Come Find a Treasure

Come Find a Treasure

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Thanksgiving Is Close at Hand

We are getting ready to celebrate one of my favorite holidays..We have lots of things to help make the holiday fun and a little special. We have antique and vintage glassware, turkey platters, baking pans, carving sets, decorations and more.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Quilt Show Oct 10-20..

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A Daughter's Remembrance
of a Mother's
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Some of the family tales behind quilts of the Old Aurora Colony speak to the personal sacrifices associated with the founding of the Colony- including the poignant story of Anna Maria Miller Hewitt who, following the wishes of her older brother Samuel, left her husband Elias Hewitt in Ohio to join Dr. Wilhelm's communal group at Bethel, Missouri to follow a vision and a dream. Anna Maria took her daughter Lydia with her but tragically the three older children remained with their father.

In 1863 Anna Maria and Lydia Hewitt came to the "New Eden" in the Pacific Northwest at Aurora with other members of the Miller family including her niece Caroline Miller. In 1868 Caroline married Jacob Bauer and in 1869 gave birth to her daughter Lydia Bauer who she named after her cousin Lydia. Caroline, however, died in 1872 whereupon cousin Lydia Hewitt married Jacob Bauer and raised her Lydia step-daughter Lydia as her own.

Stepmother Lydia Hewitt Bauer eventually made this artful and brightly colored quilt in memory of Caroline Miller.

Wrapped up in this family drama and possibly stitched into this memory quilt is how in 1883 the now grown Isaac Hewitt renewed contact with his long lost sister Lydia Hewitt and their still living mother through a letter. 

One can only imagine what the letter contained that would break a decades-old silence but if you are lucky enough to be one of just sixty people to have tickets to "If Our Quilts Could Talk- Stories of the Old Aurora Colony Quilts", you will find out what Isaac has to say!   

As part of Aurora Colony Historical Society's 50th anniversary, we've added something very special to our 41st annual quilt show: "If Our Quilts Could Talk: Tales of the Old Aurora Quilts". This is a performance of five vignettes built around five Old Aurora Colony quilts. The performance will be on Saturday, October 12 at 5 pm in the Museum The special admission price of $20.00 for this performance including admission to the Quilt Show. Seating for "If Our Quilts Could Talk" is very limited so be sure to call the Museum for ticket reservations and more information:503-678-5754.

There's going to be a lot of fun and exciting things to see and do at our upcoming 41st annual quilt show Celebrating Our Golden Memories October 11-20. We look forward to welcoming you. 

 Sponsored by the Aurora Colony Historical Society - Celebrating 50 Years 1963 - 2013
"Preserving the Past for the Future" 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

New Pictures of Shop

Some new dealers have arrived and some dealers have added new treasures to their spaces.
Here are some new pictures of the treasures.

Monday, July 8, 2013

New Dealers Have Arrived

We have two new dealers that have moved in and are all set up and ready to sell some unique and special treasures. They have everything from furniture to tools and glassware.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Dealer Highlight William

 William has been in the antique business for a very long time. He has stuff in different areas of the store. He really likes classic antiques and specializes in furniture and primitives.

Antique Flour Bin with Sifter--295.00

Gentleman's Dresser--695.00

Larkin Desk--695.00

Dealer Highlight Timeless Treasures

Lindsey has the smallest space we have in the store but its filled with unusual antique and found items.

Dealer Highlight Merra

Merra has been in the business for quite awhile and has a really nice collection of antique and vintage collectibles. She has something for just about anyone.

Vintage Maple Table--30.00

Solid wood shelf/doll chair--22.00

Dealer HIghlight Judy

Judy has been here in two different rooms. She has a nice mix of contemporary,  vintage, and some antique dishes, furniture, collectibles, jewelry and more.
Find something for just about everyone.

Coal bin

Table with Enamel Top--125.00

Kitchen Cabinet--45.00

Sweet wicker Nightstand--80.00

Lots of Flatware

Lots of Flatware
Silverplate and some Sterling

Silverware Collection

Silverware Collection
Add to or start a collection

Fenton and Fostoria

Fenton and Fostoria
Glass and Copper

Sterling and Costume Jewels

Sterling and Costume Jewels
Silver and Jewelry

Spooky Treasures

Spooky Treasures

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