Monday, January 27, 2014

Vintage and Antiques

Hi readers, 

This weekend I wanted to do some exploration in my own backyard.  Usually I go to Lancaster PA for Vintage shopping and I decided to do some research and try a few places in Lemoyne PA which is right across the river from Harrisburg.  

First my sister and I hopped into Nostalgia, a vintage shop that just opened two weeks ago.  Owned by a lovely person named Steph, the store atmosphere is relaxed and friendly.  Steph was in the catering business for many years but suffered an injury that prevented her from working in that industry.  Her partner's mother was an expert on antiques and got her into vintage, taking her to estate sales and auctions and teaching her how to hunt for treasures.  When the storefront became available, she decided to take the plunge, and she is so glad she did.  She has a facebook page here where you can see items in stock and get more info.  Nostalgia carries a lot of great jewelry and houseware, and some unique vintage clothing and hats.  

I brought the bottom piece of luggage home!

Loved the ventriloquist dummy

Next, my sister and I ducked into the Antique Marketplace in Lemoyne, right beside the PA Fabric Outlet (which is yet another gem of this town)

The place looks small from the outside, and we were shocked to see their extensive rows and rows of affordable vintage and antique pieces! Dealers have their own "booths" that specialize in different types of items and different decades.  The store employees are incredibly friendly and periodically ask if they can take the merchandise in your hands to an assigned bin at the front.  This allows you to have your hands free for digging through treasures.  From washboards to mason jars to hutches and old chandeliers, you can find anything your heart desires. 

How neat is this old stove?

Lovely booths full of goodies!

I absolutely reccommend that you check out these spots and find some one-of-a-kind pieces for yourself soon. Stay tuned for some more great spots in the Harrisburg area!

xoxo, Andrea

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