Myerstown is set to welcome a new antiques destination this weekend with the first in a series of monthly pop-up antiques fairs at the newly-christened Building One12 Market.
Operated by Diane Morgan Gibble of Miss Morgan’s Milkweed Antiques, Building One12 is located at 112 West Lincoln Avenue, adjacent to local favorite Smith’s Candies. Gibble began renovating the space two months ago (it was formerly a NAPA Auto Parts). She was getting candy at Smith’s next door when she saw the place was available.
“It’s a different kind of experience,” said Gibble of the pop-up concept. “It’s only open once a month, so everybody typically jam packs the place with all kinds of goodies.” The style/theme of the market will change all the time, with twelve main vendors and others rotating in and out. A big benefit of this format is that it gives vendors plenty of time to pick and stock up on good finds.
The market will typically be open 9am to 5pm on Friday, 9am to 4pm on Saturday, and noon to 4pm on Sunday, but this weekend’s grand opening market will only be held on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free and free parking will be available. (An earlier version of this post said there was a small admission fee, but that was a mistake on our part. We regret the error.)
Some of the vendors you’ll see there include:
- American Vernacular Antiques
- Frontera Roots
- File D11
- Hand of Time Antiques
- Wild Fern Cottage
- Rusty Nut Antiques
- Beechwood Antiques
- Fairy Rose Studio
- Bobb’s Addictive Accessories
- Lucky’s Metalworks
- Kirsch Antiques & Lighting
- Miss Morgan’s Milkweed Antiques (Gibble’s own antiques brand)
The Renegade Winery will also be there with ” a little something to sooth your soul.” With wine and chocolate available to go with the shopping experience, Gibble thinks it’ll be a unique shopping experience for everyone who comes. The Keystone Hook & Ladder Fire Company will be cooking outside on Saturdays during fair weekends as a fundraiser for themselves.
Additional pop up weekends are scheduled for March 8-10, April 12-14, May 10-12, June 7-9, July 12-14, August 9-11, September 13-15, October 11-13, November 22-24, and December 13-15.
Building One12 follows Gibble’s first foray into Lebanon County last fall, when she moved the former “Witches of Bethel” event to Myerstown’s Tulpehocken Manor.
“It was awesome,” said Gibble. “We had to move because of traffic and parking.”
“It got too big too fast,” she said, noting that the Manor was an awesome venue.
This year the event is being rebranded as Witches Fly North Antique & Artisan Show and will be held for the first time at the Lebanon Expo Center over the weekend October 4-5. Gibble says she will be working very hard to give her customers the ambience they are used to.