LIVING THE DREAM!
Thirteen years ago we moved from a beautiful lakefront home in New Jersey to a wonderful true log home in the woods. We enjoyed all of the beauty that Pa. offers but our lifelong dream was to live at the NJ shore. Well, 16 months ago we made the move and now live in a wonderful retirement community at the Jersey shore.
Along with this big step in our life Charlie is now the sole owner of the two stores while Joanne is recovering from a physical setback. Charlie still hits all the estate sales in south jersey and continues to bring up fresh merchandise to the stores on a regular basis.
We are Joanne and Charlie Giachetti, owners and dealers of the 2 Old Lumberyard Antiques Shops located in Milford, Pa. In Nov. of 2016 Charlie has taken over both stores and is now the sole owner. In 2004 we gave up our jobs and our beautiful lakefront home in New Jersey and moved to Pa. In 2006, having been dealers in the 2 locations for 7 years, the opportunity to purchase both stores came and without hesitation the deal was done. So after many years of doing antiques shows every weekend going from state to state, we decided to settle down in Milford, Pa.
Joanne is the brains behind the day to day operations while Charlie can often be seen carrying something into the store, usually something very,very heavy.
Charlie still maintains the printing broker business that he has owned for the past 27 years in New Jersey, and is now working with one of the largest print companies in the world.
We have 3 children, all adults and 4 grandchildren. Unfortunately most of our friends and family still live in NJ but we usually make the 2 hour drive at least once a month.
The antiques business has changed quite dramatically since we started 27 years ago. Back then merchandise was plentiful and the prices were great. Today good merchandise at the right price is hard to find and our dealers do an amazing job in searching within the surrounding states to bring wonderful merchandise at affordable prices into the stores.
We have been selling very successfully on Ebay for the past 14 years and offer our services to all of our dealers and customers.
We welcome your visit to our shops and hope that you come to Milford, Pa and spend a wonderful day or weekend, shopping, hiking, dining and just enjoying our beautiful town.