One of my favorites, Old Allegheny Shoppe, is hosting their 43rd annual spring open house this weekend. I got a head start, beating the usual crowds, by visiting earlier in the week.
Old Allegheny, a furniture and accessories store, is one of my favorite places to treasure hunt for holiday and seasonal decor and inspiration.
Spring and summer seasonal decorations are fewer. But, for Halloween through Christmas, the place is decked from top to bottom — busting at the seams with holiday decor, accents and gifts.
I took you there in the post, Previewing Favorite Christmas Shop Kicks Off the Season. During the months of October, November and December it can be sensory and budget overload!
But there was still lots of retail temptation on my latest visit. Browse with me …
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Spring Sprouts Green
With St. Patrick’s Day still a week away, the entry to Old Allegheny was wearing the green. Although I loved the two faux topiaries on the top shelf, I kept on moving to see what else was new.
On the opposite side of the hallway was this unique, gray-washed bench. It had a coastal, picket-fence vibe.
Sistah B in Charleston would like it — a lot!
Bunnies Hop During Spring Open House
The room to the right always seems to hold the greatest temptations — and this visit did not disappoint. Three stuffed rabbit creations were hanging out there; each more tempting than the next. All were clutching a large carrot.
First there was Mr. Rabbit; in the grey flannel coat and bow tie. See his little checkered shirt peeking out? Bee still my heart…
Perched on an opposite tabletop was Mrs. Rabbit. She was dressed in a sweater coat with a marvelous collar. Rabbits in Pittsburgh must wear coats in March on account of our long, cold winters…
And then I say him, popping out of a black top hat with that big button on his chest…
Hocus Pocus would look perfectly at home with all the black and white decor in my family room and kitchen. But, where exactly? I already have a large population of stuffed rabbits I bring out at Easter time. And, Hocus Pocus was rather large — where would I store him?
I decided to peruse the rest of Old Allegheny; resisting the urge to pick up and carry the rabbit around the shop with me. Because, once he was in my hands, it’d be even harder to let go…
Throughout the store — on tabletops, cabinets, dressers, shelves, hutches and sideboards — there were numerous vignettes of bunnies, chicks and lambs during the spring open house.
There was a lot of farmhouse tin decor in the store. I thought the tulips and hyacinths in this display were unique and interesting. But, aren’t spring flowers suppose to be the opposite of grey, cloudy winter?
Old Allegheny had a lot of tin decor when I visited last November for Christmas too. This was the most pinned image from Previewing Favorite Christmas Shop Kicks Off the Season.
Each spring vignette also showcased Old Allegheny’s lamps, wall hangings and other home decor and accessories.
I always like decor and animal figures in black and white. Here is a little group of barnyard animals I found endearing — especially the little pig.
In fact, Old Allegheny always has a good amount of decor with a primitive or farmhouse look. If you like country, this place is for you!
Down on the Farm
Roosters always make me think of SIL’s kitchen. L, wouldn’t the sign below look great in your new house? I know, I know, you’re trying to downsize…
The display below features roosters and other barnyard animals. See the antique-looking Easter chocolate molds of the hen and cow on the shelf? I’ve always been tempted to collect real, antique chocolate molds.
My grandmother use to make homemade Easter chocolates to raise a little spending money. As to not burn it, she’d melt the chocolate in a large stainless bowl sitting on top of a bath of hot water. Hard stirring with a wooden spoon was required to get the right consistency. I remember thinking it smelled just like heaven!
What I wouldn’t give for just one of my grandmother’s old molds…
Old Allegheny had several other displays during the spring open house that included reproduction chocolate molds. Notice the fun lamp below with the vintage-looking fan base?
Here’s another vignette with rabbits and a wonderful large jar candle.
As I mentioned during my Christmas holiday visit, Old Allegheny also stocks a large selection of high quality candles, florals, garlands and wreaths.
Aren’t those cotton balls perfect for a down-on-the-farm look?
A Different Kind of Chocolate
There was another large rabbit hanging out in the section decorated with patriotic style accessories year-round. This one was ‘chocolate.’ He didn’t call to me. I guess I’m more partial to real chocolate bunnies I can eat?
In the end, I came home without Hocus Pocus. Sniff! If my husband is reading this, he is probably shocked and hopefully impressed by my self restraint!
I decided to first bring out all my other rabbits, spring and Easter decorations and take a kind of inventory of what I already have and where I display it. It’s already gonna be a short Easter decorating season being so close to St. Patrick’s Day. And there’s my Beatrix Potter collection to get out too…
To see the bunnies and rabbits already populating my house, take the Easter Home Decor Tour.
If there’s a spot left for Hocus Pocus and he’s still hanging out at Old Allegheny, well then it was meant to be! Or, if you don’t beat me to it first?
Planning to hop over for an Easter Hunt and Finds at Trax Farm next.
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