I can practically feel the sun and warmth in these photos. How I miss you, wind-chill-less sunny days. The things I didn't buy, spoke to me, as usual. This is what they said:
There were quality goodies everywhere, pre-curated by fellow resellers. This was a sale for vendors renting space inside the antique mall.
I really wanted this Ebonaire serving piece in its original packaging.
Like says, lots of Interesting Things to browse on this table.
As you can see, priced too high for a reseller, rare to see one with the easily-torn leaf intact. I always tend to tear the leaf when I get one in my mitts!
Planters, Ash Trays! I already have too many so I backed away. These are hard sells.
Carla always has fun, nicely packaged goodies.
Look at the record case and slides, both equally glorious.
And more fascinating retro goodness, love the novelty giant paper clip paper holders. On second thought I wish I could have got those, perfect for displaying art prints.
I'm a sucker for tea sets and this ornate China is quite lovely. Nice Towelettes box, too.
Venturing inside, there was even more to tempt me. I have similar Florida Orange tumblers, love them. The Tiger cups were glorious, still want them
This mall really is the more organized, well-styled one I've ever visited. Not everyone sells the same exact era but it all goes together well. Loved these signs in a clothing area in the back.
My favorite booth stays strict to selling Mid Century Modern era housewares. I should do the same with my booth but it's too hard to resist 40s-80s kitsch, too.
The booth as a whole. Well done, right? Nice balance of pieces and scale and not too crowded. If I'm not mistaken I think this booth may be owned by one of the owners of The Fox, a kitschy cafe nearby I wrote about once. If you're reading let me know!
*Update: They let me know they were reading, their brand is called Vintology. They'd bought a telephone table from me once!
Here's the whole booth with the beautiful sign they made.
I came close to buying these AMAZING advertising Luma-Glo letters (I want the whole box!) But decided the letters weren't the right color/big enough. I'm working on a new antique mall booth sign for Thrift Core behind-the-scenes, can't wait to finish and share it!
And now I think I'll scarf down some grub, bundle up in four layers and do a little flea market hunting. It's been a while!
What things have you left behind and regretted lately? What would you have been powerless to resist in today's WIDB post?