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Agora Marketplace Antiques favorite barn finds Architectural Salvage Old Barn Doors

While searching through old barns you can learn about the history and function of items.  You also learn a lot about the people who owned them.  We briefly mentioned in our last blog that the barn owner’s father loved to keep “stuff”.  We didn’t fully understand why until we needed miscellaneous hardware and tools to more »

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Agora Marketplace Antiques favorite barn finds Stone Springhouse Cold Storage

While taking a break from our barn antique treasure hunt, sounds of a cast iron bell rang in a gentlemanly baritone ring.  Wondering what it was about, we headed down the embankment along side the barn.  Our generous new friends were pointing us to the open door to wash up for lunch. There’s nothing like more »

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Agora Marketplace Antiques favorite barn finds- Antique Cast Iron Owl Andirons

As we look back on our barn find adventures, we realize how fantastic all the authentic antiques we found really are.  The yellow and black glass eyes looking back at us were no exception. There they were standing on the barn floor.  They glowed as the light caught their glassy eyes.  This was our first more »

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Agora Marketplace Antiques favorite barn finds- Duvinage Spiral Staircase

Duvinage Spiral Stair Co. started in 1895 and continues to do business today.  These durable, American staircases have been installed in the White House, the National Gallery of Art, MIT and Harvard, to name a few.  Their custom designs, quality product and professional installations are part of why they are still in business today. While searching more »

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Pair Bronze Lion Statues Cast Metal Garden Entryway Ornaments 33″ Erik Kramer

One of the best parts of consigning high quality antiques and collectibles is meeting new clients and hearing the stories behind their items.  Stories that enhance the pair of vintage bronze lion garden statues that we have on consignment. As our consignment client was approaching retirement, he was on a business trip in California.  One more »

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My First Antique Thrift Store Find by Agora Marketplace Antiques

Tiffany and we were in New Jersey visiting Tiffany’s brother and his family quite sometime ago now.  Excited to see them we drove up for a day of catching up, dinner, latest updates on Dora the Explorer episodes, and of course Auntie promises of Sesame Place adventures. I remember frigid temperatures common here in the more »

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