January 28, 2013Recent Vintage Shopping Trip – Some Sweet Sightings Of Lamps, Red Poodles and Reindeer
Tom and I haven’t been doing much vintage shopping lately, so Sunday we decided to do it up right and go to the largest antique mall in the area, the Bay City Antique Center. It was awesome. We ended up buying our usual score; a handful of vintage cookbooks, a frosted drinking glass and an ashtray, but we had a lot of fun and saw a bunch of stuff that we ended up not buying.
The Bay City Antiques Center has a HUGE architectural salvage section, which we always spend a lot of time in!
The picture is sort of blurry, but these are pre-tiled wall panels that came from a soda fountain!
If only I had enough room in my kitchen!
This was sort of nuts. It was “Christmas in Grandfather’s Barn” and it was a collection of vintage dioramas explaining…well, I really don’t know. It was a little confusing. This one with the reindeer dressed in Santa coats was amazing. It was explaining how animals get presents at Christmas just like people because Santa’s reindeer deliver presents to animals just like Santa does to us. There were about 10 or 12 of these things and they were very cute, if a little strange.
Then it was MCM and kitsch time!
Tom loved the illustration on this microscope box. Of course, he didn’t take a picture of the HUGE case of vintage Barbie dolls that was across from this which is what I had my nose pressed up against, but I suppose this microscope thing is cool, too.
This lamp is seriously amazing. I’ve seen the string shades before as ceiling fixtures, but never in a lamp. And never this huge!
“’Tis Angus, My Own!”
There was an oil painting next to this that showed a bunch of mice with clothes driving a car to a picnic on the beach, which was also populated by mice wearing swimsuits. It was soooo expensive though, and I was so devastated about the price that I forgot to snap a picture!
After Bay City Center, we moved on to Americana, another big antique mall down the street.
A panther lamp that we didn’t buy on top of a TV that we also didn’t buy. I wish we would have bought both!
Tom being obsessed with a plastic ash tray that had a little trap door in it. This is not the ashtray he got, however. In the end he decided to pass on the plastic one and got a teal one with an atomic design that he just couldn’t pass up.
How about you guys? Have you seen anything nuts or awesome lately while out shopping? Is there anything that you left behind that you wish you would have bought? Dish!