This past weekend Greg and I went to Pennsylvania to meet Greg's cousin, Marie and Mike and also to visit some antique stores around New Hope. I have always heard that New Hope is the place for antiques, and that's very true especially when you know somebody local who knows the hidden places were you will find loads of the good antiques that are not too expensive.
The first day, Marie, took us to this enormous flea market located on 1850 State highway 29, Lambertville, NJ called the Golden Nugget Antique Market. As it was the first day, I kept saying myself, I am not going to rush into buying things and slow down since we were planning on visiting other places. This is exactly what I did not do. How could I leave the place without even buying something? So, I got this beautiful green army trunk, which of course once we got home, we immediately knew where it would go in our tiny apartment. I love the color and the trunk is in its perfect condition.
The second item that caught my eye was this beautiful black color teacup. It is made in Japan and if you look at it closely, it has some gold decoration that makes it unique. This will be for sale and if you find it as unique as I do, drop me an email with your favorite fragrance from my list, before I choose the fragrance myself.
I also bought this vintage necklace from the same vendor. I am sure it is not real pearls, but I just love the color and the vintage look of it. I will wear it and also use it as a prop for my photos.
This is the other little piece I bought from another vendor. I love the lamp, it is not in working, but it is perfect for decoration. Greg already found the place for it. Here it is, placed in one of the crates Marie and Mike gave us.
At the same market I also bought these two beautifully happy teacups. It is marked: Fine Bone China Crown Straffordshire made in England, on the bottom of the teacups. Wherever I placed them at home, they fit perfectly. I put them in our bedroom, which does not have as much light as our living room, and they bring light in. The flowers outside of the cups make the room feel more cozy. I also placed them in my living room and they match perfectly with our whole design. They are also for sale, just drop me an email if you want me to pour your favorite fragrance from our list in it.
Once we had the chance to look at all the vendors, Marie wanted us to head to the Carousel Lavender farm. The farm is located in historic Bucks County PA, just outside of the Delaware River town of New Hope. We ended up in this beautiful lavender farm where we had the chance to wonder around the farm for awhile. We also went to their cute little shop where of course I bought three bouquets of lavender, one lavender cream and Lavender honey. The view was breathtaking. I felt I was in France for some reason. I absolutely loved it for the fact that I was able to feel and see some European taste.
The next store Greg and I checked out was Curious Goods of New Hope. It seems that they do not have their own site but they do have a Facebook page. Take a look at their very interesting antiques: I am sure you would love them as much as we did. This is what I got from them: a water pitcher and basin, and guess what: my Lavender Bouquet fits perfectly there.
We did all this on our first day. The next day, Marie, Mike, Greg and I headed to another flea market not as sophisticated as the first one but good enough. I bought this beautiful vintage suitcase which I am thinking about using it to display my teacups in one of the stores in Brooklyn. I will talk about the store another day.
The outside of the suitcase...
...and this is how will be displayed...
I also bought these two beautiful blue bottles to use them as candles. I absolutely love their vivid color. For the moment they will be decoration for my place until someone buys them. If you find them interesting, shoot me an email about the fragrance you want.
I love mason jars, and who doesn’t. Greg and I are passionate about the vintage ones and we have been collecting them for a long time now. I see them everywhere and used for several purposes. I bought these two big ones which are enormous. I will be using them for decoration only.
I also bought these teaspoons, which I will sell them together with my teacups. I did not buy many so if you want to buy a teacup, you will also get a vintage teaspoon with it.
On the way back of our trip we stopped to this great restaurant with breathtaking views of the Delaware River and to say goodbye to Pennsylvania and New Hope. During the whole trip on the way back home I was thinking about the name of the place, New Hope that sounded so promising, and so looking forward to a more positive future with more excitement. Today I feel like the name of the place "New Hope". I hope you will feel "New Hope" soon as well.