A Few Days Down the Shore

Posted by admin on April 14, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Gloria and I spent a couple of nights down Cape May this week so I’m a bit behind in everything.  I’ll post a short blog in the next few days with some photos of new items in the shoppe.  The weather in Cape May was windy and cold and it actually sleeted during the second night there.  Turned warm and beautiful on Friday as we packed up and headed home.  Gloria browsed around the local antique and craft malls while I entertained the mutt with more walks than he cared to take.  Prices were fairly high, but people were buying.  The West End Garage is a neat spot down on Perry Avenue just as you are about to leave Cape May and enter West Cape May.  Lots of unique items and well done pieces in beach themes.

The bed & breakfast was dog friendly and friendly over all.  Actually run by 91 year old Theresa, a retired shop owner from South Philly.  She closed her hair salon 5 years ago at age 86.  Said her hands couldn’t keep up with the heads anymore.  She lives on her own in the B&B owned by her son who still lives in Philadelphia.  We sat out on the porches despite the windy, cool weather when the sun peeked out.

Well, on to Cottage Home.  I finished and placed a nice wide leg harvest table (photo on Facebook) with 4 antique plank chairs, all finished in a distressed satin black.  It sold yesterday along with the chairs, but I will place a photo anyway tomorrow or Monday.

We will be bringing over a nice French country dining table, also, finished in satin black with a walnut stained top.  Accompanying it are 4 nice French country cane-back dining chairs.  A 5th matching armchair will also be available with the set.  The table features a drawer at each end and it has a 12″ leaf that places the table over 6′ in length.  The legs are massive saber styled ending in a light pad foot.  This is not an antique, but it is an impressive quality piece of furniture, as are the cane-back chairs.  Photos of this one will come in soon, as well.   A large 1930s cast bronze chandelier in black and brass is ready, too, and it will come over with the table and chairs.

A metal porch table with nice metal tubed gingerbread in a light gray/white color will be in tomorrow (Sunday, April 15th) to replace the last triple set of theater chairs we had.  The chairs sold earlier today.

Also in the mix are a number of vintage formal desks, a nice 1920s vanity/desk with domed mirror and a great old Jacobean style raised buffet/sideboard from the early 1900s.  All of these are down the line a bit just yet.

OK, a little rain tonight, maybe a bit tomorrow morning, but warm.  I’ll have everything in the shoppe by noon opening and then home to cut the lawn.  Enjoy the weekend.



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