Friday, October 30, 2009

Antique Haven











I live near the historic Pawtuxet Village. One of the oldest towns in Rhode Island. I'm talking 1600's old. This is where I do all my daily 'stuff'. When we first moved to Rhode Island 8 years ago, and we began to explore our little New England town, we stumbled up an antique store called 'Antique Haven' housed in the old Slocum House, circa 1760. I was immediately taken by the eye full of beautiful antiques, 'collectibles', vintage jewelry, art work, china, glassware, linens, lamps...the list goes on and on. Little by little I was even more taken with the owner of this quaint gem of a store, Claire Silverman. She exuded such warmth, and a welcoming spirit. She loves for people to take all the time they want or need to look, to touch, or just move around the store. I frequented the store often and as a result, over the past 8 years, Claire and I have grown to be very good friends. We simply love one another. We are cut out of the same cloth, we 'get' one another, and clearly we share a great love for antiques! She has been a tremendous cheerleader for me with the work I do as an artist, jewelry maker and photographer. She recently bought some of my cards and has put them in her store. She wants more for the upcoming Holidays. I am thrilled, because of who Claire is and because she has the best antique store in Rhode Island...seriously! You can find Claire and her store, Antique Haven at 30 Post Road, Warwick, Rhode Island. 401-785-0327.

10 comments:

WillOaks Studio said...

Congratulations on featuring your cards in this truly lovely shop!! Otherwise? I'm basically drooling over some of these pieces...

Ann said...

I love antique stores. How wonderful to have found one that not only is full of wonderful treasures but to have found a treasured friend as well.

kml said...

What a grand shop she has - certainly a place to enjoy an afternoon. Congrats to you!

Amy Lilley Designs said...

ah ha Karen...and these photos are a mere snippet of what she has so masterfully placed in her shop...she's constantly moving things around...and yes, I have bought a 'few' things from her over the years...happy about the cards, I am!!!

Ann, yes, Claire is a gem, and I am so glad to call her friend....the store is truly, like you said, full of treasures, ALL the time..each one w/ it's own unique story....wish you could see it!!!

Thank you Kathy...oh, you would just love the shop!!!..all you Gals would just love the shop...it is a good thing having my cards there...:)))

Dena E's Blog said...

is awesome just like your designs,how blessed you are!!!
Hugs Dena

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Yes, Dena, blessed I am!!!

Kim said...

oh what a delight Amy...
I could spend days in that shop...
your cards look wonderful ...how thrilling to see them so beautifully presented too :)....congratulations to you and to Claire...
it sounds like you have a really special friendship...

Azure Islands Designs said...

The antique shop looks wonderful, I love to wonder around in an antique shop, one of my favorite things to do...we used to have a couple here but they have be closed for years now...those tea cups remind me of the ones given to me by my grandmother years ago!!!

Congratulations on having your cards in such a great shop...you must be thrilled!!!

Cheers

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Kim, you wouldn't believe the brilliance of her 'space planning'...she has so much, but there is always a feel of organization, and presentation...she was so surprised when she saw the photos..she said,'is that my shop?'...so cute..you would love her too...:))

Thank you Heather..she has a ton of tea cups..I'm thinking of making some cards out of the tea cups and maybe go back for a second round of pics (w/out price tags) and make more cards of her shop...yes, thrilled to have my work there...wish you could visit...:))))

prashant said...

full of treasures, ALL the time..each one w/ it's own unique story....wish you could see it!!!
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