Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Booth 125 - Treasure Aisle. A Brief Tour For Those Who Love The Smalls! Status: Always With The Good Stuff!
Ah, the ubiquitous Primary Color Mixing Bowls! Around here these are almost always, without fail, priced at $65 - $75. Is this true of your area too? It's like the gas stations and how they somehow all come up with about the same price for gas. Weird, that. But otherwise, this booth space ALWAYS has great retro kitchen smalls!
This is a serious commitment to smalls. Kitsch-en smalls that is! And while it seems there will
always be some of the same type items in here (I always see Russel Wright - Steubenville) that
doesn't mean it's always The Same items. Turnover in this space seems to be pretty good. Don't
see what ya need this trip...be sure to try again in a week or two.
I may have purchased a sizable lot of either Taylor Smith Taylor - Jamaica Bay or Salem
Biscayne from this booth in the past. I'm pretty sure it was one of those two and a little more
sure it was from Booth 125 at the Treasure Aisle antique mall on Big Bend (see, I can talk
about booths other than My Space: Booth 44 at The Green Shag Market - "come by my stuff!"
::sigh:: I'm a sad self promoting man, am I not?). This proprietor really has my retro style nailed.
Just being in this booth makes me smile!
And it's such an easy booth to shop. Clean, uncluttered and nothing to step over or bump into.
Of course, that's a little easier to do when you have nothing but smalls. One chair in here and the
whole dynamic shifts! I hope to always be able to sell furnishings but I too may end up with just
shelves full of small in my spot. From what I've heard, Treasure Aisle is one of the most
expensive malls to set up in, and if this seller can make ends meet with just smalls...well, perhaps
that's just the way to go!
I love all this stuff! From the pink depression glass (I have a small collection of green depression
glass) to the Russel Wright serving pieces (I gots some of that too...a LOT of that!), all of this
stuff is right up Mr. Modtomic's alley! I even used to have one of those penguin hot / cold serving
buckets. Sold it in New Orleans a few years ago.
There's those Pyrex Primary (and green) mixing bowls...and look to the right, a Pyrex primary
refrigerator storage set! Lots and lots of glassware. If you need to complete a set...or secretly
replace one of Mom's glasses that you broke...Booth 125 might just be able to help ya out.
Lord have mercy, look...more beautiful Pyrex. I'm not much into Roosters but I love that
beautiful blue color. Again, the wheat pattern does very little for me but that vibrant orange
color is just amazing. I might have to go back for the green refrigerator storage set. I've got
the matching green to yellow mixing bowl set.
It must take forever to accumulate this much smalls. And then to be able to keep it restocked as
pieces find new homes, the seller must have a garage full of them. (sarcasm) Mr. Modtomic don't
know nuthin' about that. (/sarcasm) Actually, I do have tons of smalls around here, I just haven't
consolidated them and I find them so hard to give up! The fun thing though about having a booth
space now is that I can be a little less "personal taste" picky about what smalls I'm shopping for!
More buying! Yeah!