Over the past two weeks I’ve visited all my favorite vintage shopping places in Asheville. To be such a small city, there are lots of interesting places to look for vintage treasures. I actually took these photos over three days. There is no way you can do justice to the old stuff stores of Asheville in just one day.
This record tree and the Santa ladder above can be found at The Screen Door. This place is a little off the beaten path, but it is well worth finding. It seems like no matter how often I go there, I find new things of interest.
I really liked this pretty equestrienne.
I actually found this Scottie print at a thrift store. The thrifts in Asheville sometimes seem to be really picked over, but it is possible to still get lucky.
There are several antique stores and malls downtown. I’ve shown this fantastic store, Magnolia Beauregard’s, before but it is worth another look. The collection of mannequins and hat heads is really impressive, plus he sells some great hats and vintage clothing.
Here’s an interesting twist on an old favorite: Pin the Shoe on Cinderella.
This is the cover of a 1920s tourist brochure for Glacier National Park.
Lexington Park Antiques is also a favorite of mine. I found these cute 1950s clam diggers. They were made by White Stag. Note the striped lining where the leg is rolled.
This forearm looks a bit gruesome at first, but note that it is a display piece for Van Raalte gloves. It actually stands on the base.
My photo comes nowhere near to showing off this lovely quilt, made of velvet pieces.
Time for a break. This is the Mellow Mushroom, which is housed in an old service station.
These two coats were made by Davidow. I was happy to be able to examine them so soon after writing about the company.
If I don’t stop with the vintage patterns, I’m going to have to get one of these vintage storage pieces.
The day after I took these photos of this Red Cross vest, one of my Instagram friends posted an old article on knitting a Red Cross Sweater.
Someone bought this Sally Victor flower explosion and didn’t have the nerve to wear it. Or at least that’s my guess. Anyway, it was fun seeing the hangtag.
And here I am, unable to pass a mirror without taking a look at my own image. I’m wearing my favorite vintage coat, a Pendleton!