Out With the New, In With the Old

Seven Suns Vintage celebrates one year of vintage wares and wears

When it comes to the local vintage clothing market, Seven Suns Vintage knows a thing or two. In the year since its opening, this downtown Eau Claire shop has made a name for itself ...

Letters, Lost and Found

salvaging pieces of history from an estate sale

The letters lay on a hassock upstairs in the house where there was an estate sale. Curious, I picked them up and, as soon as I looked at the dates on the letters, I determined I would ask about them. No price ...

Antique Store Gets a Fresh Vibe

Town and Country Antiques 2 in Eau Claire geared more toward younger demographic

When long-time collector Sylvia Gengenbach opened Town and Country Antiques 2 (222 Main St., Menomonie) two years ago, she discovered that the store had a completely different customer ...

Finding Treasure in Hixton

tiny western Wisconsin village is a great destination for antique lovers

Every small town needs a claim to fame – something to hang its identity on and to lure visitors to exit from the highway. For Hixton, that claim is being the Antiquing Capital of Wisconsin ...

Collector Finds Something That’s Just Her Type

local typewriter collection caps about 100

Click. Clack. Oh snap! Karman Briggs has an extensive typewriter collection, comprising just about 100 typewriters – including typewriters with keyboards of various languages (German, Spanish, French and English), an assortment of colors, shapes, and sizes ...

Handmade Objects Meet Their End at Secondhand Stores

Approximately 2 feet by 1½ feet of white crochet lace is pinned under glass, displaying an anniversary message bordered in a carefully stitched heart. It reads: “25 Years Together.” I found the piece while ...

7 Tips for Fancy Finds

area junk hunt pro shares her advice for buying vintage

Tammy Hurt of Sweet Legacy Vintage will never pass over a new piece of old-fashioned furniture or a set of antique china. It’s against her nature to drive by a garage sale without stopping in to ...

Vintage Wares is sponsored by:

Hope Gospel Mission Bargain Center
2511 Moholt Drive
(off Clairemont Ave, West Side)
Eau Claire

Vintage Wares is sponsored by:

Hope Gospel Mission Bargain Center
2511 Moholt Drive
(off Clairemont Ave, West Side)
Eau Claire