I’ve been staying in the village of Franklin, NY for almost a week and when I first came I didn’t expect much more then a few storefronts. Fast forward to today, I’ve completely changed my mind. Franklin is home to quite a few creative minds, fantastic interior curators and a full letterpress shop.

Blue Farm Antiques & Letterpress Printing is a charming shop and workshop run by Phil Warish, a RISD alumni who moved to the village from NYC 3 years ago
A letterpress show has just moved to the restores back of the house
A special tilted cabinet for letter spacers allows to save space
One of the hundreds wood and metal faces available in Phil’s library, some extremely rare specimens from the 19th century
Franklin Stage Company is a professional theatre company hosted in a beautiful Chapel Hall built in 1853
The current show at Franklin Stage Company, Billy Bishop Goes to War is running Thursday—Sunday until August 25, 2019
Kabinett & Kammer is a a contemporary curiosity shop of antiques, natural wonders and art, all curated by Sean Scherer
Bea’s Four Twenty-two Cafe serves a modest menu of the most delicious breakfast and lunch staples, run by Bea Sohni
Egg Salad sandwich
Tuns sandwich
Franklin Durable Goods is another tasteful shop for vintage homewares, packaging and ephemera

At The Squire’s Tankard you’ll find an eclectic collection of authentic Victorian era wares, clothing and print matter
Driving up to Oneonta, NY I found some grand beautiful buildings
Marketplace On Chestnut may as well be the first and only stop in Oneonta, NY you could make — a modestly priced fantastic warehouse of antiques from 40 dealers
An original display case for Parker pens

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