I know that most teenagers may not like “old stuff,” but I do. I’ve grown up reading Little House on the Prairie and Anne of Green Gables, watching Downton Abbey, and listening to Hamilton. So suffice to say, I’m a big fan of history. I like going to museums to see and learn about things from the past, and I like antique stores for the same reason. You can find amazing and interesting things there for just five dollars!
And antique stores don’t just have a bunch of old, dusty furniture. You can find all kinds of things there! It’s kind of like a treasure hunt. You might go there looking for a particular thing, and you might not find it, but sometimes by just strolling around, you can find something great.
A few weeks ago, soon after the stay-at-home order was lifted, my mom, my sister and I journeyed to an antique shop in Broken Arrow called My Papa’s Barn. My mom was looking for a cabinet, which we did not find, but we did end up buying several other great things! For example, I got a lovely 1920’s-style cloche hat which, while not an antique itself, has a lovely vintage feel. My sister found a DVD of The Hunger Games, and my mom bought some Littlest Pet Shop toys for my youngest sister. All in all, it was a pretty good shopping outing!
With stores reopening and Father’s Day coming up, now would be the perfect time to visit an antique store. Who knows? You might find the perfect puzzle or old fishing pole for your dad.
Anyway, I hope that I’ve encouraged you (and your teen) to try out antiquing this summer. After all, you know what they say: “One person’s trash is another person’s antique treasure!”
More Antique Stores to Try
- Linda James Antiques, located in the Farm Shopping Center
- River City Trading Post, located in Jenks
- I-44 Antique Mall, located in Brook Plaza
- Tulsa Antiques, on 31st Street