Now open: Wanderland

Credit: Amber Page, owner of Wanderland at 38th & Grand. Photo by Michelle Bruch

Some of the merchandise at Wanderland has been hidden away for decades. Owner Amber Page has contractor friends who demolish old houses, and they save odds and ends for her: old bottles tucked between walls, or one-of-a-kind hardware salvaged from furniture.

“If you don’t have an eye for it, you don’t know what to look for,” she said.

Page also visits estate sales to collect pieces. She gravitates to old maps, typewriters, vintage Disney, and discarded crates she can repurpose. She types notes on antique paper and frames them, quoting people like writer Charles Bukowski: “Find what you love and let it kill you.”

Page previously worked as a nurse, and she was a vendor for Scout & Haggle, the former shop in the storefront.

She keeps a selection of plastic army men and other characters to give away to customers.

“Everybody loves the free dinosaurs,” she said.

Store hours are 12-5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 10:15 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, visit the “Wanderland” page on Facebook.