Thursday, July 9, 2009

Extraordinary Needlework. . .

and more!

Kathy hand stitches wonderful sayings--perfect for many occasions. Many are available framed and ready for hanging.
Kathy also offers one-of-a kind pincushions constructed from vintage baby shoes! These are precious and make a great gift for the seamstress, new grandmother, or collector.

Stop by "the Nook" and see all of Kathy's work intermingled with Cottage and Cabin Interiors!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

and then there was. . .

Miss Hettie--me actually (the writer of the blog/office manager/problem solver/you name it).

I began my blog last year--naturally I volunteered to write the one for the shop. Most people know me as Gail--the Miss Hettie (my mom's) name was a suggestion from a dear friend. My real desire is to have a "Venue House" named Miss Hettie's, but it's just not in the cards at the moment for this "dealer".

At the antique shop, I occupy the front window and the mezzanine. My real love is re purposing old furniture, but it's becoming difficult to find the old things.

Along with my reclaimed furniture, I sell a variety of items--beautiful vintage cake plates, retro kitchen items, tea cups, punch bowls, figurines, samplers and many other items.
I also collaborate on different projects--hand-crafted benches, painted furniture, and the Sweet Peas line of infant and toddler dresses.

Cottage & Cabin Interiors

aka Debbie & Bobby

A husband & wife team that builds, paints, sews, finds exceptional objects--does just about everything!
Cottage and Cabin Interiors is actually a collection of fabric furnishings and furniture pieces redesigned from salvaged finds. Custom window treatments, slipcovers, and nursery bedding available by special order. Samples and unique pieces available at the antique shop.

Located in "the Nook" (under the staircase), they have the merchandise packed in. Stop by and see the new look they bring to our shop.

Horsing around. . .

horses, horses, and more horses (and more animals)!

Linda has been an avid collector of Breyer model horses all of her life--now she is sharing her knowledge and expertise with our customers.

Linda specializes in Bryer model horses (of course), Hagen-Renaker figurines, and other collectibles.

She recently added glassware to her inventory, such as the green Soreno pictured below.

Friday, July 3, 2009

One More Thing. . .

yes, we always need "one more thing" and this is the name of another group (dare I say "dealers") at the shop. Mary & Peggy also travel out of state to shop and always bring interesting and unique finds to the shop from vintage cabinets, comfortable chairs, unique doors, to china, fabric, and paintings.Mary & Peggy also occupy the vault--a concrete steel re-enforced vault that is original to the building. The vault is stocked with small glassware, bolts of decorator fabric, a wonderful mirror, and even a small wicker table.

the DEB's

Yes, another "group". . .

Actually the DEB's began as two sisters and a sister-in-law, all sharing the same room/space! That was fun--actually entertaining! One sister soon decided the antique business wasn't for her and the other two expanded into two then three room/spaces.
Joyce's merchandise includes a wonderful enamel top kitchen table, beautiful old library table, drop leaf desk and many other items. Pat migrated to the blue room--yes, it is painted baby blue--and the back room (my favorite room after the mezzanine). The back room has so much character--painted concrete wall, brick exposed wall, exposed beams, heavy wooden door with a transom window above to let in extra sunlight.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Anne & Ann

or as we call them, "the two Anns"

Village Antiques (Ann) and Treasured Stuff Antiques (Anne) share the front downstairs room. I suppose you could say their speciality is china, crystal and beautiful vintage linens. But they also sell primitives--tin cans, wooden boxes, and even a wood stove.
They have beautiful depression glass--all colors
and Fostoria American and Colony along with many other items.Shopping in Pennsylvania, they bring true antiques to the shop.

the Gang. . .

Currently we have 12 people selling in our shop. I hesitate to call us "dealers" because, as someone once pointed out, we don't "deal cards"--we just sell merchandise.
We are as diverse as summer and winter, with merchandise ranging from Victorian antiques to mid century modern to 21st century. We offer re-upholstered furniture, hand-stitch samplers and sayings and re-purposed/redesigned furniture. We have china, crystal, some sterling flatware, and vintage semi-precious jewelry.
The upcoming posts will introduce our gang individually, or as the group we identify them with.

Please stop by in Troy and get to know us--we always have fun at the shop!

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