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Mystery Spot Antiques is Now Open for Our 17th Season in Phoenicia!

Saturday, May 12th, 2018


The Pear Tree Outside The Spot in Full Bloom, May 2018

The Pear Tree Outside The Spot in Full Bloom, May 2018

Spring has sprung
The grass has riz

I wonder where
The vintage is….?

Look no further! If the historic pear tree alongside The Spot is in full blossom, spring has officially arrived in Phoenicia. Mystery Spot Antiques is now open for the season; and not just any season – it’s our seventeenth year here on Main Street in the mysterious magical hamlet of Phoenicia in the heart of the Catskills.

We plan to be open weekends/holidays only until school lets out; after that, we’ll be open five days a week all summer long.

Spring Hours 2018:

Saturday 11am – 6pm

Sunday 11am – 5pm


Even though our “official” opening is generally Memorial Day Weekend, if you’re one of our devoted followers who reads these things, consider these next few weekends your sneak previews/first dibs for those in the know.

This has been an especially fruitful winter in that we purchased tons (literally) from several loaded estates, ranging from a houseful of untouched vintage clothing to some of the contents of Joe Franklin’s legendary office (!). We’ve been cleaning and sorting all winter long, and now we’re ready to share our wares in our seven rooms. We have SO MUCH to bring in, and we will, every week….stacks of vinyl records, racks of vintage clothing, antiques, oddball books, mid-century kitchenware, Rusticalia, oddities…the usual unpredictable pieces that catch our eye. Does the thought of owning a professionally framed vintage photograph of Joe Franklin chatting with one of his legendary* guests on the set – from his personal collection, carefully extracted from his historic office** – intrigue you? How about three dozen of them? (Prices still TBD and not yet at The Spot). Provenance, baby! What about about dozens of vintage Hawaiian shirts? Or an array of elegant 1950s/60s metallic silver or gold cocktail purses for $20. each?

Hope to see you this weekend or another weekend real soon!

* open to interpretation
** Google it; you won’t be disappointed

Mystery Spot Antiques
72 Main Street
Phoenicia, NY 12464
(845) 688-7868

“Just look for the fourteen foot-tall Davy Crockett”



Open this Presidents’ Weekend in Phoenicia! Vintage vintage vintage!

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
The Mystery Spot at night from inside the car. Davy Crockett on the right; Brio's neon light in the side mirror. Main Street, Phoenicia, NY

The Mystery Spot at night from inside the car. Davy Crockett on the right; Brio’s neon light in the side mirror. Main Street, Phoenicia, NY, Catskill Mountains

We’ll Be Open this Presidents’ Day Weekend!
Tons of Estate-Fresh Vintage – first peek!
(Then we hibernate some more until spring).
ALSO: hiring part-time help (weekends/summer/more)

If it’s Presidents’ Day Weekend, that means Mystery Spot Antiques in beautiful Phoenicia, NY in the heart of the Catskill Mountains will open its doors for the weekend.

We’ve been super busy this winter buying carloads of estate items, sorting, cleaning and bringing them in. Because we’ve been hibernating, no one has seen them yet! THIS IS THE WEEKEND.

Vintage clothing (winter coats, 60’s leather jackets, wool plaid skirts and trousers, cocktail dresses, vintage t-shirts, fedoras, and denim), vintage purses, vinyl records, antiques, Rusticalia, old books, ephemera, vintage kitchenware…seven rooms packed to the rafters. Each and every item is individually selected by us, in compliance with our rigorous set of aesthetic standards. And there will be more coming in every day this holiday weekend!

Presidents’ Weekend hours:
Saturday Feb. 17th (11 – 6)
Sunday  Feb. 18th  (11 – 5)
Monday Feb. 19th (11 – 4)

If you miss us this weekend, fear not! This spring (our 17th season in Phoenicia) we’ll soon be open every weekend (and most holidays) starting sometime in April, then five days a week all summer, then fall weekends, maybe with some Mondays thrown in, etc.

