antiquing in chadds ford, pa

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Fall is coming and for me that means prime antiquing time! I don't know why, but I'm only in the mood for it in the fall.
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Being in Wilmington, we're lucky enough to be near some great antique stores. There's the whole Amish area in and around Lancaster, PA, but even closer is a string of stores along Rt1(Baltimore Pike) in Chadd's Ford, PA. You could spend all day in the area between Rt 202 & Rt 52 (closer to 52).
A Brandywine River antiques (aka "The White Barn")
B Pennsbury Chadds Ford Antique Mall 
C Springhouse Antiques
D Brandywine View Antiques

Brandywine View Antiques
This coming weekend, September 8 & 9, is a great time to go because Brandywine View is having it's annual "Massive Barn Market". You've gotta be tempted!
The big chair at Brandywine View 

As you're zooming along Rt 1, you might miss the sign, but you'll notice the humongous chair on the front porch. My friend Maria humored me by climbing into it when we were there a while back.
chairs at Brandywine View
They also have regular-size chairs.

salvage at Brandywine View
And a good deal of architectural salvage.
Brandywine View
Inside is 5000 square feet of furniture & accessories.
Proprieter Lisa keeps the inventory turning over constantly. You can often find her with a truckful at the Clover Market in Ardmore, PA.

All these pictures are from Brandywine View because I was just there, but believe me, the other stores nearby are each really good. The White Barn is the biggest- it just goes on and on...

You'll surely be hungry after all that antiquing and you won't be too far from Terrain at Styers, the garden store that has a cafe inside. Closer to the actual stores is the Chadd's Ford Winery tasting room in case you get thirsty;)

Let me know if you go...