexpected touches that make your guest feel special.

Below, teeny tiny little wrapped packages are nestled under a tree.  These are vintage pieces and each package has been adorned with tiny millinery and jewelry.  These were a great find years ago at her favorite antique store in town.


soft glow santa and presents

Christmas decorating is oftentimes thinking outside the box – no pun intended!  :)  So have fun with decorating and if you need any vintage pieces to mix in with your decor, our store is full of all kinds of wonderful items to use…or give as gifts.


Our Christmas Open House is this weekend, December 8th and 9th. 

Store hours are 11AM – 6PM.  Refreshments will be served for our customers, too.  Stop on by for some holiday cheer!  Several sales will be going on throughout our store and our Christmas store is open as well!  See you this weekend!