Bryn Mawr’s New Isabella Sparrow Is a Clover Market Spin-Off
Ardmore’s outdoor Clover Market is a home decor mecca for enthusiasts of the vintage farmhouse/warehouse/industrial aesthetic. Want an old tin sign with rusty edges? An antique watering can that doubles as a planter? Some bowling pins with flaking paint? The Clover Market is the place to go.
Vendor Hillary O’Carroll has been so successful with that kind of merchandise at the Market, she’s now opened a store — the first Clover Market bricks-and-mortar spin-off in Lower Merion Township, according to the Main Line Times.
Formerly Bake @425, the shop at 1012 Lancaster Avenue, which opened on November 22nd, already had some interior elements O’Carroll wanted, she told the Times:
It was a meant-to-be kind of coincidence that the former tenant, who also owns the area’s Piece-A-Pizza and Melt Down restaurants, “shared my aesthetic,” O’Carroll observes. Some walls were already lined with weathered barn siding; she added the dark brown wood floor and rich gray paint.
She says of the color scheme, “It’s what keeps my mind calm and peaceful.”
What can be found at the peaceful store? Items like a wooden farm scoop, an old iron horse post topper, vintage wooden spools, a milk bottle caddy, antique silverware, and the items below, seen on the store’s Facebook page.