Loch Lea Antiques

Loch Lea Antiques In our 43rd year of specializing in fine Kentucky and equine antiques and books. For more than 40 years, specializing in fine Kentucky and Equine art, books and antiques.

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Speaking of great old books - and newer ones…. Here’s a sampling of our equine titles in stock. You know we get a lot of...
10/07/2021

Speaking of great old books - and newer ones…. Here’s a sampling of our equine titles in stock. You know we get a lot of visitors in October, so thought I’d let you - our FB people - know what we have now in case you want to do some early shopping! Don’t forget you can join our Equine Exclusives group to get first notice of our equine arrivals. Just click here… https://www.Facebook.com/groups/118937593765300

“Frank Forester’s Horse and Horsemanship of the United States and British Provinces of North America,” by Henry William ...
10/07/2021

“Frank Forester’s Horse and Horsemanship of the United States and British Provinces of North America,” by Henry William Herbert. 1857. That’s not a typo… pre-Civil War y’all!! These are a treasure. Beautiful engravings. Incredible wealth of information about early racing in the United States. The volumes have been strengthened and are good to go for another 164 years. $325 for both. (We’re sure not going to separate now!!)

Early Christmas shopping or seeking something cool for fall entertaining?  Five copper Cossack Cups from the 1950’s.  Th...
10/04/2021

Early Christmas shopping or seeking something cool for fall entertaining? Five copper Cossack Cups from the 1950’s. These cups are SOLD… Thank You!

We are stocked up with choice equine memorabilia, books and art for #Keeneland and #Secretariat visitors in October. Thi...
09/24/2021

We are stocked up with choice equine memorabilia, books and art for #Keeneland and #Secretariat visitors in October. This is only a sampling. Click LIKE on our page or, better yet, ask to join our #EquineExclusives group for first notice of our equine arrivals. #LochLeaAntiques #HorseracingMemorabilia #HorseracingArt

We have a What’s-it.  Three tin cups (2.5 in tall) connected by two metal strips. Can you help us figure out what it is?...
09/10/2021

We have a What’s-it. Three tin cups (2.5 in tall) connected by two metal strips. Can you help us figure out what it is???

Neat thing happened today.  A couple came by the shop a few weeks ago who were moving here, we chatted and told them abo...
09/02/2021

Neat thing happened today. A couple came by the shop a few weeks ago who were moving here, we chatted and told them about Claiborne Farm. As we tell everyone who will listen, "If you can visit only one horse farm, make sure it's Claiborne." Today the wife came by with her aunt who was visiting from Ocala to say the two of them had done just that today and to THANK us for the recommendation. At #LochLeaAntiques we get at least a dozen customers every single week who have visited #ClaiborneFarm that day. #BeautifulBourbonCounty is so blessed!

Just arrived. Clark Co, KY histories including the hard-to-find “The Proud Land” by Bedford and “Civil War Days” by Kath...
08/27/2021

Just arrived. Clark Co, KY histories including the hard-to-find “The Proud Land” by Bedford and “Civil War Days” by Kathryn Owen. We’d not seen the “Clark County Survey of Historic Sites” before. Some great reading here! #KentuckyHistory #KentuckyBooks #LochLeaAntiques #ParisKy

Just arrived. Clark Co, KY histories including the hard-to-find “The Proud Land” by Bedford and “Civil War Days” by Kathryn Owen. We’d not seen the “Clark County Survey of Historic Sites” before. Some great reading here! #KentuckyHistory #KentuckyBooks #LochLeaAntiques #ParisKy

Just arrived. More than 50 cookbooks. Still sorting through, but starting off with these that are $3 and $5 choice (in s...
08/27/2021

Just arrived. More than 50 cookbooks. Still sorting through, but starting off with these that are $3 and $5 choice (in store purchase only, but glad to hold one for Loch Lea friends). #KentuckyCookbooks #LochLeaAntiques #ParisKy

Ten years ago today, Lil's Coffee House celebrated their grand opening. It is so  rare for any biz to make it 10 years -...
08/23/2021

Ten years ago today, Lil's Coffee House celebrated their grand opening. It is so rare for any biz to make it 10 years - let alone a restaurant! Come celebrate our neighbor, and step across the street to say hello while you’re in town. We’d love to see you!

