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Wedding Gift Ideas from Bradley Hall Antiques Store and Gift Shop in Iowa

Make the Bradley your one-stop Bridal shop! With everything you need to make the bride happy.

Bradley Hall is your One Stop Shop to register your wedding gifts.

Experience an Enchanting Wedding Moment, a Unique Bradley Hall Experience.

We offer an array of assorted antique collections, gifts and specialties. Ideal to all wedding occasions.

Contact us today for reservation and inquiries.
641-856-5345

Best Wishes to all Newly Weds! from Bradley Hall

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Bradley Hall Antique Store and Gift Shop – Customers Testimonials

Testimonials

I visit my family in Centerville several times a year. No visit would be complete without a stop at The Shoppes at Bradley Hall. It’s a beautiful home filled with a variety of gifts. If anyone is looking for a gift: wedding, birthday, Christmas, retirement, or baby. They are sure to find it at Bradley Hall. We always enjoy sitting out on the porch sampling the variety of candy and coffee. This store is a must see!!

Vicki,
Stillmanvalley, Il.

As a frequent Bradley Hall shopper I can always find anything that I need as far as Home Decor for any season or accasion. They also have a great wine, cheese ball, and soup mix selection for any taste that a person might be interested in. Lullaby Land at Bradley Hall is definitely my favorite! The baby toys, clothes and nursery decorations are truly unique and beautiful and very comfortable for your baby. In such a small town, everybody shops in the same convenience and retail stores so you end up with many of the same things that alot of other people have. it is just nice to be able to buy things that are different and have a little bit of variety since the vendors and the stores are constantly moving thing in and out. Aside from shopping, the house itself is amazing and worth seeing even if you aren’t in the mood to check out Bradley Hall has to offer as a business. There is guite, cozy atmosphere and a lot of History here.

Sarah Carter

 

Visit the website to learn more:

http://www.bradleyhall.info

Shopping Experience at Bradley Hall Antique Store and Gift Shop

The atmosphere at The Shoppes at Bradley Hall is special and enchanting. As you wander down the rambling hallways and into the secluded rooms, you will discover items that would be difficult to find anywhere else. Take your time to explore and enjoy!

They have a variety of packaged soups and snacks to enjoy. For the sweet tooth, they carry a wide variety of Jelly Bellies, Abdallah Caramels, and Fannie Mae Chocolates. Also, they have Vanilla Caramels individually wrapped and ready for the candy dish, pocket, or purse. It is hard to eat just one. They are extremely chewy and oh so soft. These are a special treat!

Candles

You will find a variety of scented candles made by Yankee Candle and Colonial Candle

Wines

Now that you have the candles lit, you can enjoy a delicious glass of extraordinary Tassel Ridge Wine. Serve it with dinner or with a selection of meats, cheeses, and breads dipped in seasoned oils.

Visit the website to learn more:

http://www.bradleyhall.info

Antique Store and Gift Shop in Iowa You Shouldn’t Miss to Visit

Discover an enchanting shopping experience through Bradley Hall’s antiques, primitive, candies, and one of kind specialties.

Bradley Hall is a distinct mix that includes antiques, primitives, specialty gifts, seasonal and every day decor, quality hand-crafted items, accessories for women and gifts for babies, books and educational toys, candles, silk flowers, candy, bath and body products, vintage and new kitchen gadgets and decor, Iowa wine and wine related merchandise and so much more.

Every nook and cranny of the mansion is filled, from the basement all the way up to the third floor ballroom where it is Christmas all year round! Adjacent to the house is the Carriage House Shoppe, featuring outside furniture and items for the porch, patio and yard.

The magnificence and ambiance of the home, coupled with the selection and quality of the merchandise offered, makes The Shoppes at Bradley Hall a truly special experience. It’s worth the visit!

Shopping

The atmosphere at The Shoppes at Bradley Hall is special and enchanting. As you wander down the rambling hallways and into the secluded rooms, you will discover items that would be difficult to find anywhere else. Take your time to explore and enjoy!

They have a variety of packaged soups and snacks to enjoy. For the sweet tooth, they carry a wide variety of Jelly Bellies, Abdallah Caramels, and Fannie Mae Chocolates. Also, they have Vanilla Caramels individually wrapped and ready for the candy dish, pocket, or purse. It is hard to eat just one. They are extremely chewy and oh so soft. These are a special treat!

You will find a variety of scented candles made by Yankee Candle and Colonial Candle .

Now that you have the candles lit, you can enjoy a delicious glass of extraordinary Tassel Ridge Wine. Serve it with dinner or with a selection of meats, cheeses, and breads dipped in seasoned oils.

