Finally, a shot of the antique dining table we purchased in Michigan last month. I’ll take more and show you how it looks with all the leaves in place once I clean up. It looks better in the house than it did in the store, so we’re really happy with it! And the chairs we already had go pretty well with it, however I’ll be changing the seat cushions at some point.
As I mentioned before, this particular store specializes in Arts and Crafts and Mission style furniture. They have many genuine Stickley and Limbert pieces for sale among lesser known furniture makers like our table’s manufacturer, Robbins Table Company. Several people have asked if we would reveal the source, so here you go:
Elephant’s Breath Antiques
203 State Street
St. Joseph, MI
Elephant’s Breath comes from the name of an Arts and Crafts pottery glaze color developed by the Fulper Pottery Company. The owners of Elephant’s Breath Antiques, Greg and Sharon Christophersen, are very friendly and knowledgeable. It was my first time in their store, and we will definitely be back.
There are quite a few antique stores in downtown St. Joe. And if you go south from St. Joe along the Red Arrow Highway in Berrien County, you will hit many more antique stores in Harbor Country towns like Lakeside, Union Pier, New Buffalo and Three Oaks all only about an hour-and-a-half from Chicago.