Post # 1
My hubby and I are moving into our first home next month. We are looking for colonial period furniture and decor.
However, we are having trouble finding it.
We found pewter candle stick holders and silhouette pictures at a yard sale.
I am wondering if there is a store that caters to this style?
If we rely on yard sales and antique shops, it could take forever to find what we want.
Also, share pics of your homes decorated in colonial style!
Post # 3
@Irishb It’s not my style. I like things more clean lined.
Be sure to check Craigslist for maple furniture. On @Irishb; 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:
Post # 4
I don’t know if I’m really into maple …but Craigslist is a good option.
Post # 5
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 # 6
Luckily, I live where you grew up.
Searching through flea markets and estate sales with odds and ends is fun for awhile…but it becomes frustrating too
Post # 7
Try some mom and pops type of stores… Depending on where in pa you are.. There’s places around
Post # 8
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
For furniture, check out @Irishb – 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!
Post # 10
Thank you for the suggestions!
We are actually headed in Gettysburg PA this weekend. I am hoping that their antique stores will be loaded with what we are looking for. =)