While we were out junking for treasures a couple of weeks ago, my girlfriend and I discovered a precious little store in the the historic town of Tipp City, Ohio. Feather Your Nest Antiques and Decorative Arts is a quaint little shop featuring cottage, French, primitive, Victorian, and eclectic decor and furnishings.
Dishwares, glasswares, statuaries, and linens abound in displays throughout the store.
There is an abundance of furniture waiting to be purchased.
The building once housed a dusty, old antique store where I never seemed to locate much of anything interesting, but I was willing to take another chance at finding something to be used in my crafting. Lo and behold, when I opened the front door, I was greeted with the charming atmosphere of a shop straight out of the late 19th century.
Do you see that old black typewriter behind the screen? I am coveting it! I took Mr. Sullivan on a shopping trip with me last week and he offered to buy it for me right then and there. I told him to surprise me with it on a special occasion. Don't know why I said that- it is a long drive from home just to go shopping for one item. He may never want to go on his own. He's kinda attached at the hip when it comes to junking and antique shopping. May have to
re-think this and plan another trip....
The store has a balcony area just like the shops of old always did. I almost half expected to see the ghosts of an old timey bookkeeper and an owner sitting at their desks, overlooking the customers.
This was certainly not the ratty old antique store I remembered being here in the past. When I asked Amy, the owner, how long she had owned this new shop, she said two years! I realized that I hadn't been shopping in the right places for a long time. I had made the 40-plus mile trip from where I live in Washington Township to Tipp City last Christmas, but I only made it into the historic hotel shops. I sure missed the boat on that shopping foray!
I will be posting pictures of my purchases tomorrow. I think I got some really cool things for a reasonable amount of money. If you live in the southwest Ohio area, by all means plan a field trip to this store. Amy is a sweetheart and is a pleasure to shop with.
The town of Tipp City has a little slogan that certainly applies when planning a trip to Feather Your Nest.
It goes like this.....
"It's worth the trip to Tipp."
all photos from the website: http://featheryournestantiques.blogspot.com/