Nestled into a brick building on the corner of McCausland and Bruno avenues, Tin Roof Antiques has been owned and operated by Jon Trudell for the past 35 years. It's impossible to describe all of the cluttered little shop's inventory because it's always changing, but the main floor features pottery, place settings, books, magazines circa 1930, jewelry, model trains and airplanes, and lamps stacked to the ceiling on top of wooden desks, chests of drawers, china cabinets and armoires, among other items. Feathered hats and pre-1950s paintings in elaborate frames hang on the walls. The shop has a lot of 19th- and 20th-century furniture and is known for buying collections (like the Boy Scouts collection currently for sale). Sarah Rodel, who runs the shop with her uncle, Trudell, says the shop typically looks for items from the 1950s or earlier, but it always has an eye out for the "unique and unusual." It gives free in-store appraisals and makes house calls. Tin Roof is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., but it is wise to call ahead of time.
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