I can hardly believe that the first of August is next week! How is that possible? Summer clothes are on clearance, patio furniture is gone, and the smell of new school supplies hits teachers like a ton of bricks as they enter Target. But you know where there are deals and new merchandise daily, but without that new plastic smell? At the Austin Antique Mall!
I often write about places I shop, and I can't remember the last time I showcased my very own mall. I go there often, especially in the summer, but most times I head straight to my booth to do my restocking and rearranging before they close and lock me in (if you haven't seen that post, it is worth the read!).
I sold that turquoise dresser (yay - congrats to the new owner!), so I took in the garden table I scored from Third Sunday Market in IL last month. It lasted just about 24 hours.
And after I was done pricing and arranging, I took a little stroll around our 30,000 square foot mall. There are over 100 vendors at the Austin Antique Mall, and nearly every style of vintage imaginable can be found here. Though the mall has been in Austin for more than 30 years, I still hear people say, "I didn't know there was an antique mall here!" Not only is there a mall, it is one of the best - so get yourself to 8822 McCann (off the 183 southbound access road, behind the Nissan dealership and connected to iconic Playland Skate Center), and plan to spend a few hours.
Here are all the different genres of vintage featured by the talented vendors:
All these pictures are from Mickie and Brandy's booth, and special thanks to Theresa for reminding me of their cute business name, Accumulations!
European style - for real. Redrover Alley brings Europe over!
A touch of Mid-Century.
Vintage clothing from all eras.
And great Halloween costumes.
Start planning - Halloween is just around the corner, and the holidays will be here before you know it. The shelves of school supplies will soon be restocked with Christmas. Where has 2013 gone?!
Have a chic week,