Ten years ago today, Lil's Coffee House celebrated their grand opening. It is so rare for any biz to make it 10 years - let alone a restaurant! Come celebrate our neighbor, and step across the street to say hello while you’re in town. We’d love to see you!

This set is SOLD.... THANK YOU!   150+ piece set of Haviland Limoges circa 1870s. Service for 16 plus (oh my) the servin...
08/13/2021

This set is SOLD.... THANK YOU! 150+ piece set of Haviland Limoges circa 1870s. Service for 16 plus (oh my) the serving pieces! Has lived in Bourbon County all its life. Gorgeous stuff. #LochLeaAntiques #Limoges #OldParis

Derby Glass Experts!  What can you tell me about this unofficial 1982 Kentucky Derby Glass pictured center of the th****...
07/26/2021

Derby Glass Experts! What can you tell me about this unofficial 1982 Kentucky Derby Glass pictured center of the th*****me? It’s a knockoff of the 1972 glass at left and not in the least like the Official 1982 glass on the right. Are there lots “out there”? Do you know who made? Any idea what they bring?

07/17/2021

Mel Hankla regarding #IntoTheBluegrass

07/17/2021
Calling all horse lovers! Come see us while you’re in for the #lexingtonjuniorleaguehorseshow this week. #DowntownParisK...
07/14/2021

Calling all horse lovers! Come see us while you’re in for the #lexingtonjuniorleaguehorseshow this week. #DowntownParisKy, recently #VotedBestDowntown, is just 15 minutes from the #KentuckyHorsePark. 🏆 Take a look at our #GeorgeFordMorris lithographs!! 🏆 We have a feeling our prices will look very cheap after Saturday’s auction. 😉 #LochLeaAntiques.

Calling all horse lovers! Come see us while you’re in for the #lexingtonjuniorleaguehorseshow this week. #DowntownParisKy, recently #VotedBestDowntown, is just 15 minutes from the #KentuckyHorsePark. 🏆 Take a look at our #GeorgeFordMorris lithographs!! 🏆 We have a feeling our prices will look very cheap after Saturday’s auction. 😉 #LochLeaAntiques.

Fun when we sell big pieces and have the chance to bring in new and move other pieces around! #LochLeaAntiques   #DollyM...
07/09/2021

Fun when we sell big pieces and have the chance to bring in new and move other pieces around! #LochLeaAntiques #DollyMadisonMirror #ShakerRocker #CherryWardrobe #VotedBestDowntown #DowntownParisKy

Talk about making history come to life... Dr. Mel Stewart Hankla does that throughout #IntoTheBluegrass. Listen to this ...
07/08/2021

Talk about making history come to life... Dr. Mel Stewart Hankla does that throughout #IntoTheBluegrass. Listen to this one sentence about the Journal kept by pioneer William Calk as he set out for Kentucky in 1775... "Calk noted that as the party pushed west, they met a considerable number of settlers turning back east due to conflicts with Indians already living on the land." Think about that a minute. We're not sure we would have been so brave as to push on, but Calk and most of his party did, making it to Boonesboro weeks later. Join us on Sat., JULY 17 from 1 to 3 for Dr. Hankla's booksigning of his award winning book at #LochLeaAntiques. #KentuckyHistory #KentuckyBook

#IntoTheBluegrass by Dr. Mel Stewart Hankla is THE most egalitarian history of Pioneer and Early Kentucky that we've eve...
07/07/2021

#IntoTheBluegrass by Dr. Mel Stewart Hankla is THE most egalitarian history of Pioneer and Early Kentucky that we've ever read. More than 60 women, mothers, wives, custodians and scholars are listed in its index. One of those represents the 30 women named on the DAR monument to the Women of Bryan's Station, whose exploits are detailed in a chapter of the book. The Kentucky DAR and Duncan Tavern Historic Center represent at least hundreds more custodians and scholars whose accomplishments are chronicled in the book. Join us on Sat., JULY 17 from 1 to 3 for Dr. Hankla's booksigning at #LochLeaAntiques. #KentuckyHistory #KentuckyBook

