The new Greencastle store offers vintage furniture, decorative items

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Felicia Hollingshead and Lorraine Hohl share a passion for vintage, and now they want to bring other people together and share it with them too.

The mother-daughter duo will host the grand opening of Gather.Vintage Co. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, October 1 and 2, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 3, in a converted stable at 4133. W Weaver Road outside of Greencastle.

Hollingshead said she started to think of the name in Bible studies and when talking to people.

“I thought about bringing things together, people, connections… everything has a story,” Hollingshead said. “We put things together to make our homes nice.”

Both decorate their homes and renovate furniture in vintage style with finds from living rooms, antique stores, auctions and estate sales. Hollingshead lives on West Weaver Road in Township Antrim, where the store is located, and her daughter lives in an older house on East Baltimore Street in Greencastle.

“The vintage bug bit her,” Hollingshead said, describing her daughter’s style as “the New Age vintage style.”

High-end and vintage clothing, shoes and accessories are featured in a piece by Gather.Vintage Co. The long photo in this photo shows Waynesboro Knitting Co. employees in 1936.

They were on their way home one day from a vintage show when Hohl said to his mother, “We should open a shop.”

“We both thought about it and talked to God, but not to each other,” Hollingshead said.

They were looking for a place more frequented than COVID-19 and his mother thought of the barn, Hohl said.

You will find a variety of artwork and other decorative items at Gather.Vintage Co.

“The kind of barn made sense, the country setting is unique. Some of our favorite antique stores are in rural areas,” Hohl said. “It fits the vintage vibe.”

“It’s different. It’s not your typical everyday store,” added Hollingshead.

Much of the furniture has been refurbished by Hollingshead and Hohl.

“It’s well restored, we take a lot of care,” Hohl said, noting that they research and are very selective about their paint.

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One bedroom includes upscale and vintage clothing, accessories and footwear. Another is set up as a kitchen and dining room, with tables, chairs, furniture, crockery, silverware and cutlery. There is a comfortable lounge at the rear of the old barn.

Paintings and other decorative pieces – ranging from kerosene lanterns and old bottles to clocks and electric lights – can be found throughout the store.

The entrance looks a bit like a general store, with wooden rolling pins, an old scale, and a display rack with items from The Daily Grace Co., including devotions, Christian learning materials for children and adults, and coffee cups.

Lorraine Hohl and her mother Felicia Hollingshead of Gather.Vintage Co. have partnered with The Daily Grace Co. to sell devotions, Christian learning materials for children and adults, and coffee mugs.

Hohl and Hollingshead also carry merchandise from local vendors and American crafts. The collection includes Little Cove soaps and Sweet Water decorative candles.

Raine and Humble napkins, napkins and table runners are brand new and made with recycled cotton, but have a vintage look.

“We want to be a store for everyone,” Hohl said.

“We’re putting things together, stories… they have life left and they have something to say,” Hollingshead said.

The couple have long-term plans for an eclectic gathering space in the barn for classes, Bible studies and other activities that could take place sooner than they thought.

They reached out to Reagan Doyle of Iron Willow Floral Design who wants to run some fall flower and wreath making classes in the shop.

“We are animators, not instructors,” Hohl said, explaining that they wanted to help neighbors and local artisans.

Buyers will find a display at the Gather.Vintage Co. trade fair in Township Antrim.

Gather.Vintage Co. will also be open the first weekend of November, as well as the last weekend for Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday. As the barn is not heated, there will be no regular hours in the winter, but appointments are always available.

For more information, follow the store on Instagram and Facebook, @ gather.vintage or send an email to [email protected]

Live sales will also be offered on Facebook and Instagram and delivery is available.

Shawn Hardy is a reporter for the Franklin County newspapers in Gannett in south-central Pennsylvania – the Echo Pilot in Greencastle, the Record Herald in Waynesboro, and the Public Opinion in Chambersburg. She has over 35 years of journalism experience. Contact her at [email protected]


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