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“Interesting Shop to Visit in Phoenicia”

Mystery Spot Antiques
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Phoenicia
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Owner description: It's our FIFTEENTH SEASON! Open Sat-Sun-Mon. Described by Country Living magazine as "a love-at-first-sight wonderland of oddball collectibles, vintage clothing, and objects d'art," Mystery Spot Antiques is part store, part museum, part odditorium, and a whole lot of fun! Named for Homer & Langley, the infamous Collyer Brothers, this obsessive and artistic "Shrine to Clutter" is packed to the rafters with unusual antiques, tons of estate-fresh vintage clothing, 1,000's of used records & killer vinyl, found objects, mid-century lighting, out of print art books, and downright oddities such as the Creepy Doll Exhibit, Petey the Petrified Piranha, and Desdemona, the Devil Girl of Phoenicia. Heck, even when are doors aren't open, customers are welcome to dig through our dollar record bins and our famous yard sale in a box on the front porch, with an honor money drop at your service.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Interesting Shop to Visit in Phoenicia”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

If you are bored and want to do a little sightseeing while in Big Indian, NY, this little antique shop in Phoenicia will help you bide your time for awhile. It has a very good album collection, lots of old clothing, books, and other collectibles; nothing high-end, but worth visiting.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Rhinebeck, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Had a blast of a time with a blast back to another time.”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

We were a group of 3 with a 14 year old teenager who loves antiques and quirky items, and we had just a blast looking through the old clothes, albums and other trinkets.... ended up buying a blouse, vintage maybe of the late 80's which had an interesting MTV story linked to it.

Loved the owners photographs, and was impressed when I found out they were taken by the owner which led to a nice conversation with her.

I am definitely looking forward to a return visit to purchase the matching pants to the blouse and taking in all of the other oddities that the shop carries. Good time was had by all of us. :)

Visited October 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Nice place to spend an hour or two”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

'Antiques' is too boring a word to use in a description of the Mystery Spot. Imagine all the stuff in all of the garage sales that ever were. Then imagine selecting the creme-de-la-creme of all that stuff (well, no automotive stuff or tools)--every one in a million item--and placing those exquisite pieces in a store. THAT'S what the Mystery Spot is like.

Visited November 2011
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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Well stocked shop, outhentic items.”
Reviewed June 10, 2012

We sneaked in just before closing time and the owner was generous to stay open and answer our silly questions.
There was a lot of quality stuff in this shop, jewelry, art novelty items and more.
The owner was helpful by mentioning other shops we could visit.

Visited June 2012
1 Thank perennialtravel
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Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
“Mystery Spot is a treasure!!”
Reviewed April 5, 2012

My husband and I were visiting his daughter at college when we came upon this lovely shop. The owner was just lovely, and boy did we score some great stuff: vintage vinyl records that we've been coveting forever (in mint condition, and really reasonably priced). We also picked up some great little household items and vintage linens. All in all, a charming, lovely experience that's all too rare these days. We'll definitely be back for more.

Visited March 2012
Thank Regina J
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