April 21, 2014

Antiques & Tools Celebrates 24 Years in Scotts Corners

When you step into Antiques & Tools of Business & Kitchen, at 65 Westchester Avenue in Scotts Corners, Pound Ridge, N.Y., you'll be wooed by the Baroque music on WNYC Radio, or the American classics of Jonathan Schwartz on a Sunday afternoon. Take a look around and you'll find stuff you may have long gotten rid of but wished you had saved like campaign buttons for Ike, JFK, Bill and Hillary, sheet music from the '20s, bartending trinkets and shelves of other vintage antiquity from the work place to the kitchen. 

Welcome to the world of Joan Silbersher, proprietor, who has a keen eye for the kitsch. On Sunday, April 27, from noon to 3 p.m., she will celebrate her 24th anniversary in Scotts Corners with a barbecue lunch to benefit the Pound Ridge Library, along with a free raffle and five gift certificates for $30.
"I'd go crazy without this shop," said Joan from her desk that has a perfect vantage point of the four corners on Westchester Avenue. "I like to be busy and buy stuff. When I sell something, I can't wait to buy something to replace it.'"
Among the myriad of items that include unusual door knobs, strap hinges, tins, jello molds, farming and nautical tools, antique medical equipment and kooky kitchenware, the best-selling of all are the copper teapots and boilers ... "anything country and funky," Joan said. Outside the shop, you'll find lawn furniture, planters, milk cans and wagon wheels.

On Sundays (April 27 through November, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Joan also hosts a Farmers & Bakers Market on the front terrace. 

To read more about Joan Silbersher and the genesis of her successful entrepreneurship as a founder of Pound Ridge Tennis Club and The Country Shopper newspaper, check out her featured interview, "La Doyenne du Funk" in Pound Ridge Past: Remembrances of Our Townsfolk.

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*  POUND RIDGE PAST  is available at

Booksy Galore in Pound Ridge; Red Fox Gallery in Bedford;

 The Reading Room, and Little Joe's Books in Katonah.


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