By Denise Ortuno Neil
It's a soothing time for me when I get to stop by an Antique Shop. There's just something about all of the treasures hanging around that intrigue me. I wonder as I walk by the items of where they came from, who had it last, how old it is and how did it end up for sale. If only the treasures could speak...what a conversation that would be.
I've purchased many things from Antique Stores in the past that I still consider my favorite material goodies. There's a gorgeous Marcasite cross ring that I bought years ago, as well as a Poison ring that I'm sure could tell a few tales ( hopefully it never represented its nefarious moniker).
One of my favorite prize hunting spots is the Palm Desert Antique Mall off of San Pablo and Hwy 111. The mall is comprised of small alcoves and condensed floor space where different collectors have their finds for sale. There is an array of different things to choose from. Everything from classic tea cups, to costume jewlery, to the real thing. You can even find a timeless Carousal style horse for your childs room, if you were so inclined.
It's a wonderful way to spend a quiet afternoon and I look forward to stopping by the Palm Desert Antique Mall again soon, hopefully to find my next treasure.
The Palm Desert Antique Mall is located at 44-855 San Pablo #7, Palm Desert Ca, 92260