Presidents’ Day Weekend 20% off Vintage Sale!

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?

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.

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

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)

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.

Now Open for Our 13th Season!

April 4th, 2014

Spring has sprung

The grass is riz

I wonder where

The boidies is?

- Ode to Spring as recited to us by our Great-Uncle Harry

Indeed, spring IS here, and Mystery Spot Antiques in Phoenicia is now open for our 13th season!

For now, we’re just open on weekends, but once the summer starts we’ll have expanded days/hours. Please stop on in, meet our wonderful new shopgirl Laura (not to be confused with proprietress Laura, who can usually be found painting away in her Soho pad) and check out all the estate-fresh items we’ve brought in.

Saturdays, 11am – 5pm

Sundays, 11am – 4pm

Pssst! —-> Spring cleaning? Call or email us if you’re downsizing your vintage clothing, record collection, or anything else vintage. Let’s talk!


March 18th, 2014

We’ll be open this weekend (March 22)! First dibs on a winter’s worth of estate-fresh finds!

Saturday, March 22, 2014 11am – 5pm

Sunday, March 23, 2014 11am – 4pm

Then we’ll be open for weekends STARTING APRIL 5 – see ya then!

We’re Still Hibernating

February 18th, 2014

Yes, we’re still hibernating! (After a fun Presidents’ Weekend Sale). But please check back often here and on Facebook as we may open for warm weekends over the Winter before we officially re-open in the Spring. Thank you, everyone, for being the best customers, ever!

Enjoy this photo of beautiful Phoenicia in the snow…..

Davy Crockett guards The Spot.

President’s Weekend 20% off Sale!

February 11th, 2014

Hey Phoenicians! 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. (Weather permitting). Hope to see all our friends and customers. Lots of estate-fresh goodies to paw through!

We’re Hibernatin’!

November 28th, 2013

Yes, we’re hibernating! But please check back as we may open for holiday weekends over the winter (i.e. Presidents’ Day Weekend). Thank you, everyone, for being the best customers, ever!

Catch us now through Thanksgiving Weekend!

November 15th, 2013

Because after Thanksgiving weekend we go into winter hibernation.

Remember, we’re only open on Saturdays (11 – 5) and Sundays (11 – 4).

pssstttt! —–> we will most likely open for certain holiday weekends over the winter. Follow us on Instagram or Facebook or sign up for our mailing list (see sidebar) to stay in the loop!