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Brooklyn, NY
Our Storefront is at 1624 10th Avenue & Windsor Place in Brooklyn. Our SUMMER Store Hours are weekends 12-6. Weekdays are by appointment.Also find us most weekends at The Brooklyn Flea. Contact or 718-986-7615
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Don't these ladies look too cool for school? It's that time of year again....time to go back to school. Another lovely summer has flown by. I take consolation in how much I love the fall, and PLAID! Skotch Koolers and Tartans! I just re-decorated my shop windows with all of my favorite seasonal items. Lots of wonderful things in the shop and in my booths at the indoor and outdoor Brooklyn Fleas as well. If that's not enough, I'll be up in Brimfield this week with a van load of treasures from my garage. In other news: The shop will... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2017 at Windsor Place Antiques and Ephemera
We've just returned from a fun trip to Amsterdam. The flea markets were a pleasant surprise. Dealers were friendly. Prices were reasonable. Fortunately I brought an extra suitcase. My favorite market was the book and paper market that's held on Fridays near the center of the city. It was an easy walk from our hotel. Below are some the goodies that I picked up there. While some of the paper and prints were Dutch, much was from Germany and France. Here's a photo of a lovely booth that reminded me of mine- except Dutch. On Saturday we visited the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at Windsor Place Antiques and Ephemera
Hey y'all! Sorry for all the posts lately, but I have a lot going on this spring that I thought you should know about. I'm taking my show on the road- up to the Hudson River Valley. This coming weekend you can find me at The Country Living Fair in beautiful Rhinebeck, NY. Find all the info here. I've been busy sourcing and preparing some special merchandise for this show. Here are some items that I am particularly excited about. I won't be in my usual spot at the Brooklyn Flea this Sunday, but the shop will be OPEN normal... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at Windsor Place Antiques and Ephemera
Windsor Place Antiques will be CLOSED on Sunday May 28th. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we all occasionally need to take a little time off. Although, I won't really be taking time off because I will be at the Brooklyn Flea in DUMBO that day. If you haven't made it to the Brooklyn Flea yet this season, you should try to stop by. It's a lovely location right by the waterfront park. My stall is at the top of the triangle park- you can't miss it. More info including hours and directions here. Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2017 at Windsor Place Antiques and Ephemera
In an effort to put the vast real estate holdings surrounding my corner store to use, Windsor Place Antiques will be having a spectacular sidewalk sale this Saturday May 20th from 10 am -6pm. We may even have a few special guests from the Brooklyn Flea. The Saturday Brooklyn Flea is in exile from our original Fort Greene location. We tried East River Park in Williamsburg, but the neighborhood didn't exactly roll out the red carpet for us. As an added incentive to come by, I just returned from selling (and buying) at the great Brimfield Antiques Show up in... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at Windsor Place Antiques and Ephemera
I think I was put on this earth to reuse, re-purpose and recycle. It is, essentially, what I do. But REDUCE? Not so much. While re-purposing old things is nothing new, it never gets old. One of my favorite ways to recycle old tins, wooden crates, vintage bake ware and enamelware is to use them as planters. I'm constantly enlisting unusual receptacles around my shop and house. Time worn and full of life. Old & green. I have definitely noticed a simpler, greener, more natural style brewing around Brooklyn. Among our other recycled offerings, we have these clip boards made... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at Windsor Place Antiques and Ephemera
By decorate local, I don't mean shop local...I mean put things up on your walls that reflect your local surroundings. Birds, insects, flowers and plants that you could see outside your window, in your local park or surroundings. As March roars outside my door, pelting us with ice and wind, it's comforting to look at these lovely antique nature illustrations. Over the winter, I was fortunate to find several volumes of The Natural History of New York published in Albany in 1851. Some were in better shape than others, but all had beautiful hand-colored plates. My favorites are the butterflies... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at Windsor Place Antiques and Ephemera
While Valentine's Day may have become a cheesy, commercial holiday, there's never a bad time to give thoughtful gifts to your loved ones. Flowers, chocolates, Champagne or jewelry are always good choices, but I've got some alternatives to the ordinary in the shop. Come in and browse this weekend and find some treasures. FOR THE TRAVELER FOR THE POLITICO FOR THE WRITER FOR THE DOG LOVER FOR THE FOODIE FOR THE ROMANTIC Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at Windsor Place Antiques and Ephemera
