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REUSE, RECYCLE, REPURPOSE – John Collier, Collier Custom Designs ~ Veranda January 15, 2014

Posted by comeintomygarden in Antiques, Architectural Salvage, Home Decor, Other.
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Everyone is more aware of the environment than ever before. In the last few years, many new words have been introduced into the English language that refer to the process of reusing existing materials rather than simply cutting more trees or sending more to the landfill. Lakewood 400 Dealers have long been known for being uniquely creative and on the cutting edge when it comes to design ideas and what’s going on in the world. That’s why you will find items throughout the show that have been repurposed … brought from outdated to highly sought after, and made useful in todays homes and businesses.
100_5470One Dealer who takes this to the highest level is John Collier of Collier Custom Designs, who comes to Lakewood from Altona, PA. John deals in architectural salvage, the real deal, and actually goes into incredible historic buildings that are being demolished, mostly up north, and removes anything that can be reused. He then turns tin ceiling panels into frames for mirrors, signs, art panels and more. He builds tables of every size out of banister parts and old flooring, as well as massive counters, bars and shelving units and wall shelves. John is well known in the US and can locate items you are seeking. He welcomes custom orders.
John is located out front on the Veranda just as you come in.
Email: JoBeLeAs@aol.com
See more on John’s WebPage on the Lakewood 400 website:


Posted by comeintomygarden in Antiques, Architectural Salvage, Garden, Holiday.
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Most of the time, The Magpie, Ann Osborne’s shop is filled with garden and nature oriented treasures which reflect the background of this talented lady. Ann is a creative artist who has spent years painting murals in homes across the US.
   But in September and October, her shop transforms into “The Witches Apothecary”. 
All year she concocts
potions which she offers for the Halloween fan with all the trimmings. With that little twinkle in her eye, you have to wonder if Ann is really a witch … a good witch for sure! This is a fabulous shop to see. 

Ann's Bacon Cookers . Great Gift!

Ann’s Bacon Cookers .
Great Gift!

   Ann does have her famous Bacon Cookers in her shop this month (they make great gifts) among the skulls, pumpkins, crows, spiders …
Email: annhanna41@gmail.com

HAWAIIAN CONNECTION ~ HALL F 318-371 September 17, 2013

Posted by comeintomygarden in Antiques, Architectural Salvage, Art, Collectibles, Custom Made Furnishings, Home Decor, Rugs.
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Richard Brown grew up with Aunts and his Mom as cheap labor picking up and restoring treasures back to life. Fifty years later, he is still doing it!
     Richard has traveled extensively around the world, especially the Orient … Japan, Taiwan and Hawaii. He lived in Hawaii for 25 years, raised his family and had a saw mill where he worked with the rare Koa wood pictured to the right. He has hand crafted more than 500 of these incredible rockers over the years.
     As a custom builder in both Hawaii and the US, Richard has building materials and hardware in his extensive shop which covers the back third of Hall F. You’ll find slab lumber in Walnut, Cherry, Ash and Hickory from Missouri. But that’s just the start of this collection which started small and grew. There’s tons of antiques and collectibles from all over the world.
     Richard has 7 children, 12 grandchildren (plus two more on the way) and 4 great grandchildren. He and his wife Angela (with Richard above) love to travel cross country their “boys” Rex and Snoopy.
    Going to the back of Hall F is a fun true treasure hunt where you might uncover just about anything! Be sure to stop and chat with Richard and Angela. He has so many stories to tell!
Hall F 318-371
Email: koarocker@gmail.com


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Keith Gowins comes from Ohio loaded down with a ton of architectural salvage and accessories. Among this, great lighting and globes of every size and shape! You’ll find antique doors and columns and a wide assortment of very unique collectibles.
But Keith’s passion and primary business is antique fireplace accessories … andirons, tools, screens, grates and more.
Keith started antiquing at the tender age of 16 and progressed from collector to dealer. He left the corporate world of business management behind in 1988 and has been a full time dealer ever since.
You’ll enjoy meeting this knowledgeable dealer out front on the Veranda, first booth as you come in. And if you have been searching for that one unique piece, he probably either has it or knows where to get it!
Email: kgowinsandirons@hotmail.com / 330-268-3927


JOHN COLLIER ~ VERANDA January 15, 2013

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John comes all the way from Pennsylvania with great architectural salvage, repurposed wooden tables and antiques.