Article by: Elena Brantley Photo by LCGrossAutumn in Arizona often brings family visiting from out of town as we gather decorations and gifts for the holiday season. With sunny skies and cooling temperatures, what could be more fun than sauntering down the wide sidewalks of a historic street alongside family and friends, poking into friendly shops, discovering treasures, and soaking up Arizona’s colorful Old West history? The antique and vintage shops of Globe-Miami are clustered in the two towns’ historic districts, and most are within easy walking distance of one another. For visitors from the Valley of the Sun, a fall weekend of antiquing in Globe-Miami offers a refreshing respite from the Phoenix heat and an opportunity to explore and shop in a laid-back, welcoming atmosphere.
Turn the Page Vintage and Western Apparel (274 N. Broad St.Globe), owned by Cindy Phillips, is a welcoming Western-filled shop adorned by quality pieces from the past. The shop has a great selection of vintage clothing, with sections for each decade beginning with the 1920s. The second floor boasts a large selection of gowns and formal wear, while downstairs Cindy offers a wide range of clothing for both men and women, with an emphasis on Western wear. You can purchase a pair of Wranglers along with a good pair of boots, or place a custom order through the store with no additional charge. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays 10–5.
The Globe Antique Mall (171 W. Mesquite St., Globe) is easy to find – it’s located right next to the world’s tallest three-story building. Open Wednesday through Sunday 10:30–3:30, the Antique Mall has been open since 2002 and offers “a little bit of everything,” according to owner Brenda Tyler. The store has everything from stained-glass light fixtures to a full case of belt buckles. Hallways lined with dish sets and old Cracker Jack tins create a path to a back clothing room filled with vintage prom and wedding dresses, furs, and jackets.
The Cobre Valley Center for the Arts (101 N. Broad St., Globe) is home to dozens of artists plus the Copper Cities Community Theater and a monthly film club. Stop in to browse or pick up an original work of art by a local artist. The gift shop offers a wide range of items, from handcrafted items to books on local history. Open seven days a week, 10–5 Monday through Saturday and 11–4 on Sundays.
Cornwell Copper Company (505 Live Oak St., Miami). Molly Cornwell is the creative force behind both Cornwell Copper Company and the White Porch Gifts and Antiques, her flagship shop in the local area. The Copper Company produces copper ornaments and wall decor, and is a great stop for the holidays and special occasions. It’s open two days a week, with days and times varying from week to week, so Molly says please check the shop’s Facebook page. The White Porch Gifts and Antiques, previously located in Globe and always a must-stop destination, is moving into new digs in Miami that will open this spring.
The much larger space will include mini vendor booths for scrapbooking, vintage resale, and much more. The new White Porch will occupy the highway-frontage space to the right of Hi-Tyme Appliances, two doors down from Cornwell Copper Company. Fun fact: This was the site of the original Woolworth’s, before they moved to Globe in 1917, and Molly’s great-grandfather was one of Woolworth’s executive directors. Full circle, wouldn’t you say? Please watch for news this spring about the White Porch’s grand re-opening!
Hill Street Mall (383 S. Hill St., Globe), located inside the old Coca Cola plant, offers full sets of dish ware and tea sets and much, much more. The store is huge, with two floors of collectibles and name-brand items at reasonable prices and in good condition. Browsing through the maze-like store, you can find many trinkets and treasures of value as you venture deep within. The hidden treasure of the store is a massive fabric collection, complemented by ribbons, trims, buttons, and yarn. The walls of the fabric room are lined from ceiling to floor with fabrics ranging from denims to chiffons. Hill Street Mall is open Thursday through Monday 9–5, except for three weekends each year, including one weekend closure in November.
Miami Rose Trading (401 W. Sullivan St., Miami) is one of the longest running antique shops in Miami, offering a wide variety of dishes and china, as well as culturally oriented vintage paintings and collectibles. Owned by David Huber, and hosted by Patti Sjolin, the shop has been open for 19 years and is housed in the original Silver Belt office at the corner of Sullivan Street and Miami Avenue. You’ll find quality pieces from furnishings to artwork, always nicely displayed. The shop is open Saturdays and Sundays 10–5.
Sullivan Street Antiques (407 W. Sullivan St., Miami) has stood the test of time – the owner, Dick Sullivan, celebrated 19 years of business at the end of September. The shop is known for its wide variety of fine furniture, from armoires to dining sets, including unique pieces built at a time when craftsmen were valued for their work. Open most Saturdays and Sundays 9–4, but please call ahead at (928) 812-0025 to confirm the hours or make an appointment.
Inspired By Time Antiques, Vintage Décor and More (409 W. Sullivan St., Miami) is one of the newest shops on Sullivan. Owner Nora Green has been collecting antiques for over 20 years. Her shop offers 3,000 square feet of antiques, collectibles, and furnishings, with a focus on mid-century pieces. Open Thursday through Sunday 10–5.
Wild Horse Saloon and Cowgirl Treasures (416 W. Sullivan St., Miami) is a unique combination of saloon and antique store, open seven days and nights a week from 8:30 to close. Owners Roxie and Bill have created a very welcoming environment. The space is simply eye candy, with beautifully displayed dish ware throughout the store, fixtures and birdcages hanging from the ceiling, and dozens of sun crystals and glass decorations dangling neatly around the large front windows. The store has been in business for 15 years, evolving into a satisfying mix of cowgirls, whimsical items, and color.
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