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Cape Cod’s hidden antique treasures

February 20th, 2010 by cassels

Antique Furniture in the Meeker Mansion, Puyallup, Washington by Steve G. Bisig.Cape Cod is a fantastic place to spend a few days “treasure hunting”, ie, looking for little gems in hidden corners of antique-filled barns. Try to organise your visit to tie in with an estate sale, if you can, so that you can make the most of your time. One of the biggest companies who do these sales  is Stem to Stern, and today we were lucky enough to pick up a fabulous chest of drawers, for an unbelivable price, from a home in Hyannis. Next weekend there will be another one in Cummaquid, which is just a couple of minutes from our bed & breakfast inn

Also, just a few minutes from us, is the Antique Center of Cape Cod, in Dennis village. This wonderland of antiquities comprises of 3 separate buildings – you could spend  the best part of the day just milling around to find something that appeals.  

A renowned auction house close to the inn is Eldred’s, where auctions of important items are held most months. They attract visitors from all over the country, and we have had several guests at the inn who are here specifically for one of their specialised auctions.

Another great venue for value pieces is the Sandwich Auction House. Usually held on Saturdays, this is a great way to be introduced to bidding. Even if you don’t buy, you’ll certainly enjoy the experience.

To round off an absorbing weekend, why not walk from our inn along Yarmouth Port’s Main Street and visit one or two of our local antique shops, or extend your search to the many private homes along 6A, which sell antiques, and are well sign-posted. We hope to see you soon!

Bed and Breakfast In Cape Cod: Winslow Crocker House

February 16th, 2009 by cassels

If you enjoy antiques, take the trip to the Winslow Crocker House, within walking distance from our Bed and breakfast Cape Cod.

The Winslow Crocker House was moved to its present location in Yarmouth Port, MA, in 1936 by antique collector and preservationist, Miss Mary Thacher. Miss Thacher used the house as a backdrop to her collection of colonial furniture, hooked rugs, pewter, ceramics andwinslowcrockerhouse other decorative arts. She and her family have a rich history here in Cape Cod which we have discussed in earlier blog posts.

Throughout the two-story house you will find  fine architectural detail. Built around 1780, it was obviously constructed by a fine craftsman and is an important historic building along with our own Cape Cod bed and breakfast.
There are few ropes or barriers which separate the viewer from the antiques throughout the home. Miss Thatcher’s collection covers all periods of American furniture, with pieces dating from the early 1680’s to the middle of the 18th century.

As a lover of antiques, this house presented a rare opportunity to get “up close and personal” with a fine collection of American antiques.

The home is open June 1 through October 15 every first and third Saturday with tours between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. We hope you will come and enjoy this place and other Yarmouth Port history while staying at our Cape Cod Bed Breakfast.