Tuesday 20 October 2015

Antiques and vintage fabrics and collectables.... In New Hampshire!

Well wish us luck as today I continue my  hunting down of vintage fabrics and collectable in America.  I have a list of places to visit and it is going to be such a fun day, also aware that my poor husband will have to endure this ( although he loves antiques)  I have found a shop with antique tools (which he loves!) so I will report on all this when I get home.... Look at the the lists of wonderful places we will be going to ...... This is just a handful, I have just been given the name of a place that usually has vintage paisleys and quilts .. Oh Dear!!! we have already found some lovely bits so I will collate what I have and some photos will follow.

An exciting day is ahead of us.

Have a wonderful day and as always Happy Stitching!...

A Guide to New Hampshire's
Antique Alley
Antique Alley in New Hampshire
is the oldest antiques shopping district
in all of New England.

Antique Alley is located on Route 4 between the cities of Portsmouth and
Concord, and encompassing the towns of Northwood, Lee, Epsom, and

Antique Alley brings together more than 500 antique dealers and collectors from
across the U.S. and overseas to the heart of New England for a great shopping

The Antique Alley’s claim to fame is the quality, value and variety of its
collectibles, which has made the shopping center a year-round event. Among
the antiques you'll find include yelloware, stoneware (and other collectible
pottery), painted country and formal antique furniture, garden ornaments and
architectural salvage, fine china and glassware (including flow blue,
transferware and flint glass), postcards, bottles, early advertising items, vintage
record albums, sports memorabilia, early painted accessories (firkins, pantry
boxes, tin ware and butter churns), textiles, kitchen and country store
collectibles and so much more!

Here's just a sampler of the impressive line up of antique stores you'll find on
Antique Alley in New Hampshire:
Lee Circle Antiques (Lee, NH)This store offers antique collectibles, furniture and architectural merchandise.  
You can also find decorative works for the home, antique clocks, light fixtures,
china and glassware.  Don’t forget ephemera like New England calendars,
postcards and trade cards to commemorate the visit.
Wonderful Things Antiques (Northwood, NH)You can find antique engagement rings, estate jewelry, diamond rings and
watches.  If you’re looking for something larger then the store’s collection of
grandfather clocks, furniture and roll top desks will please you.  Last but not
least, the store offers jewelry and watch repair, custom jewelry work and
restringing.  Wonderful Things Antiques is a member of the National
Association of Watch and Clock Collectors as well as the Gemological Institute
of America.
R.S. Butler's Trading Company (Northwood, NH)This business has been operating for ten years and currently has a two-story
barn offering 3600 square feet of antique merchandise.  You can find textiles,
garden supplies, glassware and china, antique tools and vintage records.  The
Victorian furniture will be of special interest to decorative collectors.
Evans & Wright at the Eagle (Northwood, NH)This two-story shop waits inside an 1800’s style barn and gives off a distinctive
country theme.  Look for country smalls, textiles, antique phonographs, period
prints of historical events, cupboards and decorative furniture.  Store dealers
say to look for the picket fence and open flag to quickly locate the store.
Town Pump Antiques (Northwood, NH)This four level group shop offers antiques furniture, vintage items, as well as
special designer items like Chandeliers, porcelain collectibles, linens, vintage
artwork and books, oil lamps & lanterns, and period furniture.
Ole Parsonage Antiques (Northwood, NH)This shop offers a very friendly atmosphere along with a large collection of old
tools.  This will be of special interest to carpenters, handymen and collectors.  
Some items to look forward to include plow planes, moulding and horned
planes, broad axes, hatchets, saws, chisels, and more.  There is also a
woodworker available for some expert commentary.
Coveway Corner Antiques (Northwood, NH)This antique corner features antique furniture as well as vintage toys,
primitives, pottery, nautical supplies and folk art.  Most collectibles are actually
stocked directly from homes in New England.  This means that you are getting
one-of-a-kind antique items that cannot be purchased online or from any other
resource.  No wonder that some of the store’s most loyal customers include
professional designers and antique dealers!
The Betty House (Epsom, NH)The Betty House was built in the 1800s and later converted into a tool shed,
which now offers a large variety of tools as well as glassware, china, tin and
vintage supplies.  There are a few parts to The Betty House to see, including the
tool shed, The Carriage House, The Cider House and the Big Barn, each one
with its own selections of rare antique items.
Landmark Furnishings (Chichester, NH)This shop featured the rare brand of D.R.DIMES American Furniture.  These are
museum quality reproductions along with contributed rare items.  You can find
colonial upholstery, antique lighting, paints and old time mirrors in this quaint
little shop.
Austin's Antiques (Chichester, NH)More than 50 participating dealers, offering furniture in country style as well as
early smalls and primitives.  There are also vintage bottles and flasks.

Plus some more which I have to visit with just fabrics, linens and quilts EEEEK!


  1. Now, come on - you cannot take a grandfather clock on the plane. Although, as an American friend Candi said to me 'There's always a way to get it home'!

  2. Dear goodness! I hope you are strong willed!

  3. Well I resisted! ... But oh boy it was close! Got some American feed sacks though and a few vintage quilts!!!