My 3 favorite things about antiquing...

I told you I'd be back with more from yesterdays day trip to Bryant, and here I am, as promised, with an overload of pictures showing off my 3 favorite things about Blue Suede Shoes antique shopping mall.

1. All the lovely vintage to wear (you name it, she's got it) at reasonable prices with tons of deadstock. I always spend most of my time (and money) in this area of the mall, but I'm sure you can all understand why. I have quite the tendency for blue right now as you can tell from my 3 purchases below, and guess what.... I got something for one of you guys too! I can't wait to share.

I'm kicking myself for leaving this dress behind. It was only $14 and 20% off on top of that, but I had already spent too much money and opted for the other dresses instead. I shouldn't have taken a picture of it because now I pretty much have to go back and get it. Look at those ruffles!

2. Vintage miniature circuses that have so many things going on in them there's no way to capture it all with a camera. It was a whole market of people in about 6 different areas with tons of interesting stuff going on in each. I looked like a fanatic with my camera, but I couldn't help but want to share this with you all. I've never seen anything like it and was blown away by all the details.

3. Finally, there's the childhood memories I revisit every time I go to this antique mall. Who can forget Garfield and Odie, Raggedy Ann and Andy, E.T., Mr. Koolaid, those big eyed children who weren't from my decade but always remind me of childhood, and the Carebear skates that actually remind me more of long Saturday's in the driveway spent rollerblading around listening to Debbie Gibson and Roxette (lol, man I'm even playing "It Must Have Been Love" right now).

Now I wanna go again!


sarah louise said...

I really love the items you got, but I agree that you must return for that blue dress! I love all the pictures in this post. The rainbow gloves, goodness.

Sarah Louise

amanda said...

whoa. that place looks awesome!!! it seems like you could spend all day there. the display of gloves, the jewelry, everything looks amazing. and yes, you do have to go back and buy that dress. it's darling!

M. said...

this place looks so amazing, I'm so jealous! That miniature circus is so cool...ah! and I love the stuff you picked out of course, I've been leaning towards blues as well

lovelove, M.

a cat of impossible colour said...

What an amazing place! I love the roller skates. Care Bears ... that brings back memories. You should definitely go back and get that dress, it's stunning. :)

Andrea xx

Amanda said...

I can't believe you didn't get that dress! You have to go back and get it...because i want to see it in more photos!!! :]

Mamushka Marie said...

oh my gooodnessssssssss! that shop is amazing, and that blue dress is stunning, you should go back and get it :)

Mamushka Marie

Wanderlust said...

OH. MY. GOODNESS. I don't know how you were able to go back home after stepping foot into that shop!
You got the nicest things!

Anonymous said...

I second all the Oh My Goodness! comments! Because oh my goodness that mall looks magical and you really ought to go straight back and snatch up that dress! It looks perfect on you miss thang.


WhynotJustine? said...

Waw lovely photos!


BaronessVonVintage said...

Ooh, awesomeness!!! Those last few items (carebears, etc)..the fact that my childhood era toys are in an ANTIQUE store is a bit unnerving, though!!! ;)

Anonymous said...

Where is this mall?! I must check it out.

Hattie said...


I've just discovered your blog, and it is absolutely wonderful! Your style is such an inspiration. Thank you for your post on the Blue Suede Shoes Antique Mall, I drive by there on my way to Little Rock every once in a while, and have always wished to stop and check it out. Now I'll really have to give it a visit!

It's great to find another blog written by someone from Arkansas!



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princesspolitico said...

you truly have an eye for beautifully crafted vintage attire. i am consistently in awe of your finds and wish you were closer to mentor me on the process, hahah! thanks for sharing your genius on antiquing! i loved this post... especially the "must have been love" reference... I LOOOOOOOVED that song :)


Giovanna ♥ said...

This is a total eye candy! I love every second of these photos, especially the toys :)

A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie said...

That blue is divine for Spring/Summer! And, yes, you have to go back & get that lovely blue ruffled beauty! That mall looks heavenly! And, hey, I have and "Eve" print that I just bought, but mine has two doe eyed girls listening to records spin on an old record player. I'm in love with that print & hope to find more so I can group them on my wall. Your blog always delights my soul!


Meggstatus said...

It's time like these when I know I have to leave California to do actual vintage shopping. I just adore antique mall's but the ones down here are way overpriced.

I still have a bit of drool on my chin from the hat room... I WANT!

Mel said...

WOW this place looks amazing! I adore the glove wall especially, and the mini-circus! Great finds!

Maria Confer said...

Oh, Care Bears how I love you!!! So awesome.

I just want to play with all the bright colored gloves and stare at the miniature circus for hours.

I think you should definitely get the dress.

Lulu Letty

Hunter said...

That sounds like a magical place! :D And I meant to ask you... What kind of camera do you use?

Sher said...

Such an amazing place! I'm in love with the miniature circus, actually I love anything miniature sized, so adorable!

And yes, you have to go back and get the blue ruffled dress, it's so pretty on you!

Oh, Care Bears, those are magical memories:)

Ollie Otson said...

That Kool-aid pitcher is amazing. I probably would have snatched it up, even though I never drank Kool-Aid as a child.

That vintage section looks amazing. I work at a vintage store and it's always so hard to not go home with something every day.

Rose said...

Ohh that blue ruffle dress, you have to go back! :) The store looks just wonderful.
I want those carebear skates, I had pink and white ones when I was little.


Gracie. said...

I want to go theree! x

Justice Pirate said...

I used to have those skates! haha.

NiftyThriftyBeth said...

Those care bear roller skates are adorable and I love that dress with the cobwebs on it!