Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Antiquing In Hudson, NY

This chair was a show stopper for me.  So happy to be in this special place called Hudson, N.Y.  There are over 65 antique shops on five historic blocks.  About 3 hours from Boston and only 2 hours from New York.  We were invited to attend a very special celebration in the Catskills and had a chance to take the day and go shopping.  The weather was perfect and the setting was lovely along the Hudson river.  In and out of shops we went all day....I could have taken home everything!

For map of antique dealers in Hudson click here.
I really am convinced, after seeing the many items offered at these shops, that you really don't need to buy "new" furniture when there is so many interesting pieces that you could use to make a home comfy and inviting.

There was such a variety every where you looked.  Are you into collecting colored glass?

One of my favorite stores along Warren Street was Hudson Home.

Hudson Home store front.

Hudson Home has a wonderful eclectic mix of furniture and decorative items.  See the wood stacked in the fireplace?  I really want to try that in my fireplace!

The culinary choices were abundant.  I highly recommend eating at Swoon.  We, however, could not dine indoors because we had our dog with us!  Next time....

This town really has an "artsy" vibe to it.

Paint a whole building orange?  Why not.  Reminds me of San Francisco!

Lovely shops set up in old building along Warren Street.

Here is a little sneak peak at the event we went to.  It was on an estate in the Catskill mountains.  It was lovely dining under the stars and listening to live music in the night.
It was cold though!  Can't complain with the hot summer that we have had!  If you haven't been to Hudson, I highly recommend a trip there.  You won't be disappointed!
Have fun!

{Photo's taken via me}

9 wonderful comments:

Miranda said...

Gorgeous! How much fun you must have had.

I love everything Hudson Home had. What a great change from all the white. The lighting is fantastic!

red ticking said...

great fun... i am heading east tomorrow and cannot wait to get my "fix"... love your blog... happy to have found you. xx pam

Annelie said...

Love your pictures. I could have spent forever browsing these places.
Agree with you that buying old is sometimes the way to go. Lots of interesting stuff.

Mary Ann said...

thank you for taking us on a virtual trip! wish i can just drive down there for the weekend!have a great sunday! verbena cottage

Kathy said...

Wonderful town!
Loved the wood in the fireplace too!
Great blog...just found you,

xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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Mrs. Sutton said...

AMAZING! Love your blog - and I'm totally with you that old and loved is the way to go. Wish I could visit the shops you mention, but i'm stuck in the English countryside so please keep the pictures coming! x

Debra Phillips said...

we might have been there at the same time. i sooo love warren street and enjoyed revisiting. hudson home is my fav too

VICKY said...

Great post! And they do look fabulous!Lots of interesting stuff!!!thanks for sharing.