I've written about Treasure Island, an antique mall in Naples, Florida, before, and I've purchased quite a few "treasures" there over the years. Last spring dealers Gene and Rachael Churnish contacted me and invited me back because the mall is under new ownership and there have been some positive changes, including extended hours of operation. The new owner, Wilton Wood, has decided to keep the mall open on Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00, something I was happy to hear. I've always loved Treasure Island, so I was eager to visit and bring my camera along during my last visit to Naples.
Many of the same high quality dealers are there, including this dealer that specializes in colorful mid-century furnishings:
Lighting from this era is particulary whimsical and fun, isn't it?
I fell in love with this chinoiserie cabinet in another part of the mall:
And I loved all the beautiful old books inside:
More treasures inside the cabinet:
Two impressive waist-high Chinese ginger jars:
Charming ceramic Dutch houses:
Everything looks great under a glass cloche, doesn't it?
Classic alarm clocks:
Beautiful bakelite jewelry:
One area of Treasure Island resembles a high end furniture shop, with its decor items and lighting:
I could definitely envision this ship in a Naples home:
Charming match safes in the form of fishing creels:
An amazing tiered vase (does anyone know the name for this type of vase? I'd love to know....):
A gorgeous handpainted plate from the Churnishes showcase:
Also from their showcase, this charming enamel basket of strawberries:
A close-up of the lavish glass lighting available for sale at Treasure Island:
And a beautiful table lamp:
I took more pictures while I was there, but I plan to use them for some upcoming educational posts. I'm sure you can see that there is plenty of treasure to discover at Treasure Island, and the friendly staff is eager to help you if you have any questions.