About Us

Antique Alter Ego was founded over 26 years ago by a young couple who kept finding really cool things at auctions and garage sales.  They gathered glassware, pottery, furniture and every kind of item imaginable for home decorating.   However, they were soon faced with the dilemma of having too much stuff.  So, with an apartment bulging at the seams and a baby on the way, the young couple embarked on what would be a fascinating and life-long journey into the world of antiques and collectibles.

I love this cartoon!

Today, we have a wealth of knowledge about antiques and vintage items, years of business experience and our baby is our “Communication Consultant”.

We describe what we do as “Finding the treasures that brighten your day”.  To us, a treasure is something that makes you stop and smile.  Everyone needs a few of those!

We believe antiques and vintage items can be appreciated for their artistry and craftsmanship, while providing an Eco-friendly, money saving means of decorating your home.

    A “few” years ago.

Here we are at an open air flea market in 1990!

We would love to hear from you!  You can contact us at:   marie@antiquealterego.com

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4 Responses to “About Us”
  1. David Rudd says:

    Hi just received the little silver box i bought from you on ebay ,Its just what Im looking for, should you find any more like this please let me know
    Regards David

    • Marie says:

      Hello David,
      So glad it’s what you were looking for! We’ll keep our eyes open for more like that and let you know.
      Thanks again,

  2. Matt Nelko says:

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! I just visited your Pinterest page and was enjoying those gorgeous vintage home plans from a book I used to peruse for hours at a time as a kid back in the ’70s. That book was lost (or thrown out) during my family’s move to our new home in the early ’80s, and I’ve been looking for a copy ever since! Now that I’m in the planning stages of building my own home, I’d love to build a classic split-level, but good luck finding any plans anymore (or even an architect who’s old enough to even know what you’re talking about in the first place!). It’s quite interesting, though, to see how our priorities, needs, and expectations have changed over the past generation. The home plans for “unlimited budgets” were rarely over 3,000 square feet or so, the master bedrooms were no bigger than kids’ bedrooms today, and the only real feature of the master bath was that it was en suite to the master bedroom. And no plans allowed for garages bigger than two cars! Of course, this was during the era of 18% mortgage interest rates …

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