The following is the main content from one of my first websites, a small site built totally in basics HTML for a local antique cooperative that I was involved with. The store was Antiques on the Square and it was owned and managed by a marvelous lady named Julie Andrews. Julie was a friend of ours that died a few years back and every time we head north on River Road, have a martini, or see a sign that says Easton, We instantly think of Julie. For us, she has never died and she always seems near. She is our personal Casper the friendly ghost.
Julie was in the antique business for decades. She had been in antique co-ops in the Poconos and all over Eastern Pennsylvania. We first met her at her shop on Northhampton Street called Granny’s Cupboard. We went there for years before we moved in and rented space from her. After some time, we ended up moving up the street with her to the main square, where she changed the name of the shop to Antiques on the Square. We had a great time there and we made a friend among friends, named Julie Andrews. Here’s to you, Julie.
Julie’s Emporium Antiques on the Square was a group of over 20 antique dealers housed in a 5,000 square foot antique mall in the center of Easton Pennsylvania. The store closed a few years back and Julie passed away some time ago. This page is our tribute to Julie and the good times we had together. She is deeply missed. These were some of the dealers who had booths at the shop. (Click on the name to see the antique dealers specialty):
- Digger’s Delight
- The Emporium Collection
- EJB Antiques
- Fran’s Antiques
- Granny’s Cupboard Antiques
- Howard’s Furniture Care Products
- Julie and Co. Antiques
- Jeanette’s Antiques
- Jim Coughlin Antiques
- JVJ Antiques, Art + Home Decor
- Rich Connolly Folk Art Chalkware
- Sonya’s Antiques and Ephemera
Digger’s Delight has a space located at Julie’s directly in the middle of the store, where you’ll find Primitive Furniture and Country Collectibles, cast iron architecturals, prints, paintings and pottery. Digger is always bringing in new items several times a week and his space is always overflowing.
The Emporium Collection
The Emporium Collection features antique and vintage memorabilia from Easton and the surrounding area including: Milk Bottles, Post Cards and Ephemera. Currently we have a large group of Hotel Easton Post Cards for sale.
We are always interesting in buying Easton PA Memorabilia, Advertising, and Ephemera. Give us a call at (610) 252 6766 and ask for Julie. We buy individual pieces as well as entire collections. Whether you have a Post Card, a Bottle, a Victorian Trade Card or a Seitz Beer Sign or Tray we want to talk to you.
EJB Antiques specializes in Advertising and Ephemera. She has an electrified spinning case in the store chocked full of marvelous little collectibles from Antique and Vintage Tins, Tobacco Collectibles, Small Rubber and Metal Toys and Cars, Silver Spoons, and more.
EJB also loves vintage advertising crates, depression era bowls, china, ceramics, figurines, Victorian Tables, Small Eastlake Furniture and Antique Chairs.
Granny’s Cupboard Antiques is the original name of our store, and the owner is Julie Andrews. Many years ago Julie started with her first store in town when she took over Dylan Spencer Antiques.
Julie’s has an eclectic and extensive selection of antique and vintage furniture on hand, with our inventory changing often. This furniture ranges in style from Vintage Modern to Victorian Formal to Antique Primitive Farm pieces.
Whether you are looking for a dining room table, a Vintage Upholstered Chair, or a Country Cupboard, you should come and visit us. If we don’t have it, we will be glad to tell you about where you might find just what you are looking for.
Howard’s Furniture Care Products
Jeanette’s Antiques at Julie’s sells Howard’s Products. These magic formulas work wonders on fine wood furniture with watermarks, rings, scratches and discoloration. The Restor-A-Finish Scratch Hider works to restore the finish by evening out the varnish blemishes on Oak, Mahogany, and Cherry wood furniture. Applied with a 4-0 steel wool pad, Scratch Hider has transformed many a table, chair, and buffet for us, and it will work for you too.
The Feed-N-Wax, with Orange Oil and Beeswax, is marvelous for giving moisture and color back to unvarnished wood that has gotten dry and dull.
Julie and Co. Antiques
Julie and Co. Antiques is a group of consignors that sell their items throughout our 5,000 square foot store. The quality, rarity and variety of these items are some of the best in our store. Some of our consignors are World Travelers and we never quite know what they will show up with next.
Some of the other items we recently have consigned are a Rolling Rock Chalk Horse Figure, an Antique Powder Horn, and 2 Planters Peanuts Banks.
Others include: Antique Stained and Leaded Glass Windows and a group of small Bronze Statues.
Jeanette’s Antiques specializes in Antique and Vintage Furniture , Products to restore and care for furniture, and Accessories to compliment that furniture in a broad range of styles and prices.
Jeanette loves Country Oak Tables and Rockers, Dressers , Mahogany Vanity Tables, and small Sidetables. She also carries a line of New Cobalt Blue Glass Decor pieces (Curtain Tie-backs, etc.), Cast Iron Flying Pig Figures, New Phrenology Heads and more.
Jim Coughlin Antiques
Jim’s space in our store is located along the Western or left wall of the store as you come in towards the back of the store. Jim always has a fully stocked booth with some incredible bargains and some hidden treasures.
Jim specializes in Oak furniture, Depression Glass, Homer Laughlin Dinnerware and Kitchen Utensils. Recently Jim had a humongous vintage Irish Pub sign for sale along with a large selection of vintage costume jewelry.
JVJ Antiques, Art + Home Decor
John-Val-John’s space is located at the front of the store on the left hand side as you walk in. They are always changing their space and move through merchandise very quickly.
JVJ specializes in Paintings, Engravings, Maps and Antique Books. They also carry Primitive and Formal Furniture, Mirrors, Lamps, Architecturals, and Upholstered Chairs and Couches at exceptional prices.
Folk Art by Rich Connolly
Rich’s chalkware figures are hand cast in Antique German and Dutch Chocolate Molds, many dating back as far as 1860. Each one is hand painted, antiqued, and then signed and numbered. His work has appeared in Country Living and Colonial Homes Magazine. Currently we have in stock a wide array of his Halloween, Easter and Christmas pieces.
Sonya’s Antiques and Ephemera
Sonya’s is located at the back of the store on the left hand side next to Ingridable Design’s Red Room. Sonya’s booth is filled with fabulous ephmera, vintage photos and advertising. There are always some great surprises to be found here!!! Recently she had a marvelous old home made primitive sign in primitive colors that sold within a day and a vintage Welcome Home Flag from WWII (also sold within a few days)
She also sells Glass, China, Funky Primitives, Antique Enamelware, and Christmas Collectibles.