Brenda and Ken Mooney are looking forward to the holidays at Bootleg Alley Antiques & Art. Reminiscent of Payson's early days when the town Christmas tree was placed and decorated at Bootleg Alley and Main, the Mooneys are having a special holiday party at their store for First Friday on Main Street, Dec. 7. In addition to festive decorations and refreshments, Vyktoria Pratt-Keating will be performing a Celtic Christmas.
Bootleg Alley has 2000 sq. ft. of new, collectible and vintage pieces, including Hallmark ornaments. Shoppers can find dishes from Mikasa, Nikko and Spode. Shelves are filled with Barbie, Knowle and Effanbee fairy tale dolls, as well as just about any size of Raggedy Ann and Andy.
Fine art graces the walls of this historic 1882 building. Well-known western artist Stan Davis and local artist Mel Counseller are two new acquisitions. The shop has a large collection of Native American art, rugs and sculptures. Among the Mooneys' collection are paintings by Baje Whitethorne and an award-winning sand painting by Eugene Baatsoslanii.
One of the new additions to the shop is a room devoted to books. On the bookshelves, customers will find a leather-bound set of Louis L'Amour books, many Zane Grey works, cookbooks and much more. "We definitely have an eclectic selection," remarked Brenda.
"We even have a mid-century leather Eames lounge chair with ottoman that we recently brought to the store," said Ken.
Bootleg Alley has golf items, beer steins, vintage hats and purses, a big selection of boots and western wear. There are vintage kitchen items and linens. The store also stocks leather jackets. They have something for everyone.
Bootleg Alley Antiques & Art is located at 520 W. Main St. and is open Thursday through Sunday. For more information, call (928) 472-4323.