The Pineapple Story

imageDid y’all know the story of the Williamsburg Pineapple?

In colonial times, a sea-captain discovered the pineapple on one of his exotic travels. He brought the pineapple home as a delicacy to be shared with his family and friends. He continued to bring home pineapples he would collect on his exotic travels and attach a pineapple to his front gate post when he returned home to let his friends and family members know that they were always welcomed to stop at his home to enjoy his family hospitality.

So began a legendary tradition that continues to this day. So the next time you see a pineapple flag outside my home, you are welcomed to stop in and enjoy some of my family’s hospitality.


Antiquing in Cape May

This past weekend my husband and I celebrated our 15th Wedding Anniversary. We had dropped our 3 children off to spend the weekend with their grandparents and headed to Cape May for the weekend alone. We both love Cape May spending time as a family with the kids , But this was a special time to spend together and explore the island. My husband and I love to go antiquing We love  finding  special, one of a kind Antique treasures to fill our cozy home.

There are 9 Antique shops on the Island. They are all very unique in their own ways , from very large antique furniture that will send you back in time with some great History behind them, to little treasures with different vendors under one roof. Whatever you’re looking for you will defiantly find it at one of these locations in Cape May, New Jersey.

If you love Orignal restored building artifacts, Victorian lighting, stained glass , fireplace mantels or are a collector of antique doorknobs ,then you will love The Antique Doorknob. It is an architectural showroom. They do a complete restoration of lighting & hardware . It will send you back in time.

Calling all Coin, Military & Historical memorabilia collectors. This place is for you.  Valentino’s  store  is full of treasures, they are a family owned store, where you will find them just waiting to share their love and stories behind their unique treasures. They also Buy & Sell coins for all of you coin lovers.

Then there is the West End Garage. My husband & I have marked this place as one of our favorites. It’s filled with all different vendors under one roof. I could spend hours in there from Vintage collectibles, antiques, farmhouse decor, Books, art & so much more.


Along the way, we found another favorite to add to our list , TreeHouse Antiques . Explore 3000plus ,square feet of Fine antiques, artwork, furniture , artisan goods, and so much more  in this 2 level house.  A must see on your list . It is located near  the Historic Cold Spring Village & Cape May Winery. ( that will be on another blog I will be sharing with you very soon ) Their address is 742 Seashore Road.


Along the way , as we followed our Antique Shops map, marking our favorites,  We found Out of the Past Antiques. The name of this  place says it all. This place was filled with hard-to-find antiques & vintage memories. A place where my husband says,” It’s filled with Hollywood movie props , LOL.” Here you will find clothes from the past, hats, toys, dishes, books, holiday decor and so much more. If you are looking to film a movie you came to the right spot. A visit here will take you back in time.


Next, we headed to Mary Ann’s  Jewelry and Collectibles . It was a little store located at 511 Washington ST. Mall. It was filled with Glassware, and Estate jewelry. If you are a collector of vintage gems, unique, one of a kind jewelry, then this place is for you.  After visiting there, our adventure continued to Antiques Emporia. This shop is filled with old and vintage dishes, toys, seasonal decor , homemade candles and more. My husband felt like a kid here, going through all of the vintage toys that he used to play with as a child.

Next stop was  Attic Treasures III. This place is more of a yard sale type of place (Sanford & Son T.V. show), not really what I would call an antique store. I am just being honest. We were in and out very quick. If you only have the day for Cape May antiquing, you may want to pass this one.

The last stop we headed to was Cape May Antique Center, and we saved the best for last . We marked this place as one of our favorites as well.  We will be coming back to this place again on our next trip. Cape May Antique Center is a place that is filled with different vendors , like West End Garage. I love that it has all types of refurbished items, furniture, pottery, primitive, cast iron decor, farmhouse & vintage decor,  huge military selection, jewelery and seasonal decorations.  You never know what treasures you will find here.


I just love farmhouse, antique and vintage items . My husband and I love antiquing together when we get the chance. We had such a fun day exploring these new Antique shops. There is always a treasure waiting to be found. We are loving our new farmhouse treasure we found for our home.

Vintage Farm Windmill Wall Clock