It’s funny…I’ve been coming to this area in for eight years and somehow missed Collinsville Antiques, a huge, 22,000 square foot antique mall that sells just about anything and everything. We spent about 2 hours just browsing, and we could easily have spent more (well, I could anyway. Fisherman was getting bored).
I took just a few pics with my camera phone so please excuse the quality (or lack thereof).
So what does this have to do with Belushi and Ackroyd you might ask? So glad you did. When you walk in on the right is a quirky cafe called ‘Cruisin Cafe’, where you’ll find these two funky gentlemen hangin’ out enjoying themselves.
I knew immediately I was in for a treat. How cool is this?
I couldn’t believe no one was eating here at the time, which was smack in the middle of lunch hour.
Ok, enough of that. Now for some ‘antiquing’.
Is this the ultimate repurposing or what??
Not only will you find collectibles and treasures of every shape, size and configuration, but clothing too. I love the color of this dress!
Did you know I collect handbags? Well, I used to. I actually would display them in our master bedroom. It’s not going to really work at the cabin anymore, so I’m no longer in the market, but I couldn’t resist a shot of this cute little number.
I have a weakness for old cash registers (and old typewriters too). This one is a beauty, and the $575.00 price tag reflects that!
If you happen to be a lover of Limoges, you would have been in plate heaven! There were countless displays like this throughout the space.
So…you’re probably wondering if we bought anything. Nope. Sorry to say we didn’t. We’re in the market for some very specific items right now, but other than that we’re looking to get rid of things, not buy more, and we’re constantly making trips to GoodWill to prove it!
We’ve spent the last couple of weeks reconfiguring some areas of the cabin to make better use of the space we have available (more on that in a later post). Mostly we’ve been working on my closet and the pantry, but until we can do something about the area under the deck I don’t think I’m going to be 100% satisfied. We don’t have an attic or a garage which makes things challenging, but it’s forced us to be creative and resourceful with what we DO have and there’s a certain amount of satisfaction that comes with that.
So tell me, what’s the largest antique mall/shop you’ve ever been to?