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Salvaging our History Jay Chaikin is an artist whose medium is reclaimed wood from antique structures that he sells to history conscious builders and uses to make his own line of furniture BY

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here’s something special about connecting to the past and salvaging it for the future. It explains the abundance of home improvement shows that repurpose bits and pieces of old, neglected and demolished properties, turning them into shining remnants for somebody’s floor, wall or outbuilding. It explains the millions of viewers, like me, who try and recapture some of that magic for themselves. And it explains the success of Bucks County’s JC Woodworking, This Perkasie-based company supplies vintage wood and building/home products for contractors and home-owners. Co-Owner of the family business, Ricki Chaikin calls it the ‘Lowe’s of 1850s because they warehouse and sell wood— lots and lots of it in doors, windows and floors. But it’s not the garden variety wood that we have been subject to for decades. It’s 1800s’ vintage—

as is the slate, the tubs, the sinks and almost any other objects from the 19th Century that Jay Chaikin can get his passionate hands on. Because if there’s one thing Founder Jay Chaikin is, it’s passionate about the past. Ricki will tell you that Jay is outrageous. “Just watch videos of him and you’ll see,” she claims. I did, and she’s right. Ricki calls her husband an artist, but you might want to add adventurer to that list. Because it seems no job is too big or difficult, no vision is too small. While Ricki is the business end of the company, dealing with income, insurance and taxes, Jay is the talker and the artist. Ricki sits on an old beam housed on their property while talking on the cell. But she says, Jay will tell you a story about it—like how big the tree would have been in order to reap a beam of that size. What the tree’s owner did for a living and even what his kids might be like. Ricki claims Jay was

Above, Jay & Ricki Chaikin of JC Woodworking on Rt. 313 in Perkasie. Below are things from the past that Jay collects, including a replica of the Liberty Bell, old tools and even toys.The staff allows Jay more time to leave the premises and find new sources of wood.The sign advertises that he has reclaimed lumber and building materials that include flooring, beams, siding, tin, brick, doors and hardware. FA L L

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born in the wrong century because he was always curious about the past. According to Jay, “To me, being in a 200year old barn or log home was like being at an amusement park. I loved everything about them.� His passion turned into a business, as it all officially began with furniture-making back in 1996. Jay would work on custom furniture projects for a variety of customers. Custom indeed, but using honed, old-school techniques of joining wood— cutting it by hand, making trenails (a wooden peg used as a fastener), pegging all of the furniture. When someone gave him a pile of antique lumber, he used it and never looked back. This was his passion and antique wood would be his medium henceforth. A nice break came when the high-end retailer ABC Furnishings in NYC picked up his pieces and sold his furniture exclusively. With a clientele of A-list celebrities like Laura Bush and Kate Hudson, JC Woodworking would gain its place on an even bigger map. But with a detour along the way.

In front of the building are old Coke vending machines, saddles, old jacks and other nostalgic items.The main building is a great blank canvas for an artist and one transformed into an appropriate facade for their vision. Inside are numerous pieces of Americana and history.

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About 90 percent of their volume is some type of salvaged wood. The wood samples are neatly arrayed in the store making it unusually easy to see what kind of reclaimed lumber is for sale.The wood is 1800s’ vintage—as is the slate, the tubs, the sinks and almost any other objects from the 19th Century that Jay Chaikin can get his hands on. 98

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Jay’s love for antique wood connected him to someone out in Lancaster County—Amish country. Known for the virtual cities of barns that dot the Pennsylvania countryside, there was soon to be a marketplace for those being dismantled. And with the inability of Amish woodworkers to use internet and phone, Chaikin served as a kind of distributor for the Amish community— linking product with customer demand. Shortly, Jay Chaikin was working with antique wood suppliers on the East Coast and west to Ohio, buying material from old barns, schoolhouses, churches. He’d sift through remains and salvage what he thought to be of interest to his customers. And once again, this led him to other ventures. Now acquiring materials from up and down the East Coast, word of mouth has brought the Chaikin’s most of their sup-


plies. And brought them added recognition. Two TV shows have featured them. Restoration Wild led them south to North Carolina, where they converted an old train that ran alongside a multi-purpose farm. Mazes, pumpkins, farm education and weddings were the mainstay of the business. But with some artistry, an old train car on the property was transformed ala the old Sammy Davis movie: Robin and the 7 Hoods. By day, the train served as a classroom, where they outfitted tables for

Top, the bulk of the lumber that Jay carries is stacked in a warehouse section as are many antiques and old pieces of furniture, baskets, rugs and so on. Below, Jay makes makes furniture from reclaimed wood, cutting it by hand, making trenails (a wooden peg used as a fastener), pegging all of the furniture.

