Those of us who enjoy antiquing, or shopping around for unique antiquated curios and practical items, know that some places have a better selection than others.
This is a useful guide for a journey to some the best places to search out that next great treasure. Whether you are looking for a mid-century dresser or that rare G.I. Joe that your mother threw away when you went to college, this list of the destinations for serious antiquing will set you on the path to your next awesome find!
10. Cottonwood, Arizona
Cottonwood is a small town of just under ten thousand people located in central Arizona. Cottonwood’s commercial historical district “Old Town” is home to a number of antique shops which sell everything from Native American artifacts to authentic nineteenth century rustic furnishings.
9. Healdsburg, California
This small town is located in southern Sonoma county, making it a perfect destination for antiquing and nice vacation spot. You can spend the day pursuing the many antique shops in town and then relax at one of the many near by wineries.
8. Woodbury, Connecticut
Woodbury’s antiquing scene is so vibrant that its Chamber of Commerce-operated visitor’s website advertises it! The famous Woodbury antiques trail takes you through the town and to 35 different local antique shops.
7. Lewes, Delaware
Lewes is a tiny, unincorporated township on the Delaware coast. It is home to a number of interesting historical sights and lighthouses and, you guessed it, a lot ton of great antique shops!
6. Micanopy, Florida
Micanopy is probably the smallest town on this list with a population of just over six hundred. It is located in North Central Florida, just outside of Gainesville. Once called the little town that time forgot, Micanopy has some of Florida’s best little antique shops.
5. Centerville, Indiana
Centerville Indiana is small community founded by Quakers, it boasts a number of small antique shops, as well as some larger antique malls.
4. High Springs, Florida
High Springs is a beautiful little town with a Main Street just chocked full of antique shops and consignment stores. Some deal exclusively with higher end estate liquidations and others are dedicated to collectibles and memorabilia. There’s a bit of something for everyone here!
3. Walnut, Iowa
Much like the town of Woodbury (mentioned above), Walnut is famed for its many antique stores. In addition to a diverse variety of shops one can also find several businesses which specialize in the repair and maintenance of antiques.
2. Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Portsmouth’s historic Market Square district is a bustling little tourist area rich with history and shops dedicated to the sale of fine antiques. This area is also known for its world class dining and accommodations, perfect for someone looking to do a little shopping on their summer vacation.
1. Jonesborough, Tennessee
It seems almost fitting that “Tennessee’s oldest town” would be the perfect place for antique shopping. Visit this beautiful southern hamlet and find everything from civil war relics to antique tools, and all variety of Americana.
All right folks, we’ve covered quite a bit of ground here today and I’m pretty sure this list of the top ten destinations for serious antiquing ought to provide some great bucket list ideas for you serious antique aficionados. Next time you’re planning a trip, consider one of these destinations for a stellar antiquing experience.
by Catalogs.com Info Guru Lauren DeJesus-Glasgow