Time Traveling Routes 5 and 20 on The Antique Mile, Chapter One

September 1, 2013 at 1:59 pm Leave a comment

Welcome to "One Potato, Two Antiques"

Welcome to “One Potato, Two Antiques”

I took a different kind of trip when traveling the Bloomfield Antique Mile on Routes 5 and 20, with my cousin from South Carolina.  She was hunting with a purpose, but I was an instant time traveler upon spotting a Creedence Clearwater Revival  Record, Lincoln Logs, Archie Jelly Jar Glasses and Golden Books.

When cookies had homes

When cookies had homes

I was flooded with memories of my childhood summer nights:   Games of Spud, Around the House, Kick the Can, 500, and the incredible freedom that came with getting shooed away from the TV set, and instructed “Be home before dark.”

Vasoline Glass

Vaseline Glass

One of our stops was One Potato Two, a 60+ Antique Dealer Co-op within a 7000 sq ft space, packed with period collectibles, all kinds of interesting furniture, vintage clothing, crafts and fantastic ideas on refinishing/refurbishing something old into something new.

I remember my mother showing me how to use a thimble when hand-sewing.

I remember my mother showing me how to use a thimble when hand-sewing.

“One Potato, Two,” that all-important childhood choosing game was the inspiration for this mega-memory store.

Sign on Routes 5 & 20

Sign on Routes 5 & 20

In the space of a few miles Routes 5 and 20, there are over 50,000 sq. ft. of antiques — plus a book store!

Aged in the Hills
Asparagus Junction
Bloomfield Antique Market
E.M.P. Antiques
Fagan Books
One Potato Two
Old Bloomfield Antiques
Peddler’s Antiques
The Furniture Doctor

Entrance to Time Machine

Entrance to Time Machine

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