Hello, my name is Kat and I sell antiques. As my partner in crime said “I’m not sure if I’m more embarrassed or proud to admit that I have a booth in an antique store.”
As you have seen, I frequent many a thrift store, garage sale and estate sale. However, as I mentioned in the Lamp post, I also work at an antique store (Antique Plaza in downtown Mesa.) I have for 6 1/2 years (granted somewhat on and off, but still) It was my first job and I could never really leave. I currently work every Saturday, so come in and say hi!
Surrounded by snow-birds and antiques, I started loving the cool old crap, especially mid-century (something my boss Greg, lives and breathes) thus I starting going with my boss to get deals on stuff to sell. I’m so grateful for those early Saturday mornings of treasure hunting, It really changed and matured my design style. That is something that is priceless…unlike everything in the store, those have prices. Obviously I buy just as much for myself as to sell, and as I run out of space it has become harder and harder to sell things that I love. But that’s the harsh reality.
These pictures are the latest of our booth. We were inspired by Brimfield & Ralph Lauren’s Indian Cove Lodge. Just really loving the cozy feel of plaid in the wintertime. I even covered our tie holding mannequin with plaid
This is a detail of an old dresser we got just last week. (that was an item I wanted to keep, alas no room)
We’ve gotten a wide assortment of vintage wool plaid blankets, perfect for snuggling up in front of the fire. (yes, that’s my shameless pitch to come buy my stuff)
Well, that’s our booth, If you are ever in the area I hope you’ll come check it out, antique stares really are a great place to find unique and vintage finds. Almost everything is priced reasonably and prices are negotiable, especially if you have a inside connection with a employee -cough- This is another piece of my life. Happy antiquing!