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JOIN US AND GROW To learn more, please contact the Advancement Department at 215.340.9800 ext.120 or visit us at

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JUNE L. MAXWELL, PSA, Master Pastelist Original Paintings in Pastel and Oil

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educational purposes. By night, the tables were flipped into a casino, complete with gambling tables and a liquor bar. The second was the National Geographic reality series “Abandoned,” following Jay into some of the country’s notable abandoned buildings: including the local Scranton Lace Factory and Philadelphia AME Church. After exploration, Jay discusses with Ricki what artifacts are worth saving, then restores and reveals that by show’s end. They’ve also done work for Brent Celek, former tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles, a bar for the Dubliner Restaurant in New Hope, tables for Maxim’s in Easton, a bridge display at The Philadelphia Flower Show and various farm properties up and down the coast. One of Jay’s favorite projects began in Bloomsburg, where a 4,800-foot barn was taken down. The frame was sent to Maine and the siding with other materials were sent to a restaurant in Patchogue, New York, where they were integrated into their building. A photo of the original structure was hung in the restaurant, when a customer thought they recognized the barn. Sure enough, it was their grandfather’s many years back. How is that for a circuitous story? Today, barns turned into wedding venues are the Chaikins most popular areas of work, and great canvasses because they are wide-open, providing endless opportunities. About 90 percent of their volume is some type of salvaged wood. In fact, their location, sitting off Rt. 313 in Perkasie is faced with salvaged antiquities of all types. The company occupies the space that was once home to Roger’s Road Stand, a garden center. The main building is essentially cinder block; a great blank canvas for an artist and one transformed into an appropriate facade for their vision. An eclectic mix of old goodies sits inside. According to Ricki, “If it’s old, Jay can’t leave it behind.” Evidently. During a recent stop, I found old bathtubs and wrought iron fencing, continued on page 115


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FREE APPRAISAL DAY AT GRATZ GALLERY

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ave you uncovered a long lost treasure while spring cleaning? Curious as to whether the painting you picked up at a local flea market has any value? On October 14, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Gratz Gallery will provide you with free appraisals or conservation estimates for your treasured art. The event will feature fine art specialists: Paul Gratz, owner and head conservator at Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio and Marge Gratz, ISA AM, a member of the International Society of Appraisers and longtime Gratz Gallery sales associate.The Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio specializes in 19th and 20th century American paintings, with a focus on painters from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. In addition to art investment, Gratz Gallery also offers custom framing and conservation services, specializing in the treatment and stabilization of oil paintings. The gallery is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sundays, 12 noon–6 p.m., as well as by appointment. The Gratz Gallery is located at 5230 Silo Hill Road in Doylestown, PA 18902. For more information, call 215-348-2500 or visit www.gratzgallery.com.

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elcome to the Weil Antique Center. They are the Lehigh Valley’s premier antique and collectible center with over 150 dealers displaying quality antiques. We feature furniture, clocks, jewelry, china, lamps, linens, memorabilia, retro, pottery, books, toys, primitives, vintage clothing and much more. There is something there for everyone. The Weil Antique Center is a large warehouse facility open 7 days a week—Monday through Friday 10AM-6PM, Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Take time to stroll through and find your treasures. It also had an outdoor flea market open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Weil Antique Center is located at 2200 31st Street Southwest in Allentown, PA, located just off I78, Lehigh street exit one quarter-mile south to 31st street on the left. For information, please call 610-791-9464 or visit www.weilantiquecenter.com.

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arts & antiques guide ART Z CELEBRATED 10TH ANNIVERSARY

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rt Z Expressive Arts Center celebrated their 10th anniversary by expanding to a bigger, brighter studio in Quakertown, PA. The vibrant, non-profit arts center beckons the community to engage in Open Studio sessions, classes, and parties which in turn funds their Art Abilities workshop for disabled individuals. At Art Z, participants with special needs, brain injury, stroke or other trauma and those who live with mental health issues, addictions or challenging life transitions, thrive in art, music and movement therapies. Art Z's new home has become the center of the creative universe ... the hub of all things expressive. Art Z is a safe space for kids, teens and adults to express themselves authentically —without judgment and discrimination. From the graffiti window to the indoor swing, Art Z beckons the community to be expressive, mindful, compassionate and inclusive. Stigmas of diversity are removed by using only one label ... artist. For more information, call 215-262-4443 or visit www.artzonline.org.

