Tuesday, January 18, 2011

the antique center


I stumbled upon this amazing antique store several weekends ago when I visited Lauren. We were driving by and I spotted the words "antique center" and we knew we'd be foolish not to check it out. It was quite wonderful, although more than a little spooky. Everything was piled haphazardly and there were all sorts of weird objects mixed in with the normal antique store fare (like an incredibly scary taxidermy monkey). It was basically a hoarder's paradise.

18 comments:

Babes in Thriftland said...

I want to go! Looks like a crazy place that you need to be in the mood to visit. However, I'm sure there are lots of gems hidden among the scarier items :)

Kristin, Golden Hearts Loves Vintage said...

very awesome! you cant find much shops like that in nyc, where I live.

Jennyboo said...

I love the antique center. I spend hours scouring the racks and crevices in the yard! They have the best deals. And the owner is pretty wonderful as well. Great pictures! xoxo

Miss P said...

Delicious randomness..

gina esposito said...

looks like i'll be going to the antique center this weekend ... ! do they have any garments?

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calivintage said...

oh how fun! that place is two blocks from my old apartment. i used to go there quite often!

The Bohemienne said...

Looks like a really fun place to treasure hunt!

Rosie said...

Wow, hoarders paradise indeed. Dang, have you seen that show? So addicting---

Sophi said...

That is one crazy antique store. I have to go up to Oakland and check it out! I don't get up to the East Bay nearly as much as I ought to.

Penny Dreadful said...

Brilliant, I love this kind of shop.The green velvet sofa is a stunner. Did you buy anything? x

Gina said...

OMG! Fascinating and sort of scary!
Have you ever been to the in-house thrift store in the panhandle? Before I saw the picture that has the Telegraph Ave. address, I thought you'd discovered this place. It's on the steps/inside an old Victorian and hosted by an eccentric older lady who has beaded gowns, weird crap, furniture and tchotchkes to spare!
xoxo,
Gina

curious constellation said...

I get the best feeling when I find stores like this.

My CoCoon Vintage said...

That place is hilarious and amazing all at the same time. Oh the endless stories you can find in these shops no? Definitely worth the pit stop!

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Holly Springett said...

Love the look of this place - bet there are some absolutely amazing finds in there! (does look a teeny bit spooky though!)

Ashley Ording said...

Penny: I did buy two things, a funny little hat from the 50's that is covered in yellow and green daisies, and a dish (or maybe ashtray) that is in the shape of a smiling orange.

jessica said...

how cool is that place!? Wow I'd love to be able to rummage around in there, imagine the stuff you'd find! Antique heaven.

Mallory said...

I could spend everyday in places like this.

Jane said...

I love the antique shops, there is a strange, ancient atmosphere, i always thought this is a quite place, perfect to take a look around us, there is not the superficial atmosphere like in usual shops.

and all this things with their own history, make me dream !