"We're getting a WHAT?!" I asked the man behind the Parma Ice Cream counter. "An antique mall. Right there on Main Street. He's hoping to be open in a few weeks. You really should go down and talk to him...."
And so there I was, just two days before grand opening, signing papers to have a booth in Darin's Antique Mall in our bitty town of 768 people. A new adventure for Kammy's Korner and a new adventure for Parma!
Welcome to Parma, MI!
(Not only a new local business, but a new sign for our town!)
So here we are on our quaint little Main Street - sandwiched between Terra Dorr's Parma Mercantile for your screenprinting needs plus and my friend Steve Reule's snazzy Edward Jones Office.
Beautiful antique furniture greets you in the window:
Along with fantastic local Jackson finds like this Jackson Cracker Crate:
Before we go any further into this little shop, I think I need to introduce you to the main force behind it all, Darin Simmons, and that happy face that makes you feel like you've known him forever even though you haven't:
The next two photos are a snap shot of my booth where I sell old windows, barn doors, signs painted on old reclaimed wood from the old Miner Estate (aka the Lefere Mansion), and other vintage trinkets and salvaged furniture. My sweet pal Becky Hollow has a few things tucked in here and there as well.
And then there's the "Man Cave" booth tastefully done by Al Pizzala.
That lawnmower grinding sign calls my name a little louder every time I walk by....
What's a little rustic home decor without a vintage fan? You need this!
And then there's an explosion of Raggedy Ann and Andy!
My daughter thinks she's in some sort of wonder world when she steps into this booth!
Rustic ladders, lanterns, and more - yes please!
And a few of the faces of our friends and neighbors selling treasures here:
Here's Man Cave Man Pizzala setting up late the night before grand opening:
Stacy and I were both "Last Minute Lisas" setting up our booths late the night before grand opening, also!
We both have kiddos in the 2nd grade at Parma, and now we share something else in common - spots in the new Parma Antique Mall of course. Oh but that goat.... :)
So there you have a little tiny taste of the Parma Antique Mall. It's just a mile off of Interstate 94 so if you ever find yourself on the jaunt between Jackson and Battle Creek, take a moment to exit off and visit us! And while you're here, make sure to have a hot roast beef sandwich at the Parma Cafe - just two store fronts down from the Parma Antique Mall. Best hot roast beef sandwich you will have EVER put into your mouth. I promise. If it's not, send me the bill and I will pay it. I'm that confident it's the best.
Be SURE to "like" the Parma Antique Mall on Facebook so you can see the new stuff coming in and keep up with what's happening!
Need some more specifics
on the newest place to find great antiques and vintage items in Jackson County?
Tues - Fri 10am ~ 5:30pm
Sat / Sun 11am ~ 4:00pm
Mon - closed
124 W Main St., Parma, MI