The Old Hardware Store

This past weekend Meg and I enjoyed a dose of inspiration thanks to her parents love of antiques. A 30 minute drive north of Wichita KS, in the small town of Halstead, we found a place untouched by time.

The Old Hardware Store, which is actually it’s name, is run by one of the nicest ladies you could ever meet. She allowed us to open every drawer and take hundreds of pictures while providing a never ending stream of historic tid-bits about the building. It’s amazing to know that at one time the shop was the only John Deer tractor mechanic and tin-smiths shop in town! The truth is when it comes to vintage hardware there is nothing you can’t find in this wonderful vault of history. They have everything from nobs and pulls from the 1920′s to washtubs and cast iron skillets from 1905. The treasures never end. Meg and I were so excited to come home with the two missing legs for our claw foot tub along with antique marbles for her little brother and replacement parts for the in-law’s antique kerosene lantern. It’s all at The Old Hardware Store. So the next time you’re in Kansas make sure you take time to visit. The inspiration alone is worth it!

The Old Hardware Store:
208 Main Street, Halstead, KS 67056-1913
(316) 835-2446

The Tortoise Gallery and Art Center:
Make sure you stop by this wonderful art gallery located just down the street from The Old Hardware Store. Check out their website for local adult and kid-friendly art classes!

128 Main Street, Halstead, KS 67056
(316) 641 3142


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3 Responses to “The Old Hardware Store”
  1. Becky
    07.15.2010

    Love the pics, especially the one where Meg is oiling up her shoulder like the tin man from “The Wizard of Oz”

    • meg
      07.22.2010

      “If I only had a brain!”

  2. Hey, thanks for the great write up about my store. I appreciate the compliments. We are currently working hard revamping it to make all this great hardware available to people everywhere.

    Thank you


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