7.05.2007

Road Trip: Lambertville/New Hope

On July 4th we headed down to the Lambertville, NJ-New Hope, PA area for some flea marketing/antique hunting. I'll admit that this may not have been the best day to do this because a lot of shops were closed and the flea market was sparsely populated with vendors. But both towns are full of historical architecture and it was a pretty drive down along the Delaware River. We still managed to find a few things and had a nice lunch at The Landing, sitting outside on their deck overlooking the river.

Our first stop was the Golden Nugget Antique Flea Market on River Road, about a mile south of Lambertville. There were enough tables for 200 vendors so, on a day other than a holiday, this would be a good place to look for treasures. I saw a lot of jewelry and artwork (paintings, drawings, etc.) so it's good for those things. Not a lot of the kinds of things I look for, but I found a handful of vintage buttons for a dollar—

buttons

And from a very nice grandmothery woman who was selling some of her vintage linen collection, a pair of crochet-edged pillowcases ($8), an eyelet embroidered towel ($1.50) and this gorgeous embroidered towel with thousands of tiny cross stitches ($3).

cross stitch towel

Just look at those fruity colors and lollipop flowers!

cross stitch towel

We browsed in several shops (the ones that were open, that is) and I wanted to mention one that I particularly liked. It's called No. 63 and was a mix of antiques, art, and vintage-inspired accessories. Loved the typewriter key charms and fun things for kids! The shop is decorated much like I would do it if I had a shop, so it felt comfortable the minute I walked in.

I wish there had been more places open, especially some of the antique shops. But it's an easy drive so I'm sure we'll be back!

Golden Nugget Antique Flea Market, 1850 River Road, Lambertville, NJ 08530
No. 63, 10 N. Union Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530
The Landing Restaurant, 22 N.Main Street, New Hope, PA 18938

5 comments:

ellen said...

That towel is a treasure. What a wonderful find. I love the buttons, too. Sounds like a great day!

Tracy said...

Hello! My first time visiting here--you have a wonderful blog! Love the feel of yesteryear here! I'm originally from PA (now live in Norway!) and took a couple trips to New Hope, it's such a great place--loved all the antique shops and places to hunt treasures. Your gems here are super finds. I look forard to coming back and reading more. Happy Days! :o)

Niesz Vintage Home said...

It sounds like you had a nice time despite the low vendor turnout.

Love your buttons! And the quilt top and hankies from the last post.

Kimberly :)

Amy said...

Hello, This is my first comment, but I have been reading your blog for a few weeks now. I really appreciate your embroidery lessons, it is something I have been trying lately and your tutorials have really helped. I love all your finds too, you have a really good eye.

Olly said...

Those buttons are absolutely gorgeous and so bright! I'm completely button obsessed ever since my granny gave me her old collection :-) Love your blog too, keep up the good work! Xx