Instead, we went to Maumee Antiques near Toledo, which has quickly become one of my absolute favorite malls! It's in an old grocery store so it's really big and most of the booths are very well staged with lots of interesting stuff. They even have shopping carts, which is good, since they don't have many (or any) floor walkers.
I found some great things, with a definite mid-century vibe...
|Napco bobble-head cat with two kittens|
|Holt Howard Santa from 1963 and a boy birthday angel (always hard to find)|
|Spaghetti poodle planter in near-mint condition|
|I think clowns are creepy, but I always like these homemade yo-yo clowns with the celluloid faces. This little guy is only about 7" high. The large apple bowl is fired-on Flamingo Pink & in perfect condition.|
|1951 Dolly Toy wall hangings -- Little Boy Blue|
|I thought I'd put this planter on my front porch, but now I think it will end up in the booth|
|I loved this teal and basketweave train case!|
|The mirror's gone and the seller has added this floral paper panel. My friend Bargain Hunter likes it, but I think the panel has got to go -- how do you vote?|
|I loved this showboat musical jewelry box from 1965! Do you think it's cool or tacky?|
|It plays 'Way Down Upon the Swanee River'|
|Six Vera Neumann napkins and a garden tote -- plus a wonderful little news brochure from 1950|
After all those fun finds, you might think I wouldn't want to shop any more. NOT SO! We were all geared up and ready to go to the Antiques Flea Market at Davisburg the next day. That's the next post, though.
Have a great evening, everyone!