On a recent sunny afternoon in Lehigh Valley, Don and I stopped in Antiques & Gifts on Broad to see what "new" old treasures we could find. As the name implies it's on Broad & Main Streets, in historic Bethlehem.
I have to admit, I could get lost for hours in stores like Weil Antique Center in Allentown or Eagles Nest Antiques on the Square in Easton, but don't let the smaller size of Antiques & Gifts on Broad fool you; it's packed with goodies. I've shopped here several times and always seem to find something I just have to have in their ever changing inventory.
A lot of the charm Antiques & Gifts holds has to do with the proprietor, Judi Rae. Her wonderful British accent along with her keen sense of style and absolute passion for the items she displays makes you feel like you're visiting a long lost friend when you walk in her shop.
One really cool gift idea she offers is custom gift baskets. You bring in a bottle of your favorite wine, champagne, port, brandy...whatever, and Judi will whip up a truly unique basket incorporating antique glassware to match your beverage of choice. What a great housewarming gift!
What's your favorite antique store in the Valley?