Are Antique Shops A Thing of The PAST ?

Are Antique Shops Becoming A Thing Of The PAST ?

 Antique Shops literally are becoming a thing of the PAST.

Change is evident in The Antique Business as prices fall,  dealers drop out and an onslaught of cheap imitations flood the  market. Much of the antiques busness has moved to eBay and other internet sites. People don’t browse shops like they used to, foot traffic has slowed down and what was once hot is not.

Today, fewer young people seem to care about antiques, preferring to buy new or reproduction decorator items. They don’t want to decorate with Antiques. And Baby Boomers   seem  to collect novelties from their childhood years, rather  than to invest in pricey Victorian furniture built 100 years or more ago.

These changes have changed as well as  devastated the industry.  Young people don’t want clutter, collectibles such as wagon wheels and milk cans rarely sell anymore, and nobody wants antique dinner glassware. Fine china dinnerware sits and collects dust on shelves while hot wheels and vintage toys get snapped up. Mid Century items from 1950s – 1970s items like typewriters, lamps are all the rage with the younger crowd minimalist decorating ..
 Mid Century Industrial whats hot today.

Prices have plummeted, the lower prices  result from a simple principle of supply and demand because the internet has flooded the market.

Do we really need brick and mortar shop where you can wait for weeks, and months to sell an item when you can list it on the net and get world wide exposure.


Well we had a great sale, thank you  to everyone that attended and help make it  a success ! I cannot believe all the items that were sold. But there are still a few pieces of furniture I would like to sell, if they don’t no worries I have room in my shop to the east.

Leaving behind the scowling faces and negativity, looking forward to my new venture.. This move will free me up so that I will have more time to do my  internet sales.. Hoping to be out 100 % October 1.. I have loads of new items to bring into the shop photos will be coming soon..   Update.. just sold a lovely Danish Modern Cabinet.. one less thing to move!





The Big Move

No one likes to move.. but the time has come for me to make some business choices.. I am consolidating my shops, after over 10 years I will be closing my shop located at 120 W Main Street.. I will no longer have a presence in the Annex .. The times they are a changing, an I am taking my business in a new direction.  I will be holding a 50% and more sale this weekend selling Cabinets, Displays, Loads of Antique and Vintage Decorator Items.. Paintings, and Antique Prints Galore..  3ashop2                   myshop3