Hey ya’ll!! Hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day Holiday! Now that summer is coming to a close, I thought I’d share one more post about my antique pickin’ trip up to Pennsylvania. Today, we’re going to visit a funky little shop in historic Downingtown, PA called Creekside Antiques. This is a great little spot, with lots of rusty junk piled high outside. Indoors, you can find a little bit of everything. Last Christmas, I was able to score a beautiful turn of the century slag glass lamp. There are several dealers inside, so the mix is nice and the prices are very reasonable. Take a look inside…
Now that I’m looking at these photos, I’m thinking to myself…”why didn’t I grab that adorable garden arbor or that funky rusty sculpture for my flower bed?”
I loved this desk…even though someone had applied a painted finish to it. I do have a mix in my home of “as is” antiques and some that have been painted. This dealer had some really cool old glass bottles and wrought iron door/coat hooks.
My mom fell in love with this cabinet. I had one almost exactly like it in my living room last year, but sold it so I could fit in my giant step back cupboard. I love all kinds of cupboards and cabinets…because they are a great place to display books, artwork and other small collections.
Next stop was another little shop called Milkhouse Antiques, in Glenmoore, PA. Drool. I LOVED this galvanized bench. Doesn’t this look like you could just escape to this little corner with a lemonade and a good magazine? It was a bit steep for me though, as it was priced at $300.
They change out their garden accessories seasonally….I
Lots to see in this place. Don’t you love the old store bin? I could put lots of stuff in those little cubbies! I was looking for antlers, but wanted something mounted on an old plaque…so I passed on these.
Below is the top half to an old hoosier cabinet. I thought this would be really cool mounted on a wall in a laundry room. You could use it to store all your detergent and other household goods.
One thing that is plentiful in PA are old trunks, tool boxes and blanket chests. I really like this black one, since it was up on casters. Could be a small coffee table for a small space or apartment…
I though Milkhouse had a nice mix of styles, as you can see in this dealer’s booth. Her style was more french/english garden…which I love in a guest room. Still sad that I left the smaller tobacco basket behind…as that size is hard to find. Usually in the south they are much larger.
Well, I hope you enjoyed the eye candy! This fall should be a host to tons of antique shows scattered around the east coast. I’ll try to post information about shows as I hear about them. For starters, here are some:
Brandywine View Antiques is having their 5th Annual Fall Fest on September 8th and 9th, 9am to 4pm. If you’ve never been, you should go! Lots of treasures for sale in the big barn! This is one of my favorite antique stores in PA! The original house, that is now the store, used to be part of the Underground Railroad!
Notforgotten Farm in Amherst, VA is having their Annual Gathering of Primitive Friends show on September 15th, from 10am to 4pm.
Enjoy! And let me know if you go!
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