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Huzzah! Catch us the weekend of April 9 – 10 for a vintage/vinyl quickie in Phoenicia!

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016
We've been gathering vintage nuts all winter!

We’ve been gathering vintage nuts all winter!

We’re chomping at the bit to officially open for the season, which will be sometime in May. But in the meantime…..

CATCH US THIS WEEKEND! Sat. April 9th & Sun. April 10th! We will actually be open (!) for a vintage quickie until we “officially” open later this spring.

Is it because the Woodstock Writers’ Festival is also that weekend? Hmmm….could be! In fact, they’re raffling off an original photo that we – i.e. your proprietress Laura Levine – took of David Bowie  (there may be a few raffle tickets left). Raffle tickets sold out! But you can always contact us if you don’t win the raffle and you’d like to purchase a print directly.

We’ve been gathering lots of fresh Catskills estate finds (many of you have seen them posted on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) and bringing them in bit by bit. Vintage hippie clothing, vinyl records, antique bottles, old paintings, cool and obscure Delaware County local history books, vintage and antique….um…stuff. Just the tip of the iceberg, but you’ll get first crack at them if you head over to Phoenicia and pop in next weekend.

Then we’re going to hibernate a little more until our official opening April 30th! (Weekends only for the time being).

Did we mention that this will be our FIFTEENTH SEASON in Phoenicia!?

—> Extra Incentive: The Ice Cream Station next door to us on the porch will also be open!

Where’d Everyone Go?

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
Good doggie!

Good doggie!

Don’t worry, we’re just hibernating for the winter season. Please check back (or sign up for our mailing list on the sidebar) as we may open for a random holiday weekend or two over the winter before we officially re-open for our FIFTEENTH season this spring!

Thanks, everyone, for being the best customers, ever! See you in the spring! (If not before).

Presidents’ Weekend Vintage Sale in Phoenicia, NY!

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Smash Hit of a Vintage Sale!

Hey, phellow Phoenicians! Hey you, coming up to the Catskills! Vintage hunters! Road trippers! Crate diggers! Vintage clothing pickers! Brookyn babies! NYC getaway cars!

We’re briefly coming out of hibernation for ONE WEEKEND ONLY, this upcoming Presidents’ Day Weekend, with a 20% off sale here on Main Street.

We hope to see all our friends and customers, new and old. We promise lots of estate-fresh goodies to paw through! And all of it is 20% off!

Our special holiday weekend sale hours:

Saturday Feb. 13th, (11 – 6)
Sunday Feb. 14th, (11 – 5)
Monday Feb. 15th, (11 – 4)

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

Then we’re back to hibernating a little bit more before we re-open this spring for our FIFTEENTH SEASON!

We’re Hibernating for the Winter

Monday, November 23rd, 2015


Yes, we’re hibernating for the winter season! But please check back (or sign up for our mailing list on the sidebar) as we may open for holiday weekends over the winter (i.e. Presidents’ Day Weekend). Thank you, everyone, for being the best customers, ever! See you in the spring! (If not before).

Columbus Weekend 20% off SALE + new hours!

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

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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 The Mystery Spot’s 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 leaf-peeping 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:

Friday Oct. 9th (11 am – 5 pm)
Saturday Oct. 10th (11 am – 6 pm)

Sunday  Oct. 11th  (11 am – 6 pm)

Monday Oct. 12th (11 am – 5 pm)

We’re fixing to close for the season right before Thanksgiving weekend, and open only on a few holiday weekends before our Spring 2016 season, so be sure to get your vintage shopping done before then.

Hope to see you upstate this weekend!

Last Blast of Vintage Summer – Open Labor Day Weekend!

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

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

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:

Thursday 11 – 4
Friday 11 – 5
Saturday 11 – 6
Sunday 11 – 5
Monday 11 – 4

and THEN…..we’re back to our Fall Hours, which are Friday, Saturday and Sunday only.

Our Adopt-A-Highway sign proudly stands tall on Route 28, right next to the Phoenicia Diner.

Our Adopt-A-Highway sign proudly stands tall on Route 28, right next to the Phoenicia Diner.

As usual, 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. If you’re into thrifting, crate digging, junking, treasure hunting, yard saling or just looking for an excuse to get out of the city (aka Brooklyn) and taking a  beautiful drive (or bus ride, which takes you right to our door), come on up this weekend!

NOTE: We’ll probably close for the winter around Thanksgiving until next Spring, so come on down and “Shop the Spot” while you can!

Hooray! School’s Out & The Spot is Open!

Friday, June 26th, 2015

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We’re now open for our 14th Season in Phoenicia!


