Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Out and About: Wescott Station Antiques

As the weather continues to get cooler, outdoor flea markets and garage sales dwindle in number. Naturally we set our sights on indoor activities, which for the treasure hunter, may include trips to favorite thrift stores, used book stores, and of course, antique shops. Luckily for me, the Twin Cities area is home to  quite a few secondhand stores. I'm especially thrilled to have many wonderful antique shops within my reach. 

Wescott Station Antiques is one such shop. Located in St. Paul, at 227 West 7th Street (at Chestnut), Wescott Station is family owned and operated for 35 years. Passers-by and customers are drawn to the shop, with its display of antiques and primitives on the sidewalk, and its vintage stained glass windows displayed in the store front. 

Very cute skates! 

Love that vintage radio (Bakelite?)
and the tin signs of "The Champ!"

I was quite tempted to purchase
this vintage record player.
Don't you just love the gas and oil signs?

Sweet! Lots of advertising tins.

A must-have for any writer!

Mid-Century Clock...I probably should
have purchased it that day!

I last visited Wescott Station in April of this year. Here are some of the photos I took that day. I'll never forget the kindness of Kurt, the manager, when I explained that I was a new dealer. He was willing to answer my questions about the antiques biz, and gave me a lot to think about. I recall spending a great deal of time looking through vintage photos and magazines for my ephemera collection. I went home with a bagful of treasures. I am certainly looking forward to stopping by again soon!

The next time you head to St. Paul, make sure to stop by Westcott Station Antiques. You can get more information here

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