Sunday, April 19, 2015

"Whenever you see a successful person you only see

the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.
Vaibhav Shah


This week I am giving a tour of a new antique co-op that has opened about a mile or so north of my shop.  Diane and Dennis are joining the entrepreneurs on Route 9 in our retail revival!  More about some private sacrifices they are making later, but now let us meet them and take a tour of their shop.


Officially, their address is 2045 Route 9 North, Clermont, NJ...you can reach them at 609-486-5248, and they will be open 10-5 daily except closed Tuesdays and Sunday will be 11-4.  They currently have 12 dealers and already have a waiting list!  

Dennis loves the traditional antiques, and, when you walk in, you will be looking at some wonderful antique oak furniture.  Real wood is rare in modern furniture stores because so much of what you see in those places is pressed and glued sawdust furniture.  
  Then, there are treasures...the artistry in a sewing machine...
  The restroom decorated with sheet music and records!

 One of the rooms has two amazing mirrored murals...my photos are not the best...but one is NYC with the Twin Towers...and other is Paris...picture yourself in Paris...I did...down in the corner! 


 Each room is filled with variety.


 There are "mantiques" to occupy the significant other...



 If you have little ones in the crowd, here is a section for you...

 Missing Mom's Corning Ware or Pyrex?  Vintage accents on shelves and in cabinets throughout...




 Want to feature a special piece....check out the magnifying sconces!
Diane will be teaching craft classes once they are settled in...currently she has her cards for sale.
Dennis and Diane hope to one day live above the shop.  They currently live in Woodbine in a log cabin on 15 acres, and the property is for sale.  As I mentioned at the beginning, so many of the small business creators do make choices and sacrifices in order to follow their dreams.  If you are interested, you can get in touch with them!
I found it interesting that as I was wandering around, this book caught my eye...
Unlike the big box stores where corporate controls, the small shops across these "united" states feature the dreamers who want to do and think they can!  So, when you shop small, you support big!
       
 Small business isn't for the faint of heart.  It's for the brave, the patient and the persistent.  It's for the overcomer.  
~Anonymous

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