A Visit to "Purple Cow", St. Louis, MO

January 1st, 2009 in member junk     
piecesofthepast piecesofthepast, member
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These pictures were taken in an "outdoor garden" behind one of my favorite haunts in St. Louis...Purple Cow Antiques.  It was chocked full of the most wonderful collection of stuff...statues, old hotel signs, salvage from torn down buildings, and just about anything you could dream of getting your hands on!!  I had to get permission to go out into this area to take the pictures.  Sadly, nothing in the garden was for sale, but it was great fun to look at!


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Gretchen Posted: 3:54 pm on January 11th
csudderth writes: What a cool cool place! I'll have to keep this place in mind if I get to visit my relatives in Illinois. They are just a couple of hours from St. Louis. Thanks for sharing.
Christy Posted: 9:30 pm on January 3rd
MimiToria writes: Looks like a place to definitely remember if and when I get to St. Louis. Awesome stuff in these photos.
Gretchen Posted: 11:33 am on January 3rd
FunktionalJunk writes: Is this not just heaven-on-earth to anyone who loves junk!!!! I spent about 15 minutes studying your photos just to see how they put all that funkiness together and made it look so great! Thanks so much for sharing!

Leah Posted: 11:57 pm on January 2nd
piecesofthepast writes: IF I still lived in St. Louis I would be there, and all of the other great haunts, all the time!! St. Louis has some of the best places to junk around in and I miss it. These pics were taken on a little trip back there this week. Nope...I NOW live where there is really not much of anything going on! I live vicariously through all of you on this site!! Posted: 10:55 pm on January 2nd
JunkArchitect writes: If this place was near me I’d live there! Posted: 10:45 pm on January 2nd
Chovey writes: What a great place to shop! I could do some serious damage there! haha
cynthia Posted: 6:27 pm on January 2nd
junkermidge writes: That looks like one of the coolest places ever. If it's only ONE of your favorite places, you must be having a blast junking there in St. Louis. I love all the signs. Thanks for sharing these great pics.
Midge Posted: 3:44 pm on January 2nd
suewhitney writes: Wow, very cool stuff. I'm with Jenny...I would have come unglued. In a very civilizes junker sort of way that is! I have found some fabulous things in St. Louis that I employed during my remodel. Do you know Harry Henderson? If you haven't seen his stuff look him up. He is a lovely man and has awesome things. Thanks so much for sharing.

All best,
Sue Posted: 10:34 am on January 2nd
CottageElements writes: Piecesofthepast, welcome back! You need to post more! This looks like a great place, and the signs are awesome. Too back they weren't for sale! Thanks for sharing!

Lani Posted: 9:22 am on January 2nd
JUNKFORFUN writes: I WANT IT ALL! THANKS FOR SHARING. Posted: 9:21 am on January 2nd
SnowmanHill writes: I want to go there!! I would have a hayday! Thanks for sharing- love the metal signs- Krista Posted: 10:01 pm on January 1st
writes: My goodness!! I would have come unglued here!! Super cool place and post. Thanks!

JennyK Posted: 8:37 pm on January 1st
piecesofthepast writes: In the back of the store there was a door that led out to what was once a courtyard (this, and some of the other stores in this area, were once houses). Beyond the couryard was the garage, which is the main picture you see on here. None of this stuff, from my understanding, is rotated to the store. It is only for gazing upon! Thanx! Posted: 7:21 pm on January 1st
Meadowview_Farm writes: Looks like a really fun place - thanks for sharing the pictures. So, was this storage, a gathering area, or just a private collection -- do they ever rotate this stuff into the store? Also, like the name "Purple Cow"!
Kari Posted: 6:51 pm on January 1st
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