Sunday, June 14, 2009

Lorreta's Nook









Al & Loretta Schiano own a combined business (amongst others) of a Buy,Sell,&Trade Shop and a 1500 sq. ft. indoor flea market in Lansford, Pa. They are a retired couple who put this business together about 1 1/2 years ago, starting with a window display and expanding to their present stores. And they're still planning on expanding the flea market to the upstairs of the building. Lucky for us, this is how they are spending their retirement.
In Al's shop you will find a beautiful selection of handmade 9.25 silver & semi-precious stone pendant pieces from all over the world. They consist of goldstone, quartz, red coral, bostonian agate, lapis, and more, ranging from $15-$45.
There are little handmade dolls from Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands, ranging from $14-$25.
Al's even got a 25-30 year old Panther Valley beanie, possibly a freshman year hat, which is not priced.
I asked him about the drum set in the middle of his shop, and if he plays. He laughed and told me "not for years", he had just bought that.
Loretta's flea market area is an eclectic mix of household collectibles and clothing items. If not for her wonderful assortment of Laura Ashley socks at $1-$2/pair, I would have gone barefoot all winter. This is also where I bought my wonderful wool cloche last fall, at a whopping $1.
When I asked Al about their amazing low prices, he told me that since they are retired and don't need this business to make a living, they wanted to offer the local people in our depressed area goods for a tremendous savings. They are doing a great community service. Another example is the Dell Inspiron 501. It's second hand, but perfect. Complete with case, speakers, wireless mouse, listed at $888. Al's selling it for $325.
Their store is a complete addiction, as they have something for everyone.

Loretta's Nook
28 West Ridge St.
Lansford, Pa. 18232

Al-570-401-9740
Loretta-570-582-5132

Definitely worth checking out.

11 comments:

Hit 40 said...

Flea Markets are the best!! Great deals and fun stuff that you can't buy at new big box stores like target

La Couturier said...

What gorgeous jewelry!

bisous,
La C.

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Wow! They are sooooo cool and cute!! I wish I could go shopping there someday and give them some business and get some killer deals!

Hugs!!

Green-Eyed Momster said...

I couldn't help but use exclamation points in that comment.

Sorry.

I was NOT yelling.

Hugs!!

Girl Interrupted said...

Aw, what a cool place! Especially love the pendants! Some really pretty stones.

drollgirl said...

i want ALL OF THOSE RINGS!!! i am crazy for jewelry, and this fits the bill. bah! wish i was there to raid the jewelry trays. i would buy a lot, as it sounds like they have great prices!

Marian said...

oh my gosh darling, i want all that jewellery honey! i would stack them all on! how yummy. its a feast for eyes.
muah x
marian

Joanna Jenkins said...

I could spend an entire day in their store. It's my kind of place :-)

diane said...

Hit 40: Welcome. You are so right, I never like to give the big corporations my money if I can help it.

Tracey: That's o.k., I know you're not yelling at me, are you?

JFK Jean said...

I see you in the 3rd and 4th pics.....are those cowboy boots I see on your feet? I'm really feeling the green vintage bike as well. I've made a solid effort to attend more "garage" style sales and flea markets. I did get a business card holder for $15 yesterday. Yay me! Haha

Jack Daniel said...

I'd love to own a bike!!