The passing of customs from generation to generation is the definition of tradition, and it’s a practice that one store in Skippack has been preserving for more than 26 years! Pennsylvania Traditions is a unique shop offering a wide array of home decor, unique gifts, hand crafted items, furniture, and art from dozens of local and nationally known artists and craftspeople.
With a passion for history, decorating, antiques, and Pennsylvania folk art, Susan Broomall of Skippack, along with the help of her friends, put the idea of Pennsylvania Traditions in motion and made that dream a reality in November of 1989.
Located in downtown Skippack, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Traditions offers a mix of custom made items that includes: redware, tinware, baskets, pottery, quilts, textiles, folk art, carvings, decorative tiles, reproduction furniture, personal care items and framed art, just to name a few! Even with such an eclectic array of items to choose from you will find the store to be impeccably designed and decorated. Most impressive of all, and a reason why Susan has been so supported over the years is that more than 70% of her inventory comes directly from artists, many of whom are located in Pennsylvania. Susan and her staff have an immense love and respect for the artists who help capture and preserve our regions historic memories, art forms, and traditions.
The crafts on display at Pennsylvania Traditions are a genuine reflection of the area that we call home and each piece was created out of the love for our shared heritage and culture. This love is exactly why Susan and her team of Pennsylvania craft enthusiasts, artists, and decorators have hand picked them for display including everyday objects such as cards, candles, table linens, rugs, hand blown glass, seasonal decorations and so much more!
A Skippack barn has become the site of Susans dream and it is enhances the work that Pennsylvania Traditions sells. The shop is divided into five quaint rooms each with its own distinct feeling of home. Some of the original hand-hewn beams and joists are still visible helping to add to its historic character and charm. The shop is an ideal setting to display the furniture and accessories that will take you on an exciting journey to the past while decorating your home for the future. Susan and the staff are so happy to do what they love while working with folks who share their enthusiasm. Susan is joined by floral designer Nancy George, designer Karen Liquori, and artist Carol Lee. This small family of local residents is helping to preserve hundreds of years of decorating genius with each passing day.
Pennsylvania Traditions is able to introduce our Montgomery County residents to an immensely talented and inspiring group of artists by displaying their original works in a sensitive setting. Susans devotion to working with these artists, some of whom she has known for more than 20 years, is as inspiring as the pieces themselves. If you are looking for a truly home-grown, grass roots store that is locally owned, locally staffed, and pays homage to our rootsthis small business shop is the place for you!l
Furniture: D.R.Dimes, J.L.Treharn, Adam Matthews, ALTO, and others!
Local Artists: Kolene Spicher, Peter Sculthorpe, Bradley Hendershot, Eric Mohn, Vicki Sawyer, Mike Sandy (Photography), and others!
Lighting: Ugone and Thomas, Old Mill, Northeast Lantern, Penn Woods, Turtle Creek
Pottery: Penn Woods, Turtle Creek, Stephen Earp, Fired Up!, David T. Smith, S.J. Pottery
Personal Care: Possom Hollow Soap, Mangiacotti Hand and skin care, Bee Bar
*Extended hours on the wknd!