Bethlehem Antiques

Colorful Pennsylvania Antiques with a Modern Kick

Weil Antique Center, Booth 142

Selling at the Weil Antique Center Allentown, PA. Open seven days a week, accepting major credit cards, layaway available. From the entrance, walk straight to Booth 142.

Specializing in casual Pennsylvania furnishings, English china, and modernist pieces from Art Deco to the 1960s.

Some of my best pieces are listed at eBay.

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Open Concept Living

Mix it up! Combine Mid-century Modern with antiques, rustic with colorful artwork. It works, trust me! Pick a palette of two or three colors, and display your most treasured possessions.

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Furniture of good design and quality and tends to appreciate in value. Using antique furniture is also good for our planet. Did you know that mahogany from the tropics became endangered by the end of the 1700s?

Christie's American Furniture Collecting Guide

Use a linen press for attractive hidden storage. The top is a wonderful place to display a collection or seasonal items.

A blanket chest also makes a great coffee table with secret storage for CDs, DVDs, magazines, family history, toys, or scrapbooks.

American Folk Art Museum

Pennsylvania German Fraktur

A damaged cotton quilt can be made into a set of pillows. Small quilts can be hung as art, by basting a muslin sleeve for a dowel rod on the back.



Beautiful China for Every Day & Entertaining

It's OK, use the good china as often as possible!

Chelsea Porcelain Factory (established 1743)

Royal Crown Derby (1750)

If you love all things Asian, you'll love their famous "Imari" pattern. Imari is striking in midnight blue and coral.

Worcester Discovers Chinese Secret to Producing Porcelain (c.1751)

Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (1759)

Transferware (1760)

Use Transferware for everyday dining. Mix six patterned dinner plates with six plain. I like to use warm colors for fall & winter, and cool for spring & summer.

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Spode (1776)

Spode blue transfer patterns include "Tower," and "Italian."

Thomas Minton (1793)

First to produce the "Blue Willow" pattern.

Davenport (1794)

Mason's (1796)

Mason's Patent Ironstone China (1813)

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Shelley (1925)

I collect Shelley trios for a dessert service my grandmother started. A trio consists of a tea cup, saucer and dessert (salad) plate. It's easy to put together a dessert service when you mix and match trios.

Family collections are priceless. They bring back memories each time they are used, and I use mine often.

Can't say enough about Corner Cupboards. Every dining room should have this space-saver, for a perfect combination of display and storage.



The Kitchen, Heart of Your Home

Surround yourself with things you love. Our kitchen displays a collection of Yellow Ware bowls, and we use them, too!

Collecting Yellow Ware

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The Pennsylvania German Pie Safe

"On Pottery in Colonial America," by Julia Smith
Blue decorated or redware crocks are perfect for kitchen tools on the countertop.

Weitsman Stoneware Collection, New York
State Museum

"American Redware," by Greg K. Kramer and Lester P. Breininger, Jr.



Fun for Your Library or Office

Playful accessories add so much to your space. Use your collections as art. You'll smile every time you go in there.

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We also use our library as a dining room. The large table works well as a home office on weekdays. Bookshelves don't have to be boring, they can certainly be beautiful!



The Bedroom Retreat

Vintage handbags, jewelry, and scarves are so much fun. Everything comes back in style, so 1970s fashions are showing up on the designer runways of New York! It's fun to wear accessories like they do on "Mad Men," or from the Art Deco period of "Downton Abbey." Art Deco is my new fave!

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American Quilts and Coverlets

Store antique textiles in acid-free lidded boxes, cushioned with acid-free tissue. These boxes keep the sunlight out, can breathe, and eliminate contact with wood, which can darken cloth. Fold lines can become weak, so refold periodically.

When on display, beware of direct sunlight. Also, use unbleached muslin or acid-free mat board under old fabrics to protect from acidic or oily surfaces.

"Dower Chest Commands Attention at Skinner," by Rosemary McKittrick

An antique dower or blanket chest can be used to store
out-of-season modern quilts and coverlets, while doing double duty as a television stand.

Pennsylvania German Schrank

This linen press or armoire is used for folded clothing and linen storage. Houses of the 18th Century had no closets. Use in the traditional way in a bedroom or bath.

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