Of the many great stops on my Jackson #MittenTrip, my favorite was Angie’s Attic, a vintage, artisan, consignment shop that opened in 2013. I’ve heard the store aptly described as a Pinterest paradise.
“This shop does not like to put all their eggs in one basket either,” says General Manager Monica Wheeler. Everywhere you look was something to ooh and ahh over, from vintage pillbox hats to jewelry to milk paint to pallet signs. This store is packed full of everything from your Pinterest boards! As soon as you walk in, you notice what looks exactly like my favorite board on Pinterest – a huge chalkboard with both popular quotes and quotes by the owner’s family members.
Each little corner of the shop seems to be filled with a different artisan’s work. Local artisans apply for what they call a vignette, instead of a booth, to display their work. Very few are turned away, which fills the boutique with a variety of beautiful art work. Many of the pieces are Michigan made, including jewelry, pottery, knitted hats, pallet signs, burlap decor, handmade baby doll clothes, books and skin care products.
The clothing selection includes a new boho chic clothing line, as well as the traditional consignment options. If you’re looking to “pop some tags” they have plenty of gently used clothes from suit jackets to jeans and even kid’s clothes. Every Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm they accept consignment items. Outright purchase of vintage pieces are reserved for clothing and furniture made before 1980. The rule of thumb is, if your dress could be considered a millennial, it is not vintage!
The most popular item in the store is General Finishes Milk Paint. If you’ve been on Pinterest lately, you know how popular this is for upcycling all of your old furniture. However, traditional milk paint comes in a powder and must be used the same day it is mixed or it can sour. General Finishes is a modern version of the historic paint that actually keeps when premixed.
The newest venture for the store has been selling and renting decor for weddings, including burlap decor, pallet signs and even wedding dresses. Now before you say Ew! – these are not all used dresses. Sometimes someone finds a wedding dress and then weeks later changes their mind and buys another one. Where does that first wedding dress go? Angie’s Attic!
With so many unique pieces in this store, you’d think it’d be hard to pick a favorite. But when I asked Monica her favorite piece she immediately went to this 1929 Berkey & Gay Vanity manufactured in Grand Rapids, and I could totally understand why!
You can visit Angie’s Attic at 761 W. Franklin St. in Jackson Tuesday through Friday from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. The shop is outgrowing it’s current location though, and with a spot picked out in Downtown Jackson, they are expecting a move soon. Be sure to follow them on Facebook for updates!
Looking to continue your Pinterest excursion? Check out these other stops in Brooklyn and Jackson:
Where do you go for your Pinterest projects? Let us know in the comments!