Latest arrival – figural tin panels

Society Hill Playhouse prior to demolition

Society Hill Playhouse prior to demolition

This small century old building which housed a playhouse in the Society Hill old town section of Philadelphia, was once a small theater for people who apparently don’t like conventional theater.

Since the way of theater has changed, the small playhouse owner struggled in recent years, so selling the small Victorian building to developers who will build condominiums in its place.  This is the sad fate of many old buildings these days, the good news being that the architecturologists of Olde Good Things were on the scene, prior to demolition to retrieve some of the great architectural elements from days gone by.

Here you see Olde Good Things salvage  team retrieving the pressed tin ceiling, wainscotting and wall trim which was original to the building.

The salvage team from OGT was on the scene to carefully remove teh tin

The salvage team from OGT was on the scene to carefully remove the tin

An entire wall was done in this unusual tin

An entire wall was done in this unusual tin

Now these panels are available for purchase online as well  as in our New York Stores.   Just email us and let us know you saw these here on the blog or visit us at any one of our Pennsylvania or New York City locations.

Here you see cherubic figural panels finished and ready for purchase

Here you see cherubic figural panels finished and ready for purchase

These are very unusual and will not last so contact us soon if you are interested.  In the nearly 20 years that we have been salvaging antique ceiling tin, we have maybe seen these patterns once or twice.  Figural tin is very desirable, this pattern is perfect for a wine cellar or restaurant atmosphere.  Price for double angels with grapes is $395.00.  Single angel is $175.00.  Urns $150.




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Sunrise Arrival of LA Container

A new container just arrived this morning. Come on down for first grabs. Once it is off-loaded, we will unveil a fresh shipment of  a wide variety of merchandise including all the reclaimed manufactured home furnishings you’ve grown to love, along with salvaged architectural treats from the east coast.   Call us for updates!  We promise you won’t be disappointed!


Downtown Los Angeles
1800 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90015
213-746-8600 or 8611
Mon – Sat 9 am to 6 pm
Sun 10 am to 6 pm

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Upcoming May 2016 Antique and Craft Shows – Come see us!

Upcoming Early May Shows where OGT will be showing – Come see us!


May 6 & 7, 2016  Baltimore FlowerMart, Baltimore MD

The original Flower Mart in Baltimore, MD was the first of its kind in the US. It originated in 1911 and ran under the name Flower Mart until the name was changed to FlowerMart in 2000. It is held in the beautiful Mt Vernon Park and Historic District of Baltimore. Open from 11 am to 8 pm both days.


May 9-15, 2016 Brimfield Antique Market,  Brimfield MA

See us at our regular booths since our beginning at Sturtevants North. Brimfield, Massachusetts, home of the Brimfield Antique Flea Markets, is located in Central Massachusetts just west of the intersection of Rte. 84 and the Massachusetts turnpike (Rte.90) at the crossroads of New England.

May 15, 2016 Clover Mart, Bryn Mawr   PA

Founded in 2010, the Clover Market is a seasonal open-air market featuring over 100 vendors with antiques & collectibles, vintage jewelry & clothing, finely crafted handmade items, and original art. A selection of Philly’s finest food trucks, free crafts & live music complement the lineup. The Market operates in the spring and fall in Bryn Mawr PA, Chestnut Hill PA, Collingswood NJ and indoors January at the historic 23rd Street Armory in Philly for Winter Market.

May 15, 2016 Nyack Famous Street Fair, Nyack NY

The Street Fair will feature 240 exhibitors. Highlighting the show will be a large number of booths with hand made crafts, art and photography located on Broadway and great retail booths set up on Main Street. All types of festival foods will be available, plus a chidlren’s area. This is a not to be missed show and will be held rain or shine.

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Spring 2016 High Point Market begins April 16

Dealers welcome!  We are now setting up at the Spring High Point Market.  We have an amazing selection of all our manufactured altered antiques merchandise carefully handcrafted from reclaimed architectural elements.  You’ll see a great variety of mirrors made from reclaimed copper roofing and 100 year old ceiling tin.  Also lighting, hardware and a selection of home furnishings including a collection of our unique line of tables.

