I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! I apologize for the gap in posts for a few weeks. I was exhausted after the holidays, as many of you probably were too. I took a break to rest and restore my energy.
On a recent trip to Allentown, PA, I visited Black Rose Antiques & Collectibles. It is a relatively new antique mall at South Mall at 3300 Lehigh Street. With nearly 45,000 square feet of space, Black Rose has 100+ quality vendors and is still growing. The prices there seem fair to me, not so overpriced as I have seen in some other antique malls. I went on a weekday afternoon and there were a fair number of people browsing through the antique mall. Since they took over what seems to be the space of a former anchor store, they have quite a sizable place with traffic flowing in from the shopping mall to the antique mall.
I bought several things that day, though the piece de resistance was this vintage vanity, painted white. While the reupholstered stool is probably not original, the vanity has a swiveling mirror and two swing arm shelves for candles. I have it in my shop now, waiting for its new owner to stroll by and fall in love with it.
On this trip to Black Rose, I also got a table/plant stand, a picnic basket (complete with original plastic cups and plates), and a spatterware pitcher, among other things.
If you have the opportunity to visit Allentown, PA, it is definitely worth the time to stop at Black Rose Antiques and Collectibles.