Friday, September 24, 2010

The Funny Side of Vintage


 You may remember back in July when I posted about stopping at a wonderful antique shop called Pretty Funny Vintage 
in Tarrytown, N.Y. (you can click here to read that post).

  Well, on Wednesday, I was over on that side of the Hudson River again to meet my Mom and Dad for a doctor's appointment.
I was able to spend a bit of time at Stephanie's shop and it was fun to poke about her marvelous and eclectic collection of vintage wares.


 If ever there was a shop that mirrored my taste in antiques, really cool junk and all things vintage...this would be it.

As you know, I have been collecting, amassing and hoarding tons of stuff since...well...since I was a girl.

  With two houses full, I could probably supply this particular shop with merchandise for a good long while...
...that is, if I was ready to part with things...

 I'm getting there.


 These pictures tell only part of the story as my camera wasn't up to the light requirements for some of the shots I tried to take.


 I just love the mix of old and new....rough and luxe...masculine interests and feminine treasures....


 I loved all the old paints and paintboxes, books, vintage binoculars, old tennis rackets, office equipment, industrial pieces and furniture...


 There were lots of vintage suitcases, racks of pristine vintage dresses and coats as well as fabulous shoes and hats and purses...


 I could have spent hours pawing through the piles of vintage jewelry.....each piece $10.....
I took home a lovely rhinestone brooch to add to my collection and know it will look great on my corduroy or jean jacket this fall.


click any image for a closer look



 I was tempted by the old ledgers...this one was dated 1952!


 ...and of course there were piles of Stephanie's signature Poils.....


 I just love the wonderful fun and funky displays throughout this lovely Victorian house.



 Loads of interesting furniture pieces....many with wonderful little drawers...
Many cool old wooden advertising boxes are available....Stephanie uses them for display and to hold smaller items for sale.


There was a great collection of vintage globes and a wonderful collegiate vibe going on in the downstairs section of the shop.

If you like vintage kitchenware...there is plenty of that too!


 ...lots of smalls and interesting things to look at!


Both Stephanie and Mary, who works here, are full of creative ideas and friendly and fun to talk to. 

They have plans for some craft sessions and possible seminars
...all of which sound pretty interesting.

 Frankly...
...I'm thinking that this is a fun place to hang out!

If you are in the area...make sure to stop by...
...you won't be disappointed!

It's quiet up here in the mountains....just the way we like it.

There is a full moon tonight over the lake and the leaves were all sorts of beautiful colors on our drive up.

I hope to take some pictures tomorrow in order to share some of this incredible autumn beauty with you.

But right now, Mr. Flea and I are going to stroll down to the lake to check on that moon...

Have a wonderful weekend!
:)

33 comments:

ThreeOldKeys said...

Don't you just love places where the juxtapositions surprise you wherever you look? I recently found your lovely blog ... you do a great job.

Andy's Attic said...

I hope you and Mr. Flea have a wonderful weekend together...
Annette

Linda said...

Sounds like you are having a wonderful weekend, Laura! This shop is full of the best junk!

cityfarmer said...

I know dealer from Grayslake who would wipe out this joint!!!

lovin' on those folks is FINE isn't it!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, this is the most complete vintage store I have ever seen!

Carol

Sarah said...

Looks like a fun place to spend some time.
Enjoy your stroll under the moonlight. ~ Sarah

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

What a fantastic shop! Sigh! I think I could spend a whole day there and would still not be finished looking.
Have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Julia

manon 21 said...

j'adore ,j'adore...
Ton livre 1952 c'est super mon amie.
Heureusement demain je vais aux puces,quand je vois ce genre d'endroit j'ai envie de chiner!

Bon weekend

Manon

Rozmeen said...

Would love to visit this place :-)

Wishing you a lovely weekend,
Rozmeen

carpe diem said...

mmmm quisiera perderme en esa tienda!!!
I like lost in this vintage shop!
kiss!

fairchildstreet said...

What a shop. I saw lots of things there that I would like. Too bad I am in Melbourne Australia.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Would love to hang out in this shop with you, Laura! p.s. have a wonderful weekend with Mr. Flea.

La Petite Gallery said...

Very funny stuff, I love Tarryrtown. I was up at West Point 5 yearsd ago what beautiful country you live in.

yvonne

Angie @ Ranch Dressing said...

That looks like my kind of place too! Maybe sometime we can take a vacation and get up there and poke around a little. Thanks for all the cool photos.

Fabulously french said...

My kind of shop :-)

Bon week-end a toi,

Leeann x

Claudia said...

i have to visit this place. I live just across the river, and i love Tarrytown!

Ceparie said...

This is the reason why I love your blog! There are no vintage/antique stores of any kind anywhere near or far from me. So, I really appreciate seeing the world of days gone by through your eyes. Don't worry about photo quality as it the subject that really counts. Perhaps its best that I live far from these goodies as I would surely become a hoarder just like you. I look forward to the fall pictures as well, I live in a desert where there are no trees.

Andi's English Attic said...

And, Oh Boy!, did I click the pics to enlarge them. Fantastic just to drool over all that jewellery. The case at the very top of that pile - I have one just like it but not such a lovely colour. It was given to me in the 60's by a friend of the family. I kept my Barbie doll in it and now it's for keepsakes such as my children's first shoes. xx

Angela said...

That looks like a fun shop! I would bust my budget there for sure!

TinyBear said...

Looks like an awesome shop. I could defenately find stuff in there too.
It sounds like a wonderful place you live too. Have a lovely weekend.
~ Tina

Jeanne said...

Laura,

These images are wonderful, I can just imagine how happy you must have been to snap away. I can't wait to see the next installment!

Jeanne xx

Jacqueline said...

Dear Laura,
What a shop !! I would love to have a good old rummage through that jewellery !!.... and only $10 a piece. Love the suitcases and, I hope that you bought that ledger, or does that go without saying ?
Enjoy your stroll with Mr. Flea. XXXX

Olive Cooper said...

All that vintage jewelry looks wonderful. ♥O

Mariette said...

Dearest Laura,

Wishing you also a wonderful weekend and lots of fun with all your treasures.

Sunny greetings from Georgia,

MariettesBacktoBasics

mary beth said...

I am drooling here! What a fun place to shop! I am so glad you took the time to share it with us and can't wait to see the fall colors at the lake..thanks!

oneoff said...

Dribbling too... Thank you for all the pictures; it looks as though I could spend hours if not days getting lost in those treasures.

Tammy said...

Wow! This shop does look amazing! I just love shops like that...something great around every corner...
Enjoy your blog!!
Tammy :-)

allison, a flea circus said...

your site has fantastic stuff, and i want to live in this shop...thanks for the pics.

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

All items I love too. Thanks for taking us there again.
Hope you had a nice romantic night with your sweety!
xx
C

paperbird said...

What a wonderful store- I so so many things I would have loved to take home- the cubby with all the drawers. Even though you had lighting issues your pictures captured it very well!

aimee said...

that is an awesome shop! i would stop get a latte and spend the rest of the morning there :)
blessings,
aimee

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I grew up right across the Hudson from Tarrytown. Next time I'm in the area this will definitely be one of my stops. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

Romantic Domestic said...

What a cool shop! You could get lost in there for ages.

Janie