Antique of the Week 7/9/2012 – English Tea Pot

English Tea Pot

This is a gorgeous ceramic tea pot adorned with a sterling silver overlay. It was made in England around the turn of the century. The beautiful dark brown glazing is decorated in a wonderful art nouveau style. This piece would be a wonderful addition to any collection.


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“Points for Profit” makes a difference!

Join us at Albany Antique Mall, July 10th, 6:30 – 8:30pm for our “Points for Profit” on location event. There will be booth wide sales, great food and friendly service. Everyone is welcome.

A lot of you are probably wondering what “Points for Profit” is. It took me a while to figure it out, but now I have it down and it is so easy. “Points for Profit” is a partnership between locally owned businesses and local non-profit organizations. Helping out others is something I know we all like to do. I also know that in our hurry up, too busy, world that sometimes its hard to fit in volunteer time or help out financially, especially when many of us are struggling right now. That’s where “Points for Profit” can help.

All you have to do is save your receipts from businesses you already shop at. Turn your receipts in to your favorite participating non-profit organization to earn them points. The more points they receive, the more money they earn each year to help others! See, it is so easy.

There are over 70 participating businesses, including stores like, Staples, Cold Stone Creamery, Creative Crafts, Hertz Car Sales, First Burger, and of course Albany Antique Mall.

Twenty non-profit organizations belong including, C.A.S.A., Habitat Restore, SafeHaven Humane Society, Osborn Aquatic Center and Teen Challenge.

For a full list of participating businesses and non-profits visit the “Points for Profit” website at or give them a call at 541-791-2901.

What could be better than helping others while you shop?


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Upcycling, the New Craze

Upcycling, the New Craze

The bench is made from an old bed, the pillows were made from old wool blankets, burlap bags, vintage tapestries then embellished with vintage lace and jewelry.

Wikipedia defines upcycling as, “the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value.” In other words, taking something that is worn out and making something cool from it. Upcycling is the opposite of recycling. Recycling usually involves breaking something down and then turning it into something new. Upcycling, on the other hand, makes an object into something more useful and or beautiful.

Vintage Bicycle basket used for a book shelf.

The creativity of some people is amazing. Fortunately you don’t have to be an artistic genius to upcycle. Google “upcycling” and you’ll be amazed at all the ideas you can gather from others and most of the time you get instructions too!

We have a number of upclyclers in our mall. One of our dealers takes old beds and makes them into wonderful benches.

Garden/plant stake made from a discarded silverplate tray with chalkboard paint attatched to an antique pimk crib rail.

Another makes beautiful pillows from old worn out quilts, sweaters, and burlap and uses vintage jewelry to add a little bling. Several of our dealers make chalk boards out of discarded windows, doors and other scrap wood.

Many of our customers also like to upcycle. Summer brides are buying up old canning jars and insulators to use as candle holders on the tables or hanging from trees. Wire flower frogs are popular for place card holders and glass ones can be a beautiful display for tapers.  Old silverware for wind chimes, silver bowls and platters hung from old chain for bird feeders, and old windows hung to write messages on are also popular with our customers.

This purse is made from a vintage record album.

Upcycling can save you money, keep old things out of our landfills and it makes you feel good about yourself. We would love to see some of your upcycling projects. You can post them on our FaceBook page listed under Albany Antique Mall.

Upcoming Events

Hope you can join us for our “Crazy” sidewalk sale on July 7th from 9am – 7pm. We call it crazy because you never know what you might find. It could be antiques or not, rusty or new, project pieces or ready to go pieces, and there will be large and small treasures. There will also be special “one day sale” pieces throughout the store!

Tuesday, July 10th we are hosting a Points for Profit on Location event from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.  We hope we see you here. Food, music fun!!

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Antique of the Week 7/2/12 – Skelly Gas Pump

Skelly Gas Pump

This is a Skelly gas pump made between 1938 and 1958. It was restored sometime in the 1980’s.

Skelly was a medium sized oil company founded in 1919 by Bill Skelly, Chelsey Herndon and Fredrick Pielsticker in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Skelly was a popular gasoline seller throughout the Midwestern United States.

Find this fabulous gas pump and many other wonderful items at the Albany Antique Mall, in Historic Downtown Albany.

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Antique of the Week 6/25/12 – Flow Blue

Flow Blue, Beautiful and Elegant

This flow blue vegetable plate was made between 1905 and 1920 by the Ridgeway Co. of England.

The cup was made by Wood & Son of Lancaster, England. c. 1891 – 1907 and the saucer by Wood & Son, Brunswick, England.

These beautiful flow blue pieces along with many others can be found at the Albany Antique Mall, open daily on the corner or 2nd and Ellsworth in Historic Downtown Albany, OR.



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