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!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

First Impressions...

Welcome to the main floor of Old Creamery Antiques!  From the moment you walk in the front door, the obvious uniqueness of this mall begins to grab you.  After all, who else has old springs hanging everywhere from the ceiling?  But then...spring IS in the air!  You will find a wonderful mix of rusty prims, retro, home spun collectibles, pedal cars, mannequins, and, well...that's just the beginning.  After you've finished browsing through the multiple booth displays on the main floor, it's time to head for the big yellow steps that lead to the lower level.  But don't rush, take your won't want to miss a thing!  Come back later for more exploring...

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Turn this vehicle around...

For serious antique lovers, drive by's are NOT gonna happen.  There need to be traffic signs posted in either direction of Old Creamery Antiques that say SUDDEN STOPS!  SUDDEN U-TURNS!  The fun begins even before entering the store.  Here we are all decked out for fall with pumpkins, bittersweet, wreaths and the blue "Come and Get It" sale tent...lovingly called "The Big Top".  With bargains galore for everyone, inside and out, be sure to make Old Creamery Antiques a destination!  Join us in upcoming posts for a trek through the store...and bring a pair of comfy shoes!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Opening Day...

Old Creamery Antiques opened it's doors for business after many months of building renovations on June 1, 2008.  Over the years, several different businesses have occupied the building originally known as Middlebury Creamery Co Op..thus the name chosen for the new antique store.

Be sure to check back often for more pictures and postings!