New home furnishings consignment store opens in Bucks County

New home furnishings consignment store opens in Bucks County

MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Bucks County’s only furniture consignment store is open for business at Summit Square Shopping Center off the Newtown Bypass.

Owned and operated by Kirk and Sandy Williamson of Newtown Borough, the new 2,000-square-foot Gilded Home Consignment store specializes in gently used home furnishings from dining rooms and entire living rooms to decorative pieces, art, lighting and decor.


“We have a little bit of everything: coffee tables, furniture, bookcases, sofas, event tables,” said co-owner Sandy Williamson. “But inventory changes quickly, so visit our store to see what’s ‘in store’!”

Some of the current highlights include 10 Waterford Crystal lamps, a century-old sterling silver bowl from Billy Banks and Biddle, a specially ordered Princeton University shield made by the Swiss Workshop in New Hope, a framed photo of Arnold Palmer’s golfers and Jack Nicklaus, and a signed flag. Perfect for a man cave.

The Newtown Business Association welcomes ribbon-cut gilt home furnishings. (Provided by Newtown Business Association)

(Newtown Business Association photo)

“We have $15 worth of items in the store and we have $2,200 worth of items in the store,” Kirk said.

One of the most exciting things about a consignment store is that you never know what you’ll find, Sandy said. “Every time you walk in there are different things,” she said. Some of the items may be from the early to mid 20th century. Others may be more modern.

“Everyone likes something different. That’s the beauty of a consignment store. We have young, we have old, we have middle-aged. We have all ages coming in,” Sandy said.

“You have to drive 45 to 50 minutes to find anything like what we do here,” Kirk said. “Hopefully there will be enough local interest that people will come in as buyers and sellers.

“We hope to get people excited about mid-century furnishings. There’s a lot of life left in these pieces,” Kirk said. “The challenge will be trying to convince a 30-year-old about this.”
Great stuff, you have to appreciate the quality. But it’s our passion, so it’s something we enjoy doing.

The idea for the new store came about two years ago while the couple was beginning the process of downsizing from a larger home in Princeton to a smaller, more modern space in Newtown.

While they were trying to find a way to downsize and part ways with a lot of furnishings that were still in great condition but didn’t work stylistically in a more contemporary townhouse, they discovered a lack of quality furniture consignment stores in the area.

(Image via Gilded Home Consignment Furnishings)

(Courtesy of Newtown Business Association)

“I told Sandy this area doesn’t have any high-quality consignment stores. We talked about how there’s no good way to get rid of things.

The couple found themselves making weekend trips to their second home in Princeton and loading the car with end tables, lamps and sometimes larger items to sell at consignment stores there, which Kirk noted did a good job.

“We were struggling with how to move out of a bigger house and how to furnish a new one when I decided to retire from the financial service,” Kirk said.

That brought the idea of ​​opening a furniture consignment business to scale and led to the opening of Gilded Home Consignment, Kirk said.

The couple brings decades of experience to this business, including years of buying and selling home furnishings for their home.

“We are excited to share our expertise with you and create a new shipping store for Bucks County,” they said.

“We organize every piece in our store and provide buyers with a clean, lively space to find contemporary furniture and home decor at a great value,” Williamson said.

Gilded Home offers customers an excellent opportunity to purchase high-quality furniture and decor items at a fraction of the price you’ll find elsewhere, Williamson’s said.

“We bring classic and contemporary furniture, lighting, wall art, and more to the market,” they said. “When purchasing items from Gilded Home, you can be assured that the quality, condition, color and finish of the item will meet your expectations.”

The storefront in Summit Square is full of inventory displayed in eye-catching vignettes designed by Sandy, who brings her attention to the decor in the new business,

The store is open from 10am to 5pm Wednesday to Sunday. The store is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. The store receives shipments. Interested parties should contact Williamson’s in-store by calling 215-693-2926.

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