While spring seems to be playing a game of hide and seek this year, avid gardeners are out and about, undeterred by the chilly weather. They have already begun to turn the fallow ground and are planning to plant the seeds that will grow into beautiful flowers and scrumptious vegetables as the days get longer and the sun shines brighter.
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Grist Mills Semiannual Flea Market Slated For April 22
Everyone at the Grist Mill Antiques Center in Pemberton, N.J., is excited about the coming of spring, even though the calendar states it has been here awhile. To celebrate, the shop is showcasing gardening items in its special display. All the treasures that draw people from hibernation into the great outdoors are offered to awaken the gardener in everyone. After all, what can be more rewarding than nurturing fragile seedlings as they grow into new vegetation or cultivating and enhancing already existing gardens?
The showcase is full of beautiful symbols of all the loveliness nature conveys for both collectors and those just wanting to freshen up their home for the new season. Shoppers will find concrete garden statuary; vintage and antique gardening implements; Hummel figurines; galvanized watering cans; Akro Agate flower pots; planters and pottery from Roseville, Hall, McCoy, and Shawnee; garden-inspired tableware from Lenox and Limoges; bird houses; flora and fauna jewelry designs; seed packets; vintage advertising; springtime cornucopias; topiaries; nature-themed postcards; flower frogs; and books on horticulture. Whether gardening is a passion or a passing fancy, the store has everything to transform a home, inside and out.
On Sunday, April 22, the multi-dealer shop will hold its semiannual flea market from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come early and spend the day inside and out hunting treasures and finding bargains. Dealers from the Grist Mill and sister location, Haddon Heights Antiques Center, will be participating. A limited number of vendor spaces are still available. Call Barbara Lind at 609-726-1588 for more information.
On Wednesday, April 25, the shop will host its monthly scavenger hunt. Lists will be given out at 5 p.m., and the person who finds the most items by 8 p.m. will be awarded a prize. Light refreshments will be served.
Dont forget to sign up for the Grist Mills weekly email and like them on Facebook. Each week they offer a 25 percent discount on items $6 and over in a special category (exceptions apply). This multi-dealer shop is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays.
To learn more, visit www.gristmillantiques.com.