About Us

About Us

Purveyors of primitive goods, folk-art, painted furniture, & needful things, the Good Old Days Country Shop is a unique and charming country shop cropped-NewWebLogoSmall2.gifspecializing in things old, things remembered, and things from the good old days. Our shop is filled with everything one needs to decorate their home with.

Barb and John O’Brien, proprietors, opened the shop in our home on May 12, 2001 and we have never looked back. After 2 1/2 years we ran out of space in our home and had to find a larger place for the shop. So in September 2003, The Good Old Days Country Shop was relocated to a wonderful old apple packing warehouse that was built in 1902 in the quaint hamlet of Pultneyville. With 5000 square feet available, we now have plenty of space to work in.
We look hard for those unique, primitive, and country pieces that are hard to find, and we try to price it to move. We also stock Keeper’s Of The Light Candles, Redware, Stoneware, Rusty Tin Items, Iron, Folk Art, Prints, Linens, Trade Signs, Lamps & Accessories, Furniture, and much, much more. People from all over have visited our shop.
John performs restoration work on some of our antiques and also makes custom reproductions we often carry in our shop. One of our most popular items is the farm tables that John makes in the shop. John’s custom woodworking is an added asset and welcome addition to our business. For antique restoration work, a farm table, or custom woodworking, contact us. We would be happy to design and build a family heirloom just for you! 

We strive to come up with new and exciting ideas for products and “cool” things to offer our customers. Please stop by and visit with us. For an idea of what the shop looks like and what we sell, take a virtual tour of our shop.  You can also check out our antiques ONLY website as well for the finest in early American pieces.
John and Barb make it part of their business to continually generate creative items for sale in the shop. We shop all over the Northeast to stock the shop.

At the Good Old Days, we are very proud to sell the beautifully handcrafted antique reproductions by the famous Lawrence Crouse Workshops. Mr. Crouse was selected by Monticello (Thomas Jefferson’s Home) to re-create chairs and other period pieces from Pres. Jefferson’s era. The table and Windsor chairs are just a few styles that Lawrence Crouse has painstakingly re-created just like they were over 200 years ago. And wait till you see our prices, you won’t believe we can offer you something so beautiful, destined to become a treasured family heirloom at such a reasonable price.


We have shipped items all over the United States. If you see something on our Tour pages and would like to inquire about shipping, we have a few shippers that we have used successfully over the years. If any item is to be shipped, the buyer is responsible for all shipping arrangements.We recommend you look at ABF Freight for a price quote and timeline on shipping anything from small package to a large cupboard. We have an account with them which includes a substantial discount. Just specify that the shipper is Good Old Days (account #751175).
Another option for you to consider if your not in a hurry and the item is large, is Wendy Trucking. Although it may take a while to get your item, she may offer you a more reasonable alternative. Her phone number is 603-491-5199 so call for a price quote and timeline on delivery. Another one-person shipper is Vintage Trucking based in Pittsfield MASS. They are a bit quicker than Wendy but may cost more. Vintage Trucking will also will blanketwrap everything themselves and guarantee all shipments. Their phone number is 413-212-1252.

Chances are-if you are looking for a special piece for that certain area in your home, we either already have it or can special order it. We would be delighted if you would stop by our country shop!