SUMMER was my vacation!

***Antiques Iowa is having a 4th of July Weekend SALE & all photos featured in the blog post are mall merchandise! *** My favorite summer vacations – well I didn’t have any real ones, like when as a family you traveled to the Black Hills etc., saw stuff & stayed in a motel or cabin.   … Continue reading

SPRING BLESSINGS!

SPRING BLESSINGS!

SPRING BREAK SALE MARCH 14TH – 24TH Last weekend, Antiques Iowa was crazy busy. Spring was sweetly warming up our days. Everyone was out enjoying. I thought that I would just take some pictures of green glass in Antiques Iowa.                     May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May … Continue reading

Weighting For Spring

Weighting For Spring

I just came back from a short vacation to Arizona.  I got a chance to do some antiquing there.  I was amazed at the price of the vintage kitchen scales.  I found them in shops for $85 – $125.00. Wow! We have lots of scales here at Antiques Iowa and they do sell well.   I … Continue reading

Think WEDDING!

Think WEDDING!

I’m at that fun stage of life where I THINK weddings & babies… wedding showers & baby showers…because I go to lots of them.  It’s about my kids, my friend’s kids, my nieces & nephews.  No, that is a lie; it is not about my kids etc.  I love this stage of life because I … Continue reading

Give light and people will find the way.

Give light and people will find the way.

Give light and people will find the way. ~ Ella Baker I was reading in the March CLM (Country Living Magazine) that vintage camp lanterns and old barn lanterns are one of the top five collectibles for 2014.  So this morning I walked through Antiques Iowa to see if we had any.  Look what I … Continue reading

History Lives On through Dealers like Nola

History Lives On through Dealers like Nola

“I love the things that have history…the things that were well used, but also well cared for.” Nola Barger, our Dealer of the Month, has been buying and selling in some capacity for over 30 years, and has two booths at Antiques Iowa.  On a cold Tuesday night in January, she spent a few minutes … Continue reading