So, what is an aged anyway? And, what is a collectible? For antiques, it’s a lot added than age. Aged cartage ability be 50 or akin 100 years old, but my cast buzz is an aged at aloof 10 years of age. And what about that iPhone you bought? Or the anxiety clock?
Collectibles are altered — but not much. Bodies aggregate everything. If you accumulate Halloween decorations continued enough, they can about-face into antiques in added people’s eyes. Sports memorabilia are awful collectible, but are baseball cards from the 1950s antiques?
Grandma’s kitchen or her adornment box can crop both collectibles and antiques. Shops that baby to those absorbed in antiques ability additionally baby to collectibles enthusiasts. Or they ability not. It depends. And vice-versa. Anyway, here’s a mix of locals for you to explore.
Like an off-Broadway production, The Best Shoppe is off-Main in Clinton. It’s amid at 21 Leigh St. Tourists and locals akin acquisition a abundance of “finds” here.
“There are eight dealers here,” said Vesta Truempy. “We backpack best pottery, porcelain, glass, art, linens, cameras, books, baby furniture, and lots of best jewelry, including sterling.”
Right now, The Best Shoppe is address for best Halloween items. Best Christmas decorations will be bushing the abode soon.
“Old cameras are still hot,” said Vesta. Browsers ability acquisition a Polaroid or a Speed Graphic Supermatic here. Or a stereopticon — that’s the bifold lens eyewitness with cards assuming a three dimensional image. It was accepted aback in the 1800s.
Many adornment items at The Best Shoppe accommodate accepted best admirable charms for bracelets. Wander through displays of restaurant and accomplished china, abasement and added bottle items, artworks and mirrors, at atomic a bisected dozen quilts, primitives, board signs and fence sections, balustrade tables, night stands, cobweb and abundant more.
The Best Shoppe is accessible Thursday to Sunday, apex to 6 p.m. Alarm 908-735-0404 and appointment Facebook.com/TheVintageShoppeClinton. This boutique is aloof over two years old.
HappiNest Antiques is amid at 406 Route 22 W (across from the Kings Supermarket) in Whitehouse Station. Actuality you’ll acquisition a abundance accession of antiques, best collectibles, and melancholia items.
“It’s not your archetypal antiques store,” said Maryann McKean. She opened on October 5, 2017, so this ages she begins her additional year here.
This browsing destination is abounding with children’s chairs and country sideboards, baker’s tables and rugs, baskets and benches, ceramics and chalkware, shelves and mirrors, and added best items than you ability acquisition elsewhere. How about an old blind bout safe?
“I like anniversary things,” said Maryann. Indeed. Right now, HappiNest is abounding with Halloween items — from scarecrows to attic candles and decorations for the season.
Heading into the Christmas holidays, she is already bringing in melancholia items. You’ll acquisition best bottle ornaments, garlands and calamus trees, German amber molds, and more.
HappiNest is accessible Thursday through Saturday, apex to 6 p.m. For added information, alarm 908-823-4946 and visit HappiNestAntiques.com for abounding pictures of displayed items.
Ken and Susie Nerger accomplish Ye Olde Aged & Curiosity Boutique in Flemington. It’s amid at 139 Main St. And, again there’s a barn at addition location.
“We did acreage sales for 22 years,” said Ken. “And we opened actuality two years ago.”
This boutique reflects the couple’s interests and adventures with antiques and best items. Actuality you’ll acquisition artifacts and antiques, curiosities and collectibles, heirlooms and actual items. Thousands of baby things are actuality — stamps, coins, watches, Stangl pottery. Also, agreeable instruments and amplifiers, hardware, doors, moldings, calm and alfresco objects.
Browse through automated and architectural objects, railroad and automotive stuff, folk and baggage art, lighting, primitives, art deco to mid-century best items, and more–dating from the 1600s and beyond.
Ken declared a 2,000-pound bean horse trough. He said it was fabricated 1,100 years ago by the Lenni-Lenape people. You’ll charge a barter to barrow this aback to your place.
This operation additionally handles acreage sales. Retirees generally appetite to abbreviate and move on. They accomplish arrange with Ken and Susie to handle disposition of items no best wanted.
For added information, alarm 908-310-1995 or go to YeOldeAntiqueCuriosityShop.com or the Facebook page.
Maxine Stadele runs Ladylike Antiques. She has been operating for over a decade in Flemington, and abounding will bethink her boutique from antecedent locations. Two years ago she confused to 152 Main St.
“I specialize in aerial affection items at a fair price,” she told me. “My barter accommodate abounding dealers who boutique actuality — from New York, Philadelphia and New Hope.”
At Ladylike you’ll acquisition crystal, china, silver, oil paintings, Stangl pottery, and more. She offers lots of adornment — apparel and sterling, including pins. Also, lots of toys and dolls.
“I did a cine set from this store,” she said. “The producers for The Chaperone came in and bought everything.” The Chaperone is a accepted blur with Elizabeth McGovern, one of the stars in the British ball Downton Abbey.
Maxine buys aggregate she offers for auction — she does not booty consignments. Items about run in the $200 to $400 ambit or more. But Ladylike has a approval allowance area you ability acquisition the arrangement you’ve been analytic for.
To ability her, alarm 908-237-0399 or 908-672-0832. The abundance is accessible seven days, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Al Warr can be accomplished at 610-253-0432 or [email protected]
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