Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Antiques On The Pumpkinvine...

Don't miss the 3rd annual Antiques & Collectables on the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail.  Located in the heart of Northern Indiana Amish country and held during the Middlebury Fall Festival September 21 & 22.

Vendors galore will line the paths that wind through beautifully fall colored trees.  You'll want to shop early to snag the best one of a kind items.  And after you've filled your shopping bags...be sure to bring several...head downtown to the park to try out all the vaious food choices. 

Old Creamery Antiques is a unique shopping experience in and of itself...add in other like minded lovers of all things antique and you'll have yourself a great time 'churning up antiques'.

Old Creamery Antiques is the 'go to' place for cutting edge, off the wall antiques. 

Be sure to say hi to Keith and Brenda...ain't they cute!

For more information or to rent a vendor space call Terry Hartzler @ 574.368.0188.

See u there!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Another new display...

Antique dealers, Terry and Jan Hartzler, have recently expanded their domain at Old Creamery.  With the aquisition of another space (rightfully dubbed Just Jan), they have filled it with beautiful vintage jewelry, linens and art.  As you step through the front door, it's a toss up as to which way to look first.  But we guarantee you, you'll find something to absolutely adore and take home with you!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

come on...pick up!

What could be a more perfect display item for a guy who loves car stuff, oil stuff, all stuff?  This pair of old car ramps were recently found at a thrift store and snatched up almost immediately.  They would've been snatched up sooner if 'guy who loves car stuff' would've replied to message about whether he wanted his 'picker' to buy them for him or not.  but he finally did...and they were.

  While not complete, it's looking like it was just the thing to make yet another, unique display at Old Creamery.  Not sure what happened to the other one, but more than likely the 'guy who loves car stuff' has it hidden away in his back room.  He does that alot.  He thinks no one notices.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

This is a bright cheery room with lots of natural light coming in through the big windows.  Even the window space is utilitzed for displaying unusual railroad lamps, kerosene lamps and well, anything that will hang.  When you get to this area, you're only about half way through the creamery...so don't stop here!

At Old Creamery, it's Christmas all year round.  These two rooms are full of vintage Christmas ornaments, lighted trees and hand crafted primitive creations.   There are also specialty toys under the tree, ready to delight any child.

   At this point, we're rounding the corner and ready to head back to the front of the store.  More yellow footprints will help retrace your steps.  Don't worry, everyone surfaces sooner or later, no lost customers reported so far.  We hope you've enjoyed the tour and will visit the store in person in the near future.  Come experience great Amish cooking, flea markets and fun family venues that the area affords.

Monday, April 25, 2011

peeking through the window...

 Not only is the inside of Old Creamery Antiques packed with really cool stuff, just take a peek through this window at what waits outside in the enclosed 'garden' area.  All sorts of unique statuary, wrought iron, barn yard finds, weathered fencing...too much to even mention it all.  So whether you like it rough or refined, you'll find it all as you browse through the entirety of the store.

Just follow these yellow footsteps and they will lead you to the door of the garden area.  And don't forget to look to the left and to the right as you're passing through.  It's only a short distance of about 30', but it could easily take you an hour to check out everything tucked here and there in display cases, under benches, on top of shelves.  This place definitely has it's PHD...Pile it Higher and Deeper!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Willie...the real boss!

This is Brenda and her mighty wonder dog, Willie.  Brenda is responsible for the great displays seen throughout the store.  Willie is the designated greeter.  His favorite spot is lying on the counter so he won't miss a thing that's going on.  Although he's been to obedience school, he still has a few things to learn.  But mostly, he's a good boy. 

These are the big yellow steps that lead down to the lower level of the antique mall.  From here, you can browse through 12 additional rooms of great antiques.   The store has everything from retro to primitive to eclectic, plus catagories that as of yet have no 'handle'.  Each room was originally an integral part of the old creamery.  The store has been fortunate to collect several pictures from the early years of operations as a creamery.  Be sure to ask Keith to show them to you when you stop in!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Meet the Hartzlers...

Before we head down the big yellow steps, let me introduce you to Terry and Jan Hartzler, two of Old Creamery's original dealers.   They have expanded their 'territory' into two separate spaces on the main floor...sort of His and Hers.  Jan specializes in the 'softer side' of fine antiques. She has beautiful vintage jewelry, purses, crystal, glassware and more.  And even more amazing are their prices, very affordable for the quality and uniquessness of their items!

Terry specializes more in the 'outdoorsy, guy' kind of antiques.  You can find them in the store every Wednesday along with their fluffy side kick, Cookie.  They are constantly adding to and changing up their displays.  If you're wanting something out of the ordinary, these are the 2 people you want to see.  And don't miss their vintage candy display with all the candy and candy bars you remember as a kid!