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anal Frame-Crafts Gallery is showcasing 40 artists in their Annual Holiday Small Works Show starting with a reception on Sunday November 5 from 1PM-4PM. Red Roof, an oil painting by George Thompson, is just one of the many fine pieces in the show which includes a variety of styles and mediums, but are all smaller in scale. Works will change throughout the show which continues through the end of the year. Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery is located at 1093 General Greene Rd. in Washington Crossing, PA 18977. For more information, call 215-493-3660 or visit www.CanalFrame.com.

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he store itself is an historic 18th century stone farmhouse. Whether you are a collector, interior designer or just looking for that hard to find piece you have to stop by Stone House Antique Center. You’ll find Country Primitive antiques, cabinets, equestrian paintings, unusual antique and industrial lighting, folk art carvings, deer antlers, hand crafted Mission and Stickley furniture pieces, pottery, bronze and iron sculptures, rugs stained glass, decorative art, watches and clocks, fabric, Americana, jewelry, and much more. The Stone House Antique Center is located on Route 413, just a couple of miles from Routes 202, 263 and 611 in Mechanicsville, PA. For more information about their large selection of antiques, call 267-544-0574 or visit www.stonehouse1814.com.

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rtisan Marketplace in Doylestown introduces the handcrafted jewelry of Holly Yashi. Since 1981, Holly Yashi has been making quality, handcrafted artisan jewelry in their Redwood Coast design studio in Arcata, California. For over 35 years, the signature style of colorful and lightweight niobium metal is still what makes Holly Yashi jewelry unique and irresistible. Featuring an array of inspiring materials, including Swarovski crystal pearls, Bohemian and dichroic glass, and hypo-allergenic metals, all Holly Yashi jewelry is crafted by hand in small, high quality batches, one piece at a time. Artisans Marketplace is located at 60 James Way #3, Doylestown, PA 18901. For more information, call 215-355-1550 or visit www.localartisanmarket.com. F A L L 2 0 1 7 103


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hapman Gallery is having a Bucks County Holiday Artist Show. Come and meet the artists Saturday December 2nd, from 6 to 9. Show will continue from December 2nd through December 31st. Founded in 1989, Chapman Gallery specializes in original work and fine prints by living Bucks County area artists. The Chapman Gallery shows a predominance in oil painting but also exhibits watercolor, pastel, original prints and acrylic. Chapman Gallery, 46 East State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901. Call 215-348-2011 or visit www.thechapmangallery.com.

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any collectors and decorators have found one of Bucks County’s best kept secrets, Kat’s Antiques. Kat’s offers the entire spectrum of antiques and collectibles: Primitives, Art Deco, Art Nuevo,Victorian, and Mid-Century— from glass and textiles to art, furniture, military and ephemera. We carry Shabby Chic and rusty treasures, as well as hand crafted, new, vintage and antique jewelry. Looking for that one of a kind gift? Kat’s offers some the most unique gift items you will find anywhere. Located at 2205 Bristol Pike, Croydon, PA 19021. Call 215-785-2034 or visit www.katsantiques.com. 104

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radley Hedershot and Katharine Krieg will exhibit at Patricia Hutton Galleries this fall. Opening reception fo Times and Places will be Saturday September 16th, 5-8 pm. And, opening in October will be Dot Bunn. Reception Saturday October 21, 5-8 pm. Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901. Call 215-348-1728 or visit www.patricahuttongalleries.com.

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hoda Yanow, who was inducted into the Pastel Society of America Hall of Fame in 2016 was born in Newark, New Jersey. She studied at Parsons School of Design and at The National Academy of Design. She teaches at DuCret School of Art; Newark Museum and The Pastel Society of America School. She is a member of American Women Artists, Allied Artists of America, Pastel Society of America, Degas Pastel Society, New Jersey Watercolor Society, Artists Fellowship, Audubon Artists, American Artists Professional League, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, National Association of Women Artists, Associate Member American Watercolor Society. Her extensive body of work can be seen at the Rich Timmons Fine Art Gallery, hours are Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m.–5 p.m. Rich Timmons Gallery of Fine Art is located at 3795 Rt. 202, Doylestown, PA. for more information, call 267-247-5867 or visit www.3795gallery.com.

