Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Gurnee Antique Center - Christmas Sale This Week

I recently rented a case at the Gurnee Antique Center in Gurnee, Illinois.  This 24,000 square foot mall is exceptional in terms of management, customer service and quality.  When I inquired about a space, I was a little surprised to learn that there were just two cases vacant. Nothing else. If you've been in any antique malls lately you know that this is not the norm.  
Just in time for the annual Christmas sale this week, dealers have loaded their booths with tons of great vintage Christmas items.  Most dealers are offering 20% off their entire inventory.
In the "small world" department, Antique Show Insider blogged about the owners of the mall today.  After reading that, I realized that my favorite booth most certainly belongs to the owner, Jerry Watkins.  Check this out my carny-lovin' friends.  Is this an amazing collection, or what?
This is just one corner of his space there.
The Gurnee Antique Center is just off
I-94 North of Chicago, at the Six Flags exit.
If you're ever in the area, don't miss it!


  1. Holy cow! I did not know this place existed!!! We go to Chicago a couple of times a year and this is right on the way. Will stop in, no doubt!

  2. Oh Jan how WONDERFUL....If I'm ever able to come & visit with you you MUST take me there....I'm sure we would have HOURS of fun....!!

    Your pics as ALWAYS make me smile but I'm SPECIALLY lovin' the Santas at the top of the page....I have two paper mache Santas like the one pictured & I ADORE them to bits....!

    Also COVETING the red game wheel....Reminds me of the larger one Ki had at Junk Bonanza....!

    Hope you're having a FAB week Lovey....!!

    Cheers from Oz,
    Tamarah :o)

    PS: The drawer is ON for tonight....!!!

  3. Wishing the BeSt of SaLes for YOU Jan!*!*! Fun new adventure...
    Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

  4. ...and Jeanine - a shout-out to you for reminding me that Gurnee was there - thanks!

  5. A full antique that's some good news. It looks like a great place to find just about anything.

  6. haven't been there in a while, but i'll have to stop in and have a look. thanks for the heads up.


  7. Oh my heart starts to beat a wee bit faster when seeing images like this.

  8. Thank you so very much for all your support! maybe next time...

  9. Oh those antique houses with the old bulbs!

    Soo pretty!

  10. Looks like a fun shop~ I love those Santas! Hope it does well for you!

  11. It is great that it is still all rented! It has always been one of the best around here! Best of luck to you there. Joan@anythinggoeshere


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