Saturday, October 27, 2018

New Season New Vendor New Decor!

There is so much going on at South End Antique Mall these days! We have a new vendor, a seasonal change in our entryway and the arrival of our Fresian horse and buckboard for the holidays!  Our newest vendor has been dealing in antiques for over 30 years.  She has quite an eclectic selection to choose from.  She has a wide variety of interests and it shows in her booth and staging. Come check out vendor #9678 in our upstairs area.  Occasionally, our Fresian horse model shows up to pull our antique buckboard for Christmas and this is the year!  This horse model was used to judge Fresian horses at shows.  It is a life size model and is about 17 hands tall.  The size of this horse allowed the knights in armor to ride them during the middle ages!  You have to check this out!  While you are at it, check out our new “Victorian Christmas” entryway.  If you have not been by for a while, this is the time to revisit!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

What Is It???

 I know some of you will recognize this right away but there will be some that do not!  Do you know what it is??  This is a very early curling iron or curling tong.  Non electric!! Something we are very fortunate never to have had to use!  They would heat the metal part on a stove and then hold it by the wooden handle and curl their hair.  Can you imagine how time consuming this task would be!  You would need to be near a wood stove or some type of a flame to accomplish the task.  What did they do in summer?? There are several different styles.  The “wavy” one is actually a hair crimper to give the hair a wave effect.  Looking beautiful was a labor intensive task.  The wicked looking clamps
Marcel clips
shown here were used to achieve a “Marcel” wave.  If you were
going to get a permanent wave, you would have used these little aluminum rods.  All of these little implements for achieving beautiful hair are very collectible today as decorative items.  I think you could even get your own “Marcel” look with the clamps!

Permanent rods or curlers

This is an oil that was worked into the hair prior to using a hot iron


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Adding New "Flavor" to South End Antique Mall

We have a new vendor!  This lady has been dealing in antiques and antique malls for 25-30 years so has a lot of experience under her belt with looking for and providing you with beautiful treasures.  Her style is varied.  You will find beautiful antique furniture, special little porcelain and ceramic pieces, and vintage costume jewelry.  She has a great variety of items in her space to fit just about any taste!  Be sure to come in and check out the mall space for vendor #0029!

Monday, August 27, 2018

The Best of the Best

It’s official!  South End Antique Mall is listed as number one of the best 10 antique malls in Oregon!  Check us out at  As the article says, “Allow yourself plenty of time when planning a visit here because this ambiance deserves to be thoroughly soaked up”.  If you are shopping for new furniture for your home, consider looking at vintage first!  There is a reason those classic old pieces are still around and in great condition.  The workmanship you find in older pieces cannot be found in all furniture today.  We live in the world of taking our furniture home in a box and putting it together!  Consider something that has been lived with and cherished for decades.  Classic, primitive, upcycled, etc.  Sometimes you will find beautiful pieces at prices that are more affordable than new furniture.  You will find it all here at South End Antique Mall!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Summer In Aurora

This is the weekend to be in Aurora!  It is time for Aurora Colony Days and that means that South End Antique Mall is having the last parking lot sale of the season.This is one of those sales you don’t want to miss!  Everything in the store (and in the parking lot) is on sale for 10% off.  Some vendors give even deeper discounts!  We are not your “normal” antique mall.  We are setup in such a way that your shopping experience is a casual stroll through a building full of treasures!   Collectibles, primitives, hardware and classic antiques are found at every turn.  We will be having the sale on Saturday and Sunday, August 11th & 12th.  Don’t miss the activities in downtown Aurora and in the park.  There will be a family friendly beer garden, a parade, a fun run, a car show and antique sidewalk sales.  Lots to do and see so make your weekend plans now!

   You will find collectibles and oddities throughout!
 Classic antique furniture

Fun collectibles!

Lots of just plain fun stuff to be found!