Tag Archives: General Store

Antiques Peek: August 2019

Antiques Peek: August 2019

Penny Candy by Jessica Kosinski This issue is devoted to the general store. When I think of a general store, several images come to mind right away. Near the top of the list are the jars of candy. Back in the days when kids safely roamed the streets alone and simple pleasures had more value, […]

Something for Everyone

Something for Everyone

The Good Ol’ Country Store by Donald-Brian Johnson Kitchenalia. It comes in many forms, and collectors often focus on just one category. Salt-and-peppers, for instance. Or whistle mugs. Perhaps pie birds, egg timers, or vintage advertising catch your fancy. There are even folks who collect original food packaging (pristine condition preferred, food long-removed). But those […]

Containers for the General Store

Containers for the General Store

by Judy Gonyeau Apothecary Jars and Glass Containers Apothecary jars or bottles were designed to hold powders, dry goods, medicines, and herbs. These were produced in the Midwestern and Eastern states between 1790-1920, and generally ranged in size between 4”-12” tall. Each bottle had some form of a lid, mainly glass-ground stoppers that kept them […]

Publisher’s Corner: August 2019

Publisher’s Corner: August 2019

Growing Up Watching the General Store by Maxine Carter-Lome For those of us who grew up in a city or were born after 1930, chances are our only real association with the 19th century general store is what we saw on TV and experienced at restoration villages such as Colonial Williamsburg, Old Sturbridge Village or […]

Collectors Showcase: January 2015

Collectors Showcase: January 2015

Collectors Showcase: January 2015 Pleasant & Main Cafe & General Store in Housatonic, Massachusetts has guests looking at more than the food on their plates. Craig Baro, a transplanted New York restaurateur, is the newest owner of this popular community eatery in downtown Housatonic, off the beaten path from the more centrally located restaurants in […]