• Stop by Venice Pavilion for some of the most unique gifts for your special graduate! Only the best graduation gifts come from the heart. No one wants to receive just cash or a giftcard from their loved one. This special accomplishment can be tough to match expectations but, Graduation gifting can also be tough depending on who you’re shopping for, maybe they are mysterious teenagers or seasoned scholars set to embark upon their first foray into the “real world,” your daughter, son, niece or nephew deserve an exciting gift. Track down the perfect inspirational, funny or personalized item just for them! There are only two tried-and-true ways to win the heart of a recent college graduate: either with a sense of humor or a sense of Taste that includes a touch of class. Humorous or Nostalgic gifts inject a bit of levity into a bittersweet moment—saying goodbye to your best friends of four years is tough! Grown-up gifts, like wall art or photo displays, will help them let go of their dorm room posters and set up their first apartment in style. If you’re feeling especially sappy, you can always elicit a tear with a personalized memento. Just make sure to keep the crying on the down low—you wouldn’t want the future boss to see.  

  • March winds are blowing in, the daffodils and crocus are waking up, spring is just about here. It's time for The Celebration of the Green. A long standing tradition started when Dottie Grome restored the Venice Pavilion in the 80's. Once a year all the vendors come together in one Grand Sale, on St. Patrick's Day weekend. We offer 15% or more off store wide (unless marked firm) for just 2 days. Let your memories come to life as you stroll down the aisle of Venice Pavilion Antiques. Opening at 11 am on Saturday & Sunday mornings with door prizes and refreshments to Celebrate the Green, find your treasure and save a little green too.

  • With Valentine’s Day less than a month away, ‘tis the season to brainstorm ideas for what you can do with the person you’re dating. Whether it’s a long-term partner or someone new, there are plenty of great ideas out there, here at Venice Pavilion Antiques we have employed Cupid to come up with seven ideas to make this Valentine's Day special.   1: Set the mood with vintage vinyl, Beatles, Elvis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Tijuana Brass, Moody Blues, Glenn Campbell, Blues, Country Rockabilly 45's, all genre can be found. 2: Adorn her, with hand made linens edged with crochet or tatting, colors and patterns to match any style. Hearts and Roses to chic Black and White, her taste, it will be just right. 3: Entwine the Heart, Victorian Valentine Card, a Love note, a Book of Poetry or an antiquarian book to travel in time, a search you'll surely find. 4: Make an investment in your Love with a coins of silver, a sports treasure or a piece of time. Collectors treasures to find, so many types so many kinds. 5: Create an evening to remember, crystal goblets to toast by the fire, beautiful depression glass and chic bar ware, set the table with vintage china and candles to light up the night. 6: Browse for a cook book for that special recipe, a delicious entree with a luscious desert to send the senses soaring. 7: Capture her heart with jewelry of the Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis. Crystals that capture the colors of the rainbow, reflecting the light drawn in. Estate and vintage necklaces, rings, pins and watches surely will bring a sparkle to the eye Check back during the week for more updates from Cupid at Venice Pavilion Antique Mall!

  • Model Trains The magic of model trains dates back to Europe around 1860. Marklin was the first electric train in Germany and Lionel in 1901 the first popular electric train in the U.S.A.  Toy train manufacturers in America included Lionel, American Flyer, Ives, Athearn, Marx, A.C. Gilbert, Tyco, and LGB. Model railroads came in different sizes reflected by the rail gauge and scale. The S and O gauge, starting in the early 1900s, was followed by HO and N gauges seen more today. Lionel became the best known after WWI, their model trains were more realistic, powerful and rugged, painted in bright and exciting colors. American Flyer came on the market about the same time with electric trains starting in 1918, producing a larger, more economical train set. Train sets remained very popular even through the depression and after WWII the realistic details on the trains and accessories improved creating interesting layouts. Plasticville town and village pieces complimented the trains with everything you would see in a real-life setting.  The HO and N gauges produced from the 50s through the 80s were more reasonably priced and required less room to run. Some of the trains produced included New York Central, Rock Island, B. & O., Santa Fe, Union Pacific, Chattanooga, Burlington Northern, any line that ran could be reproduced could be copied in model trains. Along with the engines came the specialty boxcars and tenders, coal loaders, cattle cars and loaders, car carriers, log haulers, lighted cranes, switches, crossings, and turns.  Model trains have been a Christmas favorite around the tree, young and old together, creating scenes of days gone by. The best gift of all is sharing time together with model railroads.