antiquing in Orlando
So I was in Orlando the latter part of last week and weekend. I took my daughter down to meet her BFF and family who were celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving at Disney.
My parents drove down from Alabama to keep me company and we hit several antiques stores all around Central Florida. I’ll tell you the ones we visited and what I thought. I’ll show you some of what I bought. My parents are bringing the rest, cause it wouldn’t fit in my suitcase. (Look away, honey…look away).
When I arrived in Orlando, my suitcase wasn’t very heavy. When I left, it weighed 67 pounds. No joke. Delta charged me the regular $25 PLUS $90 for it being over the weight limit! Criminal, I tell ya.
First the goods, then the reviews.
Here are the stores we visited. I’ve ranked them 1-8, 1 being the best.
(2) Hidden Treasures Antiques Mall—loved this one. Great selection and willing to bargain on prices. The largest and most favorite thing I bought came from here.
(6) The Coop—just around the corner from Hidden Treasures. Very small, but the prices were good and she was very nice.
(3) Village Antiques Mall—lots of booths, huge variety of stuff, I felt they were a bit pricey.
(8) Renninger’s Antiques Mall—I had heard about this place for years. I was greatly disappointed. They were more “high end” and pricey. There was one booth that I loved called “Peggy’s Antiques.” She had some really great things and very willing to negotiate.
FYI…if you ever think you want to visit the Flea Market side of Renninger’s, spare yourself. Guh-Ross.
(5) Morning Glori—lots of booths, good prices, friendly ladies
(1) Main Street Antiques—this was my favorite of all the shops I visited. The ladies were so friendly and helpful. I had certain items I was looking for and they took time to help me look! The layout of the store was very open and uncluttered. BONUS! The booths had more of the kinds of things that I like. Not as tchotchke-heavy as some of the other shops we visited.
(7) Orange Tree Antiques Mall—the booths were way too small and it was tchotchke city. I did find a few things there and almost every booth was either 20-25% off. The layout of this place gave me the willies. I couldn’t wait to leave!
(4) Halleys—Just down the street from Orange Tree. Very nice, great selection and fair prices. Very willing to negotiate. I found a couple of treasures there! Photos in another post!
In case you find yourself in the Orlando area with four straight day of pouring rain and no children with you, maybe my review will be helpful! 😉