Twelve Bucks at Shupp’s Grove
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Two weekends ago we hit up Shupp’s Grove Antique Market in Adamstown, Pennsylvania. It’s a big outdoor antique market, also known as “The Picker’s Market”. I love going there and looking through all of the old stuff, and haggling a price with the sellers. This was only my second time there, but I will be going there at least two more times before the end of October.
I didn’t really get any picture while I was there, I was too busy looking at things and my fingers were frozen (it was pretty cold out), but here is a picture from their website.
While there I did pick up two things, and I only spent a total of $12. I picked up this old wooden cabinet for $10 (Originally for $12). It definitely needs some TLC and a coat of paint or stain. I’d like to use it in a bathroom one day (no place for it in our apartment bathroom) to hold toilet paper and other bathroom things.
I love the rustic feel of it, and the wire mesh front. I will be in need of a new knob though, once I paint it. I’m thinking of painting it in a grey, with an aged wash effect, so it still looks old and rustic, but we’ll see.
I also picked up my very first blue ball jar and after doing some research I learned that it was made between 1922 – 1923. I picked it up from a really sweet old lady for just $2, (Originally $2.50) which was pretty great since the other stands had them for over four bucks a pop.
Overall, it was a pretty successful trip. Travis bought a $40 bayonet, and my sister and her boyfriend came along where they got some scarves for their dogs, pictured here, and a really nice Coors light sign for only $20. Travis and I were hoping to find some signs as well, but no such luck. I was also hoping to find some orange vintage Pyrex, but the prices were too high for my wallet. Maybe next time?