Athens, Ohio
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About putnamandspeedwell

Sales 11,109
On Etsy since 2011

Antiques and Vintage Furnishings, Fashion, Books and Curiosities in Athens Ohio

We collect antiques and vintage home furnishings, fashion, books and curiosities steeped in the colorful history and beauty of Athens, Ohio and its place in Appalachia. Our name Putnam and Speedwell signifies the balance and harmony between nature and community.

We imagine Rufus Putnam was impressed by the abundance of flora such as Speedwell. Natural resources like clay, coal and river ways attracted potters from across the Atlantic. They built kilns and potteries throughout the Ohio River Valley quickly crowned the capital of pottery. This history is present in our collection; each piece has a story wrapped in mystery. Each new discovery opens the door to research and exploration of a past present in the woods that we roam, streams that we follow in this place we call home.
We love to tell stories about each of our discoveries. We hope they bring inspiration and pleasure to you . . . and most of all, we hope to hear your story.

Shop members

  • Valerie

    Owner, Curator, Collector

    As an historian, I find the past present. After academia, I collected fragments of culture. Each object told a story; weaving together stories revealed the unique connection between pottery and Appalachia. Please enjoy this cabinet of curiosities!

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Last updated on Apr 5, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

Yes, we are happy to gift wrap. Just let us know in advance.

Wholesale availability

We have a large quantity of restaurant ware that is not always listed here on Etsy. We will gladly work with you - your budget and deadline.