I have been antiquing for many years always on the hunt for that something special. I think I have found my Nevana.First off Avonlea is huge! It is also an antique mall with real antiques and lots more besides.The prices vary but are good on the whole. There are some expensive pieces of furniture but they are real antiques and look like really good quality.I think when I am earning more I shall try and invest in one or two pieces. There is also so much for people like me to buy who is just making a home for myself. The staff,who are fun and very friendly and helpful told me it is the biggest mall in North Florida. I love antiques and am always searching for something a bit different or quirky to decorate with or just look at! I found so much here. There is a great range of really good antiques, the real thing so to speak, showcases are packed with everything fro dinosaur teeth and marbles to postcards but there is also a design element to Avonlea too. Lots of painted furniture and decorating accessories some really cool mid century modern - took some home with me! - and vintage jewelry and clothes too. The bathroom is amazing and needs to be seen to be believed.There is a place to eat called the Old Florida Cafe which serves up excellent food for lunch.This is my second visit, I went first last Friday with a friend to a special event they were holding in the evening and couldn't wait to get back today! Took a trailer with me!Avonlea really is worth a visit and I think if you are thinking of buying something for your home or just a gift for yourself you need to go and see this place. A new country store has been but and is just being filled with some great seasonal stuff - cannot wait to go back next month!
Avonlea Antiques Mall8101 Philips Hwy. @ Baymeadows Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32256(904) 636-87855 starsGot to be one of the best selections of antique furniture and collectibles, re-purposed furniture fabulous and cool design interiors and painted furniture ever! Seasonally Avonlea has a great choice of decorating ideas,wreaths and gifts. It is a one stop shop and you can even have lunch at their cafe which serves lunches from 11 a.m.I bought a great vintage bracelet for my sister's 21st and my cousin got a gift certificate because she couldn't make up her mind what to buy! I shall definitely be taking all of my friends as often as possible.