Thank you one and all for a spectacular day in #DowntownParisKy today!  Tons of visitors and terrific buying. It takes a...
07/03/2021

Thank you one and all for a spectacular day in #DowntownParisKy today! Tons of visitors and terrific buying. It takes a village and we sure love ours!!! #LochLeaAntiques #ShopFriendly #ParisKy

Thank you one and all for a spectacular day in #DowntownParisKy today! Tons of visitors and terrific buying. It takes a village and we sure love ours!!! #LochLeaAntiques #ShopFriendly #ParisKy

Yet another reason to come see us… plus you have to check out our beautiful new #EiffelTowerParisKy at the corner of Eig...
07/02/2021

Yet another reason to come see us… plus you have to check out our beautiful new #EiffelTowerParisKy at the corner of Eighth & Main! We’re open Saturday 10 to 4 and if you want us to meet you at the shop on Sunday or Monday, just call! #ShopFriendly in #ParisKy.

Update... this set is SOLD and gets to stay together.... THANK YOU!!!   27 volumes recounting the best of horse racing f...
06/04/2021

Update... this set is SOLD and gets to stay together.... THANK YOU!!! 27 volumes recounting the best of horse racing from 1936 through 1962 for less than $20 a volume. *After June 13, we will price the volumes individually, so this is a limited time offer!* The 1962 volume has been wet. Shown here is a small sample of the wealth of information - the start of 12 pages written about Whirlaway’s 3-year-old campaign. This is your chance to own a treasure trove compiled by some of racing’s very best writers. #horseracingbooks #horseracinghistory #LochLeaAntiques

YES  YOU  CAN get to #DowntownParisKy via US 68 from the north. Disregard the Detour sign, come on down to 8th or 10th s...
06/02/2021

YES YOU CAN get to #DowntownParisKy via US 68 from the north. Disregard the Detour sign, come on down to 8th or 10th street and turn left to reach Main just the way you always have! The friendly shopkeepers and restauranteurs of #HistoricDowntownParis NEED for you to ignore those signs and come see us! Please!!!

YES YOU CAN get to #DowntownParisKy via US 68 from the north. Disregard the Detour sign, come on down to 8th or 10th street and turn left to reach Main just the way you always have! The friendly shopkeepers and restauranteurs of #HistoricDowntownParis NEED for you to ignore those signs and come see us! Please!!!

50% OFF four boxes/binders of antique sheet music for our #400MileSale Special. The “choice $4” book becomes Choice $2… ...
06/02/2021

50% OFF four boxes/binders of antique sheet music for our #400MileSale Special. The “choice $4” book becomes Choice $2… and so on! Plus all items in “The Attic” are 75% off thru Sat. PS. If you’re headed south on 68, come on into town. The detour is after you get to Downtown. 😉 #LochLeaAntiques #DowntownParisKy #400MileSale

We have Dr. H.E. “Hank “ Everman’s “Bourbon County Since 1865” back in stock! These are fresh-from-the-box copies of the...
05/28/2021

We have Dr. H.E. “Hank “ Everman’s “Bourbon County Since 1865” back in stock! These are fresh-from-the-box copies of the 1999 book signed by the author. Exceedingly well done, and thoroughly footnoted, history. $38 plus tax. (Used copies are online for $60 to $80!) Pictured here with our other favorite #FathersDay gift idea, which is a signed copy of #IntoTheBluegrass #ParisKyHistory #BourbonCountyHistory #KentuckyHistory #LochLeaAntiques

We have Dr. H.E. “Hank “ Everman’s “Bourbon County Since 1865” back in stock! These are fresh-from-the-box copies of the 1999 book signed by the author. Exceedingly well done, and thoroughly footnoted, history. $38 plus tax. (Used copies are online for $60 to $80!) Pictured here with our other favorite #FathersDay gift idea, which is a signed copy of #IntoTheBluegrass #ParisKyHistory #BourbonCountyHistory #KentuckyHistory #LochLeaAntiques

Update on our recently arrived vintage horse racing photos… we have some amazing images from Domino to Bold Ruler and Da...
05/27/2021

