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Summer at The Antique Garden

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It is almost August and the summer is literally flying by! Here are some sights from our store The Antique Garden in the square of Leitersburg Maryland. Located in an 1895 General Store, our selves are filled with the bounty of the season, plus pots, containers, collectibles and great plants. Take a visual tour of the store, the outbuildings and our newest feathered friends. We specialize in garden design and installation plus a whole lot more….039038Willow chairs

 
030Our front porch and gardens are stocked with plants from sedums and succulents to terrariums……
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Welcome to the potting shed!

Welcome to the potting shed!

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Beautiful hydrangea standard trees in full bloom.

Beautiful hydrangea standard trees in full bloom.

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 Meet our flock of silkies, bantams, wyndottes and red chicks!

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We are located at 21501 Leitersburg-Smithsburg Rd., Hagerstown, Maryland. Open Monday through Saturday 10-4 and Sundays by appointment or chance.

Fresh Holiday Arrangements

Plant a live Winterberry shrub in your garden.

 

 

 

 

 

We have beautiful fresh arrangements for your home or as a gift.

Small Batch Relishes & Jams

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The Antique Garden Homegrown originated several years ago after we started vegetable gardening. John dug up the back lawn and created raised beds in attractive rows across the yard. We planted crops of peppers, tomatoes, beans, asparagus, raspberries, zucchini, lettuces, Swiss chard, beets, sweet potatoes, onions, herbs, potatoes and more.

Varieties of Tomatoes at Harvest

Yellow Pear, Pineapple and Early Girl Tomatoes are delicious.

We had a bumper crop of almost everything and we never had to spray for insects; something we liked a lot. I began preserving our bounty by freezing and canning, using old-fashioned, time-tested recipes, using the very safe water-bath method and new, American made, Ball canning jars.

Now we bring you the goodness of real food; prepared with garden fresh, pesticide-free vegetables. You will taste the difference of homegrown, small batch prepared food, using only our vegetables or those from local farms. We think you will love it!  Our farmstand is open seasonally through December.

Support small local business, small farms and try our limited quantity relishes & jams today.

Jennifer & John Thomas

The Antique Garden, in the square of Leitersburg, Maryland. contact us through our links, this website  and write to antiquegarden@myactv.net

 Varieties include Sweet and Sour Pepper Relish, Best selling Beet Relish, Pickled Beets in 32 ounce size jars, New Carrot Cake Jam, Pickled Green Tomatoes, Pepper Onion Relish, Pickled Peppers, both hot and mild and Apple Conserve.


October Views from The Antique Garden

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We have been busy going on fantastic buying trips around the area.  While our General Store is closed for the winter months, it is a great time  for us to go to trade shows, wholesalers, and the antique malls.  Here are some of my new-found treasures that I will be adding to daily on several internet sites including The Antique Garden & Home.    

This primitive woodenware box is great for cutlery and a country kitchen.

       Some of my items go straight to eBay and if they are in demand, sell within 7 days.   My aesthetic is primitive country to kitchen collectibles, pottery, china with some better clothing and vintage items.  So check out our finds, you never know what you’ll discover.    

I have 3 different kitchen canister sets from the 1950's available.

        Most of my items can be found on my web store at www.RubyPlaza.com just search for The Antique Garden or click my link on the right side of my blog.  I can also send you an invoice directly from paypal if you send me your email address and cut out the middle man.  First orders of $50.00 or more receive  $5.00 off the next order.    

Vintage Shiny Bright Glass Mercury Ornaments in a tiered tree shape are a new find.Did you know that Christmas items sell year round? Collectors favor vintage glass ornaments like these American made mercury glass decorations. This Hadley Pottery Salt Crock is in demand on Ebay.....

      Hadley is my FAVORITE American made pottery.  Created in Kentucky, I collect the Country Pattern, but also have some of the Ski pieces.    

Hadley Pottery a true American classic!



 

 
 

 
 
 

This 18" herbal wreath is made by us! Only one available.

 
 

 
 
 

Created with pesticide free  herbs we grew and dried, this kitchen wreath has dried oregano, sages, dried chili peppers, hydrangea, orange slices and okra pods.  Only $25.00-a bargain to be sure.   Only available on this website!  Thank you for looking and please sign up and subscribe to our blog.  Ideas for living from our old 1895 General Store.
 

Watt Pottery Bowl with Apple pattern.


The Antique Garden December Open House 2010

This treen trencher is large and holds lots of candy canes and sweets for the good boy and girl.

      

    
  

 Here are some photos of our 1885 General Store called The Antique Garden.     

Wonderful evergreen arrangements are perfect for the person who has everything.

Come one come all to our Christmas Open House in Leitersburg, Maryland. We are open noon until 6 pm daily. Our old store is filled with gifts, fresh greens, trees, wreaths, homemade crafts and  ornaments.  You never know what you’ll find be it primitive jugs or French antique copper pots and oyster baskets.      

Ole brown jug with stopper has ribbed pottery lines and slab handle.He knows if you've been bad or good.He knows if you've been bad or good.

 

Come take a load off in our old willow loveseat.

Stroll the grounds and gardens, the pond is iced over, and lights illuminate the square. Enjoy a hot cup of mulled cider and munch on a cookie.     

Christmas cookies for the hungry shopper.

     

Let's go for a skate on the pond, the fish are sleeping.

This treen trencher is large and holds lots of candy canes and sweets for the good boy and girl.

This chicken wall paper is very cheerful in our Christmas Shed.

The new Christmas Shed has red chicken wall paper on the new walls.  If you see any thing you can’t live without, just email me and I will ship it right out.  The mail woman knows where I live.      

A bowl full of Ornies just waiting for a home.

 Lots of goodies for your tree and to deck those halls!     

Don't forget a cup of hot cocoa for Santa on his big night.He knows if you've been bad or good.

 

Holiday Gift Ideas

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I’ve been shopping and getting ready to open up our Christmas Shop.  Lancaster Pennsylvania is home to some great wholesale shopping.  One showroom I love is Primitives by Kathy.  Here are a few of my new finds that can be yours too!

Roly Poly Snowmen by artist Johanna Parker

Six Belsnicklers all in a box.

Votive Candles with Inspirational Messages.