Not everyone loves to shop, but most people enjoy the visual feast of antiques and vintage wares that have been carefully curated by knowledgeable staff. ReMarkable, a new endeavor by husband and wife team, Jennifer and Don Luke, offers a combination of unique interior vignettes balanced with featured solo pieces ranging from grandfather clocks to architectural elements. Guests browse through traditional antiques, confection jars from the 50s, picnic quilts, vintage dishware, sewing remnants and oddments, artwork, and larger furniture items such as library tables and hutches. ReMarkable offers items at every price point and for a variety of tastes.
“The store changes each week,” shares Jennifer. “With 1500 square feet of antiques, vintage items, and collectibles displayed by a group of hand-selected vendors, we’ve achieved our goal of an eclectic shopping experience. We also recently introduced offerings by professional clothiers who sell a variety of handmade and gently worn clothing. We definitely have something for everyone!”
The goal of opening an antiques store was fast forwarded for the Lukes when space became available in the Centertown building on Peterborough’s Main Street. It was also the perfect time for a career change for Don, a millwork expert and cabinet maker with an entrepreneurial background.
Don single-handedly remodeled the 1500 the space which boasts a combination of cabinetry and moldings, barnboard, and architectural components. “Now that we’re settled in, meeting people is the best part of the business,“ says Don. “I like to learn new things, collect ideas, and visit with people.”
Jennifer, an employee benefits professional, spends weekends sourcing items or working with customers in the shop. Her flair for design is evident in each and every display. The Luke’s three children make appearances to assist as necessary in between school commitments and sporting events. “We are definitely sharing the ins and outs of a family-owned business with our kids,” shares Don. “It’s a great learning experience.”
What’s next for the Lukes? Having expanded into the adjacent space at Centertown means they’ve added 1,000 square feet to their successful endeavor. “We love to see items find new homes,” says Jennifer. “There are so many special pieces that we come across, and seeing people get excited about them is very rewarding. Yes, it’s a business, but it’s also a way to ensure that certain pieces of the past are enveloped into the future.”
5 Main Street | Peterborough, NH | 603.924.0275
HOURS: Mon – Sat 10-5:30 | Sunday 11-4