New Kid on the Block

I have a well-worn path up and down 45th Street in the antiques district just east of State Line.  Depending on the day, I’ll stop here for this or there for that and always at Christopher Filley’s and Parrin & Co. to see Barbara, both for the furniture and the friendship.

Then one day not long before the holidays, I heard a new dealer was opening.  “Trish, you know Trish,” and I did.  She’s had a wonderful space at Mission Road Antique Mall, a space that was Chris’s for a while, then Steve Roger’s; it has always had good energy.

“I do.  I do know Trish.”  I understand that she was in her new shop for a couple of days with the door locked, apprehensive about opening.  But, let’s face it, if you’re an antique dealer who never sells you’re not a dealer, you’re a hoarder.

And Trish Hedley is far too gracious to do that.  She has opened her doors and, no surprise to anyone who haunts the street, her things are on the move.

She told me that sometimes she feels like Mrs. Kravitz as she’ll brew a pot of coffee and walk up and down the street to see if the other dealers could use a cup.  That doesn’t sound nosy to me, that sounds neighborly.

Make a point to visit Trish at her new shop:

Nufangl
1707 W. 45th St.
816-931-0021

You can still find a sampling of her wares at Mission Road in a space just behind the register.

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14 thoughts on “New Kid on the Block

  1. Those clowns (clowns? snowmen?) are in the window and I've done a nearly daily drive-by to look at them on my way to grab some lunch. I'll definitely eat quick and stop in now.

  2. David – what ever they are, they are enchanting. I don't think you are their only stalker. You know, these are the ones in the shop – so, consider that the collection is about double what you can see from the street. Wow.

  3. Very excited to stop in, I love the antique shops along 45th! Looks fun and intriguing!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

  4. Looks like a lovely eclectic assortment!! Your shots remind me of one of my favorite dealers who no longer has a shop – it was one of my regular stops in our area – and she was always ready with a welcoming cup of something as well!!

  5. This is a great shop! I love her range of inventory–I might just "need" the Spanish kneeling madonna. I wish her tons and tons of luck (happy sales). Mary

  6. Well, I knew something this good couldn’t be kept a secret for long! Trish has an impeccable eye with style to boot. I love the sensibility of how she pairs the serious with the not-so-serious…always a visual treat.

  7. Christopher's and Barbara's shopsa are my favorites on 45th. I stopped at Nufangl not long ago and have added it to my favorites list. . .

  8. Is there a web site? I am in the antiques business and wish I could get a cup of coffee on Elm Street (East Coast!)! Love the articulated wooden model!

  9. What a great shop! I wish I was close enough to pop in. I really NEED that horse in the 2nd shot, as I'm putting together a Kentucky Derby table for a benefit and I'm looking for a horse!!!

  10. I just made it a point to go to the store and check it out…she is closed until Saturday morning (March 12th).

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