Monday 11 – 4

(Tuesday – closed)

(Wednesday – closed)

Thursday 11 – 4

Friday 11 – 5

Saturday 11 – 6

Sunday 11 – 5

Memorial Weekend 20% Vintage Sale! (+ Monday, Monday)

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
Some of our favorite customers in their Spot tees!

Some of our favorite customers in their Spot tees!

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! Fill ‘er up and head on up to the beautiful hamlet of Phoenicia in the Catskill Mountains, where you’ll find not only some great yard sales along the way, but Mystery Spot Antiques actually…! More than usual! To celebrate our FOURTEENTH SEASON in Phoenicia, everything vintage is on sale, 20% off!

Seven rooms in a former 1800’s hotel packed to the rafters with antiques, vintage doo-dads, mid-century lighting, thousands of vinyl records, and tons of vintage clothing. (We’ve brought in lots of estate-fresh vintage goodness since you last visited).

If you haven’t been here in a while, you’ll be able to recognize us by the GIANT STATUE OF DAVY CROCKETT in front of the shop.

Our special holiday weekend/sale hours:

Saturday, May 23rd: 11 – 6

Sunday, May 24th: 11 – 6

Monday, May 25th: 11 – 4

(If things are hopping we may even stay open later than posted).

Starting this week we will now be open on MONDAYS 11 – 4!

—> And we’ll soon have expanded summer hours (Thursday through Monday), starting late June through early September.

Questions? Have stuff to sell/trade? Coming from a distance? Feel free to call or email with any queries whatsoever. Hope to see you this weekend!

Presidents’ Day Weekend 20% off Vintage Sale!

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

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Everything vintage at The Mystery Spot on Main Street in Phoenicia is on sale all weekend long. Vintage clothing, 1000’s of vinyl records, antiques, rusticalia, out-of-print art books, mid-century lighting, kitchenware, coats, dresses, suits….everything!

Our special holiday weekend sale hours:
Saturday Feb. 14th (11 – 6)
Sunday  Feb. 15th  (11 – 6)
Monday Feb. 16th (11 – 4)
(If the weather looks iffy, please send us an email or call to confirm we’re open).
And just a reminder that we’re open every weekend this winter (weather permitting), Sat. 11 – 6 and Sun. 11 – 5.

Mystery Spot Antiques in Phoenicia NY now open weekends + Mondays. It’s our 13th season! How can that be?

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

We’re starting to bring in TONS of vintage items gathered from our secret sources over the next few weeks (and will continue all season-long). Killer vinyl from our crate-digging excavations, estate-fresh vintage clothing for men, women and – yes! – children, unusual old books, vintage linens and afghans, knitting and crocheting patterns, mid-century lighting and objets d’art, Rusticalia, vintage kitchenware, vintage barware, doo-dads and knick-knacks and tchatchkes of a vintage vintage. And yes, some actual antiques, Victorian, Edwardian, Arts and Crafts, primitive country.

Vintage denim and men’s work clothes (Carhartt, Carter’s, Levi’s), vintage Chanel suits and scarves and a Louis Vuitton Pappillon bag (ask for photos), oddities, unusual weird creepy thrift store paintings, vintage costume jewelry, old photographs, vintage Polaroid cameras, vintage typewriters. Vintage T-shirts, leather jackets, ladies’ hats, capes, lingerie, maxi-dresses, day dresses. All vintage, of course.

Twenties, Thirties, Forties, Fifties, Sixties. Seven rooms packed to the rafters with our hand-picked favorite items, lovingly displayed and always fun to dig through.

As usual, we’re behind on everything! At some point we’ll update this page with the wonderful press we’ve received these past few years, and maybe even some of the love notes regularly posted by strangers to our front door. Meantime, a great way to stay in the loop is to follow us on Facebook or Instagram or sign up for our mailing list.

And when we’re closed, the YARD SALE IN A BOX awaits you, where dollar treasures beckon to be discovered. That and a few crates of Dollar Records…24/7, the porch is open all night.

So get out of the city and/or Brooklyn, hop into one of those Zip Cars or take the Trailways Bus right to our front door on Main Street in Phoenicia, NY in the beautiful Catskills. Phoenicia offers tons of things to do (hiking, fishing, tubing, camping, chilling) and places to eat, shop and stay (see our links on the right). The perfect weekend getaway vintage roadtrip!

You’ll recognize us by the fourteen foot statue of Davy Crockett out front.

Since we know you’re thinking this: YES, WE BUY! WE ALSO TRADE/BARTER/SWAP. Doing a house cleanout, attic or basement or barn spring cleaning? We’re very interested to know what you have that you’re looking to sell/trade/move on/etc. Trunks of old clothing? Boxes and boxes of records? (Rock, jazz, blues, country, folk, unusual preferred – no classical or easy listening or show tunes, please…..). When in doubt, just drop us an email or give a call: or (845) 688-7868.