Our beginning started about a mile out of town as a Co-op with 18 vendors. Our business was just taking off when The Samuel Aurand House became available. Upon deciding to move we downsized to less vendors that provide quality unique antiques and collectibles. Now located in the center of the small sleepy old German town of New Berlin you will find a treasure trove of antiques & country crafts. Located in The Samuel Aurand House B&B, which began in 1838 as a public house & tavern you will find our Co-op filled with an abundant variety of vintage & unique antiques, crafts and collectibles. We offer a learning center where you can create a “German feather tree”, design a “Putz house”, pour your own chalkware Santa or learn various types of painting including tole, Folk Art & Bauernmalerei (Bavarian Folk Art).
The Emporium is a one stop shopping place for all your design and decorating needs. Our store has a variety of antiques and country crafts. We offer candles both traditional and battery, baskets of any shape and size as well as greeting cards by “Leanin Tree”. The antique side of the store has unique items both local to the area and from other parts of the state. The Clock Guy is out newest vendor who brings his many clocks (100 years & older) as well as his ability to repair them.
Jill’s jams & jelly’s, dips, soup mixes and coffees are offered as well. The rear of the store is home to our year round Christmas Shoppe. There you will find hundreds of ornaments, Santa’s, snowmen, trees, garlands and decorative items to fill your home for the holidays. Also there you will find Chalkware items for many occasions as well as German Feather and tinsel trees, ‘Putz” houses, and homemade Christmas decorations. We also carry a small line of antique furniture. Local history books of our area towns can also be found at The Emporium.
At The Emporium we offer a variety of different classes depending on our customer’s interests. We offer various levels of Bauernmalerei painting classes. Folkart classes are also available. You can make a tinsel or German feather tree. Learn the technique of a “Putz” house from 30’s. Creating icicles from paper or maybe a German star. Chalkware classes are also given at various times throughout the year. Scrapbooking may be your thing and we can help you there as well. All classes are limited to size and prices vary for each class due to supplies being furnished or not. Watch for schedule of classes as they come available. For interest in a class please call us at 570-966-3711.
Keith has finally set some of his classes he will be doing in January. On January 24th & 26th we will be having a 2 night class on making and designing a Putz house. These little houses are fun and easy to make. In this class you will get patterns for many different styles of houses. All materials will be supplied so just bring yourself and enjoy this class.
On January 31th and February 7th the fun continues with the making of a German feather tree. This class is done over a 2 week time as there is homework involved. The tree will be a center piece for your home with others wanting to have one as well. Materials are included and once complete you will not believe you actually made it.
All classes require a deposit to secure your place in the class. Please call The Emporium today to reserve your place. You can call 570-966-3711 and come and enjoy these fun classes.
The Emporium has monthly specials and events. You can find them listed here as well our holiday events and celebrations.
With 2017 upon us The Emporium will be offering specials throughout the year.
We are now having a special sale on all Toland flags. These flags are being offered at 40% off. There is a large variety of flags for all seasons. We have garden and standard flags for spring, summer, fall and winter. Stop in and enjoy.