Summer Shopping Discoveries.
Some people choose theme parks for their free time. (Silver Dollar City has a new, crazy cool roller coaster). Some people head out to nature parks. We spend our free time looking for antiques. This summer, we’ve found several new-to-us stores and we thought we share three of them with you.
Brown’s Emporium. An antique mall in Independence Mo. 13720 E. US 40 Hwy. This mall is located in a shopping center at the northwest corner of the intersection. It’s a typical mall, where you roam up and down the aisles, peering into the small booths. Antiques are scattered, but are available. Clean and bright. Helpful professional desk checkout. We’ll return here.
Henry’s Antiques Collectibles & Tea Room. A decorator antique store in Lee’s Summit, Mo. 401 SE Douglas. This store is located in historic downtown Lee’s Summit in a historic church. They have a good eye and a small selection of antique furniture and smalls. The majority of their items are decorative, which they present in a pleasing manner. Every inch of the old church is full, including the stairwell. In the basement is an european-style tea room. The tea room is closed on Sundays, so we didn’t get a chance to try it out.
Southside Antique Mall. An antique mall in Joplin, MO. 4402 E. 32nd St. This mall is located in a multi-tenant building on the south side of the street. This is a large, typical mall. Depending on the booth, antique furniture and smalls were available and at good prices. They had a good selection of vintage Americana.
Do you have a favorite antique shop or mall we should know about?