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Center Avenue Antiques
1027 1st Center Avenue
NOTE: CLOSED LABOR DAY
We have a great selection of Fenton retired items. I recently stocked some shelves with lovely vintage fabric from the estate of a fine seamstress. Lots of sewing notions, wood spools, bobbins, buttons, beads. I also found a few nice vintage HALLOWEEN goodies, and re-stocked vintage Christmas items. Some very lovely old ornaments, and not so old plush Christmas figures.
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Upon your arrival, you will notice three showcases full of little treasures, well-displayed in vintage roller-cases which were in the old jewelry stores. Lots of trinkets, and oddball stuff, our customers just stand in awe as they view the showcases. Pretty neat stuff in there!
Please stop in and view all the dealers. You will be surprized at the quantity of items they offer!! Copy and past this link to see our video: (we also have this posted on Facebook, if you are unable to cut & paste it.)
Here is just a sampling of what you will find when you visit us:
A advertising, arrowheads, American Girl, aprons
B books, basket, bottles, buttons, bells
C cookie jars, clocks, crocks, comics, Carnival, Cruets
D dolls, doilies, decanters, doorstops, dressers, dollhouse stuff
E enamelware, egg cups, Engebretson, ephemera, Elvis
F furniture, frames, figurines, Fenton, feed sacks, Fiesta, Fireking
G glassware, games, Griswold, graniteware
H horsehoes, hats, Halloween, hankies, Hallmark, Heisey
I ice skates, insulators, ice buckets, interesting
J jewelry, jugs, jars, Josef, Jadite
K knives, kitchenware
L lures, lamps, licenses, linens, lunchboxes, Lefton, Little Goldens
M magazines, music, memorabilia, milk bottles, maps
N needlework, Nutting print, noisemakers, novelties
O ornaments, openers, owls, oil cans
P photographs, postcards, Pez, pulleys, Pyrex, paperweights, peacock feathers
Q quilts, quaint setting
R records, Royal Doulton, roller skates, Raggedy’s, reamers
S saddles, s & p, sports cards, sewing stuff, scouting
T toys, trains, teapots, trolls, thermometers, trinkets, TV lamps, tins
U utensils, underware, uniqueness
V Victrola, vases, Vampirella, vintage clothing, valentines, Vogue
W wrought iron, world’s fair, wall pockets, watches, wainscoat
X xylophone, Xmas decorations
Y yo-yo’s, yearbooks
Z zebra, zodiac
We have an extensive book dealer with a wide range of books, all very reasonably priced. There is also an addititional assortment of books from various dealers. Cookbooks, Little Goldens, Little Golden Records, Historical, Mysteries, oldies & goodies, Fiction, Non-fiction, Illustrated Art, Pets, etc. Be sure to bring along your reading glasses--you will need them!
You will hit the JEWELRY JACKPOT when you shop for vintage jewelry. Brooches, neckchains, necklaces, watches, rings, tie tacks, see the twinkle of rhinestones.
There is also a dealer with 60+ bags of vintage craft jewelry, perfect for your next project. Priced reasonable, $1.25 to $3.00.
Check out the basement booth with a variety of items. Dealer #42 always had unique nventory! Our newest dealer in the basement is Dealer #X. Several other basement booths have unuqual items, be sure to wander downstairs......
ALL BOOTHS - Waiting for you to seek the treasures!!
Center Avenue Antiques is well-known for the large stock of records, including 45 RPM, 33 1/3 RPM & 78 RPM records. Recent arrivals: upstairs on west wall.
There are vintage magazines, Sports Illustrated and Mechanix Illustrated, Post, Life, Look, and more.
Oscar the Ostrich has been sold, went to a new home. His photo is still on our site, one of the most unusual items we've had.....
There is a Wallace Nutting framed print titled: Sylvan Dell. Very lovely, indeed!
We have a nice assortment of furniture, and new items arrive on a regular basis.
If your collection is bursting in the seams, and you have accumulated extra items, why not consider setting up a booth with us? We have a fee schedule based on square footage per floor, and you will not be required to work a shift. Since we are open 7 days a week, setting up & maintaining your booth will certainly be convenient for you.
Our mall is very visible to anyone driving through main street--and alot of people immediately hang a left and go around the block to find a parking place!
The Mall is open daily, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's & Easter, 4th of July, Labor Day, and we are closed the Sunday after Christmas, for a family event.
Brodhead has friendly coffee shops, gift shops, watering holes with darned good burgers, and a good selection of antiques and primitives.
We look forward to meeting you. Please come to our Mall and visit soon!!
Other favorite places to visit in Brodhead include:
Good Olde Stuff Antiques & Resale
(loads of stuff, right next door!, 7+ rooms stuffed full!)
Harvest Moon (primitives, antiques, country finds + more)
Sugar River Mall (large display of Antiques & Collectibles)
Debbie Jean's (Custom Framing & Whimisical Treasures, visit Facebook)
The Willow Tree (Antiques, Home Accents, Primitives & other junk you cannot live without. See Facebook for hours.)
The Mall was established in 1987 by Pat Braun of Brodhead, and she has semi-retired. She will continue to "seek the unique" as she adds to her vast collection of antiques. She also has a store on Ruby Lane, so visit her often.
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