Monday, April 29, 2013


If you watch any of the shows on TV about collecting antiques and flea market finds, you will know that vintage signs are one of the top collectibles at this time.  Leslie has a HUGE collection of signage in her space – and there are other dealers who have some as well.  Below are just a few of what Leslie has in her space at this time.














The Frostie Root Beer neon and clock are a reproduction piece, but it would make a grand statement in a game room or kitchen!

Have a great week!!!  You may want to grab a frosty mug of root beer as the temps reach into the 90’s!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Religious Items



Religious items of Saints and Father Jesus are very collectible at this time – from vases to chalk figurines and lovely images in print.  They don’t last long in the store!  Currently we have this lovely grouping in Blackbird’s space, however there are other items tucked in here and there in the store.

Our spring open house was a hit last Saturday and thank you to all who attended!  Mark your calendars for May 4th as this is our third outdoor flea market event for the year!  Last month’s sellers had some awesome finds and everyone seemed to find that special treasure to scoop up.  Lots of good deals and plenty of vintage items await you.

See you then!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

April Showers Bring May Flowers



April showers do bring on the May flowers!  Magical things happen in the springtime with the rebirthing of foliage and the bursting of color from plants offering their first display of flowers.  Birds are happy, bees are buzzing, butterflies prancing, and hummingbirds seeking out their food from their favorite plants.  A lot is going on around us outside and it is always joyful to sit back and pay attention to the beauty that nature offers us – right in our own backyards, too.

We can bring the outdoors in with fresh cuttings of our favorite flowers – either from the local grocer or from our own gardens.  Beautiful pictures and paintings of flowers is another way to add a cottage garden look inside our homes.  Amateur paintings of flowers, vintage floral prints, old books with lovely graphics on the cover and and even dishes with pretty floral patterns can liven up any decor. 

Our dealers are celebrating the season here at the store and are bringing in some beautiful springtime pieces and creating lovely vignettes with these treasures in their spaces.





Some of our favorite pieces are those that are done by amateur artists.  These paintings are often referred to as Sunday paintings or Sunday oils.  Back in time, women often learned how to paint and would master their skills on Sunday afternoons – hence the name Sunday paintings.  In the Victorian era (late 1800’s) it was a requirement of any woman who was “in good standing” to be able to paint and accomplish these skills quite well.




Old needlepoint, frolicking garden angels and English transferware are scattered about here and there.  Pretty vintage pottery pieces are lovely to tuck in a hand-picked bouquet.  These make nice gifts for the special someone, too.





Vintage toleware trays, bookends and door stops offer little touches of nature with sweet flower images.






Garden shelves, cement urns, old milk cans and picket fencing can add that garden feel to any corner.  A little sign of scrabble tiles simply spells out that this is your garden.






When you are done poking around in the garden, why not prepare a nice cup of tea, add a few scones to your floral plate and grab a book to read in your favorite chair that waits for you in your garden. 



Sounds pretty good, huh?  Enjoy your day and enjoy the springtime.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Antique Warehouse, Too Is A Big Hit!


Ever since we expanded the store to the back building, we have had nothing but wonderful responses and positive feedback from our customers.  The waiting list for renting a space has increased and we do plan on stretching our wings a bit into another building. 

As you can see below, there is plenty of cool stuff coming in to fill the floors.  Becky Lee has salvaged windows and doors – as well as her other cute vintage finds – and Cliff keeps bringing in more mid-century pieces.



Barbara’s pretty table and chairs did not last long!






 If you haven’t visited the new building, let us know next time you are in and we will guide you out back.

Our second outdoor flea market for this year was a huge success this past weekend.  These venues are tons of fun and we really love seeing our repeat customers and meeting new ones as well.  The store was crazy busy and we even stayed open an extra hour so that new customers could browse and enjoy their time here. 

Hope to see you soon!