Items that are 20- to- 99-years-old are considered vintage, and items more than 100- years old are deemed an antique. You can find both in bulk at Antiques & Art on Main in Minden located at 700 Main Street. The store was formerly operated as People’s Bank in the late 1990s, which adds to the overall experience of searching for historic keepsakes stashed on three floors from 14 different vendors.
Many of the rooms are themed. Some rooms feature an oriental ambiance, English and French styles, a ‘70s kitchen, a dated bar room, mid-century modern bedroom styles, and more. As you enter each room, you feel like you’ve experienced time travel to various eras.
Since the holidays are quickly approaching, this is the perfect one-stop shop for anyone looking to purchase bedroom and bathroom décor, cookware, dishes, books, bedding, wedding gowns, industrial pieces, crystal, paintings, records, magazines, mirrors and more.
“Some of the most popular pieces include Pyrex cookware, quilts, milk glass, iron stone dishes, chalk paint, fine china, and those timeless Coca-Cola pieces that everyone loves,” said Tess Kemp-Lee, part owner of Antiques & Art on Main. “Our vendors are so creative and produce their own pieces. One vendor produces motion-detected chandeliers from old bedsprings, mason jars, and window frames.”
After spending an hour or so in and out of the thematic rooms, I was impressed with the endless possibilities for gift giving. I started with myself. I kept eyeing this cupcake holder and I just couldn’t resist the urge to purchase it. It was white with a unique design, but worked perfectly with the 70’s kitchen table display. I had to make it mine! My personal kitchen is very modern, but this handmade cupcake holder would be just the flawless touch that my counter needed. I just had to have it!
You might find yourself with that same urge if you visit this quaint downtown Minden charm. If you are here during the holidays, which are quickly approaching, Antiques & Art on Main will be offering specialty Christmas teas, hot cocoa, Christmas records and other great gift ideas.
To learn more about the antique shop like them on Facebook or visit the website antiquesandartonmain.com or call 318-602-0278.
Minden is one of eight festive cities located along the Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights. Other partner cities include Shreveport-Bossier, Monroe-West Monroe, Natchitoches and Alexandria/Pineville. For a complete list of holiday-related events or help planning a trip during the holidays visit www.HolidayTrailofLights.com.