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Katie J’s Gifts & Antiques in Chester NJ Takes you “Back to Your Childhood”

When I asked Jane what she likes best about Chester she was quick to say “I  love the little town charm Chester still exudes”…

Katie J’s Gifts & Antiques is entering its fourteenth year on Main Street Chester.

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Katie J’s Gifts & Antiques, Chester NJ is the place for Halloween!

Customers say “It’s a fun place to poke around because you never know quite what you will find” and that is so true because it might be a first edition copy of a early last century book or a 50’s LP.   They just love it because they say “it takes me back to my childhood”.

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Katie J’s in Chester NJ has great vintage books!

This time of year is wonderful because Katie J’s has the best mix of handmade witches, pumpkins and Santas and Snowmen….these are all one of a kind!  Just really fun and seasonal.  When you are looking for great vintage Halloween or Christmas items you must stop in – and do it early because Jane sells out of the one-of-a-kinds pretty quick!

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Katie J’s has one-of-a-king merchandise you won’t find anywhere else.  The owl is amazing!

Jane is another Chester merchant who appreciates “Made in America” and she loves bringing it to her customers.  So whether you are looking for a retro pyrex set or  an estate piece of jewelry or some other vintage treasure you can bet its from the USA.   Jane states “I love the made in America items like the owl above because they are unique to this area and in some cases are not sold in any other shops”.

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Love this witch….at Katie J’s in Chester NJ and how Jane has set her up in the frame with the lights and foliage.  Beautiful!

So by now you are probably thinking Katie J’s is just antiques and vintage…well it’s really a blend of old and new…you will find fragrant soaps, greeting cards and delicious homemade candy and many other great gifts that are “new”.   It’s all part of the fun.

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Katie J’s in Chester NJ

When I visit Jane in her shop I always enjoy the atmosphere she has created…Katie J’s it is very bright and cheerful…and it always smells so good – and the front porch is always set up to be so welcoming.  Jane always has a great selection of merchandise but when there is an impending holiday like Halloween it’s just chock full of fun stuff.  Check it out soon!

And, while you are in town…take a look around at what a beautiful town Chester is…especially this time of year.  Enjoy the brick sidewalks lined with trees and the “garden” areas around town that just make you feel good!   Chester truly brings you Old World Charm with contemporary shopping and dining!   

 

 

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