Tourist and Visitors

Each year many tourists shop through the halls of Bradley Hall. On many occasions we see familiar faces who have had so much fun on their first visit that they return time & time again.

To make sure your time in Centerville is memorable, we will to try to accommodate any special arrangements.

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Bridal Registry

Make the Bradley your one-stop Bridal shop! With everything you need to make the bride happy.

Testimonials

“I visit my family in Centerville several times a year. No visit would be complete without a stop at The Shoppes at Bradley Hall. It’s a beautiful home filled with a variety of gifts. If anyone is looking for a guft: wedding, birthday, Christmas, retirement, or baby. They are sure to find it at Bradley Hall. We always enjoy sitting out on the porch sampling the variety of candy and coffee. This store is a must see!!”

Vicki,Stillmanvalley, Il.

“As a frequent Bradley Hall shopper I can always find anything that I need as far as Home Decor for any season or accasion. They also have a great wine, cheese ball, and soup mix selection for any taste that a person might be interested in. Lullaby Land at Bradley Hall is definitely my favorite! The baby toys, clothes and nursery decorations are truly unique and beautiful and very cofortable for your baby. In such a small town, everybody shops in the same convenience and retail stores so you end up with many of the same things that alot of other people have. it is just nice to be able to buy things that are different and have a little bit of variety since the vendors and the sotres are constantly moving thing in and out. Aside from shopping, the house itself is amazing and worth seeing even if you aren’t in the mood to check out Bradley Hall has to offer as a business. There is guite, cozy atmosphere and a lot of History here.”

Sarah Carter

 

Visit the store: http://www.bradleyhall.info/

The History of the Bradley Hall Antique and Gift Shoppe in Iowa

About the House

Completed in 1909, D.C. Bradley’s home was built at 519 Drake, along Centerville’s “Gold Coast” area. With 10,000 square feet and 22 rooms, depending on how you count them, the Bradley home became the social center of Centerville, complete with a ballroom on the third floor.

The D.C. Bradley residence was featured in the July-August 1921 issue of Country Homes magazine. The article’s author described the home’s massively built walls, high chimneys, clerestory and hip roof as Dutch Colonial, with definite Japanese influence in the “saucy curl outwards of the roof at the eves,” an effect that is “harmonious, both artistically and historically.”

Inside, there is an abundance of treasures, such as beautifully stained and leaded glass doors and windows, massively beamed ceilings, mahogany paneled walls, cut-glass-candelabra, mosaic tile and hard wood floors, cedar-lined closets, Corinthian columns. French doors, four fireplaces, and a mahogany-railed grand staircase, frescoed ceilings and built in china and linen closets. Outside stands the carriage house, reminiscent of horse drawn carriages filled with family and friends arriving under the portico. In its day, the home’s grounds featured large formal gardens with masses of flowers and shade and ornamental trees. A hothouse, complete with its own stained glass windows, contributed to the upkeep of the grounds.

Through the years, the Bradley mansion served as a private residence, a nursing home, classrooms for college and elementary students and administrative offices for the Centerville Community Schools. In 1998, Morgan Cline, an East coast advertising executive with local roots, purchased the house from the public schools. January through August of 1999 was the renovation stage. Partitions and fluorescent lights came down, the woodwork was cleaned, the wood floors were refinished, walls were painted and papered, carpet was scraped off the tile flooring and the ceramic tile roof was removed, repaired and in some areas, replaced. Mr. Cline’s philanthropic vision of Bradley Hall was to preserve it indefinitely and in a fashion that would allow it to be enjoyed by all. Thus evolved The Shoppes At Bradley Hall.

About the Past

In 1858, William Bradley opened a bank on the Northeast corner of the Centerville Square. By 1870, he had banks in Southern Iowa and Northern Missouri. William and his wife had four children: David Campbell, Olive A., James A. and William Jr.

David Campbell (D.C.) Bradley was well educated, having attended Parsons College in Fairfield, Iowa and graduating from Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. He married Cora M. Stubbs of Fairfield and had two children, Williams S. and Bettina (who died during the flu epidemic in 1917).

D.C. and his brother, J.A. came to jointly own several banks in this area. D.C. was a liberal giver to the community and helped support the Interurban Rail System, the Iowa Southern Utilities Company, the Pure Ice Company and the Centerville Brick Yard. He was heavily vested in agriculture and mining, both of which were booming prior to 1925, then peaked and began to decline. When D.C. had a stroke in 1927, he sold his interests in the banks. J.A. managed to keep the banks solvent through the depression but D.C. went bankrupt and died in 1928 at the age of 69 in his mansion. It is said, he died of a broken heart.

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http://www.bradleyhall.info