I never thought the day would come when my hometown had a vintage/antiques emporium that was enviable to any I'd ever seen in my many travels. Ruman & Kraft Antiques opened on this past December 7 (Pearl Harbor Day) and I finally had a chance to check out the store this weekend.
AMAZING! Aside from being styled to perfection (I could spend hours studying all of the various displays,) the store is also curated to cover basically any collecting niche from 1800 onward. Every case and corner is full of objects ranging from Victorian portraits, to Bakelite, to Mod lighting, Russel Wright dinnerware, Depression Glass, Pyrex, matchbooks, the original lawn Flamingos, classic black rotary phones, vintage tablecloths/fabric/Hudson Bay blankets, to...
The owners have been buying/collecting for 20+ years, and had stores on Lombard Street and Haight Street in San Francisco; they purchased the space in Leechburg five years ago and spent two years just restoring the interior before the meticulous merchandise arranging began. I plan to go back over Christmas break and ask to do some photographs of the store because I want to write a more in-depth post since this store is just too good for a brief summary.
More to come (hopefully!)