Antique Allure

6000 sq ft with over twenty dealers offering an array of antiques including furniture, primitives and one of the areas largest selections of gas, soda and oil advertising. Open Mon, Wed, Thur, Sun 11-5, Sat 10-6. Closed on Tue.

614 Second Street Pike Southampton, PA 18966 215-323-5868 cell 215-275-8169

Garden Decor Home Decor Fireplace Mantels French Doors Fluted Columns Stained Glass

ANNIVERSARY SALE October 5th, 6th & 7th.

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Visiting Worldwide Creations

New and used jewelry, collectibles, sports memorabilia and a friendly owner with a generous smile make Worldwide Creations a store that is fun to visit BY BOB WAITE

Owner Bob Gutwald and his longtime employee Carol Harrison standing in front of a jewelry counter. Views of the store show sports memorabilia, collectibles and jewelry.

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alking into Worldwide Creations, owned by Bob Gutwald, is an experience in itself. Outside the store is a table topped with interesting objects like Lenox vases, china dishes and small birds, along with Hummel figurines and other interesting pieces for the dining table and china closet. The remarkable thing is that everything on the table goes for five dollars. Entering this small store, I see that it is packed with goods. “There is a lot more in the warehouse,” Bob says. Looking at the left side of the store I see large glass cases with a large variety of sports memorabilia on shelves, some of it signed by players in all the major sports. Of particular interest to me are the plaques that were both signed and unsigned. Prices varied according to the value of the items. Going toward the front of the store are a variety of Lenox birds and animals, Boehm birds and Hummel collectibles. On the right side of the store and in the back is jewelry fine, new jewelry, that includes hundreds of rings with diamonds and other stones, earrings, bracelets and pins. Bob, a friendly man with a warm smile says, “I am doing what most jewelry stores won’t do. Their view of merchandizing is to not put out a large selection of jewelry on display. I like giving people lots of choices. Let them look until they find what they really want, not something I am trying to get them to buy.” In the back of the store is the estate jewelry, something that Bob specializes in and displays in several cases. The jewelry, some very old, is gorgeous. Everything from rings made before the 1920s that have Euro cut diamonds to Victorian cameo pins and lots of contemporary items. This may be used jewelry, but

unless you knew, you wouldn’t be able to tell because it is all finely polished and beautiful. Bob Gutwald, like lots of men getting their start during the sixties and early seventies, imagined that his career in RCA was airtight, and that he would work there until retirement. The young product coordinator, Satellite Division got a wakeup call in 1972 when RCA had a big layoff. Many of Bob’s friends were laid off and it made him think. “I told my wife Phylis that I have to find something else to get into.” Bob decided to go into the home demonstration business in 1973. He sold jewelry and gift items at parties held in people’s homes. He really enjoyed selling jewelry, so in 1975 while still working for RCA, Bob went into business with a friend, Joe Gernhardt. They opened a retail store in Trenton, New Jersey that specialized in jewelry. He says, “I did away with the costume jewelry I was selling and switched to fine jewelry.” In 1987 Bob left RCA with 25 years of distinguished service and went fulltime into the jewelry business. He opened up a store in Briarwood Shopping Center on Kuser Road in Hamilton Township. The store specialized in jewelry but gradually Bob began to sell other things, including collectibles and sports memorabilia. Then in 1995 he moved to his current location at University Plaza Shopping Center on Flock Road in Hamilton, New Jersey. Bob’s selection of jewelry is both new and used. About 75 percent of what he sells is estate jewelry and he wants people to know that he has a full-service jewelry store. “That includes jewelry repair,” he says. He also sells watches, a business that is not doing as well now that younger people like to look at their phones to tell the time. Worldwide Creations installs 150 to

