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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmastime at 1824 Antiques

We had the most wonderful time at 1824 Antiques Christmas open house this past weekend.  David and Audrey are the kindest and most welcoming hosts.  They really go out of their way to make everyone feel special.

The doors opened Friday evening at 6pm with a line waiting to get in.  Many antiques and primitives everywhere.  Lots of pretty Christmas greens and arrangements for decorating.  Candlelight tours of their private home, with ham cooking on the open hearth.  Also to enjoy were cheese and crackers, local apple cider, cookies and much more.  It was delightful!

Saturday proved to be a most pleasant day also with a nice steady flow of the best customers.  More chatting happened on this day with lots of friends coming back from the night before.  The only thing missing was a few snow flurries or even flakes here or there.  That darn sun was shining, can you imagine?

Thank you to all who came.  We love and cherish our time and friendships with you.

Below are a few pictures for those who could not make it.  I hope you enjoy.

1824 Antiques


Co-op Shop with Sister's Three and Me and Red Rabbit Antiques.



They have the prettiest view from their porch.
I always say it's like a little piece of heaven.


David does all the Blacksmithing.  Think we sold out of these!

Audrey and me (see that sun?!!!)

"Big Santa"

Inside the 1824 House.  This is where Audrey and I were set-up.

Everything was so pretty.  I can't even capture it in these pictures.


Audrey and her brother Pat, dressed up as "Oliver", one of the son's of the original owner.  Doesn't he look great?


Christmas tree in the parlor.

A snow lady to greet you!


Stockings hanging in a bedroom

Antiques and prims in the kitchen.

and more in the buttery.


Snowman snowglobe make-do, made from an old pantry jar.

I will have a few of these on my website soon.

Denise, Melinda, Darlene, and Kate had their lovely wares in the co op shop.


It looked beautiful, with so many pretty things.  Christmas music was playing.  They had wine, cookies and coffee also.  I wish I had more pictures.  While I was taking this, there was a line of people right outside the door staring in at me waiting for the doors to open.  I snapped this one and the next, and got the heck out of there!

Henry James was not the least bit concerned about the line.

Good friends and good times....who could ask for more?
Wishing you all a very merry Christmas season!

7 comments:

Linda said...

Thanks for posting all of the great pictures Jenn. Love the one of you and Audrey. someday I will make it back to good old PA and visit with you gals!

BumbleBeeLane said...

Lots of drool worthy things..smile..Thanks for the tour and glad you had a wonderful time.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Anonymous said...

Jenn...the photos are wonderful! So glad we got to share a little bit together!!!! Such a wonderful time to celebrate this blessed season! Merry! Merry!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jenn,

I enjoyed seeing all your photos and what a lovely place where the Antiques Christmas show was.
Good friends and good times, couldn't agree more.

Happy week
hugs
Carolyn

Penelope's Beehive said...

Dear Jenn...I am delighted that you enjoyed a lovely show, and thank you for sharing the photographs. The festive decorations, goodes, and panoply of treasures created a magical setting indeed. Now if I were a wee fairy, and was able to take up residence. **sigh**
Wishing you a peaceful, creative day!
Sending hugs...
Judy x

Doreen said...

Good morning Jenn. OH..I so wish I could come to one of these shows!! Darn me living so far away!!

Looks and sounds like you had a wonderful time!! Beautiful place and photos.

hugs, Doreen

ps..those snowmen are fantastic!

Paula said...

Hello sweet Jenn! Such a lovely post! You are so gorgeous my friend! The 1824 house is lovely and your snowman is sweet! The view is amazing and what a darling doggie too! I am so happy you had a wonderful time. I do wish you had a bit of snow. The co~op shop is lovely as well. I hope you are enjoying this lovely Christmas season! Hugs and love, Paula xoxo

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