Somewhere in Time Antiques Mall, Radliff, Kentucky — 53 photos

vintage cruetsI was in Kentucky last month, and while my mom went to an appointment, I speed-shopped the Somewhere in Time Antiques Mall along Highway 31W in Radcliff, Kentucky. It was super duper fun — there was lots to ogle, from all eras, at generally terrific prices. Click on through for 52 more photos from my photo shoot.

vintage orange lacquer mirrorThat’s me doing the requisite  self-portrait in a mirror.

orange mirror 1960sAlas, the orange and yellow 1960s mirror — highly lacquered, on wood, Made in Japan — was too pricey for my whims that particular day. As I recall, around $95. This seller had great stuff, but I tend to think, outpriced for the market.

redbird pottery japanvintage cruetsThe cruet set featured in the first photos was made by Redbird Japan. Does anyone know about this collectible? Interesting: Made in Japan, but which had a Danish look.

vintage cupNot sure what maker this is… cute.

midcentury dinnerwareBig set of this dinnerware — who knows who the maker is?

midcentury dinnerwareIt was a big set…

vintage masketeersVintage Masketeers — hawks? I have never seen this breed before.

miniature furnitureLovely miniature furniture. I loved taking these photos.

miniature furnitureSo cute, isn’t it.

vintage cake plateCheck out this vintage cake plate…

vintage cake plateMoreover, look at the base… What a great cake plate — so tempting!

vintage butter pat holderI think this was a vintage butter pat holder.

vintage salt and pepperVintage salt and peppers…

vintage stand mixerAlso very temping was this vintage stand mixer. I have been doing more baking lately — I bet a mixer like this would last forever and ever. It’s honkin’ heavy.

vintage nut grinderA vintage nut grinder… with lovely midcentury graphics…

vintage lampSimilarly, the pretty painting and crackle patina on the vintage oriental lamps — lovely.

vintage oriental lamp orangeThe one, too….

vintage oriental lampHere was the scale of the lamp, and more details — I love the wood top and bottom, and the lamp finial.

oriental paintingsMore oriental decor. So sweet. Always a little place for little watercolors (?) like these.

vintage towel ringsSweet vintage towel rings…

1950s dinette tableFabulous vintage dinette. Hmmmm…. I think I need to convince my mother to get this for her kitchen!

vintage mirrorI really like — and recommend — mirrors that have odd shapes. These add even more visual interest to something with great utility. A mirror like this can go right next to the front door, or whatever door you use frequently to check your appearance before you go out.

1970s mirrorOf course, I love ridiculous 1970s mirror, too. Go big or go home.

The outlet mall is quite big. This is just one view down one room.

And a view down the other direction….

I can imagine these china cupboards with a painted treatment being quite pretty.

Tic tock, and instant collection of vintage alarm clocks…

Mikasa Floribunda 1960s flower power dinnerware1960s flower power dinnerware. Oh, if only I could have 10 houses to furnish!

Mikasa FloribundaThe pattern is Mikasa Stone Manor Floribunda.

Mikasa FloribundsThere was an entire set…

There is a bit of vintage clothing and jewelry in the store… but it’s mostly interior decor.

purple sofaPlush plum-colored settee? Yes!

green cushion chairMatch your purple couch with green upholstered chairs.

midcentury antiquesMidcentury antiques down in this corner.

vintage raymorIs this vintage Raymor???

vintage raymorHere is the label…

better homes and decorating bookThis book, The Better Homes & Garden Decorating Book, is ubiquitous.

vintage oriental flowersVintage oriental flowers.

a vintage formica plant standSo cool… we see these around… a vintage formica plant stand, all amoeba shapes cobble together.

jere wall scupltureIs this a Jere wall sculpture… spray painted black perhaps?

midcentury lightingThis kind of plastic swag light has a name…. who knows?

swag lightVery fun to photograph.

gemma tacogna imitationA Gemma Tacogna imitations, made in Mexico, too..

vintage porcelain figurinesLovely vintage porcelain figurines were abundant.

fun ceramic figurineSinging nuns…

vintage porcelain figurinesLittle ladies, skirts swaying in the wind…

pink porcelain bearA pink porcelain teddy bear…

porcelain girl with dogA sweet little porcelain girl with her dog… This was the only piece I bought all day, because of the doggie, who reminded me of my Astro.

european lady porcelain figurineEuropean ladies …

vintage garlic holderA small vintage garlic holder.

glass hensThere was also a large case of little glass hens… like the ones I featured at Christmas time by Mosser Glass.

vintage toilet humorAnd kitsch, of course. A very successful day of photography,


  1. Annie B. says:

    My workplace is across the street from a antiques mall similar to this one, although not containing as much midcentury. Talk about temptation.

    Pam, you need those dishes to go with your “Blue Heaven”. Great post.

  2. Martha says:

    That plastic swag light is straight out of the 70s. My husband bought one–cheap–at an estate sale. He was so proud of it, and decided to hang it in the bay window of our 1917 Craftsman style house. It wasn’t really to my taste, but I went along with it. It really stands out as you view it from the outside, and it’s reflected 3 times in the 3 panes of the window at night inside the house. It’s kind of grown on me. Imagine my chagrin when I took off the plastic part surrounding the electrical works and tried to clean it in soap and water and accidentally broke the end of the string where it’s knotted to the fixture. My husband managed to stop the unraveling of the whole fixture without it being too visible. I’d like to restring the whole thing to put it back into original condition, but haven’t been able to find heavy enough monofilament fishing line to do the job right–or the courage to see if I can restring it the way it was.

  3. Dale says:

    If you do go for a Sunbeam sometime I’d only plan on it being useful for cake batter type stuff. I have one and they are not too powerful. I stopped using mine when turning on the switch was accompanied by a weird electrical smell, dust in the motor I’m sure. I think the green jadite type bowls are more desirable over plain white. Cheers!

  4. Peggy says:

    MUST HAVE that yellow dinette set!! My dream is to actually have a full set – love it! Do you happen to remember how much it was?

    1. pam kueber says:

      No, Peggy, I don’t remember exactly…. maybe $395 or something like that? Mom also corrects: It’s on 31W (not Highway 60)

  5. Jay says:

    Thanks for the tour. Lots of nice stuff! I am laughing at the “butter pats”. As others noted, it’s for smoking – such items were all the rage in mid century when smoking was cool. My how times have changed. Japanese ceramics have a long and venerated history but they were everywhere after the war when the USA helped to industrialise Japan. From the dime stores on up to gift and department stores. Think Mikasa and Noritake for fine china. Much were cheap exports that the Japanese would sooner disown these days but the quality far surpasses anything coming out of China today.

  6. TappanTrailerTami says:

    The little creamer with the red line and polka dot flowers is likely:

    Hostess Ware by Pottery Guild. I have some with a different design on them. Steubenville also made some of the same red/white ware with cute flowers….very 40’s!

    Here’s another variant with polka dots on Etsy:


    And my all time favorite pattern by Pottery Guild (so CUTE!):


    The nutgrinder: don’t know who the maker is, but this is color # 3 that I have seen. I have the same grinder but with red stars (instead of teal/blue shown), and I bought my sister this grinder with gold colored stars! A color for everyone it seems. They also work pretty well 🙂

  7. Emily says:

    I always just called those light string lights, we have had one for years with a dark brown base and clear string. Yes, they are HUGE dust collectors and I think the only way to clean it is with compressed air. I would like to find more information on who made them, etc but have never gotten around to it.

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