Upcycled. Repurposed.


We bring antiques and furniture back to life!
Antiques - Home Goods - Vintage - Farmhouse - Primitive and Country Décor - Signs - Bath and Body Products  - Essential Oils and Diffusers - Jewelry - Candy - Coffee - Teas - Clothing
I had a very common saying in my house when I was growing up... Rare as Hen’s Teeth. Our store keeps true to that saying in that, this isn’t your dime-a-dozen home store or antique store. The treasures that we sell, the things that we upcycle, and the stuff that we repurpose is unique and a lot of it, well… it is as rare as Hen’s Teeth. 

We are Teresa and Ben Warren and Hen’s Teeth Primitives is our store. My roots stem from Southern Virginia where I like to carry over some of that southern charm into my work. Ben grew up in Massachusetts, he’s a welder by trade, loves taking down old barns and uses that wood in a lot of our projects. I always find myself saying the words, “wouldn’t it be cool if we…” fill in the blank with anything and the next thing I know Ben’s out in his shop working on it. I say it, Ben builds it, I may throw some paint on it, in the end something was repurposed, upcycled, or just plain built from nothin’. That’s what we do, and we love it! 

We moved to upstate New York in 2002, but we always dreamed of owning our own business; something where we were able to do what we wanted to do, build or make things that were truly unique and share them with the community. Well, that all came true in 2012 when the last of our four “chickens” left the nest. Used to the chaos of our children, our home quickly became empty and it was time to bring some of that chaos back into our lives. We began to fill our home with treasures we would find cruising the back roads of New York and Pennsylvania. I was painting signs, Ben was working on furniture and as fun as it was, we outgrew the nest altogether. So, when we were presented the opportunity to lease the former Tioga Gardens Florist building, we jumped all over it. We instantly fell in love with the building and once we added our primitive charm to it, it felt like home. The best part now, is that we get to open our doors to you. Come in, enjoy a snack, walk around, chat awhile, and if you like what you see, it’s all for sale! Hope to see you soon, and God Bless! 



Hen's Teeth Primitives in the News

A new business in Owego, N.Y., Hen’s Teeth Primitives, located at 2217 Rte. 17C, opened on May 6. A co-op shop featuring 14 vendors, Hen’s Teeth Primitives sells vintage and country items, farmhouse décor and antiques, furniture, jewelry and clothes, as well as...

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Ph: (607) 972-1351
2217 NY-17C, Owego, NY 13827

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