Thursday, April 26, 2012

Antiques for the Home


Antiques bring a touch of nostalgia into a home.




They remind us of how things were done in another era and keep history alive.

Today we are going on a little tour of a brand new shop called Coffman's Antiques Market.

Right now, 15 quality antiques dealers have items for sale in the shop which specializes in 18th century to early 20th century antiques.



It's located in a picturesque New England town called Lenox in Western Massachusetts.

There are all kinds of old items in the market that just beg to be savored and, if possible, brought home to love.

Okay, let's take a look at some of the lovely things in this shop.

Look at these sweet dolls. Wouldn't any collector just love one (or all) of these darlings?



The items below are in the French corner inside the shop:




Nearby is this handsome agate coffee pot below:


The shop has ephemera, too. Look at these Easter cards!


Here is a duck out of water:




One of the new shop's owners loves the art work of the late Bessie Pease Gutman. She was a Philadelphia artist who specialized in painting infant children.


Her own three children often served as models for her charming figures. Her work appeared on many covers of Woman's Home Companion and McCall's Magazines. 

She was born in 1876 and died in 1960.  Mrs. Gutman worked as a children's book illustrator for 30 years.



Coffman's Antiques Market has some of this artist's framed prints hanging on one wall.


Want something new and different for wall decor? How about an old fashioned child's scooter?



A very rare item in the shop is this heart-in-hand cookie cutter. It costs $598!                                                                                                                            
   


This double bird stoneware crock is also rare:


For information on any of the above items, or to learn more about the charming shop, you can reach one of the owners, Joyce Coffman, at joycelynn@roadrunner.com   or write to Coffman's Antiques Market, 69 Church St., #5, Lenox, MA 01240.    (The shop's silent partner is Scott Martin. )


                                                                    
                                                                                                           

                                       

7 comments:

Linda O'Connell said...

I must be an antique. I recognoze some of these items from childhood.

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

I'm a lover of antiques and love strolling through the various shops around here, or while on the road.

Chatty Crone said...

You're back - yeah!

$598 for a cookie cutter - sorry - not for me. Nice little shop though. The doll on the right I know I have seen somewhere and the picture of Raggedy Ann and Andy too.

Love, sandie

Karen Lange said...

What a great place to visit! I love poking through stores, looking for little gems. It's such fun!

Thanks for sharing the adventure,
Karen :)

diane.stetson said...

Isn't one of those dolls Betty Boop? Just wondered. So glad you got your blog going again Susan..YAY!

Bookie said...

Very interesting page. The heart/hand cookie cutters seems way over the top on price. Why is it so much...you said rare, but I wonder...

Trying to read what you posted today, Thursday...Blogger says it doesn't exist!

Lady Linda said...

Thanks for the trip such a darling shoppe! Oh, the cookie cutter....it is wonderful.
You know the dolls stole my heart away.
Have a good rest of the week. Loved your post.
Linda

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