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

New Year: New Resolutions

New Year: New Resolutions

What is this all about? I’m more than halfway through January and I’m finally thinking about resolutions? No, I’m thinking about sticking with resolutions that I made on Jan. 1st.  How long does it take you to forget your New Year’s Resolutions? This year, I’m going to 1. Make time for more fun and more … Continue reading

4 winners every month!

One of the best things that we do at Antiques Iowa each month is to give away $100.00 in gift certificates.  Every month four customers who have shopped at Antiques Iowa that month and spent at least $25.00 win a gift certificate for $25.00 for their next visit.  Happiness is winning a gift certificate to … Continue reading

Popular finds from 2012

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

We have the real thing!

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