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OPEN AIR MARKET & TENT SALE

We hope you can join us for this annual event.

2013 Holiday Open House & Sale

Let the season begin!

Celebrate the 4th of July with fun sales!

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OPEN-AIR MARKET JUNE 22, 2013 9:OOam - 3:00pm

Come and join in the fun of our OPEN-AIR market event.  Our dealers have some great surprises and sales for you to enjoy.

Mother's Day Sale at A&J this weekend

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Mother's Day Sale
May 11th & 12thMother's Day is about tradition and a unique bond. Mother will love the gifts offered by our vendors.   Join us in celebrating our Mothers with a special Sale this weekend. 

I can't believe it's lucky 13!

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13th Anniversary Sale
Huge Success!

13th Anniversary Sale

A & J Antique Mall
13th Anniversary Celebration

Please join us as we celebrate our 13th year with super sales and fun events to mark this special occasion.!  Our dealers are preparing wonderful surprises to get you ready for spring.  Antiques and Brocante, Shabby Chic, Nordic French, Country Cottage, Provence Kitchen, Vintage Vogue, for you and your garden, English and French Porcelain pieces for your spring table, all at sale prices up to 50% off.

Maison Blanche Le Craie (chalk paint) for furnitureWe now stock Maison Blanche furniture paint and a certified instructor will be demonstrating a variety of techniques for unique furniture makeovers using chalk paint.  There is a raffle for paint sample pots on our Facebook page.

Don't forget to enter our drawing for a $100 shopping spree.

Can the term "shabby chic" be defined?

 La Belle Amore upscales Shabby Chic style
Shabby Chic, cottage and French/Nordic styles are decorating trends that continue to be strong among numerous age groups.  They evolved from the large English country houses with their worn and faded old chintz sofas and curtains, old paintwork and a sense of unassuming "good" taste.  The term was coined by TheWorld of Interiors magazine in the 1980's and became part of the Rachel Ashwell genre.

Defining "Shabby Chic" is as varied as our customers are: however, it tends to imply semi-sophisticated, warm, weathered, and comfortable.  Recycling and up-scaling old furniture and fabrics is an important aspect of the look.  Furniture and accessories are either chosen for their appearance of age and signs of wear or newer items are distressed to achieve the appearance of age and use.  Less is more, natural comfort, and purity all add to the style.  Antique pieces such as bead board cupboards, metal racks and containers, chippie white accents, all contribute to the ambiance. Old cotton ticking, burlap and  linen are just a small sample of the preferred textile accents.  Furniture surfaces that show wear combine well with pieces of antique pottery, glass and silver hollow ware.  If a piece of old furniture does not quite fit, a fresh look can come from white paint and a little distressing.  Shabby chic extends to the garden with the same principles of using timeworn iron and wicker garden furniture and accessories. 

Antique malls and flea markets are a never-ending source for all the elements needed to provide a serene, classic yet elegant shabby chic home.



As seen on HGTV's HOUSE HUNTERS

The A&J Antique Mall will step into the national spotlight on September 10th when a new segment of HGTV's HOUSE HUNTERS features our customer Cassie in the segment titled "Antique-Obsessed House Hunter in Fort Collins".  Cassie, a professional  photographer, has a love for all things old and it figured big in her house hunt.  She designated A&J as her favorite  shopping spot and the House Hunters crew filmed her in May purchasing some charming additions for her new home.  Our staff had a fun time even though some were quite camera shy.

Super cute garden art in my neighborhood

goat cart garden for that hard to cultivate spot under that big treewhite garden art makes your front lawn a show stopper
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