At Antique Plaza you can find a wide variety of Antiques and collectibles. This month we have curated a window that showcases the diverse clocks we have in stock. From hanging wall clocks, to tiny vintage alarms that will surely wake you up in the morning, we have it all. Check out the photos below to see how you can implement clocks on a shelf or wall for unique decor. Clocks are very popular for home decor right now. Why not add a twist by finding something a little more unique at the store?

 

Visit our blog to see our new window displays each month, complete with themes that are sure to have you stopping by Antique Plaza! 

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1. Wooden Cut-Out Clock – #99 – $145.00

2. Blue Vintage Clock – #40 – $35.00

3. Vintage Ingram Clock – #144 – $12.00

4. Vintage GE Alarm Clock – #151-Ek – $24.00

5. Ornate Clock – #40 – $35.00

1. Syroco Clock – #312 – $45.00

2. Classic Wall Clock – #69 – $200.00

3. Kitchen Wall Clock – #312 – $16.00

 

1. 50’s Admiral AM Radio – #15 – $65.00

2. Blue Antique Alarm Clock – #69 – $49.00

3. OLD Aristocrat Alarm Clock– #35 – $15.00

4. Vintage WestClox Wind-Up – #75 – $6.00

5. Vintage Seth Thomas Clock – #75 – $12.00

6. Remington Pocket Watch – #40 – $19.95

 

 

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Do you love searching for awesome vintage finds? Got some extra relics laying around your house that someone else would absolutely love? You could be an amazing addition to the plaza, and we want new dealers like you!

 

We currently have available spaces just waiting for you to move-in. First time dealer or seasoned collector, Antique Plaza is a great place to display your items and match them with a wide variety of buyers. If you’re looking for inspiration, come look through the Plaza to get some ideas. We have tons of diverse dealers, and you could add your flair to our already eclectic store.

 

All our dealers were once just shoppers, so if it is your first booth, don’t be afraid to jump in and try something new!

You can get a bookshelf from just $10.00 a month if you’re just looking to dip a toe in, or get yourself a full size booth starting at just $100.00 a month. We also have options to fit every budget in-between. If you’re looking to expand your passion for vintage, come speak with Greg today about becoming a part of our store.

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Cases start at just $20.00, and the best part is they are outfitted with locks and ready for your items! We also have prime real estate for rent on our top floor. This booth here (middle bottom) is running $175.00 right now, which is a special price! Hurry in before our available spaces are snatched up.

 

Industrial decor takes elements of science, utility, and metal and incorporates them into the interior of your home. It is currently all the rage, and luckily for us, it’s easy to do! Just throwing in an industrial piece or two can really add this eclectic vibe into an already stellar room. Another plus side of industrial decorating is that it’s basically up-cycling! By buying things that were once used for something else entirely, and incorporating them into your life, you are giving them a second chance! Through repurposing, these salvaged materials are used as treasure. While half the fun in decorating with an industrial flair is the hunt, I thought I’d help you out with a few ideas that can currently be found at Antique Plaza.

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One easy way to incorporate industrial elements into your space is with some vintage school lockers. Not only will the metal create an interesting contrast with other materials in your room, but the lockers can actually be used as shelves in order to give them some added utility. Leaving one or more of the doors open and creating an aesthetically pleasing display inside can help to blend industrial aspects with the current look of your space. You can even remove a door to help with this effect! On the left, you see an example of how lockers can really add a spark of uniqueness to your decor, as well as some lockers that are currently for sale in the store.

 

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Inspiration Credits: Adam Guzman

1. Vintage Lockers – Dealer  #222 – $259.00

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1. Vintage Laundry Basket – Dealer  #769 – $60.00

2. Vintage Swivel Chair – Dealer #769 – $45.00

1. Vintage Light Bulbs – #769

$9.00- $18.00

1. Vintage Oil Cans – #769

$32.00 – $38.00

1.Fire Lane Sign – #23 – $23.00

Adding a touch of automotive decor is a quick and easy way to change the feel of a room. Without much work, simply adding a few road signs to a room can really make the space look fun. Another great idea for adding a chic industrial look is by placing some vintage light bulbs in a bowl on your coffee table. They will surely be a detail your guests will want to check out!

 

There are few things more satisfying that giving new life to old or worn out furniture. As you may know, we love Howard products. Most of the furniture we buy to re-sell is in pretty good condition. Sometimes they need new knobs, or some legs re-attached. But usually, we can just bust out the Restor-A-Finish and clean it up! It is just amazing how scratches disappear and the wood gets a new shine. But why take my word for it? Check out some before and afters…

This card catalog had great structure but was covered in scuffs, mild scratches and some paint flecks.

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I did one side with restor-a-finish and…

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Voila! night and day right? It’s really amazing stuff. ( I of course did the other side after taking this picture…)

The most recently finished project is a mid century dresser by Bassett. As you can see I used Restor-a-finish on the top half. It not only hydrates the wood, it also fills in the smaller scratches (since it’s tinted) and since you apply with steel wool, it buffs away any residue and paint flecks, it’s like using really light sandpaper.

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Or in the case of this dresser, to get rid of some unwanted stickers (I also used goo-gone and a razor on the sticker)

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The dresser also needed some new knobs. Then it was golden! After I cover it with restor-a-finish, I let it sit for a minute and then wipe the whole thing off with a rag.

Note: The tone of Restor-a-finish doesn’t matter as much as you might think, some are darker (like the ebony) but I used golden oak on this dresser and it turned out just fine!

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This coffee table had some major scuffs and worn finish that restor-a-finish couldn’t completely cover, but, they are far less noticeable now.

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Here at the AP, we use Restor-A-Finish the most and carry it at the shop for $8.50. But we have also loved

  • Howard Butcher Block & Cutting Board Oil
  • Howard Feed N’ Wax
  • Howard Butcher Block Conditioner
  • Howard Leather Conditioner Cream

For more information on all Howard products check out their site here. And if you refinish/restore/condition or spruce up something at home email it to us, we’d love to see! {antiqueplaza@gmail.com} Good luck!

P.S. We aren’t the only ones who love Howard Products, check out these other bloggers reviews hereherehere, & here

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With the Holiday season upon us, our homes are decorated with the Christmas spirit in mind. From the stockings hung by the chimney with care, to the trees strung with lights and decked out in ornaments, Christmas brings some beautiful decorations into homes. The magic of the season can bring people back to their childhood. If you’re looking for decorations of Christmases past, check out these ideas. Bringing a little bit of the past into your home is a nostalgic way to remember some of your best Christmases as a kid.

Make sure that on Christmas Eve, stockings are hung to be filled with everything from oranges and candy canes to less traditional stocking stuffers. These homemade vintage stockings can definitely add some whimsical flair to any room. They would look particularly nice hanging over a fireplace or mantle. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage Stockings- Dealer #312- $10.00

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1. Vintage Plastic Santa Light – Dealer #769 – $8.00

2. Santa with White Belt – Dealer #35 – $42.00

3. Original 1955 Magazine Ad – Dealer #35 – $28.00

4. Too Gigio Santa Mouse- Dealer #312 – SOLD

5. Anna Lee Mr. and Mrs. Claus – Dealer #35 – $15.95

6. Knee Hugging Elves – Dealer #312 – $16.00 each

Bring a little bit of Christmas magic into your home with any variety of Santa’s. Whether you would prefer an adorable pairing of Santa and Mrs. Claus to sit on your stair railing or a traditional Coke ad featuring the big man himself,  it’s no secret that Santa is an important part of any home during December!

Looking for a Elf for your shelf? These vintage elves would be the perfect twist on the somewhat new tradition of the Elf on the Shelf!