Hope you can join us for our first vintage craft event at the shop. Valentine's Day seems like the perfect time to come together and work with some original and nostalgic materials. We're bringing out some real treasures from the archives and getting some expert guidance on combining various elements and textures. Share the love! Invite your friends. Sign up soon at Space is limited. Contact rebecca@windsorplaceantiques with any questions. Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2017 at Windsor Place Antiques and Ephemera
Just a few days left before Christmas and Hanukkah. If you still need some gifts, or if you just have some time to relax and browse, come by the shop in Windsor Terrace or the Brooklyn Flea at Hanson Place. We have lots of one-of-a-kind items and special gifts. We can find you a map of just about anywhere, or a print of practically anything. The shop will be OPEN this Wednesday, December 21st from 2-5, Thursday, December 22nd from 12-6 and Friday December 23rd from 12-6. We will be CLOSED December 24th through January 4th, REOPENING Thursday, January 5th... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2016 at Windsor Place Antiques and Ephemera
While it is not my style to publish gift guides, or push my wares too aggressively, I have a great gift item in the shop that I've been selling for years. A few regular customers have caught on and keep coming back year after year for one. What is this fabulous, gift-able item? It's the annual Travelers Insurance Calendar decorated with Currier & Ives prints. This is what the Hartford-cased company has to say about their product: The Travelers signature calendar for 2017, bearing Currier & Ives reprints from our print collection, was first introduced in 1936. Now 81 years... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at Windsor Place Antiques and Ephemera
Some scientists say that we're in a new geological age, called the Anthropocene, where humans have an unprecedented impact on the Earth. There is a nary a place on the planet that has not been altered by our species. Our impact is, basically, everywhere. This was the subject of a recent TED talk that was on in the background while I was leafing through some new prints. You can get the gist of the TED talk here if you are interested in this subject. Next day, I was listening to WNYC (again..yes, I listen to it all day long while... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2016 at Windsor Place Antiques and Ephemera
As the World Turns.... It's that time of the year again- back to school. Yesterday, as I sat in a high school parent orientation, I had plenty of time to contemplate time flowing by. So many Septembers have gone by since my kids started elementary school. Anyway, enough reminiscing. I wanted to share one of my favorite collections: antique school atlases and geography primers. I might be one of the only people on the planet collecting these. In general, I'm able to pick up very, very old examples of school atlases or geography primers (I have one dating back to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2016 at Windsor Place Antiques and Ephemera
As summer churns on and the heat cranks up, a cool walk in the woods beckons. It can be difficult, but not impossible, to find a shady grove in the city. Luckily, we have a few in my neighboring Prospect Park. Better yet if you can get yourself far out of a city and fully into nature. An interesting, and no longer popular pastime, is collecting and preserving wild botanical specimens. It's funny...these days everyone is running around collecting Pokemon rather than meadow rue. On my recent road trip to the Midwest I found a fantastic collection of antique herbariums... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2016 at Windsor Place Antiques and Ephemera
Happy Independence Day to All! Windsor Place Antiques will be closed on July 3rd & July 4th for some r & r. I'm hitting the road after the Brooklyn Flea today on a meandering drive to see friends in Chicago. I've got ambitious plans to visit several auctions and fleas in Ohio and Indiana. I've been plotting my route with this lovely map from my shop. For years I have been hearing about markets in Rogers, Ohio and auctions in Shipshewana, Indiana. The stuff of legend....I'll report back. I can't think about Indiana without thinking of John Mellencamp. I grew... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2016 at Windsor Place Antiques and Ephemera
June is always the month when I start whining about how busy I am. No time to stop and smell the roses (which, appropriately, are blooming away in my yard) and no time to finish all the projects I've started. School's winding down and summer's calling. I've got some exciting picking trips planned and so much to take care of before I can hit the road. I recently became familiar with the book How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams of Dilbert fame. In the book, Adams... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at Windsor Place Antiques and Ephemera