200 watch batteries per week. He also repairs watches. Adhering to high ethical standards, Bob makes it clear that he buys all his jewelry at a fair price and sells it at a low profit margin. He also sends much of the proceeds of his business to the Sunshine Foundation to help local children. Bob is authorized to buy gold, silver, coins, flatware, and sterling silver. He watches the gold and silver markets on an app on his cell phone. “I offer a fair price for gold and silver and sometimes I lose money on what I buy because the market drops right after I make my purchase.” Bob’s staff are friendly and loyal. One employee, Carol Harrison, began in parttime outside sales for Worldwide Creations, but in 2000 she came in as a full time employee and has been working there since. Bob now only has one other employee, a part timer. Besides dealing in collectibles, Bob, who was once a professional bowler, now plays softball on a senior team. He used to play both fast pitch and slow pitch when he was younger. Bob and his wife Phylis are founding members of New Testament Baptist Church in Hamilton Township and he is a deacon. I know Bob from the Gideons, a ministry close to his heart. He is the president of the camp he belongs to and is the coordinator of school Bible distributions. His high ethical standards come from his allegiance to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Worldwide Creations is located in the University Plaza Shopping Center at 108 Flock Rd., Trenton, NJ 08619. To reach Bob, you can call 609-890-0123. BOB WAITE IS THE EDITOR OF BUCKS COUNTY MAGAZINE AND MONTC HOMES, GARDENS & LIFESTYLE.

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arts & antiques guide ANTIQUES CENTER AT PEOPLE’S STORE 28 N. Union Street, Lambertville, NJ 609-397-9808 www.peoplesstore.com The legendary antiques center dating to 1839, anchoring “antiques row” in the center of beautiful Lambertville, just across the bridge from New Hope. Housing fifty dealers plus working artists, The People’s Store features antiques of all periods, including furniture, art, silver, jewelry, vintage clothing, books, lighting, mid-century, primitive, architectural & industrial. 7 days, 10 AM to 6PM. ARTEFACT ARCHITECTURAL ANTIQUES Rt. 263, The Village Barn Furlong, PA 215-794-8790 www.artefactantiques.com Our store is open to the public and situated in an eighteenth century stone barn with half an acre of formal gardens. The majority of our inventory is antique and includes fireplace mantels, stained and

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beveled glass windows, doors and entryways, interior and exterior lighting, decorative objects, furniture, and garden appointments. In the formal gardens, you will find antique and reproduction garden pieces in bronze, iron, marble, stone, terra cotta, and wood. ARCHITECTURAL ANTIQUES 3080 Bedminster Road Perkasie, PA 215-795-2626 www.oldhomepart.com Architectural Antiques is located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Our building is a pre 1850's converted barn with currently 28 rooms, 2 accessory buildings and a yard all loaded with artifacts from the 18th, 19th and 20th century for your home and craft projects. It's a place where the "big" kids have fun. ARTISAN MARKETPLACE 60 James Way #2, Southampton, PA 267-989-1481 www.localartisanmarket.com Over 250 artists and crafsmen. All 100% American made. Large selection of art,

glass, hand bags, pottery, jewelry, wall hangings, pens, wood, and gift and home decor items.

BALL AND BALL 463 Lincoln Hwy, Exton, PA 610-363-7330 www.ballandball.com Ball and Ball produces antique reproduction hardware of the highest quality. We have built our reputation by only producing items that are true reproductions. Using the 18th century craftsman as our guide we carefully recreate the expertise of that period. BUCKS COUNTY ANTIQUE DEALERS ASSOCIATION Newtown, PA www.bcadapa.org The Bucks County Antiques Dealers are an association of professional Antique Dealers located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and the surrounding area, who are dedicated to the preservation and advancement of quality Antiques and Collectibles.


arts & antiques guide CANAL FRAME-CRAFTS GALLERY 1093 General Greene Rd. Washington Crossing, PA 215-493-3660 www.CanalFrame.com We are not just another frame shop, but a full-service gallery. Featuring both originals and prints, we represent many fine local artists. We have also received awards for our custom framing. Check our our website for scheduled events and holiday hours. CHAPMAN GALLERY 46 East State Street Doylestown, PA 215-348-2011 www.thechapmangallery.com Founded in 1989, Chapman Gallery specializes in original work and fine prints by living Bucks County area artists. The Chapman Gallery shows a predominance in oil painting but also exhibits watercolor, pastel, original prints and acrylic FACTORY ANTIQUES 130 W. Main St., Silverdale, PA 215-453-1414

