Archive for May, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend 20% off Sale and start of our 13th season!

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

It’s coming on up Memorial Day Weekend, the official start of yard sale season and more importantly, the official start of The Mystery Spot’s Lucky 13 season in Phoenicia and more imporantly than that, our annual Memorial Day Weekend 20% off Yee-Haw Vintage Sale!

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! Fill up your tank with unleaded and head straight on up to the very green Catskill Mountains, where you’ll find not only some great tag sales, but Mystery Spot Antiques right smack on Main Street in the glorious little village of Phoenicia, NY.

Seven rooms in a former 1800′s hotel packed with antiques, vintage doo-dads, thousands of vinyl records, and tons and tons of vintage clothing.


Our special holiday weekend hours:

Saturday, May 24:  11 – 6

Sunday, May 25: 11 – 6

Monday, May 26:  11 – 4

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

Questions? Have stuff to sell/trade? Coming from a distance? Feel free to call (845-688-7868) or email ( with any queries whatsoever. Hope to see you this weekend!

A Robin’s Tale (aka Miracle on Main Street)

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

One day a bird’s nest appeared atop the jackalope heads outside

The Mystery Spot in Phoenicia, NY.

Look! Above the jackalopes! It's a bird! It's a plane!'s a bird!

We took a peek inside and found a beautiful blue egg.

Blue blue blue.

Meantime, the robin had inadvertently flown into the shop.

It flew from room to room – first the record room, then the main room, and finally the room where all our bird paintings hang.

We tried and tried to encourage it to fly back out the front door, without success. It would climb onto my finger, but fly away once I moved towards the door.

Fly, robin, fly.

Finally, it flew back outside.

The end? Not quite….

Laura C., who works at the shop, said she saw something in the bird room,

atop a mid-century bookcase.

She thought it could be…an egg?

Was that possible?

It was.

The robin had laid a perfect blue egg on the bookcase in the bird room.


We carefully picked it up with a paper towel and placed it in her nest,

to join the other one already there.