antiquing escapades

antiquing: verb to shop for or collect antiques

we love to go 'antiquing' - which is a fancy way for us to refer to our treasure hunting.  Tis the season to get your shopping on - why not go vintage!




this McCoy bowl is the very first thing i ever bought while antiquing;  it came from a small store front in north east Pennsylvania about 10 years ago. i love it - the age - the color - the shape and details really make it a unique find.





on saturday after our decorating marathon - my hubby, son and i joined my sister and brother-in-law in a visit to the Black Rose Antiques & Collectables in Phillipsburg. if you missed my instastories... we came home with quite an assortment. this santa was my hubby's find and a vendor from another booth advised we were missing the reindeer which she kindly located for us. everyone there is so friendly and helpful.



my son's having a ball in his new stetson hat. 


he's a great shopper and keeps his hands to himself...well with the exception of the drum kit!   ha!





here he is on his very first escapade -  just shy of 4 months old! we were at the Olde Engine Works Marketplace.


we truly think there is no better way to spend a day. it's so fun to find pieces that spark memories.



a Parisian paint by number, a metal holiday birdhouse, a copy of the Five Little Peppers and this vintage metal oval frame with winter scene.... all amazing scores in my book... and there were a few more odds and ends - another children's book, a hand-forged hook, a lego, 2 orange milk crates- one plastic and one metal. anything orange or with the word king on it - will probably end up in the chalet.


 we have treasures in the chalet from every spot listed -

New Jersey:

Black Rose Antiques & Collectables - Phillipsburg Mall 1200 Rt 22 East Phillipsburg NJ 08865 - 908.859.6083

Cape May Antique Center - 1228 NJ-109 Cape May NJ 08204 - 609.898.4449

Days of Olde Antique Center - 110 S New York Road Galloway NJ 08205 - 609.652.7011

Hamburg Antique Center - 1 Main Street Hamburg NJ 07419 - 973.823.9700

Lafayette Mill Antique Center - 12 Morris Farm Road Lafayette Township NJ 07848 - 973.383.0065

The Antique Center of Red Bank - 2 locations: building II 195 West Front Street 732.842.3393 / building III 226 West Front Street Red Bank NJ 07701 - 732.842.4336

Tomato Factory Design and Antiques Center - 2 Somerset St Hopewell NJ 08525 - 609.466.9833

Scranberry Coop - 42 Main Street Andover NJ 07821 - 973.786.6414

Valley Vintage - 168 S Valley Road West Orange NJ 07052 - 973.323.1711


the Olde Engine Works Marketplace - 62 N 3rd Street Stroudsburg PA 18360 - 570.421.4340

Pocono Peddlers Village Antique Mall - 246 Stadden Road Tannersville PA 18372 - 570.629.6366

New York :

Gristmill Antiques - 2250 NY-7 Troy NY 12180 - 518.663.5115

Pretty Funny Vintage - 80 S Broadway Tarrytown NY 10591 - 914.631.3368

The Warwick House of Antiques - 12 Oakland Ave Warwick NY 10990 - 845.986.1505

 do you have a favorite haunt - please share!

happy shopping!

til next time.