Sunday, February 19, 2017

If Your Walls Could Talk......



If your walls could talk, what would they say??  Boring?? Tired??  In case you don’t know, spring is just around the corner.  Maybe it is time for a fresh makeover!  Just changing a few things on your walls can make a world of difference in the appearance of a room.  Pick a theme or color scheme and make a bold statement!  Check out the wall art, prints and just plain neat decorative items at South End Antique Mall.  Create a "family" with a grouping of vintage portraits or keep it simple with great trade signs or game boards.  Our staff are great at helping you create a grouping! Just give them your theme or colors and they will point you in the right direction or help you make some selections! 
Create a "family" grouping with terrific
vintage portraits and prints.  The old
frames on these pictures are special!
       


Vintage game boards make great wall decorations with tons of interest!

Historical photo's, especially military, are special finds for some collectors.

Old posters that have been framed are full of terrific graphics!  Even just a
splash of color, as in the girls orange skirt, will add interest to a dull wall.


Not sure what you want to do?? A grouping of vintage frames adds a lot of interest!


                                     





Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Quest For Valentine Perfection Is On!!

You are on the last leg of your quest for a special item for that special person in your life!  Now, don’t get me wrong, you can shop for yourself as well.  You can be your own special person ready for a Valentine’s Day treat!  We are having our Sweetheart Sale this weekend, February 11th & 12th, so it is a good time to stop by.   The selection is wonderful!  You will find traditional, fine antiques all the way to sweet up-cycled or shabby furniture.  There are lots of great pieces of tableware for setting your special table.  We have a great selection of collectibles as well.  Depression glass, pie birds, Josef Originals, etc.  Take time to stop by this weekend and check out our special treasures!

Sweet pink Depression glass set
Try some mix n' match china on your table
                         


Sturdy old kitchen farm table
Now this is a bed!!
Classic sofa and love seat set




Would you believe this is a bed??
Nothing beats turquoises in your kitchen!
Beautiful antique piece!




Sweet little pie bird collection
                         

Mid Century is always a favorite
                                     








Friday, February 3, 2017

Sentimental Sweet Tidings Ahead!!

Valentine’s Day has been celebrated as a romantic holiday since 1382
when Geoffrey Chaucer wrote a poem about St. Valentine.  Valentine’s gifts and cards really took off under the reign of Queen Victoria (who was apparently very romantic) in the mid 1800’s.  The English spent billions each year on cards, candy and gifts.  There is something to be said about taking the time to personally write a note to a special person instead of an e-mail!  In our age of “speed"  a lot of the personal touch in communication has been lost.  These little vintage gems are not just for giving as sentimental gifts.  They can be framed and displayed throughout the year.  Look for those that have historical significance or recognizable signatures if you are a collector!  In the meantime, enjoy the wonderful artwork, mechanics and sentimental values of these little treasures!  Come check out the variety of vintage valentines we have ready for you at South End Antique Mall!

Consider using vintage boxes for your favorite chocolate!






 









Saturday, January 28, 2017

Hearts Are "Aflutter" in Aurora This Month!


Are you a shopping procrastinator?  We have you covered! February is a special time in Aurora!  February 11th – 14th is “Bring Your Love to Aurora” week.  This is the big Valentine’s Day celebration for all the antique stores in Aurora.  South End Antique Mall is no slacker in this department!  We have a great selection of special items for your special person.  Our own store-wide sale will be February 11th & 12th with the entire store offering 10% off.  Many vendors are giving even deeper discounts!  This will give you plenty of time before February 14th to get your shopping done.  We have a great selection of vintage and contemporary jewelry, vintage valentines, and special little trinkets and gifts for just about anyone.  Stop by and visit us for coffee, cookies and a great shopping experience!









Sunday, January 15, 2017

Pretty In Pink!!


We have so many talented vendors here at South End Antique Mall!  This new space is a great example of creative shopping and staging!  This space features “Pink” all the way through.  This room is chock full of beautiful pieces that have classic design and were specially selected for the pink theme of the room.  If you love cottage theme d├ęcor or just plain “pink”, stop by and check this one out!  Just make sure you don’t stop at this room alone but check out the rest of the store as well.  Cottage, mid-century, shabby, BOHO, antique, you name it; we have lots of examples to choose from!