By Stacey Fox – As I get older, I start to find great joy in searching out unique items from the past. I want to know what it was used for. I want to know where it was made. I am fascinated by the longevity of pieces from the past versus so much of what is made today and thrown away tomorrow. Hand-crafted wooden pieces of furniture are making their way back into our daily lives with a fresh coat of paint and a new room.
Living in Adams County, you are sure to find enough options with dozens of antique stores around to decorate your first apartment, new home or as gifts! Check out five of my favorite finds from a few of our local antique shops!
Advertising pieces, books and shoes from Thymes Remembered – these are a few of my favorite things and Thymes Remembered doesn’t let me down. In addition to wonderful antiques, the shop also offers a variety of rugs, curtains, country and primitive décor, and a room filled with gourmet coffees and teas, soup mixes and more to make your home and your table ready for your next gathering.
Restored tables – on my wish list – from Rusty Ole Primitives. I am in the market for a new dining table, and to be honest, I am not looking for something modern. I want quality and a unique style. I found a great farm table with partial bench seating that is a gem! Now to convince my husband before someone else buys my treasure!
If you are looking for the perfect piece of antique glass, check out Forget-Me-Not Framing. In addition to framing anything you can think of; this shop also offers Victorian-themed items and antique glass and silver. The perfect addition to a ‘new’ table! Forget-Me-Not Framing is open by appointment only, so be sure to call to schedule an appointment to visit.
Thomason’s Olde Thyme Herb Farm and Gift Shop is a hidden gem just 20 minutes from Gettysburg on Rte. 394. Filled with a variety of treasures, I love how they convert aged items into herb and flower décor. You can also find some great advertising items such as coolers and cans. While you’re there, check out the amazing collection of teas and tea-centric items.
Rounding out my top five picks is Yesteryear Antique Center in Hanover. Why go to a discount store for holiday décor when you can head here and find some of the coolest vintage holiday decorations. You can even find your next train set… though depending, you may want to keep it in the box.
Whatever it is that you are searching for, you can find it at one of our many antique shops. From down and dirty picking to high-end furniture, inexpensive to loan-requiring and everything in between – we have your treasures in Adams County.
About the Author
Born and raised in Adams County, Stacey spent a few years discovering other parts of the country before settling down to raise a family back home. Stacey can’t imagine living anywhere else and enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and their yellow lab. Long before working in Adams County tourism, she was sharing the story of home with others and sharing why everyone just had to visit.