Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Yet ANOTHER Good Reason To Visit Belleville Ill. On A Regular Basis! Stumbled Upon My Vintage Addiction While Shopping The Shops On The Square. Status: Lucky Me!
There are like four or five great reasons to put Belleville on your list of places to kill a Saturday. The Skyview Drive In theater is my personal favorite. There's the monthly flea market at the fairgrounds on the third full weekend of the month. Don't forget Big Mama's Barbeque...get the "Uncle Ken's UNBELIEVABLY BIG JUMBO Pork Steak" and I assure you, you won't forget! There are a number of vintage and second hand shops all down both East and West Main and My Vintage Addiction seems to be the newest attraction.
I was actually on my way back to my car to head home for the day when I spotted the storefront.
"My Vintage Addiction"? That sounded familiar. Turns out to be another local vintage hunter /
gatherer blogger! Well, luckily I just happened to have my camera with me and some free time
on my hands. Let's have a look around their new shop which JUST recently opened...shall we?
The joint was poppin' while I was there, making it a little tough to take the pictures. But it was
Art On The Square weekend. There were bound to be lots of people checking out the wares.
And My Vintage Addiction is more like a bricks and mortar Etsy shop than strictly a "retro" shop
like many of our other shopping venues.
You can pick up many interesting hand made items here as well. The mix of large items, smalls,
hand made and clothing items seems just about right. Of course, if it were up to me there'd be
tons more large items! But that's just my thing...as you well know!
I was too busy taking pictures to check out the pricing. I wasn't there to buy but to document
for youz guyz. I should have looked more closely at the pricing. I'm sure they must be reasonable.
It's just nice to know there is yet another place to look for vintage goodness when the thrifts yield
Mr. Modtomic recommends a visit if you get a chance. The proprietors are super friendly and
will bend your ear for as long as you wish to bend their's. You might think that downtown podunk
Belleville Ill. isn't the best location in the world for a shop such as this, but a stroll through this
area is a lot like strolling through old St. Charles. There are plenty of shops, eateries and watering
holes to try out. Plus the area still has a little of that Mayberry charm! Check it out!