Aura Luna Vintage is Ripe for the Picking
Writer & Photographer: Josh Brown
“I’ve always been a picker, a junker, an antique hunter, and I love collecting old stuff,” Peercy says. “My collection eventually got too large, so I decided to start sharing it with others. So, I thought I would give a store a try.”
Peercy’s store recently opened this past December and is located at 12050 E 65th St., right across from the Oaklandon Post Office. If you are having trouble finding the old house turned antique store just look for the vintage 1947 Plymouth parked out front. The old, black car is tagged with the Aura Luna Vintage logo on the side, making it hard to miss.
“Our ’47 Plymouth is our mascot,” Peercy says. “It kind of looks like an old moonshine runner, which helps with the name. Aura Luna is latin for moon shine. That is my way of saying we are a little bit of fancy hillbilly here.”
The store’s namesake also has some family history tied into it. Peercy’s great grandmother’s name was Aura, and several old pictures of her are at the location as a nod to her family history.
“Most people fall in love with antiques remembering their grandparent’s stuff, and I did too,” Peercy says.
The new antique shop is packed with antiques for pickers and collectors. Peercy says there are options for whatever customers may be looking for. Aura Luna houses items such as vintage Hoosier cabinets for storage in kitchens and dining rooms, mid-century modern lamps and couches and more.
“We even have a man-room with items that men might be interested in,” Peercy says. “We’ve also got a kids room with some vintage toys and vintage baby items. There is really so much stuff in here that pretty much anything you would look for you might be able to find it here.”
With the store being located at the corner of E 65th and Pendleton Pike, it’s in a unique spot that Peercy says can be a Lawrence or Indianapolis address. It is a spot she is hoping people will start to notice more as they are coming down E 65th during their workday or weekends.
“This is so much fun being in this area,” Peercy says. “Fortville is right near us and such an up-and-coming place with shops opening. Just down the road is McCordsville where Second Stories, another antique shop, recently opened a little bit before us. We are really looking forward to being in this east side location and shoppers coming out this way. There is a lot of revitalization going on out in this area.”
Aura Luna Vintage is located at 12050 E 65th St. The store is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.