My brother and I went on an antique shopping trip to Dewey, Oklahoma to see what kind of mid-century modern goodies we could find. Dewey is a small town just north of Bartlesville, which is about 50 miles north of Tulsa.
Most of the antique stores in Dewey are located on a street downtown called Don Tyler.Roy Rogers and Hoppalong Cassidy lunch boxes are mid-century, but not exactly modern. They’re just too cool to go unmentioned.
One shop has a curio case full of mid-century modern dinnerware in various patterns in shades of aqua. They have pieces of Canonsburg’s “Temporama,” “Blue Heaven” by Royal China, “Navajo” by Metlox, and several Franciscan patterns, including “Autumn,” “Starburst,” “Oasis” and “Swing Time.” It’s a good opportunity for someone to fill holes in their collections.The same shop has a display of pink 1950s kitchen items and knick-knacks, including a few pieces of Russel Wright dinnerware.
These two modern buildings are across the street from the antique shops.
Campbell's Antiques is loaded with vintage lighting.
They also have several cabinets chock-full of vintage salt and pepper shakers.
We found this wonderful book of mid-century modern house plans from the 1950s called “What A Home Should Be.”
Linger Longer Antiques is the largest antique shop in Dewey.
They have an old-fashioned soda shop that serves up tasty treats for tired shoppers.
This booth has lots of kitchen collectibles from the depression era through the 1950s.
This may be the coolest t.v. lamp I’ve ever seen. Just imagine how spooky those glowing eyes must look when the light is turned on.
Here’s a vintage post card book from Canon City, Colorado.
This booth is filled with nothing but mid-century modern furniture and accessories.She’s not for sale.
Some other attractions in Dewey include the Dewey Hotel Museum. The museum is furnished in period antiques, many of which belonged to the original owner, Jacob Bartles.
The Tom Mix Museum celebrates the life of the western movie star and 101 Ranch cowboy with displays of his western clothing, saddles, and personal belongings.
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