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!”

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 minutesContinue reading “History Lives On through Dealers like Nola”

Popular finds from 2012

What’s popular?  This past year, 2012, canning jars and old farms metal were among the most popular purchases.   Wedding Idea Magazines are using earthy rural themes and decorating with tree coins, ball jars and ditch grasses.  So Antiques Iowa is selling, ball jars, old milk pails, trunks etc.   Also popular is old prints of anatomy,Continue reading “Popular finds from 2012”

We have the real thing!

Pottery Barn, Pier One, IKEA, Crate & Barrel are all inspired by vintage…but we have the real thing! Look at Pottery Barn’s site.  There is a reproduction tool chest/coffee table trunk for $599.00 and the real thing is here at Antiques Iowa for less than $150.00! Their spring catalog also shows baskets of all sizes. Continue reading “We have the real thing!”