Monday, May 16, 2011

Battle Alley Arcade Antiques

This place is amazing.  Not only did they have a ton of super cool stuff (like these figural measuring tapes....

...I might feel another collection coming on - don't tell Jon!), the space itself was unlike anything I've ever seen.

Okay, granted I don't get out a whole lot.  But still.

The floor in the main "drag" of the building is made of slices of pine from a local farm.  Then they had a tar guy come in and lay them all in and seal it up.  They did that in 1970ish, I think she said, when they converted the building to what it is today - a super-cool antique mall.

Eeeeeeekkk!  Do you see how many buttons there are here?!  And all sorted by type and material!  One jar (see it in the front?) is even rainbow-ized!

I have a ridiculous amount of vintage buttons already.  Otherwise I would've brought some home.  Actually, if they had a jar of wooden buttons - it would have been mine.  But the closest they had was bone.

The architectural elements in this place are just beyond cool.  Coupled with the fact that this was the same day we found that awesome estate sale, and then we went to the big antique shop I shared with you yesterday, I mighta been kinda antiqued-out for the day.  Because, honestly - I was more interested in the structure and history of this place by the time we got inside.  I'll be going back for sure.

Seriously, how cool is this place?  Next time, I'll have to spend a bit more time on the actual antiques!


PoetessWug said...

WOW! This really does look like a cool place! But, seriously, how did you get out of there without one of those measuring tape figures and a jar of buttons?!! LOL

Cassandra said...

It was tough. But Jon's training me to not be so impulsive. The sewing tapes were really expensive - so he suggested I go home and do some research and look around online for some. Good advice!

Celtic Cat said...

You had me with the cool exterior! Great photos! Thanks for sharing!