Touring My Home Town : The Antique Mall
I always complain there’s nothing to do in Edmonton after 9pm — even on Saturdays. But instead of staying up late, I should be getting up early to take advantage of all Edmonton has to offer on a Sunday morning! And that’s exactly what I did last weekend . My friend K and I met up at 12:30 (okay so not that early) and made our way to the Antique Mall by United Cycle, just off Whyte Ave on Gateway Blvd.
Having never been there before it was quite the adventure for me! Sifting through all of the various stations where people have their collectibles. Some old, some new, some definitely not Antique status yet, but I guess you get that everywhere these days — at least the antique shoppes I’ve been to. All and all it was really wonderful. Totally my type of Sunday morning/afternoon kind of activity. The downstairs floor is more of your traditional type finds — war relics, fine china, housewares, books, that sort of thing. And then the upper floor has a lot more books, a whole bunch of toys, a large collection of vinyl records and sports memorabilia — ohhh and lots of disney stuff, so you know I was stoked.
At $30 these glasses were a bit too rich for my blood… had they been $20 I probably would have bought them haha. I mean it’s the Rescuers! So awesome!
I’m not sure that I had this growing up, but I feel like I might have. I really loved the Power Rangers back in kindergarten. I even had a Kim/Trini nightgown! Plus, I remember playing that and Biker Mice from Mars with the boys because the girls were playing Rugrats and I didn’t know what that was haha.
A blurry photo of some classic books. There was a copy of Treasure Island from the 1940s that I wanted to buy, but seeing as I already have a copy of it I refrained.
An album of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits with my very favorite — It Doesn’t Matter Anymore! … Maybe I’ll go back and pick that one up, my mom just bought a record player.. hmhmhmhm…
I wanted to buy this for my BFF Andrew Menzies, but alas, the shipping would have made this a pretty expensive gift. He let me know that his friend Graeme is giving him one similar to this from his toy collection, so that made me feel better .
I had no idea the coneheads had their own action figures. I demand Night at the Roxbury Dolls! Pronto! Get on it Lorne Michaels!
The view from above. I love how it’s modelled after Edmonton landmarks. Princess Theatre!
Upon hearing that I’d never had Big League Chew, K bought a pack and shared some with me. I have to admit, it was pretty tasty and the texture was kinda cool. But let’s be honest here, almost any kind of candy is good in my books.
Well that’s about all I’ve got for ya! What’s your favorite thing to do in your home town? Or your favorite thing to do when you visit somewhere new? Leave me a comment below!