My very first post…so exciting! Since timing is everything, and this weekend – March 4 & 5 – marks the Vintage Shop Hop happening in Illinois and Wisconsin, I’d like to show some pieces I’ve acquired for The House on Park from a few of my favorite neighborhood places in Berlin, Ripon and Princeton. (in the Green Lake Country area)

Back Porch Gatherings
Locations in both Berlin & Ripon Wisconsin

I love this place! Tammy and her gang really know how to showcase their wonderful unique items and they create one-of-a-kind pieces as well. The Berlin location is only blocks from my home and I love to just wander in to see what’s new. Problem is I usually find something that the house can’t live without!
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  My first piece from Back Porch Gatherings...its amazing. (no matter what my brother says!)


My first piece from Back Porch Gatherings...its amazing. (no matter what my brother says!)

  Saw this in Back Porch Gatherings window as I drove by...I immediately called to buy it. It's not in its final decorated state yet, but there are all kinds of treasures like this in the stores!


Saw this in Back Porch Gatherings window as I drove by...I immediately called to buy it. It's not in its final decorated state yet, but there are all kinds of treasures like this in the stores!

  This pie safe holds blankets and pillows - this piece totally made the room.


This pie safe holds blankets and pillows - this piece totally made the room.

  A perfect piece for the Central Park Suite...color is magnificent!


A perfect piece for the Central Park Suite...color is magnificent!

Next on my list is my new neighbor right up the street:

Saving Grace Salvage Company
Locations in Berlin, Wisconsin

Saving Grace just located in an old church right down the block from The House on Park. It is chock full of amazing finds: signage, antiques, weather-worn fences/columns/doors/windows and much, much more! It’s a treat walking through the displays, which are updated weekly, if not daily! (the stuff flies outta there!) I highly recommend a visit
Like Saving Grace on facebook for hours, items and workshops!

  L. O. V. E. What more can I say?


L. O. V. E. What more can I say?

  This basket is amazing...needs a final home in the house yet.


This basket is amazing...needs a final home in the house yet.

  I passed by this 3 or 4 times in the church and almost missed it as part of the display...perfect for a coffee cart.


I passed by this 3 or 4 times in the church and almost missed it as part of the display...perfect for a coffee cart.

  I picked these up WHILE they were re-wiring them...I just beat another customer to them, totally lucky break!


I picked these up WHILE they were re-wiring them...I just beat another customer to them, totally lucky break!

A short drive away is Princeton and another favorite on my list:

Huser Daddy Antiques
Locations in Princeton, Wisconsin

You’ll find antiques, re-finished pieces, indoor/outdoor, architectural items and anything in between! It’s great walking through the store and don’t miss wandering out front…most of my favorite things are on display out there! I’ve only got a few things from Huser but I think its because they come in and immediately seem to be gone. I’ll be visiting again soon…the yard needs some new stuff for spring!
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  These 'rough-around-the-edges' adirondack chairs were my first Huser Daddy purchase. They are definitely a statement on the front porch!


These 'rough-around-the-edges' adirondack chairs were my first Huser Daddy purchase. They are definitely a statement on the front porch!

  LOVE this pie safe...I only saw it on my way OUT of the store. It hasn't found the perfect home yet in the house but I'm not worried!


LOVE this pie safe...I only saw it on my way OUT of the store. It hasn't found the perfect home yet in the house but I'm not worried!

These are just a few of the awesome places around Green Lake Country. Great shopping and eating as well in these towns so make a weekend of it when you can. Check out my facebook page and those above for other places around the area…I’m starting a list as well so please let me know of more places to visit!

In the meantime, get hoppin’ baby!

Vintage Shop Hop March 4 & 5

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