Any typogrpahy-geek, or individual with two working eyes, can see their logo (above, left) is just brilliant. Beautiful I say! I had to stop inside where the owners kindly let me take as many photos as I desired with my camera phone. Love this information on the front, outfitting a Friday's or Ruby Tuesdays with loads of retro scores with character is a dream job for some sellers.
I wouldn't mind a full-time job outfitting Man Caves with groovy, nerdy vintage. Let's call them Van Caves. There is definitely a Man Cave/Bat Cave of my own for all creative exploits in my future.
This shop is pricey and out of my range as a reseller or collector and could use more cleaning, but I loved exploring all the goods anyway.
I enjoyed how a lot of the collections were grouped by type, nice touch that I need to carry over to my antique mall spaces.
This group of jars, to die for I tell you. I believe I overheard the owner say he bought a lot of these items on auction with Ruby Tuesdays restaurants closed down.
The Ruby Tuesdays theory would explain the beautiful lamps hanging in front of the windows, Tiffany-styles of many patterns grouped into a glorious collection.
I loved many of the mod lamps and shades like the groovy mushroom and white number behind the table but many were a bit damaged and out of my budget.
And there was a beautiful couple of shelves filled with vintage packaging to pause. Old package design, they knew how to do it right!
I'd recommend a tour through Ugly Junk if you're a local collector or even reseller. You may find that special vintage item you've been seeking your whole life, waiting to go home with you.
Would you love a job selling antiques and retro goodies to movie sets, man caves, and sports bars? I would! Though my brain's imploding at the thought of keeping so much merchandise around!