Main Street Memorables is coming soon to the corner of Findlay and Main Street in Norman.
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.
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!
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.
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.
These are just a few views of some of the memorables you’ll find here. Don’t you love the wicker!
Here’s more of our wall art. The white book shelf is our library of collectibles reference books.
And don’t you love this upright steamer trunk from Germany?
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.
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.
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.