Come see us at the Suites at Market Square on the 1st Floor.  Suite 1-534.  Show Dates are April 16-20, 2016

Hope to see you there!

Here’s just a sampling…

Large selection of full length mirrors being staged at our display at High Point

Large selection of full length mirrors being staged at our display at High Point


Various table tops handmade by our craftsmen on display at Suites at Market Square

As we get more set up – we’ll post more pictures.

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Jam-Packed Outdoor Show Weekend 4/9/16 – 4/10/16


Eastern Market, Washington, DC
Brownstoner’s Brooklyn Flea
Clover Mart, Chestnut Hill, PA
Nyack SpringFest 2016
Dumbo Flea, Brooklyn, NY
Rosebowl Flea Market

Upcoming Show Notice:show_edited-1 (Custom)

Spring High Point Market – April 15-20, 2016
1-528, 1-535 – Suites At Market Square, Floor 1


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OGT pops Brooklyn all of April

If you’re out and about in Brooklyn NY this coming month, stop visit Olde Good Things’ new popup location. Come see our unique architectural finds and our signature salvaged material farm tables, copper mirrors, tin mirrors, tin panels and Altered Antiques!

289 Court Street, Brooklyn NY 11231
Near the F & G train
Thursday through Sunday 10 am to 7 pm

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OGT pops up in Brooklyn

If you’re out and about in Brooklyn NY this weekend, stop & pop in to Olde Good Things’ new popup location. Come see our unique architectural finds and our signature salvaged material farm tables, copper mirrors, tin mirrors, tin panels and Altered Antiques!

289 Court Street, Brooklyn NY 11231
Near the F & G train

Opens Saturday March 19th & Sunday March 20th from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

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Big Sales at OGT Chelsea: this location closing

Original Chelsea Store at 124 W. 24th Street in Manhattan

Original Chelsea Store at 124 W. 24th Street in Manhattan

As many of our customers are already aware, a move of our original Manhattan Chelsea store at 124 W. 24th Street has been in the making for quite some time. Well, now the prospect of moving has become a reality. We lost our lease, with only a month or so before new tenants will be taking over the space. That being said, this 9000 sq. ft. location which is stocked with merchandise from nearly 20 years of acquisitions, will be quite an undertaking to move; so we at Olde Good Things are making deals on all items!

Please remember that we have three other fabulous locations in NYC and are losing just this location. We are still going strong in NYC. We also have a huge store in Los Angeles, two warehouses in Scranton PA and an extensive web site with all the same great merchandise you have grown to love at our Chelsea store.  We are also actively looking for one or two replacements for this location in Manhattan and will keep you posted about that as well!

If you have ever visited our 24th Street store, you know we have a great variety of architectural treasures including original lighting, antique fireplace mantels (both wood and marble) and original hardware.  We also have architectural stones, doors, and a great selection of altered antiques, unique and practical furnishings made from reclaimed materials including our famous farm tables and tin mirrors and wall panels!

Come shop with us this month at Olde Good Things Chelsea for great deals.  Maybe there’s something you’ve been eyeing for a while and have been hoping to get a better deal.  Well now’s the time, come in, shop and enjoy the discounts while time permits.  We hope to see you there!

Chelsea Store:  124 W. 24th Street, NY, NY (between 6th & 7th Ave.) 212-989-8401.  Open 7 days 10am to 7pm except Sunday 11am to 7pm.

Visit our other NYC locations 7 days at:

302 Bowery (between Bleeker and Houston)  212-498-9922
5 E. 16th Street (between 5th Ave. and Union Square West) 212-989-8814
149 Madison Avenue (at the corner of 32nd & Madison Ave.) 212-321-0770

Do the "Olde Good Things Walk" in NYC

Do the “Olde Good Things Walk” in NYC

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It’s fireplace season

In 2008 we were privileged to acquire 200 marble mantels from the Plaza hotel in New York. Designing luxurious rooms for glamorous clients, the stone was hand-selected, sent to Italy where it was carved, chiseled and polished into a sheen. Intricate attention and skill was applied, resulting in nothing short of art.

