When I get a spare moment, you may find me exploring one of the many antique venues in the Lewisburg area. I tell Bill, “I just need to get out of the inn for a bit”, which is really my code for “I need an antique fix.”
We are blessed with a variety of shops that house treasures of all kinds, from furniture and pottery to toys, jewelry, china, primitive housewares and everything in-between. Some shops are more extensive than others covering several floors of merchandise while others are small and quaint.
I don’t collect any one thing but enjoy the search for things that enhance a wall or corner of our b & b and give it a fresh look. New items are added at all venues on a frequent basis so its always fun to browse.
A few of my favorite haunts are, Antiques at 221 (which is just steps away from the inn) focusing on estate jewelry, fine watchers and furniture. They are also the VERY BEST place in the area to get jewelry repaired-hands down!
Roller Mills Antique Mall is located at 517 St. Mary St., here in Lewisburg. You could spend a very long time looking at all three floors of merchandise. A great variety here.
Walnut Dell Antiques, just outside of Milton, PA just off I-80 at Exit 15. The owner has a creative way of displaying and grouping items. A lovely shop with two floors of goodies.
A recent find was the Bucknell cheerleading print which was done by F. Earl Christy who was known for his All-American girl illustrations, many on postcards. He was trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and this one was probably done in the early 1900’s.
To find out more about antiquing in the Lewisburg area, go to www.VisitCentralPA.org where you can also find a list of antique events in the area. We are always happy to guide you in your quest for that special item. Enjoy and share with us your finds and treasure when you stay with us! See you soon.