For 20 + years I have traveled to antique shows all over the country, free wheeling it on the highways of America. Packing and unpacking my truck/van weekly, sometimes twice a week, traveling hundreds of thousands of miles attending shows from Michigan to Florida, from Massachusetts to Texas, has been tough but managable until now. I always knew the time would come where the physical toll of traveling would be too much for me, and one day I would be ready to settle into my own small store. I have tried various malls, with mostly bad experiences,or at least no profitablity.
Enough of that!
I live in a small Michigan town that is becoming an Antiques Mecca of sorts, where success is breeding more possibilities. Marine City MI. is a beautiful 1800's town on the shores of the St. Clair River, located in the Blue-Water area of Michigan which includes St. Clair, Marine City and Algonac.
All these charming towns, each of whom have antique malls and shops of their own, rim Lake St. Clair & the St. Clair River in St. Clair Co. MI. about an hour north-east of Detroit off of I-94. The drive to these towns is special enough with water views the whole distance from New Baltimore on M-29 to Marine City.
So for great antique shopping, good restaurants, stunning views come to our neck of the woods. Please stop at my place The Girl Next Door Shop Antiques 538 Broadway Marine City MI. 48039, Wed. - Sunday 11- 6 pm. for the worlds biggest selection of antique & vintage buttons (only a slight exaggeration), plus sewing supplies, holiday antiques, postcards and photos, jewelry and vintage clothes. Open Wed. - Sunday 11- 6 pm.or by chance or appt. Please call 810-488-2269 before traveling just to see me.
Many other antique and specialty stores and malls are open, but hours vary by location.
I've taken the plunge.
Mariann Saieed The Girl Next Door Shop Antiques