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February Musings

Well it certainly has been an interesting week. We just finished digging out from a 2 ft snow storm!  At the beginning of this week I had a fun 4 day trip to the Market Square Show in Valley Forge, PA. This is my 4th time to the show and it seems to get better each year. This year I was especially impressed with the American Made section. I found some wonderful handmade items for the shop: unique signage, beautiful hand screened pillows, funky lamps and even a new candle line.nauticalmantle

colorfulcandles

nauticalroomsigns

As I mentioned in my January 1 post, and as you can see from these pictures, I am starting a new nautical room in the shop. It is really starting to come together with the signage, carvings, and a nice variety of seaside items. I was inspired to decoupage on sap buckets, enlarged antique postcards of seacoast NH beach scenes. They came out great ! You can see 2 of the buckets in these photos.

New items are arriving in the shop daily. This coming week I am expecting a couple of  deliveries of some very funky and unique tables and chairs, to go with my wide assortment of table and pendant lamps.

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Warm regards, Anne

Happy New Year…reflection and the future

Happy New Year! May 2013 be all you hope for!

antique door knob holders

As the new year starts, it is the time I reflect on the past year and plan for the new year. 2012 was the year of the new shop location. A year ago at this time I was contemplating moving, little did I know at the time, an opportunity to relocate would be coming my way. I relocated the shop in March and I have been very pleased with the move. I more than tripled the space, which allowed me to carry a nice variety of antiques of all sizes, pieces I made, and a nice assortment of items made by some very talented local artists. The holiday season was a great success. I was overwhelmed by the support of shop regulars and the many new friends I met.

home made stuff 12-31-12

In 2013 I will be further expanding the shop’s wide selection of eclectic and unique offerings. I have been talking with many talented local artists about carrying some of their items. I will be busy the next couple of months making all types of lights that were such a popular item last year. I am also going to expand my collection of nautical items, which was popular with both the shop regulars and tourists visiting the seacoast.

new window display 12-26-12

I have a number of local and out-of-state trips planned, searching for those unique items for the shop. I do love shopping! I will post my finds on this blog and Facebook.

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Thank you for your continued support in 2012. Please stop in to get out of the cold and say hi. I look forward to seeing you soon.

Warm regards, Anne

1904 Ship Lantern

This is a great nautical piece I got at auction. It was made in 1904, in Birmingham, England  by Griffith & Browett Ltd. I did a lot of on line research and found they were in business between 1867 and 1907. They were noted makers of copper hollow ware including marine ship lanterns. The piece is in great shape and appears to have all original pieces including the fabulous lens. All the original stamps are intact on the lantern. Some very interesting warnings are on the lamp. This could a fabulous centerpiece/conversation piece for your porch or deck.

I am always looking for these type of unique items for Appletree Cottage.

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Warm Regards, Anne

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