Anyone Else into Colonial Decor?

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Irishb:  It’s not my style. I like things more clean lined.

Be sure to check Craigslist for maple furniture. On http://www.AdHuntr.com  you can check all craigslist sites at once. You can then filter by geographical area. You can also do an advanced search to narrow down by price.

search for maple furniture:

http://www.adhuntr.com/2012/05/all.html?cof=FORID%3A11&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&newwindow=1&q=maple+furniture&cx=partner-pub-9413604915893153%3Ao8xsd8d7h7s&x=31&y=12&siteurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.adhuntr.com%2F&btnI=maple+flooring&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&as_qdr=a&as_epq=&as_eq=#2209

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

What part of the country do you live in? I grew up in rural PA and that style is extremely common at estate sales, yard sales, flea markets and craigslist.

Otherwise you may try Pottery Barn? They do have some similar items.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Try some mom and pops type of stores… Depending on where in pa you are.. There’s places around

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Irishb:  You may be able to buy some at Amish furniture stores, often they keep the old time styles. I live in OH now, but my Amish made furniture was about 1/3 less than I’d pay at a regular store and very nice. They can create a variety of styles, perhaps if you get the big pieces out of the way you can have fun shoping for accessories?

Post # 9
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Helper bee

@Irishb: 

For furniture, check out Thos. Moser – even the name sounds colonial, haha.

Decor-wise, I don’t know of any major store that really fits. You’ll probably find the most options by going to a town that has a historic preservation zone for colonial buildings, and looking at the stores there.

But the honest answer is probably: learn to enjoy flea markets and antique stores because it usually takes a while to find the right things!

I love your third pic. I’m more of a mid-century modern gal, but I would totally live in that house!

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