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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Antiquing in Somerville and Flemington, NJ


Today was a beautiful day in New Jersey, about 70 degrees this afternoon and bright and sunny.  I went antiquing in Somerville, NJ.  On the way home I also stopped in Fleminton, NJ.

There are three antique centers in the heart of Somerville, NJ.  All three of the centers combined are smaller than the extremely large centers in the Poconos in Pennsylvania.  My first stop was The Antiques Emporium on Division Street.  Most of the dealers in this co-op were selling small items, but I was looking for furniture.  I found a couple small items for family gifts (yes, I have already started Christmas shopping!).  I also found a three tiered table that will be a great display piece for my larger booth at Rosebush Antiques in Levittown, PA.  I will be moving into the larger booth next week.  Here is a picture of the table.  It is much taller than I would ever use in my home, but just right for a sales display.  That may be why it was marked down 50%!

My next stop was the Somerville Center Antiques on Main Street.  This center had small items and also had more furniture than did The Antiques Emporium but I thought the pieces were a little too pricey for me.  The furniture pieces were nice and, if I were looking for something for my home, the prices would probably have been alright.  In order to buy something for resale, however, this was not the best place for me.  I did find a small cobalt blue glass plate with a turned up edge that will be perfect as a candle pillar holder.  By now, you all know how much I love cobalt blue glass.

Finally I stopped at Elysium Antiques, also on Main Street.  This center also had both small items and furniture, with similar pricing as did the Somerville Center Antiques.  Today I did not find anything there for my shop.

Overall, I think the antique shops in Somerville, NJ are great stores for local buyers.  You get a nice small town feeling walking the Main Street there.  If you are on the hunt for a great deal, however, this may not be the best place to go.

One nice surprise in Somerville was finding a train shop right on Main Street.  I bought another Christmas present at this store.  Both of my brothers-in-law are train fanatics!

On the way home from Somerville I stopped in Flemington at Broad Street Antiques.  While this is a small center, I really liked it and will definitely go back there again.  They have both small items and furniture, as well as lighting.  I have been looking for a yelloware bowl at a reasonable price and I finally found this mixing bowl.  In my kitchen redecoration I am starting to add yellow to the blue and white theme.

While in Flemington, I looked for a few of my other favorite shops in Turntable Junction, but they were gone.  The Flemington shopping area has really turned into just an Outlet center.  This is great if you are looking for Outlet stores, but not if you are looking for unique stores and unique gifts!

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