May 7, 2009

Green Spot Antiques

We were in Cambridge Ontario last weekend and dropped by an antique store we'd never been to before. Green Spot Antiques at 49 Cedar St.

It's a fairly large building with parking at the rear. I have to be honest though and say I wasn't that thrilled with it! For us it was a 10 minute walkaround and then out as there was not much of interest to us.

There were a few nice items and the prices were reasonable. It was mostly big furniture and architechtural pieces with a few miscellaneous items. We didn't see any china so if that's your thing you will be disappointed.

We did purchase a nice old picture frame in good condition so in fairness that's always a good thing and makes any visit to any antique store worthwhile. It is wortth a peek if you're in the area but I wouldn't personally bypass Southworks or Nina's (both nearby) for Green Spot if you are rushed for time

We did pop over to Southworks (which I love!) but we'd already done the whole store a few weeks earlier so we didn't stay long. No time to do Nina's but again we touched the surface of it last week. More on that in another post!


greenspot said...

Hi, Vince here from Green Spot.

In fairness, perhaps you should note we have an extensive collector wish list. Old toys, watches, clocks, good jewelry, rare pictures, good glass and some china are sold by phone/email direct. They never even see the shop floor, so you will seldom see them displayed here.
We deal heavily in furniture, architectural and restorations.

I am happy you found that little picture frame to your liking (black, spoon-carved gesso on oak, wasn't it? )

No, we're not for china shoppers, by choice. We're here for home decor shopping.


Olive Tree Genealogy said...

Hi Vince
Saying you didn't have china wasn't a criticism. It was a statement of fact :-) I personally don't collect china so it doesn't matter to me but it might to other antique hunters.

I'm glad you posted about your collector wish list, always good to know!

Yes we are the ones who bought the black on oak frame, it's in excellent condition and a good price so we are very happy with it.