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My shop is lovingly named Sweet Meadows. Named after property we once had a cabin, on the shore of the Maurice River in South Jersey. I also have a 2nd shop named Sweetmeadowstwo. Sweetmeadows, the items are anything wearable, clothing, jewelry, perfume, neckties, cuff links, hats, gloves, purses, etc. Sweetmeadowstwo, the items are a mixture of everything vintage, furniture, glass ware, toys, kitchen utensils, linens, fabrics, lace, luggage, lamps, tins and lots more.
I am an old picker ... although I used to be called a runner, someone that went from antique shop to antique shop buying for other antique shops. I have a passion for old things. I like to look and feel the old item and think about it's past. I know it has to have been loved by many to still be around. The old kitchen utensils, what wonderful meals has it prepared. I just love pre-loved things!
My biggest love is fabric and sewing but a close…

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  • Born on November 7
  • Joined September 25, 2010

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Vintage fabric I can get lost and forget about time when surrounded with gorgeous fabric

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About

My shop is lovingly named Sweet Meadows. Named after property we once had a cabin, on the shore of the Maurice River in South Jersey. I also have a 2nd shop named Sweetmeadowstwo. Sweetmeadows, the items are anything wearable, clothing, jewelry, perfume, neckties, cuff links, hats, gloves, purses, etc. Sweetmeadowstwo, the items are a mixture of everything vintage, furniture, glass ware, toys, kitchen utensils, linens, fabrics, lace, luggage, lamps, tins and lots more.
I am an old picker ... although I used to be called a runner, someone that went from antique shop to antique shop buying for other antique shops. I have a passion for old things. I like to look and feel the old item and think about it's past. I know it has to have been loved by many to still be around. The old kitchen utensils, what wonderful meals has it prepared. I just love pre-loved things!
My biggest love is fabric and sewing but a close second is knitting and crocheting. I love any fabric shop but am in heaven in a vintage fabric shop. I have collected vintage fabric for many many years and now it is time to share with others and enjoy the pleasure of sewing in doing so. I am making throw pillow covers from vintage fabric and vintage trims. Most are made from NOS (new old stock), some from shabby chic, pre-lived a differnt life like old bedspreads, tablecloths, clothing, etc.
I used to make porcelain dolls from scratch. poured the molds, cleaned the greenware, fired and china painted. I made my own muslin jointed bodies and even made the eyes! I always dressed them in vintage fabric of the finest sort. Hand sewing the buttons holes and using tiny antique buttons.
I love what I do, from buying to sewing. I make and sell what I love. I hope you love them too.

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