Last week I decided to cruise through some of the "antique malls" within an hour of where I live. The photo above pretty much typifies what I saw. The 20,000sf mall in the photo was one that I rented space in when it first opened in 2002. It was near where I lived at the time and I was happy to be a part of it. The building sits on a river in a beautiful downtown location. There were standards regarding what you could sell. The building was always filled, both with charming booths and customers. Now half of it is a "craft mall" and the other half....I'll just be generous when I call it a mix of "vintage" and "stuff". Sad. Same owner, same location, different vibe entirely. No wonder there were only two other 'shoppers' when I was there.
ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!), would say. Very few old painted pieces, architectural finds, industrial.... Nothing that tripped my trigger. In two days of mall stops I purchased a total of one item, for resale...and spent less than $20.
road trip. If we were coming to your area, where would you send us? Please leave a comment with the shop name, city & state/province, along with a brief description. Large mall or small shop...it doesn't matter. Together, let's find some fun places to shop!