A Trip Worth Taking: Visit My Favorite Antique Shop In South Eastern PA
One of my very favorite day trips to take with my family is going to Lancaster, PA. My dad grew up in the mountains there and it was his happy place as he would call it. My mom loves it there and so do I. Because of that, it's always the best day to catch up with them and get everyone together.
It's a few hours from South Jersey so the drive always eats up some of the day which is why it's hard to accomplish a lot in one day. This is the reason why going back is so easy! There's always more to do and see. We head to PA usually on Mondays for traffic reasons and the hours of different shops. This is a great place to antique. While you might not sure the best best best deal they will have the decor you’re looking for and it’s worth every penny.
You might remember from a few posts ago that I had a tin way back in July that I picked up and didn't get. Why didn't I? I always called it my antique shop regret and there was no reason why it didn't come home with me the first time. How silly is that? No rhyme or reason and I kept thinking about it!
As soon as we pulled in--why I didn't get a picture of the outside--I ran to the door and to the booth where I found the tin before. There she was oh so pretty on her self still here 6 months later! It was meant to be. I started looking around for some other cute tins but boy, they can be pricey. I didn't come home with any others from there because they were $30+ and all the way up to $80. That's not in my budget and my peas tin was the only one at a fair price. What are the chances the one that I want won't break the bank, is for a good, fair price, AND is still there? I'm so happy she's mine!
This is the adorable tin I've been dreaming about for the last 6 months. My favorite one!
Take a look at all of these adorable tins. While I did love this booth, and it's fun to look at, no others come home with me this time. We haven't been back in 6 months like I mentioned so it was a treat to be back and look around.
This was just one row and after cutting some corners to get to the booth I was after, we started over and went row by row peaking our head in each one and see what caught our eye. I have another antiques blog post you have to check out if you haven't. It go into more details about what we hunt for and how we find each piece.
I lost track of time in here and gave myself permission that day to mostly ignore my phone--except for a few pictures I snagged for you guys to see here. I have no idea how long we were there--an hour or 2? But we looked at everything--no rush and I was so happy.
Look at these rulers. They had them all over ranging from $1-$8+. I think one day I'll get some and do some projects. One of them would be using these to make a frame for some of my signs. I love that so much. What projects could you use these for?
I will have a YouTube Video up soon so that you can see some of the space through video with some things that I found there up close.
Another things we loved digging through were the post cards for holidays. I used to love doing this so much and it's been so long since we found any worth taking home. Look at this St. Patricks Day one that we got. Totally had to come home with us.
One of the best finds of the day I got for myself was this cutie little spice tin with baby tins inside. How cute are they! I love love love the colors and the texture with the old distressed and well loved look.
Here are a few displays that I made with the new goodies that I picked up:
This was one of the post cards that we found for Easter. I find things for my collection but I also add things for you to find too from my adventures. This post card was one that I found for the shop at Crafty Home.