The center offers three floors of dealers with a great range of antiques, collectibles and vintage items. You will find glass, antique furniture, jewelry, china, pottery, collectibles, quilts, vintage accessories and more. FALLSINGTON ANTIQUE & CRAFT SHOP 4 Yardley Avenue Fallsington, PA 215-295-0251 The Antique & Craft Shop provides a charming selection of collectibles and antiques appropriate to Fallsington. You’ll find candles, vintage dressers, linens, pottery, stenciled slates, primitive cupboards, antique country tables & chairs and antique lighting. HEART OF THE HOME 28 S. Main St., New Hope, PA 215-862-1880 www.heartofhome.com Handmade American crafts and functional, well designed pieces for the home and garden. We strive to find the unusual and one-of-a-kind piece. Handling

glass, jewelry, wood, pottery, paper products and more. JC WOODWORKING 255 Dublin Pike Perkasie, PA 267-404-2214 www.oldclaimedwood.com Specializing in the oldest, most beautiful and unique materials left from Early Americana. Antique flooring, barn siding, beams and mantles, tin, slate, stone, log homes and barn frames, architectural antiques, and industrial relics. KAT’S ANTIQUES 1337 E. Lincoln Highway Levittown, PA 215-945-3700 www.katsantiques.com Kat’s Antiques boasts the largest antiques mall in Bucks County, with more than 100 vendors housed in 18,444 sq. ft., selling antiques, collectibles and unique gifts, with prices to fit every budget. Also, The Gallery, which is 1,200 square foot art gallery featuring a wide array of art.

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arts & antiques guide LACHMAN GALLERY Peddlers Village, Rt. 202, Lahaska, PA 215-794-5500 www.lachmanstudios.com Renowned for his pastels as well as his oil paintings, Al Lachman is a Master colorist. He is recognized for his expressive painterly style and luminous paintings of barns and landscapes of Bucks County and beyond. MAKEFIELD COLLECTION OF ANTIQUES AND ART 215-598-8830 761 Durham Road Route 413, Pineville, PA www.makefieldantiques.com Over 7,000 square feet and 50 plus vendors. You will find a charming atmosphere with many fine antiques and vintage items, from furniture, collectibles, fine art, pottery, jewelry and linens. MAXWELL STUDIO/GALLERY 215-884-2401 www.junemaxwell.com Her work is described at “Still Life with

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an Inner Glow.” June Maxwell creates textural classics in pastel and oil from her studio and gallery. MICHENER ART MUSEUM 138 S. Pine St, Doylestown, PA 215-340-9800 www.michenermuseum.org The Doylestown-based museum has 35,400 square feet of space, with a landscaped courtyard, an outdoor sculpture garden and terrace built in the original prison yard, seminar and conference facilities, a museum shop and café, and the George Nakashima Reading Room. As a regional art museum whose principal focus is Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the Michener Art Museum collects both historic and contemporary American works, with a focus on the art of Bucks County. MIGNONI JEWELRY 200 Mill Street Bristol, PA 215-788-3243 A family of fine jewelers since 1947. Custom design jewelry and watch repair.

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Antique jewelry, choice gold & cameos from Italy. PATRICIA HUTTON GALLERIES 47 West State Street, Doylestown, PA 215-348-1728 www.PatriciaHuttonGalleries.com A fine art gallery located in the charming historic district of Doylestown, specializing in Impressionism and Realism by renowned Bucks County and New England artists. We also offer small antiques, vintage and antique sterling silver and etched glass. We also carry artisan crafted, hand painted wooden bowls, decoys, pottery, and fine frames. RICH TIMMONS STUDIO & GALLERY 3795 Buckingham Pike (Rt. 202) Doylestown, PA 18902 267-247-5867 www.3795gallery.com Our goal is to provide a special and unique art gallery experience by presenting a balanced mix of nationally recognized artist, along with the best of


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Mignoni Jewelrryy A Family of Fine Jewelers Since 1947

Celle ebrra attiing our 7 70 0tth hy ye e ar !

Custom Design Jewelry Jewelry and W Waatch Repair

Diamonds • Fine Jewelry • Pearls • W Waatches Choice Gold & Cameos from Italy • Irish Jewelry & Gifftts

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“Bucks County’s Best Kept Secret” JOIN OUR 80 + DEALERS & VENDORS AT OUR NEW LOCATION.

Kat’s offers the entire spectrum of antiques and collectibles: Primitives, Art Deco, Art Nuevo,Victorian, and Mid-Century from glass and textiles to art, furniture, military and ephemera. We carry shabby chic and rusty treasures, as well as hand crafted, new, vintage and antique jewelry. Looking for that one of a kind gift? Kat’s offers some the most unique gift items you will find anywhere.

Our new store is located a short 6 miles from our previous location at 2205 Bristol Pike (Rt 13) in up and coming Croydon, PA. We are just 3 miles from I-95 Exit 40 (Rt 413), 3.5 Miles from Exit 358 of the PA Turnpike (Delaware Valley Exit) and 2 Miles from the Burlington-Bristol Bridge.

