Friday, November 20, 2009

Antiquing in Niagara

My hometown has a bevvy of lovely antique shops and boutiques featuring tchotchke of varying quality and price-points, but it is rare to find one that balances both perfectly. Vineland Antiques, however is the exception. It's located in Vineland's turn-of-the-century (the 20th century, that is) Red and White General Store, and many of the store's original features have been preserved. The original cash desk still stands, and the wood floors and tin ceiling call to mind the days of yesteryear...The service is lovely, and the wares will definitely have you drooling.

This is the shop as it looked originally in the 1920's. It actually became the Red and White Store in the 50's and 60's, I think.

This is the shop as it looks now:

My mom and I spent the afternoon shopping the boutiques, especially the antiques (I suppose you could say we went "antiquing," but it just sounds so stodgy to me...) here are some of the lovely things to be had at Vineland Antiques...

So Marie Antoinette...

You know I can't resist!

Who's up for a tea party?

Note the Blue "B" handkerchief...more on the Wedding Wednesday...enough said.

The chandeleir is for sale too!

Loved these guys...

This sign could go on everything in the shop:

In general, if you're around Vineland, definitely make this little shop a must-see on your itinerary. It's a relatively well-kept local secret, but feel free to spread the word.

1 comment:

John Maddocks said...

I just started a blog for this great shop, in collaboration with the owner (a lifetime friend). Here is the URL:

Vineland Antiques

Thanks for your great review!