The Plaza Hotel closed its doors in 2005 and went under a massive renovation in which we had the opportunity to salvage these pieces. Since then, we have less than half of what was originally acquired. Here is a favorite of what remains…

e103507This hand carved piece is decorated with bronze gilded ormolu. Measurements and more information are available here.

Following The Plaza, in late 2010 Old Good things bought the entire inventory of Danny Alessandro & Edwin Jackson mantel company, the second oldest mantel dealer in New York City. There we found gorgeous hand-chiseled marble mantels, as well as replicas of mantels, andirons and tool sets. Available both in-store and online, below is a piece recovered from the early French Regency…

j180247Here we see the style of the 18th century in the hand chiseled design of the center frieze as well as the way the leg motifs curve out. The marble is a soft white, contrasted with gorgeous eggplant and oxblood veining. A true work of art, the frieze is a foot deep and the marble extends down to the legs. Captivated? Click here for more.

The search never stops. Just last week we recovered marble mantels from a brownstone on the Upper West Side. The week before, we acquired more from a private residence in central New Jersey and another from Columbus, Ohio. Here is one of our most recent finds…

ar03mm2An intricately carved Baroque piece, it is made of Duquesa Rosa marble and is most likely from the Provence de Guipuzcoa, Spain. Find more here.

Hand-worked stone, marble mantles are more than a glorified shelf for cocktails and picture frames. They are the frame to your fire; a timeless piece of sculpture for your home.

Find more  Danny Alessandro & Edwin Jackson mantels here.
Find more Plaza Hotel Mantels here.
Find more new acquisitions here.

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Customer Showcase: BLANK SLATE

blank_slate_outsideDesigning a restaurant requires attention to detail, creativity and sometimes, a little customization. Recently we were privileged to work with BLANK SLATE, a café, coffee bar and marketplace offering sandwiches, salads, small plates and more. Drawing from the old to create something new, the result is something truly unique.

Just a few months ago, Blank Slate was literally that, the perfect opportunity for owners, Ashley Jaffe and Zach Israel, to create the café and kitchen of their dreams. Located on 121 Madison Avenue, “We wanted to evoke an extension of someone’s living room… a place where people wanted to just cozy up with a cup of hot chocolate and stay.” says Jaffe.

Dedicated to their vision, the couple chiseled through 6-inches of plaster to unearth a beautiful brick wall, worked with designer Lauren Mabry of Hunter Mabry Design to create a comfortable yet efficient floor layout, and had the furniture custom made. “The key was placing the right pieces throughout the space,” explains Jaffe.

It was that search that brought Blank Slate to Olde Good Things. There, Jaffe shared her thoughts with Jim D, of 149 Madison Ave. “She looking for mirrors that seemed as if they were floating in their frame,” he shared. Wanting to guests feel most comfortable, Jaffe didn’t just want any mirror. “I wanted antiqued glass,” she specified.

Working on a tight timeline, samples of hand-silvered glass were sent from the warehouse in Scranton for Jaffe’s review. Searching for the right amount of distress, the second round hit the mark and the team designed patonated steel frames to create a floating effect.


Jaffe was pleased and the designers made another suggestion. “I sent my marble tabletops to Olde Good Things and they were framed in darkened steel as well,” says Jaffe. That same metal formed legs for two high-top communal tables handmade out of old growth oak. Harvested from very old oak trees that fell after heavy rains and extreme winds, the resulting wood is dense and extremely durable. Available in multiple finishes, Jaffe picked a smooth top with a driftwood finish.


The entire process for Blank Slate took about six weeks.  The result? …Timeless.

To design, and build with Olde Good Things, contact us HERE. Photos taken by Sasha Israel Photography. Blank Slate website found HERE. Website for Hunter Mabry Design found HERE. To find about our hand-silvered antique glass, click HERE.  To find information on custom made tables click HERE.

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