Update on our recently arrived vintage horse racing photos… we have some amazing images from Domino to Bold Ruler and Damascus - with Seabiscuit and War Admiral in between. Plus we’re still inventorying a few and have some amazing horse racing books from the same collection. Come see us! #LochLeaAntiques #horseracingphotography #horseracinghistory #horseracingmemorabilia

Y'all probably know we're big fans of "Aunt Jane of Kentucky" (by Eliza Calvert Hall in 1907).  We were flipping through...
05/19/2021

Y'all probably know we're big fans of "Aunt Jane of Kentucky" (by Eliza Calvert Hall in 1907). We were flipping through again today and found, "There's one thing I'd like might well to see again before I die," said Aunt Jane, "and that is a good, old fashioned fair. The apostle says we must 'press forward, forgetting the things that are behind,' but there's some things I've left behind that I can't never forget, and the fairs we had in my day is one of 'em." She goes on to describe the horse races there and opines, "If folks'd behave as well as the horses behaves, a race'd be jest as religious as a Sunday-school picnic." Yes, we do have a copy back in inventory. First edition. $20 #AuntJaneofKentucky #LochLeaAntiques

Y'all probably know we're big fans of "Aunt Jane of Kentucky" (by Eliza Calvert Hall in 1907). We were flipping through again today and found, "There's one thing I'd like might well to see again before I die," said Aunt Jane, "and that is a good, old fashioned fair. The apostle says we must 'press forward, forgetting the things that are behind,' but there's some things I've left behind that I can't never forget, and the fairs we had in my day is one of 'em." She goes on to describe the horse races there and opines, "If folks'd behave as well as the horses behaves, a race'd be jest as religious as a Sunday-school picnic." Yes, we do have a copy back in inventory. First edition. $20 #AuntJaneofKentucky #LochLeaAntiques

Who knew???  Kentucky Colonels attending their May 1951 dinner got this special copy of the 1949 Kentucky Derby Diamond ...
05/14/2021

Who knew??? Kentucky Colonels attending their May 1951 dinner got this special copy of the 1949 Kentucky Derby Diamond Jubilee book! Check out the tipped in addition of the 1949 and 1950 race winners to bring it up to date. 😍 Man, I love it when we learn new things! #LochLeaAntiques #HorseRacingHistory #HorseRacingMemorabilia

YES we still have signed copies of #IntoTheBluegrass at #LochLeaAntiques in #DowntownParisKY.  Listen to the podcast  be...
04/30/2021
Tales of American History Podcast 115 Into the Bluegrass with Mel Hankla

YES we still have signed copies of #IntoTheBluegrass at #LochLeaAntiques in #DowntownParisKY. Listen to the podcast below while Dr. Mel Stewart Hankla discusses his gorgeous book with historian Kent Masterson Brown. #PioneerKentuckyHistory #CentralKentuckyHistory #BluegrassTrustHistoryAward #KentuckyHistoricalSocietyAward #KentuckyHeritage

Listen while Mel Hankla discusses his gorgeous new book, "Into the Bluegrass: Art and Artistry of Kentucky's Historic Icons" with Kent Masterson Brown. Lear...

04/29/2021

We have an answer! It appears that our “What’s It” is a Scandanavian Flax Scutching Knife. 22 inches long. Thin and rather light in weight for its size. It kind of looks like a folky wooden scimitar. #LochLeaAntiques #ParisKy

Come celebrate these seven Bourbon County-born 2021 Kentucky Derby horses, their connections and all the hardworking hor...
04/28/2021

Come celebrate these seven Bourbon County-born 2021 Kentucky Derby horses, their connections and all the hardworking horse industry people of Bourbon County on Saturday for #DerbyDayinParisKY #DerbyinParis. In post position order they are #LiketheKing (foaled at Sparks View Farm LLC), #Sainthood (Springland Farm), #OBesos (Denali Stud), #DynamicOne (Claiborne Farm), #Helium (Shawhan Place) #HiddenStash (Rhineshire Farm) and #SuperStock (Little's Farm, LLC). These are the horses we know from today's Herald-Leader. (We did not include King Fury since Hill 'n Dale Farm was not here when he was foaled.) Let us know if we've missed one and come join in the fun in #DowntownParisKy on Saturday! 10% off all horse items that day at #LochLeaAntiques.

