Antiques Iowa has great stuff for your college apartment!  Just remember to bring Mom/Dad or the Grands to pay for it…or their credit card.   Every day our Dealers bring in cool, kitschy stuff.  Wouldn’t it be great to have your own candy/peanut machines?    Way back in my prehistoric    college years our only Freshman/SophmoreContinue reading “COOL COLLEGE…JUNK STUFF!”

You light up my life…Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy!

  I love SUMMER sunshine.   I LOVE when it’s LIGHT in the evenings when I leave Antiques Iowa at the close of our day.      This week summer is back…the heat is on & we’ll enjoy our hot, humid Iowa days.   I was thinking about how fast this summer is going!   That brought backContinue reading “You light up my life…Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy!”

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 “SUMMER was my vacation!”


  **10% OFF Storewide any purchase** Schedule of Events 10am: Coffee & Homemade Sweet Rolls (made by our Knights of Columbus) Every hour starting at 11:10am we’ll draw for a $10.00 gift certificate to be used that day, no purchase necessary but must be present to win. 11-1:30pm Free hotdogs, chips & bottles of waterContinue reading “10th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION- SATURDAY, MAY 17th”


  Isn’t it wonderful that tin/aluminum is the “gift” for 10th anniversaries & that our anniversary is next month.  On Saturday, May 17th,  Antiques Iowa will celebrate with 10 Hours of 10th Anniversary Fun!   I am so grateful for the blessings that these last 10 years have given me.  On that day, May 17th, weContinue reading “TIN FOR TEN…Antique Iowa’s 10TH ANNIVERSARY!”

Dealer Spotlight: Ronda’s Booths have Vintage Style

Many of our booths have a smattering of vintage style – purses, jewelry and hats can be found throughout the mall. And for Antiques Iowa dealer Ronda Swyter, those items are some of her favorites to sell.   Ronda has been collecting for years.  Her parents always had some sort of collection, and she hasContinue reading “Dealer Spotlight: Ronda’s Booths have Vintage Style”


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. MayContinue reading “SPRING BLESSINGS!”


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 IContinue reading “Think WEDDING!”

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 IContinue reading “Give light and people will find the way.”