About Us

Antique Alter Ego was founded over 30 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.

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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.


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




6 thoughts on “About Us

  1. 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

  2. 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 …

  3. Would love to have all the vintage house plan books I can get. Are the ones you posted from for sale? I would love to have them. I have been collecting vintage house plan books for years. I am absolutely fascinated by them. Thanks for any help you can give in helping me find some. I really enjoy your Facebook page. Thanks for sharing all your unique vintage items.

    • Hello,
      Glad you enjoy our page!
      House plan books are so much fun! I enjoy them, too.
      We don’t have any for sale right now, but I’m sure there are some on eBay or Etsy.
      Good luck with your hunt!

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