Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
For awhile we’ve been going back and forth about moving Three Potato Four a little closer to home. Through the years, the space on Shurs Lane, while beautiful and spacious, has proven to be too far. After searching for many months, we found a perfect spot in our town of Media, PA. A quaint town noted for being “Everybody’s Hometown”. We are blocks away from our local Media shops, restaurants and our favorite coffee shop!
3P4′s new headquarters is located in an old garage/workshop that was once used by a cabinet maker. We will not be open to the public any longer. While we’ll still be selling online through our website as well as markets (Brooklyn Flea/Philly) and various special events we still plan to organize in and around Philly -we’ve decided to use the space strictly as our studio/office and warehouse.
Our love for designing and making our own products has grown and we’ve been busy producing and working with local manufacturers to make a new 3p4 collection of products we are super proud of. This year – come August Three Potato Four will be exhibiting for the first time at the New York International Gift Fair – debuting our Three Potato Four collection.
Every year we are growing, constantly changing and adapting. We are excited to see where this new change takes us.
If you happen to be in Philly, join us at our last event on Shurs Lane on May 25 + 26 for our YARD SALE. We’ll be open from 10am – 4pm both days. Clearing out inventory for our move!
Thursday, May 9th, 2013
While at the pet store the other day getting dog food, I happened upon a blue fish in a little plastic cup labeled Bill Cosby. Had to bring him home. Bill Cosby now lives in a bowl on our bedside table. So funny each time Otis comes in our room in the morning and evening saying “How is Bill Cosby?”. Best name. Hope he lives a long time.
Monday, April 29th, 2013
happy birthday, my sweet holly.
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
Friday, April 5th, 2013
Everyone once in awhile a customer will send us a glimpse into their home and we get to see where an item we’ve sold sits in its new space. It was especially sweet to see into the home of a very loyal customer of ours through the years, Kyla Herbes. Mixed in throughout her home are pieces she has found with us. We love seeing how she fit in the large LUV sign in that perfect space above her stairway, framed her collection of black and white mugshots, hung our zoological rhino banner within her son’s bedroom and the Photo Equipment sign above their own photobooth (what!?, so cool.) Thanks for sharing these images of your lovely home with us, Kyla. We are happy to be a part of it.
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
As kids, both Stu and I grew up with collectors in our family. My mom used to take me to long rides out to the country where we’d scour tiny antique shops and stay in musty bed and breakfast inns. Stu’s dad and aunt tell us stories of going down to the basement of their Brooklyn apartment searching for treasures thrown away by others. It wasn’t until I moved away and lived on my own that I grew to appreciate the places my mom used to take me and began to love something that showed its age, was perfectly time worn and once loved. I’m sure my mom thinks it is amazing how the antique outings and garage sale hunts with her have woven their way into my life now.
Since we started Three Potato Four when Holly was just two, we have so many photos of both of them on our many buying trips. It has become harder for the kids to come with us with school and life. But we sneak a trip in with them for time to time. As stressful as it may be for Stu and I making sure they don’t touch everything or break everything- they have both already come to appreciate the old things we love and sell and the unusual places we go to find them.
Friday, March 29th, 2013
Places like these should be kept secret but this place is too good not to share. We just returned from a short trip from a place six miles outside Milford, PA called Dwarfskill Lodge. The 575 acres of Dwarfskill Lodge once was a hunting club founded in the 192os, on it sits three cabins, a running stream/river where trout are plentiful, rows and rows of pines and abundant wildlife. Sean Strub, owns this magical land – Dwarfskill Preserve and also owns the beautifully restored Hotel Fauchere in town. He showed us around the camp when we arrived telling us about the history of the place and informing us of wildlife we may encounter on our stay. The cabins are cozy and vary in sizes. The Lodge, the Caretakers Cottage and the Loveshack. Much to our happiness each one is decorated with many beautifully chosen antiques and art pieces. It is a private peaceful place.
Our days consisted of hikes to the river and into the woods, discovering wild turkey and bear tracks along the snow, fishing for trout along the rivers edge, peeking into outhouses and abandoned buildings like the old chicken coop, gathering forest souvenirs and playing within makeshift teepees in the forest. We cooked our own food in the backyard bonfire we made and only left once during our stay to get bait and milk at the local tackle shop.
It’s 575 acres to roam and explore. A short trip from Philly and even closer to NYC. Please visit this magical place, you will love it. Tell Sean Shrub we sent you.