Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Indiana Antique Guide: Fountain Square & Irvington

When Ashleigh asked me to join her in having a booth at an art fair called Art Squared in Fountain Square, I wasn't sure where that was. After she briefed me on where it was located, I noticed there was a Fountain Square antique shop in the Indiana Antique Guide. It is called Days Gone By Antique Mall at 1028 Virginia Avenue. I decided to take a drive down there a week before the art fair so that I could not only familiarize myself with the area, but also to visit another antique shop in the Indiana Antique Guide.

It's filled with many goodies including an entire room dedicated to marvelous vintage clothing and hats...

as well as dolls, dogs and a whole collection of blue and white decorative china pieces.

This golden lady was my favorite thing in the shop. I really wanted to take her home with me but I stayed strong.

It's a great shop and one I would recommend visiting in Fountain Square. I found myself falling in love with the place and was eager to return the following week for the art fair. 

As I was leaving Fountain Square, I noticed the sentiment on the side of this building. It gave me a little tingle of happiness.

Since I would pass Irvington on my way to the interstate, I decided to check out the antique shops in that area too. I have written before about how special Irvington is to us as we purchased our first home there 35 years ago. I visited the Antique Mall of Irvington located at 5501 East Washington Street and this is what I saw there.

I always love it when I see these antique telephone chairs. If I had a place in my home for one, I would purchase one. Look there's even storage for the phone book if anyone remembers what they are.

This is what I took home with me.

As I was in the lane to turn left onto the interstate, I noticed a Skyline Chili sign to the right. After making sure it was clear behind me, I quickly veered two lanes to the right to get a mound of shredded cheese. There actually are chili coneys beneath the cheese. If you are from the Cincinnati area,  you will know why I acted so impulsively.

I am so glad to be working on this project of visiting all of the antique shops in the Indiana Antique Guide. It continues to take me places in Indy that I wouldn't normally go. Thanks for reading my blog today.


  1. Patty, I don't think they held the cheese....wow. What a coney, something my man would eat right up. LOL. I hope you and your daughter do very well at the art fair. I like looking in antique shops...even if I rarely buy any more. I wish ladies still wore hats. xoxo,Susie

  2. The hat is totally you. I can't wait to see what you do with it.

  3. I love the hats and antique dolls. I love how you share the treasured places in Indiana. Thanks Patty!


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