Welcome to the HATCHINGBASKET!!
Center Avenue Antiques
1027 1st Center Avenue
Changes are around the corner....
Our building is FOR SALE, since Pat Braun's passing. As a result, we will be retiring. We will eventually set-up and sell from our farm, more details to come.
We will miss the friendships we have developed over the last 9 years, since Pat retired. We've met so many wonderful customers, and great dealers. At this time, we are offering 30% off many of our items, and some other dealers have 20% savings. A few consigned items will sell for their original pricing.
Many display shelves, roller cases, hutches, showcases, fixtures, etc, are FOR SALE.
Sales will continue and we are looking forward to BRODHEAD'S COVERED BRIDGE DAYS and THE WILDFLOWER ART FESTIVAL August 10th, 11th, and 12th. We will be running specials on Saturday, August 11th.
OUR INVENTORY REDUCTION AUCTION IS Saturday, August 25th at 10:00 am.
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SEEK THE UNIQUE! We have a great variety of items.
Thousands of LP's, & 45 RPM's. QUANTITY DISCOUNT.
Tons of books - ON SALE!
DISPLAY SHELVES, Showcases, etc. for sale, just ask!
Lots of sewing notions, wood spools, bobbins, buttons, beads. We carry Thanksgiving, halloween, and Christmas items mostly year-round.
Some outstanding holiday postcards, the biggest selection of Santa postcards I've ever seen! Many embossed, German, and dealer has 200+ more available! Some very lovely old ornaments.
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Upon your arrival, you will notice 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! Jewelry jamboree!! We offer the largest selection of nice quality, vintage CLIP EARRINGS you've probably ever seen, as well as neck chains, pierced earrings, brooches, bracelets, pendants, etc.
Lovely fancy old hankies, too.
Nearly 300 8-Track Tapes, from the 1970's and early 1980's. PRICED TO SELL!
Please stop in and view all the dealers. You will be surprized at the quantity of items they offer!!
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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 s & p, sports cards, sewing stuff, scouting
T toys, trains, teapots, trolls, thermometers, trinkets, TV lamps, tins
U utensils, underwear, uniqueness
V 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 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.
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 inventory! Our newest dealer in the basement is Dealer #X. You'll find several printer trays, antique round wood containers, old and uncommon AVON bottles. Several other basement booths have unusual 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. THOUSANDS!!
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.
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!
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. With sadness, we learned Pat passed away unexpectedly on February 15, 2018. We sure miss her chipper personality, and she can no longer share her vast knowledge of antiques and collectibles with others. May she rest in heavenly peace.
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