Which means (CUE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT) we’re looking for someone very special and super reliable to join the Mystery Spot team. We’re interviewing candidates for a very responsible shop position that starts in April. If you know of the perfect person for this part-time but consistent gig (reliable, experienced, friendly, creative, trustworthy, organized, and vintage-loving; post-college age or older please), they may email us with a resume and/or some relevant info about themselves. Preferably someone who’s been here and understands what we’re about. Serious inquiries only.

*(If the weather looks iffy, please send us an email or call to confirm we’re open).

Vintage 20% Hibernation Sale + final weekend until spring + more!

Saturday, November 18th, 2017
Yup, it's all headed to The Spot (eventually).

Yup, it’s all headed to The Spot (eventually).

This is it! The Big One! Mystery Spot Antiques in Phoenicia is having an end-of-season 20% off vintage/vinyl/everything sale this weekend (all 7 rooms!) before hibernating for the winter. Check our FB/IG over the winter for occasional pop-up holiday weekends until we return in the spring for our 17th year in the Catskills.

Thank you for another wonderful season, for supporting us and our fellow local businesses, and for being so friendly, cool and interesting!

P.S.: we’re hiring – see attached.

P.P.S. the vintage clothing in this photo is not yet at the shop, but some of our favorites are!

Read our announcement!

Our Fall Hours!

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
Our Fall Hours

Our Fall Hours

The Mystery Spot’s new Fall Hours start this weekend. The leaves are still luscious, verdant and green, but soon enough they shall be peaking….!  Come on up to Phoenica for the last taste of summer, or a leaf-peeping antiquing thrifting crate-digging vintage-shopping weekend in the Catskills!

Saturday 11am – 5pm

Sunday 11am – 4pm

+ Columbus Day

We plan to then take a winter break, though we’ll open our doors now and then for the occasional pop-up how-dee-do! (Join our mailing list if you want to be in the loop).

Summer Hours – Open Five Days a Week in Phoenicia!

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Our expanded summer hours start TODAY! We’ll be open every day except Tues/Wed (though we’ll be open this July 4th) through Labor Day right here on Main Street in Phoenicia, NY. Just look for the giant statue of Davy Crockett and you’ve found us: The Catskills’ Vintage Odditorium!

Our 2017 Summer Hours

Our 2017 Summer Hours

We plan to fill our seven rooms with TONS of fresh vintage estate items all summer long: antiques, vinyl, vintage clothing, old books, midcentury modern, lighting, kitchenware, oddities and Rusticalia™….the list goes on and on.

Every item is hand-picked by proprietress Laura Levine. We’ve been hunting and gathering mind-blowing vintage treasures all winter long, and they will make their debuts throughout the summer (our 16th season). We promise fresh vintage goodness every week, living up to our motto “Clutter My World.”. Plus, we’re air-conditioned! Hope to see you soon!

Monday: 11 – 5
(Tuesday: closed)
(Wednesday: closed)
Thursday: 11 – 5
Friday: 11 – 6
Saturday: 10:30 – 6
Sunday: 10:30 – 5

—> AND… probably later on weekends and holidays, or as the mood strikes….

Presidents’ Weekend Vintage Sale! Everything 20% off!

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Yup, it’s time for The Mystery Spot’s big ol’ 20% sale this Presidents’ Day Weekend!

Everything is on sale all triple-weekend long. Men’s, women’s and children’s vintage clothing, 1000’s of vinyl records, antiques, rusticalia, old books, mid-century lighting, vintage kitchenware, coats, dresses, vintage work shirts, suits….everything in our seven rooms and porch! (Remember that print or painting you’ve had your eye on all these years? Yup! That too!).

They say the temps will hit the fifties this weekend up here in Phoenicia, NY. A perfect excuse to take a thrifting/junking/vintage/antiquing road trip to the beautiful Catskills this holiday weekend!