I am taking my show on the road next week. I'll be selling at the vast Brimfield Antiques Show in Brimfield, MA from Tuesday May 10th through Saturday May 14th (inventory and weather-permitting). I'll be set up at the centrally located Brimfield Barn. I will also be selling these cute, original pictorial maps of the show. I'm bringing some great and rare items to the show- including advertising, hand-colored maps & prints, signs & apothecary. Hope to see you there. Our Brooklyn shop will be open, but NOT on Thursday May 12th. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2016 at Windsor Place Antiques and Ephemera
I've got games on the brain lately....and on the walls of my shop. I have always LOVED game boards- the catchy graphics, wit and art. I often find them in broken boxes and missing many of their playing pieces. Among my favorites from my collection (seen hanging above) is the very large four-part "Uncle Sam's Mail" from 1893. Apparently, I am not the only one that appreciates this category of ephemera. There is a current exhibit at The Grolier Club in Manhattan called "The Royal Game of The Goose: Four Hundred Years of Printed Board Games". I plan on making... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2016 at Windsor Place Antiques and Ephemera
Slogging through February can be tough- even in a milder winter such as this one. I'd been feeling rather uninspired and groggy this month. Fortunately, my friend Aya Nihei, brought me a copy of her recently published book A to Z: Encyclopedia of Ephemera and Paper from New York. It was like a ray of sunshine cutting through the drear. Back in the fall, Aya spent many hours in my shop sifting through my (embarrassingly huge) collection of ephemera- asking questions and sorting it into categories. It was fascinating to see what pieces interested her and what she ultimately chose... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2016 at Windsor Place Antiques and Ephemera
I've been giving a lot of thought, these days, to marketing and social media. While I love, the visual feast that is Instagram, I'm still quite old-fashioned, with a weakness for paper and ink. Victorian trade cards (state of the art business marketing tools back in the day) are one of my favorite categories of ephemera- the graphics, wit and vivid colors are captivating. I have some amazing examples in my collection. That said, don't neglect to follow my Instagram account for daily posts and first dibs on new merchandise. You can now purchase items (any items with a listed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2016 at Windsor Place Antiques and Ephemera
WE WILL BE CLOSED FOR VACATION DEC 25th-JAN 6th SHOP OUR STALL AT THE BROOKLYN FLEA AT INDUSTRY CITY OPEN EVERY WEEKEND 10-6 HAPPY NEW YEAR! In closing out the year, I'd like to thank all of my wonderful customers and look back at some of my favorite things that came and went in 2015. Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2015 at Windsor Place Antiques and Ephemera
Happy Hanukkah! We will be having special holiday store hours and festivities. We will be open until 8 pm on Thursdays & Fridays this week and next (Dec 10, 11, 17 & 18). For those of you who would like to get some holiday shopping in after work or after dinner, we will be sweetening the deal with some homemade holiday cookies (baked by Cynthia), and libations. Regular hours 12-6 will apply on Saturdays and Sundays. Things are beginning to look a lot like Christmas around the shop, with lots of vintage Christmas ornaments and ephemera. Remember... Antique maps and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2015 at Windsor Place Antiques and Ephemera
As I delve into my big Thanksgiving grocery shopping, it seems like a good time to acknowledge the good old A & P. The dying grocery giant goes out of business, at the end of this month, after more than 150 years. Just a few weeks ago I stumbled onto a great estate sale of a former A & P manager in New Jersey. Over the years, he salvaged and collected some wonderful A & P merchandise. I feel fortunate to have acquired some great original pieces. The signs, below, would have been used in this era. It's so much... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2015 at Windsor Place Antiques and Ephemera
Dear customers and friends, We have been busy here at WPA building exciting inventory for the fall and upcoming holiday season. We also have a new Google 3D virtual tour to share with you. Click on the image below to move around the shop. We are asking you to comment, review, engage with and SHARE this link with your friends, family, neighbors, or anyone else, near or far, who might be interested in our wares. Like us or review us on *YELP too! And there's always our lovely instagram account to follow. Newest and best merch shows up here first.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2015 at Windsor Place Antiques and Ephemera