Vintage History revisited: Changes abound for mid-century expert in Tyler

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Vintage History is a unique shop in the downtown Tyler area, located inside an old milk plant building.

You won't find 19th-century French furniture or the ever-popular shabby chic-style decor here. What you will find are interesting, artistic pieces of furniture and art, roughly spanning the period of the 1950s to the 1980s. Owner Scott Skinner has a passion for mid-century modern design, in particular, which is evident by the pieces on his floor and the projects he is constantly working on behind the scenes. 

Skinner is a self-proclaimed "picker," traveling all over Texas (and beyond) to dig up treasures with a mid-century or contemporary vibe to share with a growing population of collectors looking for that look here in East Texas. Due to increased demand for furniture and art from this era, Skinner recently moved from his original location in part of a small house on Old Bullard Road to a larger space in the Borden Building on Front Street.

Not only has he begun transforming mid-century pieces needing some love and care at the plant, but he is opening the doors to other makers for an upcoming event called The Cool Collective Market. The event will feature over 30 vendors with handmade items, vintage items, art, as well as food trucks and mimosas. El Guapo will be spinning records during the event, as well. The event will take place on April 21 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.. 

The address is 805 W. Front Street in Tyler. Call 903-424-6882 to learn more.

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