The shop calls itself a "Baby Boomer's Gumbo," which seems to translate as all the stuff that's too good, quirky, or collectible to let go at a yard sale. Prices are already reasonable but they will bargain if you buy enough. On a recent visit, we bought old sheet music, a piece of Sputnik incased in Lucite, and a collie figurine from the 1940s, while passing up a menu from Antoine's 75th anniversary, a series of black-and-white photos taken from an old album that included a shot from a family funeral, and a decanter shaped like the pope. Throw in some china, boxes of vintage postcards, some better prices on the increasingly costly vintage Mardi Gras beads, a collection of local antique doorknobs, vintage jewelry, and you begin to get the idea. The set decorators shooting locally tend to regularly clean them out.
- © Frommer's 2013
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