By Carolyn Tamler
The Red Rooster Antique Mall in Downtown Freeland has grown to 24 dealers that showcase their unique wares in a single location. The variety of goods includes beautiful handcrafted items, beautiful Antiques and handcrafted items including collectibles of all kinds, furniture for the Victorian home, beach cottage or back woods home, and patio and garden furnishings.
Pat and Cece Egging, who created and manage the Red Rooster Antique Mall, say that it evolved from a quest to replace a missing piece from an heirloom tea set. Pat explains: “We had several pieces of Depression glass that were passed down from my mother. The creamer to the tea sets was always missing, and we just started looking.” He adds with a smile, “We now have completed these sets.”
Their original search soon developed into a passion for collecting that translated into a small antiques shop in 2003 called Upsy Daisy. Soon, the Eggings had established two large antique malls in downtown Freeland. In March of 2010, they sold Mutiny Bay Antique Mall and are currently operating the Red Rooster Antique Mall at 1635 Main Street in Freeland. Visitors to the store are surprised by how large it is and the amazing variety of items offered for sale.
Pat says they pride themselves on having a wide selection of rare glass, tableware, vintage toys, old books, antique linens, clothing, shoes, jewelry and purses, as well as furniture and other items that lure professional and amateur collectors.
Recently, the Egging’s added a line of new lampshades to their inventory, and Pat offers lamp repair services. Also added to their merchandise are lovely silk flower arrangements, in-house custom sign painter, potpourri, mulling spices and more.
The newest addition to the store is the acquisition of the Shabby Chalked Paints dealership. Along with carrying this fabulous brand of chalk paint and painting supplies they also feature classes on how to create some of the most lovely pieces of re-purposed furniture. This non-toxic, no voc paint is perfect for updating and recycling drab kitchen cabinets, dressers, kitchen tables, night stands and outdoor furniture. Be sure to stop by and check out this amazing paint that requires no sanding, no priming and best of all no waxing!
The Eggings believe that just one visit to the Red Rooster Antique Mall will awaken the collector’s passion in just about anyone.
The Red Rooster Antique Mall is open 7 days a week, Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call Pat or Cece at 360-331-0150, or visit their website. http://redroosterantiquemall.com/