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Gypsy Travels to Detroit, Michigan


Detroit Antique Mall in Detroit, MichiganI was born and raised in Metro Detroit and I think I’ll always be a city girl. There is something about the energy and grit of a big city that I just can’t get enough of. For many, Detroit evokes thoughts of automobiles, music and the Motown sound, or more recently hip hop and rap, and maybe Vernors Ginger Ale if you’re a local.

Founded in 1701, Detroit has a rich history and unique agglomeration of architectural monuments, theatres, churches, entertainment venues, and neighborhoods. While Detroit was once a thriving metropolis, it has struggled in recent decades, leaving many of its architectural gems to fall into disrepair. However, Detroit has not lost all of its treasures. Detroit is currently experiencing an upswing, with restoration and revitalization occurring in pockets all over the city. Many objects are ready and waiting to be restored if you know where to find them. If you’re looking for a statement piece, collectables, the perfect patina, or some great Americana, you don’t have to drive out to the country to find it! Join me as I walk through the Detroit Antique Mall, a 12,000 square-foot multi-level, multi-dealer, establishment in the heart of downtown Detroit, Michigan.

Detroit Gypsy Stained Glass WindowsObjects are stacked from floor to ceiling over the two floors of the mall and many of the best finds can be found hanging overhead. This is just a small selection of the stained glass windows. Even more stained glass pieces, including more windows, and also doors and light fixtures, are displayed all over the space.

Detorit Gypsy Pendant LightsSimilarly, the second floor ceiling is host to a tremendous selection of retro pendant lights.

Detroit Gypsy Stacked Crates Detroit Gypsy Vernors CrateThe selection of perfectly distressed storage solutions is amazing! If you’re looking for a place to display your own vintage finds or art supplies, they have a box, crate, tray, or trunk for that!

Detroit Gypsy Vintage GratesThis wall of grates caught my eye. In particular, the pop of color from the bright orange, cool green, and rich burgundy paint.

Detroit Gypsy Patina Tin TilesHow cool would any ceiling or feature wall become decorated with these amazing metal tiles!?

Detroit Gypsy Vintage TypewriterThis is just one of many of the old typewriters that grace the shelves. I also saw a vintage cash register.

Detroit Gypsy Decorative Iron GatesSpring is in the air. Any one of these decorative iron gates would look amazing in a garden.

Detroit Gypsy Weathered Stone FaceIn the same way, I would love to have this weathered stone piece in my backyard!

Detroit Gypsy Weathered FinialsThere is an amazing selection of finials and posts. These great pieces will add character and a touch of history to any space.

Detroit Gypsy Vintage PostcardsIn contrast, there is a fantastic offering of smaller, more portable items, such as old books, magazines, sheet music, and games. I was somehow able to stop myself from scooping up all these old photos and postcards.

Detroit Gypsy Vintage LuggageIn the event that you find yourself near a large city during your travels with some extra time to spare, I hope you step out and explore!

Lastly, thanks for joining me on my journey as I recharged my gypsy soul! Until next time!
~Dana Tatar


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'Gypsy Travels to Detroit, Michigan' have 4 comments

  1. March 13, 2017 @ 5:07 pm Jean Marmo

    So cool! I live in Grand Rapids – not too far away! THink I need a trip here.


  2. March 13, 2017 @ 7:22 pm Laura Kuhlmann

    I’m loving those grates! An instant collection there! Also that ceiling tile….which reminded me of the Architextures ceiling tiles! Thanks for such a fun journey!


  3. March 14, 2017 @ 4:02 pm Julianne Shrank

    OMG – This post made me homesick, in the best way. What a lovely post and amazing shop!


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