Thursday, August 18, 2022

The Elegant Color of Fall


A big THANK YOU to all of you who visited us this last weekend at our parking lot sale!  We really enjoyed meeting our old friends and making new ones.   Mark this blog as a “favorite” and you will never miss out on upcoming sales!  I know we are just into the middle of August, but fall color is creeping up quickly.  Are you the kind of person who plans ahead for their seasonal décor?  We have vendors who are already ahead of the game!  Plan a visit to South End Antique Mall to find a great selection of fall color and vintage décor.

Love those old woven baskets! You can fill them with anything seasonal!

Select beautiful plaid fabric and add shades of green and orange for accents.  So cozy!

Oh that beautiful old brown pottery!  Display on a shelf or table full of dried botanicals!

Monday, August 1, 2022

The Art We Live With

 Have you ever wanted to own original art for your home?  It truly is within your reach! Finding vintage quilts can satisfy this need.  This beautiful hand stitched quilt is a combination of quilting, applique and embroidery.  There is a variety of colors and it has been expertly designed and executed.  South End Antique Mall has a great selection of vintage quilts and quilt tops.  August 13th is Aurora Colony Days! This is such a fun event with an outdoor antique market, a parade, a concert and lots of food. There is also free admission to the museum. South End Antique Mall will be having another terrific parking lot sale August 12th – 14th.  This is a storewide sale with at least 10% off inside and out.  We are celebrating all weekend so take time to stop by.  Mark your calendar for this special weekend in August; it is going to be great!

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Celebrate Dad!


Father’s Day was founded in Spokane Washington in 1910 as a compliment to Mother’s Day.  It wasn’t officially recognized until 1972 when President Woodrow Wilson made it an official holiday!  Father's Day falls on June 19th this year.  I have always felt that our poor father’s get left in the dust compared to Mother’s Day.  Take time this year to celebrate fatherhood, those special men and the paternal bonds you have in your life.  The Aurora Colony Visitors Association is sponsoring a “Father’s Day Car Show” on Saturday, June 18th from 9:00 to 1:00.  Lots of vintage cars and good food will be spotted in the downtown area of Aurora.  Take time to stop by South End Antique Mall and discover the wide variety of terrific Father’s Day gifts we have available. Our last parking lot sale was a huge hit in spite of the rain.  Our next one will be Friday August 12th - Sunday August 14th.  This is another indoor/outdoor sale during the Aurora Colony Days and our vendors are already stocking up for this one!  Mark your calendars now!  

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Time for Celebrations!!


We love to celebrate just about anything, but this month we have three reasons to celebrate!  Mother's Day is getting here quickly and we have some wonderful inventory in place for the special woman in your life.  Our next celebration is we have a new vendor whom we are very excited about.  She has been selling vintage and antique items for over six years.  We want to welcome Kari to the South End Antique Mall family.  She has a great selection in place now and will be adding more as the days go by.  She is just getting started but, I have a feeling she will fill this space up quickly. I am including some pictures of her items just to get you excited to come in and check out what she will bring! Welcome Kari!  Our next celebration is our 17th Birthday!  We are so excited to have been in business for 17 years and are looking forward to many more years.  We celebrate our birthday on May 28th – 30th.  It is our biggest sale of the year and you are invited to the party!  The entire store is 10% off with many vendors giving deeper discounts.  We open space in our parking lot and the field next to the store for even more items.  Our vendors save up inventory all year just for this sale so there will be lots to see.  Be sure to mark your calendar now to celebrate this special birthday with us!

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Easter Greetings!

We want to wish you all a Happy Easter and a blessed time with your families.  We will be closed on Easter Sunday as we spend time with our family as well!  We will be open through Saturday and will resume our regular hours on Monday.  Stop by this week and enjoy some of the Easter treasures you will find at South End Antique Mall!

Friday, March 25, 2022

Egg Plates Are For All Seasons!

This is EGG season!  Spring means you take plates of deviled eggs to family events.  Of course, my family has them no matter what the season, but, Easter is THE time for you to bring out the pretty egg plates.  The concept of a “deviled” egg comes from mixing the yolks with mustard and spices.  It made its first appearance in print in 1786.  “Stuffed” eggs actually date back to Roman times.  Whether you “stuff” or “Devil”, it is time to find some special plates for your dinner table.   Egg plates have the special egg shaped depression where each half of an egg can sit without sliding off the plate.  Very clever!  These egg plates were made here in the U.S. in the 1930’s.  They were made from popular Depression glass patterns.  Duncan & Miller Glass Company most likely made the first plate in their American Sandwich Glass pattern.  Since that time, so many different patterns, colors and styles of egg plates have been manufactured!  They are highly collectible and can be displayed in so many different ways, not just on your dinner table.  South End Antique Mall vendors are starting to bring in a variety of plates in time for Easter.  Be sure you stop by and check out what we have to offer!

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Farm to Table

 The first “farm to table” enthusiasts were our ancestors; farmers and housewives.   Making their own food fresh as it was produced was a healthy choice and a necessity back in the day.  No grocery stores! Today, it is a choice some of us are getting back to.  This is where our mother’s and grandmother’s accessories become very useful today.   You can find newer, more modern butter churns on the market today, but, there is something special about using a vintage tool that still works.  You can find glass, metal and wood butter churns at antique malls today. South End Antique all has some great glass and metal pieces that work beautifully.  Grab a few old wood butter paddles while you are at it!  Butter making is a great activity for children.  It would be a perfect project for 4H groups, school classes, and more.  There was one more method of making butter.   A farmer would pour warm milk into a goatskin and tied it to the side of his horse as he rode for miles.  When he got to where he was going, he had butter!  I think I will pass on this method!