Blending timeless forms with contemporary lifestyles...
antiquing,” says Wright, “you can’t help but
buy more and more. It adds up. I moved up
to Northwood and Eagle Antiques was born.”
Evans, who was working with another Antique
Alley shop, joined Eagle and today, they share
their barn with five other dealers.
Though each dealer brings in their own
unique inventory, the shop has an overall
cohesiveness. To the beat of the creaking circa
1850 barn floorboards, hundreds of glass and
ceramic dishes, cups, vases, and other decorative knickknacks teeter on the packed
shelves along the shop’s second story.
Fern Eldridge & Friends in Northwood
occupies an 18th-century, two-story barn
owned by Fern Eldridge and shared by about
10 other dealers who set up separate booths
for their wares.
the majority of bottles on Eagle’s second story
shelves (above left) are everyday containers, but
once in a while Wright finds an original of a brand’s
bottle, defining it as truly special. The kitchen china
is made up of separate pieces found in homes,
newspaper ads, or from walk-in sellers. Some of its
mechanical inventory, such as the record player
(above right), which dates to 1902, have been put
back in working order by Evans.