Thursday, April 17, 2014

Antiquing in Murfreesboro

Last Sunday Travis suggested we check out some antique malls we hadn't been to before in Murfreesboro. We lived there when we first got married, but I wasn't super into vintage yet so I hadn't been to any of the vintage stores in the area so I wasn't sure what to expect. But this place was amazing! I'll definitely be back, and fellow Nashvillians take note! We went to Antique Centers 1&2, located 2213 S. Church Street. There is another shop next to these called Antique Unlimited, but it was more fine antiques and glassware, not what we're into.
 Right through the doors of the first one we went into was a HUGE booth full of amazing vintage Christmas! I was drooling! Do you love that big santa with the strange black eyes? And now I kind of wanted a frosted tree. It's beautiful!
There was a whole case full of beautiful old glass ornaments. A little tree next to this had the weirdest blown glass mushroom people! I hadn't seen any like them before, shame I didn't take a photo for some reason.
 Spun cotton santas and those pinecone gnomes I love so much. 
 This booth had tons of trees, some old, some new and cute. Feather trees, aluminum trees, everything a Christmas fiend needs! On that mint shelf were vintage style putz houses. They were big and covered with vintage touches.
 I'm not sure if this Santa thing would have looked less creepy in its original state!
A lovely set of putz houses in the original box!. Next to it is a "snowball punch bowl".
 Travis pointed out this creepy snowman baby to me! Ah!
 Speaking of Travis, he is the best vintage shopping buddy. He is really good at finding things I'll like.
 Kewpies! Such a sweet postcard.
 II was on the lookout for vintage Easter but didn't find much in my budget. Check out the little pipe cleaner animals in this case. Aren't they sweet? I was tempted to get one of those little antelope type guys in the front, but wasn't sure where I would put them.
 I have a small collection of buttons like this, but I've never seen them this big! I bought three, lady tickler, when I'm full take me home, and another one I can't remember right now....
 Creepy puppet section.
 How cute are these?  I thought they were going to be the usual days of the week ones, but when I spread them out I saw this!
 I wouldn't go to to circus nowadays but I love seeing old circus stuff. This postcard was so good! Look at the little poodles! "Dog and Pony Act." I've got to get a little poodle someday!
We were cracking up over these creepy mittens and when I was asking Travis to hold them for a photo the dealer walked up and said 'Oh aren't those sweet? I've always thought they were just so cute!" 
 This little chalk dog reminded me of Phyllis but was priced a little higher than I wanted to pay. Shame. 
 And last but not least, some spun cotton pilgrims! 
We browsed for a few hours but just came home with a few treasures. The buttons I mentioned earlier, this Rock City pennant (the cashier said she thought it looked 40's but I'm not sure) and a blank scrapbook!
 Here is a close up. I'm going to put some of my vintage vacation photos in it! I didn't really notice how SAD the illustration is until I got it home. "No Hugging Allowed in this Park" with this crying bear chained to a pole! What in the world!


  1. Wow what a mall! Love the Christmas booth of course. Mushroom people? Can't figure out what type of ornaments those are..wish you had a photo! I agree that Easter is hard to find at the right price. Has to be pretty special for me to pay a mall price since I am spoiled by estate sales. Fun shopping trip...

  2. That place looks amazing! What is the deal with the scary snowman baby?! Little weirdo.

  3. i am dead over those embroidered kitten hankies! what a great day y'all had!

  4. That creepy snowman baby looks a lot like Bonhomme Carnaval, who has been the official mascot of the Québec Winter Carnival since the mid-50s. Usually he wears a red hat and belt.

  5. I guess I need to go to Murfreesboro. Since I moved home after school, I have probably only been back 5 times. Me and Jamie always talk about going back and doing MTSU stuff like eating cheap Mexican food but nothing ever comes of it. This place looks super fun


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