The total eclipse of the sun will be seen from Dallas, and the residents and Dallas antique and vintage malls aren’t letting it go by unnoticed. A four day celebration with nightly concerts, food vendors, eclipse themed movies,street performers, guest speakers and more. Here is a link for more info: http://www.exploredallasoregon.org/2017-eclipse.html
Dallas has an “Antique Row” on Main Street.
We’ve been visiting them, and there is still a lot to see. Beginning with Ginnie’s Dallas Antique Mall sitting directly across the street from the old historic Courthouse, they run south crossing Court Street into the next block. Somewhere In Time in Silverton recommended Ginnie’s, so we started there.
Here is an image of the front entrance to Ginnie’s Dallas Antique Mall:
Ginnie’s mall is an eye full when you step inside. It was hard to know where to start because it all speaks to one design idea or another. This mall is really well merchandised from ceramic collectibles to furniture. Lots of changing seasonal vintage decor. Often the inventory is decorated together, such as vintage place settings on an antique table. The treasures pack the place. Vintage kitchen items all over – beginning with a wooden box full of vintage kitchen hand tools, whisks, and kitchen mystery ) with the word “Apples” carved into it. China pieces are all around. Art pottery to beads.
We saw everything you would need to dress a photo set – or your home – for a still life oil painting. But remember those mid century glass “grapes on a vine” centerpieces you just gotta have in a midcentury, or ranch home? She has that for you, too. Porcelain? Yes. Glass? Yes. Jewelry? Yes. Mancave with vinyl records, too? Yes. By now you should be thinking of when you will visit.
Next we walked into Some Things – Old, New, In between.
You can’t miss it – just look for the giant, brightly painted metal rooster and his little rooster companion out in front of the store! We love those guys.
The owner Mike has a nice twist on your typical antique and furniture shop as the store’s name implies. The furniture leads the way with antique pieces all the way to solid, gently used furniture. We saw a beautiful Empire bureau, a contemporary glass and metal garden set, a walnut credenza, so many lamps – matching pairs. Need an iron etagere? He has a couple of them. There was a metal curving cabriole legged baking table, too.
Do you like a nice Craftsman style Morris Rocker by your fireplace? We saw one there. How about a vintage “Hollywood Squares” board game in the original box to play while you sit in the rocker? Want an arts and crafts style hat rack in your entryway, and a stained glass window to hang in the light there to go with it? He had those, too. And a recent kitchen table set as well. Some Things carries solid used contemporary furniture, so it’s worth stopping in to see what’s there for you in that regard.
We saw jewelry, a vintage beaded evening clutch, along with other vintage ladies’ evening gown accessories. There was a room divider with printed (painted?) fabric panels. Wall decor pieces, an oval shabby chic rattan-framed mirror, and lots of vintage and midcentury kitchen ware.
An entire wall of booths runs about the length of the store. They display everything from a vintage kitchenaid mixer with attachments, to corningware and covered dishes, and from wall decor to a Mickey Mouse mug. We saw glass, porcelain and ceramics for the kitchen and table. There are old bottles, a hand-lever wine cork inserter, a salt glazed crock with its lid intact. Some Native American themed collectibles. Books, a Nascar game, and even neon beer signage. Enough furniture and treasures here to outfit a living room, vintage kitchen, and your man’s cave to boot.
Some Things Old, New, In between is also an Englander bed dealer making shopping there even more complete. We found an entirely separate showroom full of beds to try and choose from right inside the store, in a room off of the main floor. Check it out when you visit.
Ever wonder what a 1915 JC Penney would look like inside? Step inside The Main Street Emporium of Dallas.
That’s because the emporium is housed in the 39th JC Penney building. That staircase? Original. The tin ceiling? Yup that’s the original with what look like the original chandeliers hanging from it rewired perhaps?). Today its filled with antiques, decor collectibles and vintage clothing. So when your eyes find a collectible tin from the arts and crafts era, it just looks like it belongs there on that vintage shelf. Next you want to see it in your own home.
Do you like vintage kitchenware? They have a lot of treasures to choose from. How about a vintage bedroom set? Do you need an armoire?
Or a Victorian bureau? There are also more recent, mid century, and shabby chic items to bring home as well. And what about vintage, and branded clothing? They have a mezzanine full of neatly racked, clean vintage clothes and a hand picked selection of branded more contemporary garments, too.
Be sure you visit when you get to Dallas for the total eclipse of the sun!