Monday, 18 January 2021

Vintage treasures find new life at Chelsea Forge Antiques and Design

It’s been said that in the antique world, there is a still a desire to see and touch a piece to truly appreciate its beauty.

Tucked away between two vineyards in the quiet 208-acre village of Finesville, NJ – 20 minutes south of Easton and just across the Riegelsville bridge – is one of the area’s best-kept secrets for dedicated antique and vintage hunters. A place that is designed to be a respite from our hectic lives where one can relax, browse beautiful objects, get a breath of fresh country air and enjoy warm hospitality.

Talented sisters Jennifer McGowan and Melissa Kosakowski are the business partners behind Chelsea Forge Antiques and Design, which just celebrated a fifth anniversary in the 4,200-sq.ft. red barn where you’ll find everything from primitives to vintage, clothing, art, year-round holiday antiques and even locally roasted premium coffee. They also deliver, ship, and work in the ecommerce side of the business.

Their location is a perfect spot for a weekend drive from the Lehigh Valley, and easy to spot from County Road 627. When you pull up, you’ll notice the property adorned with items that feel as if you can take them home and fit them right into your own lifestyle – farm tables, cupboards, farming parts, barn wood, wrought iron furniture, planters and more.

And what do they see for the future of Chelsea Forge Antiques and Design?

“We’re going to continue to buy a unique variety of items to keep people coming back for what’s new. We strive to keep the merchandise fresh weekly,” says Jennifer. “We want to help you find what would complete your home, or make a great conversation piece. Our inventory is never the same. We’re all about classic and memorable, but we’re also focusing on lifestyle.”

Anniversary Sale

Join Chelsea Forge Antiques and Design for their official 5-year anniversary sale weekend on Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Full details of the sale will be announced on their social media pages as the event approaches. Or, customers may sign up for the mailing list at, or call the business at 908.995.4300 for details. Customers who opt in to Chelsea Forge’s text messaging program also receive notices of special sales and discounts throughout the year.

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