If you miss us this weekend, fear not, as we are open every weekend (and most holidays) all winter/spring long, as we enter our sixteenth year in business here in Phoenicia.

Our special holiday weekend sale hours:

Saturday Feb. 18th (11 – 6)

Sunday  Feb. 19th  (11 – 5)

Monday Feb. 20th (11 – 4)

(If the weather looks iffy, please send us an email or call to confirm we’re open).

The Mystery Spot’s Fall Hours

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
Our Fall Hours

Our Fall Hours

The Mystery Spot’s new Fall Hours as of this weekend. The clock is ticking….the leaves are peaking….!  Come on up to Phoenica for a leaf-peeping antiquing thrifting crate-digging vintage-shopping weekend in the Catskills!

Saturday 11am – 5pm

Sunday 11am – 4pm

20% Off Sale! Columbus Day Weekend! New Hours!

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
The Big Man has some news for you!

The Big Man has some news for you!

It’s that time of year again! The Catskills leaves are changing, the Phoenician air is fresh, the sun is shining, AND it’s time for our annual Columbus Day Weekend blow-out yee-haw whoop-dee-do 20% off sale!

Everything vintage in the store is on sale. Records, vintage clothing, lighting, etc….you know the drill. Get yourself up to the Catskills this weekend for some season peaking leaf peeping, crate digging and vintage shopping. Seven rooms in a former 1800′s hotel packed to the rafters with antiques, vintage doo-dads, thousands of vinyl records, and tons and tons of vintage clothing.

Our special holiday weekend sale hours:

Saturday Oct. 8th (11 – 6)

Sunday  Oct. 9th  (11 – 6)

Monday Oct. 10th (11 – 5)

After this weekend, our hours are changing to weekends only: Saturdays 11 – 5, Sundays 11 – 4. Will we stay open for the winter? We’re not sure yet, but you’ll be the first to know. (If not, we WILL open for holiday weekends  – Presidents’ Day Weekend, etc. – until we re-open in the spring for our 16th season in Phoenicia).

Mystery Spot Fall Hours

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
Some of the wonderful 1950's children's drawings depicting the many moods of Goofy we recently picked up.

Some of the wonderful 1950’s children’s drawings depicting the many moods of Goofy we recently picked up.

And lo, our fifteenth summer season is over, the kids are back at school, life returns to normal, and Phoenicia will be as beautiful as ever (if not more so) as the leaves on our mountains start to change before you know it.

Fall Hours:
Saturday 11 – 5
Sunday 11 – 5
Monday 11 – 4

Our Last Blast Summer Weekend ends on Labor Day! Get Your Catskills Vintage On While You Can!

Friday, September 2nd, 2016
Just arrived: vintage NYC subway rollsign.

Just arrived: vintage NYC subway rollsign.

Phoenicia’s Mystery Spot Antiques is celebrating one last blast of Catskills summer before we revert back to our Fall Hours.

This Labor Day weekend only, we’re open:

Friday 11 – 5
Saturday 10:30 – 6
Sunday 10:30 – 6
Monday 11 – 4

and THEN…..we’re back to our Fall Hours, which are Sat, Sun, and Mon only.

We’ve got lots of groovy vintage clothing, mid-century housewares and lighting, antiquarian books, killer vinyl and more continuing to come in all autumn long!

We’re very excited to offer this vintage Brooklyn/NYC subway roll sign! You know, the sign you’d see on the front of the subway car, changed depending on the train’s route? These can sometimes be found as a piece of canvas, but this one is very scarce, as it’s still intact in its original MTA metal casing with gears to turn whenever you feel like a change of scenery. It’s also double-sided, and in incredible condition. Routes = GG, FF, F, E, D, DD and S for SPECIAL and include the avenues, i.e. 6th Ave-Houston Express, 8th Ave., etc. ). Consider it moveable NY art). For those of you who make the inevitable move to the Catskills from the city, this will be a lovely reminder of the city.

Our Motto: “Clutter My World”