Common Collections

From the Issue: 
December 2011
“finding beauty in the common…”

Suzanne Cullen has opened her first shop in Troy at the historic Whitney Store building next to the library.  She displays a large collection of antiques, vintage and gently used furniture, home décor and gifts, covering several rooms in the house at 2 South Main Street.

Suzanne has been a hospice nurse in Massachusetts.  She and her husband, Carl Ostrander, have five grown daughters, and live in New Ipswich.  The reason Suzanne chose to open her shop at this time stems from something she learned from her patients – “If you have a dream, then act on it now.  Don’t wait.”  It has been her dream and goal to offer an alternative to high prices.

Collecting has been a hobby since she was a child.  The shop is filled with items that recently filled their garage!  She has an eye for items that have been gently cared for, have a history or special craftsmanship.  If items need a little tender loving care, she helps them to endure.

The last month has been busy, moving items in and arranging the shop.  Suzanne hopes to bring in quality consignments, small furniture and home décor and she will also have space available for vendors.  They are working to refurbish the first floor rooms, opening them up for a better flow and repurposing the attic space.  Taking advantage of the existing skylights makes this upstairs room a lovely bright space, that will be a treat for vendors and customers alike.

Hours will be Thursday – Sunday 10 am – 4 pm and occasional Monday holidays.  Phone 603-242-7001.

A grand opening with refreshments served is planned for December 10th, although she will be open before than.   Come in and look around!