Antique Shops of Note

Alvon, the Circa 19xx Flea Market Mascot

Whenever you shop antiques and flea markets you will likely spot pieces from Avon's ruby red Cape Cod dinnerware collection.  Produced in the 1970s, the quality of the glass and its rich deep color make this a pattern that's irresistible to collectors.  I don't collect it myself, but maybe I should; it's a stunner.  It's also easy to find—so easy, in fact, that I often feel like something is missing if I enter a shop and don't see it.  Since it is such a regular at the shops I visit, I decided to make a mascot of it for Circa 19xx.  Meet Alvon!  He's a 9" Avon Cape Code dinner plate, and he loves antiquing as much as I do!

One of my favorite things to do is visit antique shops.  For me it's not so much about finding things to buy; it's more about stepping into a different time and wondering about the histories of people's stuff.  I'll look at a vase or an old chair and imagine its heydey when it was new and had pride of place in someone's home.  I'll wonder, then, how that same piece came to be shuffled within a stack of dusty old artifacts in the corner of an antiques shop.  That's quite a journey, lasting from one era to the next.

What follows are some of my favorite local (and not so local) shops.  I'll continue to add to this page as I make new discoveries.  If you know of really great shops I should check out,  contact me!   Contact_Me@circa19xx.com. 

Alma Antique Mall

The Antique Emporium of Alma
322 Missouri Avenue
Alma, Kansas 66401
Antique Emporium of Alma

People sometimes ask me which shop, of all those I frequent as a customer, is my favorite; this is it.  The Antique Emporium of Alma is in a great location. Alma is nestled in the beautiful Kansas Flint Hills.  But, the shop itself has everything I'm looking for:  ephemera, books, furniture, lace, decor, all very tastefully arranged and reasonably priced.  The best part:  the merchandise really is antique.  I wrote an entire post about this great shop.   

Antique Malls in Kansas City


W.D. Pickers Antique Mall
16095 371 Hwy

Platte City, MO 64079
W.D. Pickers Website

Sentimental Journeys Antiques


Sentimental Journey

907 S Chestnut Street
Olathe, KS 66061
Sentimental Journey Website


Lone Elm Antique Mall
901 S Parker Street
Olathe, KS 66061
Lone Elm Antique Mall Website



Happy Rock Antiques

100 NW 72nd Street
Gladstone, MO 64118
Happy Rock Antiques Website


Kat & Co Antiques and Gifts
2921 N Belt Hwy
St Joseph, MO 64506
Kat & Co Website

Mission Road Antique Mall


Mission Road Antique Mall
4101 W 83rd Street
Prairie Village, KS 66208
Mission Road Antique Mall Website




Brass Armadillo Antique Mall (Omaha)

10666 Sapp Brothers Drive
Omaha, NE 68138
Brass Armadillo Website

Antique Stores in Topeka


Washburn View Antique Mall
109 SW 21st Street
Topeka, KS 66604
Washburn View Website

Antique Stores in Topeka


Wheatland Antique Mall
2905 SW 29th Street
Topeka, KS 66614
Wheatland Antique Mall Website