Wednesday, February 10, 2010

K.C.'s Newest Monthly Antique and Vintage Market Opening ~

The snow was falling and the fog was settling in, though the temperature didn't feel that cold.  My mom and a friend of ours, Lisa, and I went to the opening of Kansas City's newest monthly antique and vintage market in the historic Kansas City West Bottoms ~ called "Bottoms Up."  
As we found our way to the location next to the railroad tracks and just north of the 12th Street viaduct ~ it was in an old Holsum Food Products warehouse ~ that had been long closed down, but still had remnants of days gone by ~ how appropriate for searching for antique treasures!

Some of Kansas City's best dealer's were presenting some pretty amazing finds in this 8,000 sq. ft. warehouse setting ~ some very high end, primitive European pieces that were hard to "touch"...but also some very reasonable finds that anyone could bring home.

The old historic buildings that were towering over us and the viaduct that we stood near looked rather ghostly, but somehow comforting, with the snow that was falling over the city this early February day.


  1. Lauri- I went to "Bottoms Up", too and was really in love with the setting and the merchandise. You got GREAT pictures in the snow. Do you mind if I post a link to your blog on my blog? Thanks, Beth

  2. Please do! I was a very interesting place! Thanks for commenting, Beth!

  3. Hi,
    Thanks for the info. I live in KC and will definitely check this out. Is this opened the first weekend of every month like Good JuJu?

  4. Hi Jane ~'s open every first Friday and Saturday like Good JuJu...I'm not sure about Sunday though. Enjoy! Lauri

  5. What a fun day and the snow just capped it off! Great pics!!