Friday, June 26, 2020

Let's Celebrate!!

Independence Day is just around the corner.  We need to display our beautiful pops of red, white and blue!  Things are a bit different this year, but we can set aside one day to celebrate this great country we live in.  Take time to set out pops of color in your homes and gardens.  The nice thing about your effort is it will give you a color change you can leave in place for a while this summer.South End Antique Mall has some wonderful vintage items to give you all the color you want. Come browse the store and plan your Independence Day décor!

Monday, June 1, 2020

We Are Awake!!

Aurora is finally coming back to life!  South End Antique Mall is back to its regular operating hours.  We have created shopping “arrows” to make sure you can socially distance safely.  Our mall is designed to provide you with a wide open, casual shopping experience so distancing is not difficult.  We spent our time “freshening up” the inside of our mall and our vendors have not been lazy during our quarantine!  Many new items have been brought into the mall so there is much to see. Things in Aurora may not feel “normal” for a while with so many of the summer activities being cancelled for this year.  You can count on the antique dealers to be available for you to stroll through town and just enjoy some good old fashioned antiquing time or lunch with friends!  There are several antique stores open now with the balance scheduled to open on June 6th.  The eating establishments now open are Aurora Colony Pub, Pheasant Run Wine Tasting Room, Scatter Creek Junction, White Rabbit Bakery and Filbert’s Farmhouse Kitchen (do call ahead to check on any changes in hours of operation).  Aurora even has three creative souls who will be opening a new shop on June 6th!   Their store is called “Three Daisies Vintage” and is located next to Aurora Antiques. It is wonderful to see businesses coming back to life, even if some may be on a limited basis. South End Antique Mall will be scheduling special sales as soon as safely possible so keep watching this blog, our Facebook page and our Instagram page for updates!

Beautiful copper lined antique dry sink

Lots of unusual and fun garden decorations!
Beautiful antique christening dresses with tons of hand work!

This is a classic vintage TV lamp.  So collectible!


Saturday, May 16, 2020

Welcome Back!!

The day has finally arrived!  We will be opening again on this Sunday, May 17th.   We have worked with some of you by appointment only, but now we actually get to welcome you back without having to have an appointment first!  We have had a busy time while we were closed.  A little paint here and there goes a long way to freshen things up a bit.  We have also worked hard at making sure you can move through our mall as safely as possible and still maintain an appropriate social distance.  Our vendors have been bringing in product while we were closed so there will be some new along with the old.  We have a wonderful selection of bird houses for your spring garden!  Contemporary, hand crafted and just plain cute houses for you to look over.  Come and celebrate with us (sorry, no coffee and cookies yet) as we continue to make our way through this strange new world!

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Missing Mother's Day??!!

I have to say, this is going to be a weird Mother’s Day this year!  How do you celebrate that special woman in your life, mother or not!  Zoom meeting? Facebook?  Messenger?  Those are all platforms that can be used but are nowhere near the real thing.  I guess for this year, it will have to do.  Think of some special things you can do.  Send her a treat and have the same treat at your home then share them together long distance.  Send flowers or have a special gift delivered to her home.  It can be just about anything to celebrate the day and the woman.  Sometimes it is just connecting without the need for a treat or a gift.  Create a new tradition this year that you will have memories of for years to come.  If you can safely social distance your special person, we do have some wonderful collectibles available by appointment.  Josef Originals, pie birds, art, primitives, beautiful glassware and dishes, vintage jewelry and clothing, just about anything your special person collects or loves.  Call the mall and leave a message.  We will get back to you as soon as possible and answer your question or make an appointment.  However you choose to do it, make sure you connect on this special day.  Life is tough enough right now and a phone call or hand written note will just about make anyone’s day special!

Friday, May 1, 2020

It's "Green Thumb" Season

With all the time some of us have had at home lately, have you had time to take a good look at your garden or patio area?  The sun always brings out the need to “nest” in our backyards!  Our extended living rooms!  It is time to plan and plant for summer color.  South End Antique Mall has some great things to decorate your yard, patio and garden.  Even though our vendors are under the same quarantine you are, we still have inventory inside and outside you might love to enjoy in your home or garden.  We are trying hard to keep everyone safe so are just making appointments for you to view our treasures!  We are looking forward to the day when we can throw the doors open and welcome you all, but until then, just call the mall at 503-678-5242 and leave a message.  We try to check messages every few hours so will get back to you as soon as possible. In the meantime, take a deep breath and enjoy Spring!


Sunday, April 5, 2020

Revive Your Decor!

We are just a few weeks into our “quarantine” and I have been busy looking at projects I need to get done while I am not distracted by things that take me away from home.  As I work on these little projects, it makes me happy to think I am “reusing” something that looks a little tired instead of replacing it with something that will not last nearly as long.  Even if you’re not a fan of the “chippy” look, just giving an old piece of furniture a coat of paint or refresh the stain will make it seem new again! Take a stand against our “disposable society” and start looking for ways to reuse what we have!  Reinventing the use of something in a new way pushes your creative self to think outside the box. The smallest item can become a new look for décor and still be a functional, usable item!  When we are able to open our doors to the public again, come in and browse around to see what our very creative vendors have done to use and reuse treasures!

Something as simple as a rolling pin can add tons of interest!

Painting something white gives it class!

A simple coat of paint refreshed this cute little table



Wednesday, March 25, 2020

A Strange New World!!

 So we are all floundering around in this odd new world of doing things a little differently!  We here at South End Antique Mall are no exception!  We are currently closed to those who want to “walk in” and shop. We recognize that on-going communication with our buyers is very important.  To that end we are covering our phone for those of you who have purchased items they need to pick-up, have found items on Craig’s List you want to purchase or just have general questions about the mall.  We can arrange a private pick-up so your personal space is protected.  Please feel free to call us at 503-678-5242.  Feel free to leave a message if no one answers. They will get back to you as soon as possible.  Thanks so much for your patience as we work this out in a way that will keep you and our staff safe!