Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Happy Birthday To Us!!!



 Our little building has been around since 1919!  It has had many lives such as a bag factory, a pickle factory and a turkey hatchery.  They added the lower level of the building (where a lot of our antique mall spaces are located) in 1966 and the front entry and counter area in 1977.  Memorial Day weekend marks our 14th birthday!  We always celebrate this in a big way and that is coming up this weekend!  Our vendors are already packing their treasures
into the mall.  The sale runs from Saturday through Monday so plenty of time to stop,  shop and have cookies and coffee.  Everything inside and outside the store is at least 10% off with many vendors giving even deeper cuts. We have many vendors setting up tents in the field next to the store so our inventory explodes!   Make sure you mark your calendar to stop by and wish us a happy birthday!




Saturday, May 5, 2018

Oooooo La La!!



Yes, Mother’s Day is just around the corner!  Come check out the selection of vintage lingerie that has just arrived!  Really sweet vintage lingerie and special occasion dresses.  That mid- century Boudoir look is hot now!  Vintage Christian Dior tap panties, vintage garter panties as well as nylons.  There is a great selection of vintage clothing sprinkled throughout the store.  Give someone the gift of their “special” look this year.  Come check out these items and many more special gift ideas for the woman in your life.









Monday, April 23, 2018

Start Your Mother's Day Shopping Early



OK, now it is time to get serious about your Mother’s Day shopping.   Celebrations for Mother ‘s can be traced back to the ancient Greek and Roman times, but it officially began for the U.S. in 1914 when Woodrow Wilson signed a measure setting aside the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.  It does not matter if you have a mother or not; you can celebrate the special women in your life on this day as well!  Today’s women have such a wide variety of collections and interests that you need to take time for a dedicated shopping trip.  We have something for all of them!  From the vintage clothing collector to someone who loves fishing.  We cover the entire gambit!  We can even provide you with a gift card for South End Antique Mall if you can’t make up your mind.  Take time to visit Aurora this weekend and make South End Antique Mall your destination for gift selections!     









Monday, April 2, 2018

Creative Cottage Charm



Picture yourself curled up in this sweet
chair with a good book!
We want antique mall to stay interesting and inviting so every quarter, the décor in our entry is changed.  This quarter we are celebrating “Cottage Style”.   Vendors and staff have worked hard to bring our best cottage style pieces up front for you to enjoy!  They are very talented “stagers” so stop by and enjoy the beautiful settings!  Do make sure you save time to wander through our expanded vendor spaces.  Lots of new things to see while you stroll through the unique antique mall we have created!













Sunday, March 4, 2018

New Vendors for a Very "Old" Mall!!



We have added so many new vendors to South End Antique Mall this past month that I think it’s time to start showing them off!  Kathleen joined us last month and I love her style!  She enjoys collecting and staging primitive and farm treasures.  She has a great sense of style and I love the treasures she finds.  From old farm style furniture to something as simple as an old typewriter, she collects them all.  Be sure to come in and ask for vendor #8712.  Staff will be glad to show you where she is located.  Enjoy your time browsing through the mall and checking out all the vendors. We have a real mix of collections here for just about any taste in décor!




Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Take Your Sweetheart To Aurora!

This weekend, February 10th & 11th, is the store wide “Sweetheart Sale” at South End Antique Mall.  In fact, the entire city of Aurora is celebrating Valentine’s Day this weekend!  Check out the Aurora Colony Visitors Association for more information on what each of the stores are doing as a special event this weekend (http://auroracolony.com/wp/).  Everything in our store is at least 10% off with some vendors offering deeper discounts.  We have expanded our vendor space so now is the time to check out the newest vendors and find a wonderful Valentine’s Day treat for your special person.  We have a nice selection of vintage valentines, beautiful jewelry, cute little trinkets, etc.  You will find a great variety of items to choose from.  Make South End Antique Mall your first stop of the day!
Pie birds make great collectibles.  Start a collection today!

Sweet little brooch's and jewelry treats are available throughout the store

Deck out your red kitchen with great finds!


These little tomato accessories brighten a kitchen or hutch any time of the year

You will find a great selection of dinnerware and dessert accessories for your special table

We have some terrific pottery pieces to add to your collection





Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Dress With Style!


Sweet enough for prom night!
Elegance for a child
Oh those vintage movies where the stars dressed to the nines even if they were just doing housework!  Donna Reed always looked like she just stepped out of her hairdresser’s salon while she was cooking breakfast.  Those days may be gone but the fashion sense is not!  Today, vintage clothing is more popular than ever.  We love to put on those beautiful old fashions for just about any occasion.  It does not have to be Halloween!  You see this classic clothing being worn by just about every age range.  Build a "dress up" chest for your favorite grandchild!  Take time to step “back in time” with South End Antique Mall.  We have a great selection of vintage clothing, hats, gloves, purses, etc.  Everything it would take to bring back the romance of classic clothing!
A classic 1940's-50's dressing gown and comfy chenille child's robe

Just picture a peek of this bright red crinoline under a full skirt!

Sweet layers of rainbow fabric!

This stylish piece was actually worn at one of the Nixon Inaugural Balls!
In my mind's eye, I see Jacqueline Kennedy in this!

                                       
Don't wait for Halloween to make a fashion statement!