I used to love scouring the antique malls in search of the good stuff to use for assemblage and collage. These days it seems harder and harder to find that good stuff for an anywhere near reasonable price. More and more the "antiques" are a collection of stuff you could find at a thrift store for a tenth of the price.
During the trip my sisters and I made to Illinois to bury my mom's ashes beside my dad's grave we stopped at several antique malls and most were really disappointing. One shop that was housed in an old ballroom that my sister and I visited several years ago was a pitiful shadow of it's former self. It seemed to be on the verge of extinction. But...I did manage to bag a few goodies and I wanted share them with you.
3 months ago