vintage, antiques
 
Just a few reasons why we love New England in the summer - no snow (this is listed first for a reason),  the beach and fresh sea air, seafood and for us flea markets and great antique shopping adventures.  We are lucky to live in an area that offers some great vintage shopping!

We are busy preparing for the fall Vintage Bazaar at Pettingill Farms in Salisbury, MA on September 21st and 22nd.  This weekend we went out to Todd Farm Flea Market in Rowley, MA where we met many great people.  We filled the back of the truck with some wonderful pieces for lighting, tables and a few furniture pieces.  If you are in the area be sure to stop in on Sunday Morning - http://www.toddfarm.com/ - the earlier you get there the better!  They open before the rooster crows at 5am and are closed by 3pm.  We will be posting many new items soon on etsy and will try to be selling at Todd Farm by next summer!  
For now we will be have many new items for the Vintage Bazaar this September and including some classic Motorcycles from Mike's collection (stories on a recent bike find and picking finds through to Iowa to follow shortly)!  My favorite find from Todd Farm was the chippy blue flour tin sifter and Mike found a wonderful oak desk chair.  Check out Todd Farm if you are in the area :-)

On the way back we couldn't resist the clams at the Ipswich clam box! As we rolled out happy as clams with full bellies we stumbled upon the most wonderful antique architectural shop in Ipswich - The Baker Sutton House - http://www.bakersuttonhouse.com/.   Please be sure to stop in if you are in the area and say hello to Harry :-)  We found many great pieces for our tables and other items that will be featured on etsy and at the fall bazaar.   We will be very busy building and creating over the next few months. If you are looking for some cool architectural pieces this is the place to stop. We are very excited about our new pieces which will be both functional and beatiful.  

Just a bit of a side note -   Harry has made some wonderful scultpures and it was a pleasure meeting and talking to him.   This is what makes this all so much fun - is meeting some great people and we can't wait to go back in there again to see what Harry has found. Below is sample of his amazing work featured in Gloucester years ago.  Stop in to say hello if you are in Ipswich - you won't be disapointed!
A sample of Harry's sculptures - 27 feet tall! :
Below are a few finds from Harry's shop.  We are excited about the ornate table base from Harry's which goes very nice with our antique mold:
Mike will be busy creating this old logging tool into some cool lighting!
An old cupboard door with a old iron table base = a perfect vintage steampunk coffee table ! 
A few Todd Farm finds :-)  The old record player / radio is so cool!
 
 
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We finally hit the road this summer for a few weeks of rest, fun and of course antique finds!  We ventured out last Wednesday to first to attend our friend’s wedding in beautiful Greenburg, PA near Pittsburgh.  We then wandered around on the Bike in search of items that might fit in our saddle bags!  We explored many back roads from western PA to the Catskills and Finger Lakes of NY and the Berkshires in MA. 

We want to take the car back to a few spots along route 23 in the Catskills and back to Hammondsport in NY for larger items, but for now we found some great items for custom lighting.

We stumbled upon Coudersport, PA which had a wonderful little hotel - The Mill stream Inn.  A once booming mill town is now home to many beautiful Victorian homes and farms.  We ran into Denny who has a great outlook on life and has a nice antique mall near the center of town.  If you are in the area stop in to say hello!

We are always looking for the unusual places to stay and found an old cow barn from 1850's converted to an Inn on Seneca Lake in NY - if you are in the area we highly recommend the Glenoran Tree Farm B&B if you are looking for a peaceful Inn with a wonderful front porch all to yourself - http://www.treefarmbb.com/ .  There just happens to also be a few great wineries and a great antique shop in the area. 

We wandered into Hammondsport, NY on Keuka Lake and found it was full of great antique shops and a wonderful antique motorcycle museum.  Stop in and say hello to Mike and Jen in the Vine and Twig - this is a great new shop in town where we found one of our pulleys, but would like to go back for larger items.  Really it is just nice to get out on the road again - we can't wait to get back out there soon!  Happy antique hunting and look for our custom lighting coming soon from all our finds!!!!


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Coudersport, PA

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Hammondsport, NY

 

vintage, antiques