Tuesday, November 25, 2014

How I Got The Treasure Bug

A big part of having my bed and breakfast is my vintage treasures. I have been buying and selling for many years. I started in high school by going out on Saturdays with my parents to hunt for antiques. They did antique shows and I used to help them set up. That is how I got the bug. I would tag along with them as they went to barn sales in the beautiful countryside of northwestern New Jersey. They would look for glassware and I would look for old boxes and rustic looking things for my room. They always stopped at some little country inn for lunch. I loved the whole experience and never stopped. When my husband asks me when I am going to stop buying this stuff because we don't need anything....well it's in my blood and will be forever. But that is why I have always sold things too. I buy what I love which makes it hard to part with, but eventually most things can go out the door to make room for the next wonderful find. Having a bed and breakfast has been a really great way to utilize and display my "junk". Guests really enjoy the treasures which fill the inn in every nook and cranny. I have a lot of stuff, but I try not to overdo it. But it is a big old country beach cottage built in 1882 which lends itself to old things tastefully arranged. This page will share my treasure hunt adventures as well as list items for sale, so check often so you don't miss anything!
Some of my favorites in the inn now....a quilt from the thrift shop, an old Whitmans Sampler candy crate, and a Bee Soap sign. These are staying for a while as I am not ready to part with them yet! Keeping Inn touch......

4 comments:

  1. I love how you are able to display your finds and I would love to stay at you B&B!!
    hugs,
    Linda

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    1. someday maybe you can come Linda!!!!

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  2. Can't wait to come see, touch and enjoy a visit to the Nathaniel Morris Inn.. Love your pictures. XO

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    1. some day Judy...when you have time (LOL) XO

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