Are you a garden junk junkie? I sure am. And I fed my habit today at Yeya’s here in San Antonio. Mario, the proprietor, runs a first class "antiques and oddities" establishment that has a wide assortment of fun stuff for your garden or home.
Do you find art in rusty old stuff? Do you like sorting through bins and boxes of whatchamacallits? I found that Yeya’s has what you're looking for, and hunting for it is part of the fun. Prices are negotiable, and the more you buy the better the deal.
I could get lost in here for hours
And then there's outside
So much to see at every turn...bring your imagination
Cool stuff like this old wagon
Some collectables are ready to use as they are..,
Wonder what these were?
There's more around back so keep going. These glass pieces are fun, but look at that metal drawer!
Vintage license plates in a nice old tool box and a wood piloncillo mold (one came home with me today...several left for a lucky visitor)
These "cars" from an old carnival ride...
Will look like this after Mario's associate Julio finished with them.
Amazing job on those Julio!
Julio also showed off a basket of gauges for sale
A shelf of industrial lights and assorted vintage items.
Recycling for real -- good stuff
Mario at work -- always ready to help.
Mario and Julio are very helpful and knowledgeable. Mario said he'd have stuff more organized except his customers like things just the way they are. I agree, it's much more fun this way.
Yeya's was quite busy for a Tuesday and be advised that stuff sells fast here if you see anything you like. Yeya's is on Facebook so you can keep up with what's new (or what's old, actually).
Yeya's is at 1423 E. Commerce just east of downtown San Antonio next to the fire station.
Hours are Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-3pm