More Then Just Antiques, the Treasure Shop is About People

Incorporated in 2009, the Treasure Shoppe opened its doors in the old Goodwill Store in downtown Colorado Springs.  The owners, Uli Pryse (right) and Renate Junkins (left) started out with a handful of dealers, an excellent marketing plan and a strong desire to succeed.  By year-end of that first year, they were voted Bronze for the “Best Of.” award.  By the second year, they had more dealers, a full store, a taste of profits showing on the ledger, (which they poured back into the advertising) and a brand new First Place “Best Of” award.

Voted #1 in the “Best Of” in the Colorado Springs Independent

As word of the stores success spread, the business grew.  A more diverse group of dealers joined, many of them experienced in antique and collectable sales, all lending their expertise and advice to the fledgling business.  By the end of the second year the persistence paid off and the Treasure Shoppe was voted #1 in the “Best Of” for the Colorado Springs Independent.  Click here for a photo gallery


  • On tap for 2013, Marketing Assistance and In-Store help for new dealers will be increased.
  • A Marketing and Sales Blog will be added.
  • Increased Marketing to a state-wide audience to draw interest in the growing Colorado Springs Antique Market
  • More Sale Days and Special Events are planned with Local Merchant Associations
  • More years of outrages enjoyment

4 responses to “About

  1. Do you assess items that may be antique (assess for value), from an independent person? Then do you offer to purchase? Thank you

    • Christina: Thank you for your inquiry and for reading us. Regarding appraisals, not really. You can look online for a website called “WhatsItWorth for a good starter point. They may be able to help you. You could contact any of the individual dealers in the store to see if they may be buyers, assuming they have items similar to your items in their space. I know one man that regularly purchases antique Chinese items from people who call or stop by his space. Many other dealers have their business cards out for contact purposes. I hope this helps. I just looked at the date you submitted your request and I sincerely apologize for missing it for so long.

  2. Thanks so much for following my blog, Oh, the Places We See. It’s great to see who you are and where your shop is located. I had a booth in an antique mall in Knoxville for many years, and I wrote for a couple of publications on how to use antiques in decorating. So, seeing your blog is like coming home! Thanks, too, for reblogging the post on the most photographed corner in Idaho City. It’s fascinating, and I haven’t even been inside! http://ohtheplaceswesee.com

  3. Thanks for commenting on my recent post. I would love to visit the Treasure Shop in the near future. If I’m ever traveling through Colorado Springs, I’ll definitely stop in!

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