11.28.2010

Loco for Local Issue No 1


 Euro Treasures is gracefully starting off my new "Loco for Local" Series!  I often drive by Euro  Treasures on my way to work, it is right off the 600 South Exit in Salt Lake City, UT.  I am very fond of antiques and the thought of galavanting through a whole warehouse full gave me an adrenalin rush {nerd alert!}.  Euro Treasures did not disappoint.  It has the largest collection of European Antiques ever sold! Most of their "treasures" date back to the 1600's and 1700's but they have a few dated back to the 1500's and some from as late as the 1930's.  The warehouse is stacked with furniture, paintings, books, and other housewares from hundreds of years ago.  It would be the perfect place to play hide-and-go seek with it's nooks and crannies, just a thought.

The furniture is mainly from the John Matson Collection, who was the biggest dealer in Northern England.  Mr. Matson was a bit of a hoarder.  After he passed away Scott Evans and his crew took 2.5 years and millions of dollars to get over 40,000 items from Liverpool, England to Salt Lake City, Utah.  The seven story building in Liverpool was filled to the brim, wall to wall, ceiling to ceiling with antiques.      Mr. Matson's house was also filled to the brim with antique furniture as well.  So full that his floors were literally bowing under the weight of it all.  Euro Treasures has been in Salt Lake City for the last 30 years.  I would highly recommend taking an afternoon to be awestruck by the majestic antique furniture. Wear some layers though if you go in the winter!  The warehouse is a bit brisk.

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28 comments:

Brooke said...

oh my gosh your coat is so cute!!

Tamara Nicole said...

What a fun antique shop! Love that you are doing this series:-)

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

So informative- I liked reading the back story on the shop- We usually go to UT at least once a year- I will for sure BEG to stop there- perhaps I can sell the monkeys on the hide and seek bit-
That rhino is FREAKY- can you imagine having that in your house!?

Emma and Andrew said...

That bus!! wow what would someone even do with it? that store looked amazing! I bet it made you forget that you were in the twenty first century :)

Grace said...

I just adore your outfit in that pic!

Signe said...

oh hello there freaky rhino!
no not you, you look super cute ;)

Claire said...

Fabulous! The bus looks sad. It needs rescuing x

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i love the bus. this looks like a place i would love!!! if ever i am in salt lake city.... ps- cute boots!

fashionablepris said...

wow! gorgeous pictures!!


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The Zhush said...

The rhino is crazy out there! Looks like a great shop! :)

Debby said...

This is going to be a great series! That Rhino is too funny. Your coat looks amazing on you! xo

Scientific Housewife said...

How fun is all the furniture! Love your outfit :)

Kate said...

You look so cute and cosy! And that looks like such an exciting warehouse to go exploring in. Lots of exciting treasures to be found, I am sure! :)

Kate x

Croatian_Latina said...

that rhino head made me laugh. wow! I would love to shop there, if only I lived closer!

elizabeth said...

Lovely photos! and i love the photo of you! you look ADORABLE :)

melifaif said...

So cool! We have lots of vintage furniture places in Houston, but I am not sure if they are full of the history??? I am adoring yoru hat and coat. You are just so pretty and cute.

Sandy a la Mode said...

i loveeee your grey coat girl!! and i wish i could have more vintage furniture in my life! :D

Jessica said...

That is so cool that you're doing this series! I love your sense of style. Your coat is fantastic!

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

how absolutely incredible!

i love stumbling across things like this (although i'm not sure there's really anything else out there, quite like this).

thanks for sharing!

Amber Blue Bird said...

looks like you could get lost in there,

Mimi said...

i love what you're wearing! sooo perfect for the season. :D

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tifsong said...

thats awesome furniture and stuff but you're so dang cute it kills me.

okay okay. that was a bit dramatic.

love you though.
lets be hang out friends at least ONCE this beautiful month of december? we could meet up at in'n'out in draper!

Kelle Dame said...

They would have to kick me out of this place!! Such gorgeous stuff! Your coat is super cute :)

tywo said...

You are very pretty!
I miss you. A lot.



LOVE!

Molly said...

Love that Rhino! How crazy and cool.

Your hat is super cute too. :)

Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

Diana Mieczan said...

I love antique stuff and I have a few pieces at home:) I always love to think about their past. This sounds like a great place and I love your coat:) Have a great day,sweetie
Kisses

Balaphoto said...

Excellent post, woow the bus!!! Congratulations!!!

Frank, Barcelona

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Haylee said...

I've never even heard of this wonderful place but I'm definitely going to check it out the next time I go up to Salt Lake. Who knew we had such fabulous stuff in Utah!?

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