Friday, January 31, 2014

Sneak Peek: 5 Valuable Collectibles to Seek Out at the 2014 Country Living Fairs

HUGE thank you to Country Living Magazine and the editors for the mention in the March issue!! It is such a compliment to be included with these other stellar dealers. What do you hope to find at this year's fair? Leave me a comment and I keep an eye out for you and maybe have it for you come September!! If you don't want to wait until then you can always shop urban farmhouse in person or online at the Grandview Mercantile in Columbus, Ohio's Short North Arts District.

Miniature Books
The vendor: Tricia LeTempt-Gray of
Why they're hot: "Over 25 million Little Leather Library books were sold between 1916 and 1926. During World War I, they were especially popular with soldiers for their convenient, four-inch size."
Expect to pay: $30 each

 Red Lanterns

The vendor: Patrick Kenny of
Why they're hot: "Vintage camping lanterns from the 1940s and '50s add a warm cabin feel to mudrooms. Buy ones that work, in case of blackouts!"
Expect to pay: $10 for an unmarked model (like the one on the left), and $40 for a gently scuffed Coleman.

Painted Scales

The vendor: Lisa Maughmer of
Why they're hot: "This kitchen model from the 1930s can be used to weigh any kind of food. The one from the '50s determines if an egg is indeed 'extra large.'"
Expect to pay: $20 to $60 a piece

Turned-Wood Candlesticks

The vendor: Scarlett Scales-Tingas of
Why they're hot: "Since they're handmade, no two of these early-19th-century gems are exactly alike."
Expect to pay: From $20 for one to $75 for a pair

Military and Sports Medals

The vendor: Jenni Bowlin of
Why they're hot: "I love rescuing medals, because people worked hard to earn them. Their markings—these are from the 1930s to the '60s—make them easy to date."
Expect to pay: $10 for a 1940s Boy Scout medal; $35 for a World War II "good conduct" award

Friday, January 17, 2014

Semi Annual Tag Sale Going on Now!

Semi-Annual TAG SALE at Grandview Mercantile in Columbus, Ohio  going on now!
urban farmhouse pieces on sale 
for 30-50% off!! 

To take advantage of some of the more deeply discounted urban farmhouse finds online click the flyer below. You can then pick up the items in the store or we'll help you arrange shipping.