Main Street Memorables

Main Street Memorables is coming soon to the corner of Findlay and Main Street in Norman.

Main and Findlay

That’s two blocks east of Porter on Main Street here in Norman. It used to be a neighborhood grocery store and it’s been vacant a couple of years but the simple white concrete block building is coming back to life as Main Street Memorables. If you google 531 E. Main you’ll find it was also the previous location of Thunderbird Clubhouse.

Main Street Memorables

I’m so excited to put some of my stuff there instead of having to cram it back into the garage after all those weeks at the Flea Market. Vicky Brooks, a fellow flea marketer, has rented it and is renting spaces to a few other vendors and taking in consignments while also selling her own ample collection of goodies. All the moving in activity and open doors the past few days has created a buzz and even though we haven’t officially opened we’ve already sold over $100 worth of merchandise. How fun!

Venice, An Oil Painting at Main Street Memorables

While most of us are veterans of the flea market—and many of our favorite finds are fresh from the barn—you won’t find junky tables where “everything’s a dollar.” You’ll find an eclectic mix of furniture, home accessories, wall art, lots of mirrors, books, LPs, toys, glassware, original art and designs, clothes, jewelry from all eras, … and I can’t even think of how to itemize it all.

Main Street Memorables

The beauty of it for shoppers is we are all pickers. That means if you don’t find what you want, need, or collect, ask us. Somebody may have what you want in storage and if not, we’ll be happy to look for it and let you know when we find it.

Main Street Memorables

These are just a few views of some of the memorables you’ll find here. Don’t you love the wicker!

Main Street Memorables

Here’s more of our wall art. The white book shelf is our library of collectibles reference books.

Main Street Memorables

And don’t you love this upright steamer trunk from Germany?

Main Street Memorables

It’s covered with stickers from German hotels and other destinations. It’s ready for packing if you’ve got reservations on a trans-Atlantic steamer.

Main Street Memorables

And the cool thing about it—who am I kidding it’s all cool—but it has this packing list on a metal tag inside the trunk. I don’t speak German, but my best guess is this asks “How many nights will you be gone?” or something similar. I see a heading that looks like “toiletries” and another couple “for him,”  and “for her,” but after that I’m lost.

 

Main Street Memorables

I’m not sure what that bag is for at the back of the wardrobe area. My first thought is it’s a laundry bag, but it seems small for all the clothes this trunk would hold. On the other hand, back in that day they didn’t launder everything after one wear like we tend to do today. In that case it’s plenty big enough for unmentionables.

It would cost a fortune if you wanted to fly with it, but something like this was just the thing if you managed to score a ticket on Titanic. Unfortunately there have to be hundreds of similar trunks at the bottom of the Atlantic and thousands of smaller trunks, bags and satchels as well.

By the way, none of these pix show my stuff. I’m still unpacking and ticketing everything.

We’ll be there tomorrow and starting on Tuesday store hours will be noon to 7 pm. That’s Tuesday through Friday. Saturday hours are 10am – 4pm… I think. We want to have “garage saleing” time first thing in the morning and we’ll be closed on Sunday and Monday. We plan to have a few special events on Sunday afternoons and we’ll let you know about them.

We’ll also offer entertaining rentals for rarely used items such as punch bowls, tea service sets, serving platters and related items. We don’t have a website set up for esales, but if you don’t live in Norman tell us what you want and we’ll make it happen.

Stay tuned! There’s lots more to come.

 

 

 

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nancy Rimassa
    Mar 19, 2012 @ 10:29:58

    Wow! Looks like a wonderful endeavor! I’ll be by soon

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