Friday, July 22, 2011

Is "What's New At The Antique Mall??" an Oxymoron?

Well, oxymoron or not, we have lots of 'new' stuff at Treasures Antique Mall.  Actually that is the nice thing about an antique mall,  you have 40 dealers out there scouting out goods for you!!  Besides newly placed merchandise we also have some newly done displays and booths that I wanted to share, so come along with me. (Please note that an S or an N refers to our South or North buildings, while the number refers to the dealer who has an item.)
 This charming little black and very vintage dress came in this week and belongs to S-160

This wonderful display of blues, white and green is nautical by definition, but leaves one feeling cool just by looking at it. We think Kathy did a great job putting it together! The white ores came in just this week, and have chippy white paint which is likely 30 years old, along with ore locks, something I have not seen before.

The pink bowls (S-148), old striped suitcase (S-313) and the charming antique framed dog print (S-160) are all new additions to the mall.
This great old sewing bag or purse is utterly charming and it has a very, very reasonable price.  It was brought in by S-17

 I love this old pie safe.  It was made from a shipping box and the address is clearly painted on the back.  It is said to have come out of a Salt Lake Candy store.  (N-700)

Another item belonging to N-700 is this pyrography trunk.  I have seen many pieces of pyrography in my life, I have just never seen one this size.  Wow.

 This new display was put together by Keith and Rosemarie.  Isn't it wonderful. It has some pretty unique Utah items in honor of Pioneer Day.  The framed ribbons are a selection of turn of the century Utah awards, including Sunday School attendance.  Be sure to come by and take a look at it, it won't last long.

Back in the south building we see that S-170 has redone her front booth.  She brought in the printed French muslin upholstered items she had taken to Bella's Vintage Market. 
She has also hauled out a lot of goods that have taken space for too long, many of these were sold at her {flea.o.logy} flea market in Payson last weekend.  New items have come to replace the best of what was left. 

Another booth that has had a make-over is that of N-3 who has brought in her charmingly crafted event crowns.  And if you want to make one yourself, she also has old Bingo Cards full of vintage trims to make your task easier.

What ever you decided to do, be sure to come to Treasures to see  what's new!! And what we have gathered up for you!!
Adieu! Adieu! To You and You and You!!

Just a note, added Aug first!  The white ores and the blue shabby chair in the blue and white nautical display sold this past week, but then I knew they were too wonderful to last long. Also the cute striped suitcase has also left the store to travel with its new owner, but then it was so nicely priced, what else would we have expected??!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Lots and Lots of Vintage and Antique Clothing!! Come See!

I was amazed when I worked last to notice how many different dealers have vintage and antique clothing items.  We often get lovely teens looking for prom dresses, theater and movie people seeking wardrobe, or those who are doing displays for museums or school looking for the perfect item of vintage or antique clothing. My favorite though, is customers who dress in vintage era clothing because they like them (and look great in them!!).  Most of these are women and like periods from the 1930's through the 1950's.  I consider it to be one of the perks of working at Treasures!! This week I have one customer come into the store each of the two days I worked!! So here are kuddos to these artful Ingénues.

 I thought it might be fun to see a collection of photos of various vintage clothing items offered by eight different dealers!
First of all, we see this double head pink stole.  It is shown on the mannequin of another dealer, for display purposes.  The mannequin wears a vintage slip and fun jewelry.

 As you can see  we have antique and vintage children's clothing from the mid 1800's to the mid 1900's.  Now here's a fun fact.  Did you know that even though hard goods like furniture and dishes are technically considered antique at 100  years, but that soft goods like paper and fabric are considered antique at 50 years. (as defined by US customs services.)

And now for my Ingénues!  Some wonderful bits from the 40's and 50's.  This charming beaded sweater above may have been worn with a circle skirt in the 1950's, though I doubt it had a poodle on it.


Here we see a great suit, which may have been an airline stewardess uniform.  Of course the 40's and 50's was the era of the 'hat', and we have a large selection of hats.

 Here is a typical  40's of 50's waisted cotton dress.  Add pearls and and high heels and you can envision  June Cleaver vacuuming her living room!
Or if you want something for a special occasion, you can choose between the pink striped Gunne Sax dress, or a wonderful sequined dress that will make you feel like a mermaid.

Perhaps a lovely flapper dress to wear with your cloche hat would be more in order, or perhaps a lovely late 1800's white linen dress is more your style?

Whatever you seek, give us a try, you will be surprised how many vintage and antique clothing items and accessories that we have available.

This lovely silk 1920's bed jacket is one of my favorites.  I can only imagine how elegant one would feel wearing it.

Of course fancy and foo foo may not be your style, so I am including a couple more pictures, hoping to accommodate everyone!! Come and see our selection!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy Fourth of July From Treasures Antiques!!

We at Treasures would like to wish everyone a delightful fourth of July!!  Included in this greeting are a few patriotic ideas that are available right now at Treasures.

 Isn't this pump old fashioned and practically patriotic all by itself?  Well the flag helps I guess!!
This display up front unites items from several dealers!  The 'flag' in the center is actually the top of a small trunk!!

The display is full of red, white and a couple of blue shabby chairs of all sizes... Goldilocks could come here on the Fourth of July and find a chair for each of the bears!!

These dresses remind me of summer in the nineteen-teens.  Ladies in white standing around the band stand listening to patriotic tunes played by brass bands ... what is more patriotic than that.  The front dress just came in and can be found in booth 170, the other two have been in the store for less than a month and can be found in booth 175.

Still another dealer uses fun red, white and blue items, gathered, as well as those that give us feelings of loving our homeland, like the bust of Lincoln, and the gathering of old baseballs.  Isn't the red, white and blue quilt amazing

So now we have the ladies with a little patriotic flair, and a gentleman's summer straw band hat, complete with the patriotic bunting behind ... You are probably feeling like celebrating our country's birthday ... but while you are celebrating, don't forget that Treasures will be open all day.  Come help us Celebrate!!