Come celebrate these seven Bourbon County-born 2021 Kentucky Derby horses, their connections and all the hardworking horse industry people of Bourbon County on Saturday for #DerbyDayinParisKY #DerbyinParis. In post position order they are #LiketheKing (foaled at Sparks View Farm LLC), #Sainthood (Springland Farm), #OBesos (Denali Stud), #DynamicOne (Claiborne Farm), #Helium (Shawhan Place) #HiddenStash (Rhineshire Farm) and #SuperStock (Little's Farm, LLC). These are the horses we know from today's Herald-Leader. (We did not include King Fury since Hill 'n Dale Farm was not here when he was foaled.) Let us know if we've missed one and come join in the fun in #DowntownParisKy on Saturday! 10% off all horse items that day at #LochLeaAntiques.

Part three of our 50+ framed #horseracinghistory prints and photo treasure trove - from a lifetime collection we purchas...
04/24/2021

Part three of our 50+ framed #horseracinghistory prints and photo treasure trove - from a lifetime collection we purchased. Just arrived at #LochLeaAntiques #horseracingmemorabilia #ParisKy #DerbyinParisKy

More of our 47 framed #horseracinghistory photo treasure trove - from a lifetime collection we purchased. Just arrived a...
04/23/2021

More of our 47 framed #horseracinghistory photo treasure trove - from a lifetime collection we purchased. Just arrived at #LochLeaAntiques #horseracingmemorabilia #ParisKy #DerbyinParisKy

We just brought in 47 framed #horseracinghistory photos from a lifetime collection we purchased. Most are black and whit...
04/23/2021

We just brought in 47 framed #horseracinghistory photos from a lifetime collection we purchased. Most are black and white. Here’s a sampling. #LochLeaAntiques #horseracingmemorabilia #ParisKy #DerbyinParisKy

We know we seem a wee bit horse crazed these days, so here are some of our non-horse treasures to balance the scale. And...
04/22/2021

We know we seem a wee bit horse crazed these days, so here are some of our non-horse treasures to balance the scale. And we have more coming soon! Come see us. #LochLeaAntiques #antiquetools #antiquebaskets #ParisKy

These are the “American Race Horses” we have for sale individually. Prices range from $38 to $125. (Do the math, folks, ...
04/15/2021

These are the “American Race Horses” we have for sale individually. Prices range from $38 to $125. (Do the math, folks, on our complete set of the 27 volumes!!) Currently available are 1936, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1949, 1952, 1956 (w/ dust jacket), 1957 (w/ dj), 1961, and 1962. The racing year reported is the year on the cover. For instance, the 1943 book covers #CountFleet ‘s Triple Crown and all the other top horses of 1943. #LochLeaAntiques #HorseRacingBooks #HorseRacingHistory

These are the “American Race Horses” we have for sale individually. Prices range from $38 to $125. (Do the math, folks, on our complete set of the 27 volumes!!) Currently available are 1936, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1949, 1952, 1956 (w/ dust jacket), 1957 (w/ dj), 1961, and 1962. The racing year reported is the year on the cover. For instance, the 1943 book covers #CountFleet ‘s Triple Crown and all the other top horses of 1943. #LochLeaAntiques #HorseRacingBooks #HorseRacingHistory

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624 Main St
Paris, KY
40361

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Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

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I adore this hand blown vase I received from my Valentine from your fabulous shop❣️❣️❣️
Am looking for Weller pottery (vases, wall pockets, etc.) to add to my collection; Do appreciate any help-
Thank you, Steve Johnson, for your presentation this morning. I especially liked how you explained your bronze process and used your examples to show each step of the sculpture. It was an enjoyable morning with the talk and catching up with good friends and reminiscing about college art classes. My granddaughters enjoyed the morning also.
My treasure from today’s talk, a Brilliant period cut glass rose bowl!!
My treasure from today’s CWC talk! A Brilliant period cut glass rose bowl 😁 can’t wait to put fresh cut roses from my garden in it this summer!!
My favorite antique shop !!!!!
This lil cutie is off the charts adorable, makes me smile 😊
I always find a treasure in hospitality as well as antiques when I visit here!