Kat’s Antiques

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Antiques, Collectibles & Unique Gifts

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8th Annual Traditional Artists Show

ANTIQUE FURNITURE • VINTAGE JEWELRY LINENS • ARTWORK • COLLECTIBLES

Benefiting The Conservatory

Opening: Friday, September 29, 5--9 pm

Saturday, Sept. 30th Sunday, Oct. 1st – 11 am - 5 pm

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arts & antiques guide our local Bucks County talent, including several first time, never been seen artists. Our gallery has over 150 paintings and sculptures for your viewing pleasure. We offer a wide selection of fine art including traditional, impressionistic, landscapes, florals, and portraits. We will also include some abstract art along with sculptures. SILVERMAN GALLERY 4920 York Road, Route 202 Holicong, PA 215-794-4300 www.silvermangallerybuckscounty.com The Silverman Gallery of Bucks County Impressionistic Art is committed to promoting the next generation of fine artists painting in the Impressionistic style. These proven, award-winning artists carry on the tradition of such eminent painters as Edward Redfield, Fern Coppedge, Daniel Garber and the other fine artists that produced a legacy of creative expression reflecting the beauty of Bucks County. It offers affordable, investment quality original art for collec-

tion and investment. STONE HOUSE ANTIQUES CENTER 3292 Durham Road (Rt. 413) Doylestown, PA 267-544-0574 www.stonehouse1814.com A historic 19th century manor, now home to dealers in great American, English, European, mid-century, and industrial antiques, plus art, jewelry, and vintage collectibles. Conveniently located a few minutes from Peddler’s Village-Lahaska, New Hope and Doylestown, and across from the Mechanicsville Post Office on Rt 413. 7 Days 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. WEATHERWOOD DESIGNS 3201 Mechanicsville Road Doylestown, PA 215-260-0566 www.weatherwooddesign.com Weatherwood Design...a native plantbased landscape architectural consulting firm specializing in ecological, resilient garden design and complementary sus-

tainable rustic furniture resulting in unique spaces for outdoor places. At Weatherwood we believe that resilience goes beyond sustainability and strives to regenerate or breathe additional life into surrounding wildlife habitats and, in turn, the regional ecosystem. WEIL ANTIQUE CENTER 2300 31st Street SW, Allentown, PA 610.791.7910 www.weilantiquecenter.com Welcome to the Weil Antique Center. We are the Lehigh Valley's premiere antique center with over 150 dealers displaying quality antiques. We feature furniture, clocks, jewelry, china, lamps, linens, memorabilia, retro, pottery, books, toys, primitives, vintage clothing, postcards and much more.

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tin roofing and antique car bodies. An enormous fireplace mantel and industrial scale along with a few pieces of Jay’s furniture. But by far the largest inventory is wood in all shapes and sizes. Wood for floors, mantel and ceiling beams. For walls and counters, and for most anything else you, your designer or contractor may dream up. Now, with a staff in place, Jay is free to leave the premises—if just to locate some more material and find a new project or two to provide a new challenge. While Jay and Ricki personally deal predominantly with contractors, the shop and its outbuildings are open to the public who as I noticed, bring along their contractor. The Chaikins do have a few carpenters that love to work with reclaimed wood, and will pass their names along to homeowners. And if Jay personally falls in love with a furniture project, he’ll likely step in and work his own brand of magic. Merging old and new, at the front of the shop sits two round, glass-top dining tables. One seems to sit above an old wooden rim or wheel. The other high-top sits above something seemingly large and brass, as an old, deep cauldron. It gives you a sense of the artistry, as artifacts, many with deep histories, begin a new history—in someone’s home, office or even outdoors. While he loves the Civil War period, anything old seems to sit well with Jay. In fact, according to Ricki, on his bucket list is to visit some of the world’s oldest castles. Now that would truly be an oldworld architectural experience where even Jay might learn a thing or two. JC Woodworking is located at 255 Rt. 313 in Perkasie PA. Their property, which houses a shop full of reclaimed wood and antique furnishings, is open to the public Tuesday and Wednesday 10-5; Thursday through Saturday, 8-5. Website: http://oldreclaimedwood.com. CHRYSA SMITH IS A FREELANCE WRITER AND A BUCKS COUNTY.

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Annual guide to the arts and antiques in Bucks County, Pennsylvania