vintage bellefonte

Monday, March 29, 2010

My New Yorker friend, Maria, was in town this weekend for an impromptu visit. She loves vintage as much as I do. Finally! An excuse to skip the laundry and pay a visit the town of Bellefonte in northeast Wilmington and try out my new Pentax K-7 DSLR camera (happy birthday to me!).
Bellefonte is a neighborhood of old bungalows and four-squares in varied states of repair, but oh so charming. Brandywine Boulevard, the main drag, has a bakery, a quirky cafe, a fire house, and a handful of vintage and consignment shops all within 2 or 3 blocks.
candlesticks- Finders Keepers
We started at Finders Keepers, 901 Brandywine Blvd. It's a classic, choc-full, dusty sort of place, ripe for the digging.
bells, etc.- Finders Keepers
throws- Finders Keepers
Next we stopped in to JPT Caning at 803 Brandywind Blvd.
stools and doilies- JPT Caning
salvaged table legs- JPT Caning
chairs awaiting repair- JPT Caning
 JPT Caning
I'm going here if I ever need any caning done.They also carry depression glass.
Blueberry Hill
You can't come to Bellefonte and not go to Blueberry Hill, 1015 Brandywine Blvd.
knobs and pulls- Blueberry Hill
kitchen kitsch- Blueberry Hill

mmmmm...textiles- Blueberry Hill
Bellefonte Cafe
We stopped for cappucino at the Bellfonte Cafe, 804 Brandywine Blvd., and unexpectedly got to hear some live rockabilly by Betty and the Bullets. Who'd-a-thought on a Sunday afternoon? Our food never came, but it was a fun time.

The bakery, Sweets to You, is across the street. We'll definitely have to come back.

2 comments:

maria said...

What a fun time!!!! Thanks, Becky!!!
And everyone at the Bellfonte Cafe was super friendly.

Rebecca Harkin said...

So glad you came Maria!!!!

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