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Hot Collectibles in 2022 at Area Malls and Stores - Reuters

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The last column of the year and time to check with a few local malls and antique stores to see what was hot in 2022 and if any will stay hot in 2023.

Erica Thilges, from New Generations of Harmony, said: “Items that we expected to stay hot in 2022 like Pyrex, cast iron, pots and blow molds remained popular. We were pleasantly surprised to see a strong increase in glassware sales this year. Colored vacuum glass, Swung Viking glass, Fenton Moon & Stars, and uranium glass were all big sellers. We can’t wait to see what our customers will start collecting next year.

Chris Rand Kujath of the Old River Valley Antique Mall in Stewartvile says: “Some of the hot items for 2022 were cast iron pans, Coleman lanterns, hunting knives, billboards, jewelry. Also seasonal items like Halloween and Christmas decoration, vintage clothing and plaid items.

Becky Meyers of Bee Balm at Harmony, told me, “For hot items in 2022, it can be a little hard to tell because so much of what we have is one-of-a-kind. But some items like blue canning jars, metal recipe boxes (from Chein or Ohio Art, etc.), pans from Corningware, Pyrex, Fire King; these all tend to move. Well-made wooden primitives like old crates, crate boxes, barrels, etc., are another item that tends to move quickly.

Laurie Rucker of St. Charles and owner of Vintage Treasures and Home Decor, says, “For ladies – Vintage clothing, handbags, jewelry, mostly rings and brooches. For men – gas and oil signs, and canisters (brewery memorabilia), especially Hamm’s and Grain Belt, and old tools and license plates. For home decorators – primitive bowls and baskets, crates and kitchen gadgets, mirrors, clocks and lots of old books. Architectural salvage – corbels and old porch columns. I expect the same for next year.

Bonnie Wegg of B&B’s Fremont store in Fremont, says, “Most of the home decor items were selling very well. He has been very busy. With many hot sellers. My top shippers were making home decor items. I guess next year will be the same.

Carol and Dave Thouin of The Backyard Flea, a seasonal shop in Spring Valley, say, “We’ve found that many of our refurbished crafts have sold well this year, such as our teapot birdhouses, oil pots for elephants, our wooden trees and our milk cans. fountains. Rustic tables, chairs, garden benches and distressed flannel shirts also sold well. Of course, galvanized farm ware and wash tubs are generally sought after every year, especially during the spring planting season. »

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Some colored glass from the Christmas holidays to Valentine’s Day red and through March with greens can be found at New Generations of Harmony, Minnesota.

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Carol Loshek of The Cottage Cupboard an Occasional shop in Winona, adds, “Our solar porch lights have been very popular at all of our sales this year. Quilted items sell well, rustic pewter containers and handmade ornaments.

Shayna Dais, of the occasional store The Rusty Bucket in Winona, says: “We find that embroidered tea towels, old or new, always sell well. Decorative pillows have been popular with quilts, either homemade or made. Small repurposed furniture is also popular. We believe these items will continue to be popular in 2023.”

Finally, Jenna Lubinski of The Refinery Co. in Winona, tells us that 2022 has been a big year for the modern classic and will continue into 2023. “The mix of updated modern items with a classic twist. Wicker items were a sought-after item. The natural texture of wicker in homes, parties or special occasions adds a beautiful element to any space,” she says. “The other big items of 2022 this year were furniture mid-century modern with clean lines, solid, well-constructed pieces with a beautiful wood grain. I had the pleasure of completing some upgraded parts this year and can’t wait to see what 2023 brings. What I have I hope to see more of and look forward to seeing pieces that add new and old together, a beautiful moment of decluttering where a space is filled with objects that have a purpose and a meaning Timeless side tables handed down from your grandmother’s collection paired with textures, mixed pillow patterns and items people love and cherish.

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The mix of wicker and classic mid-century and modern wood items found at The Refinery Co. in Winona. These items may be part of your grandmother’s or mother’s collection and need a little repackaging.

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Sandy Erdman is a Winona-based freelance writer and certified appraiser who focuses on vintage, antique and collectibles. Send feedback and story suggestions to Sandy at

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