Mar 22 10 Best Antique Shops
Whether you’re a lover of vintage jewelry and period furniture or enjoy collecting rare objects, you can discover it all inside an antique store. In the Washington County countryside near Saratoga, there are many shops and businesses that are chock-full of hidden treasures. Plan a shopping adventure to this antiquer’s paradise and see what you can find.
Located in the heart of Cambridge, Hubbard Block Antiques is a full-time antique business that is owned and operated by Jacqueline Whitman, a native of the community. The shop opened in 2006 and specializes in many types of antiques and collectibles, from folk art and crafts to old world ornaments and period lamps.
Some of their main products include antique estate jewelry and high-end costume jewelry. In particular, Hubbard Block Antiques sells beautiful Ed Levin Jewelry, which is designed and handcrafted in Cambridge. They are always buying and selling, so you can expect new inventory during each visit. For more information, call 518-677-8477.
McCartee’s Barn in Salem is both a fine art gallery and antique store where you can find unique pieces that will make your house a home. This business is owned and operated by Evera Sue Clary, and there are all kinds of amazing treasures to discover.
Are you an art lover? The art gallery spaces feature one-of-a-kind paintings from local and noteworthy artists. If you’re a history buff, then walk through the classical barn and browse an assortment of eclectic antiques. For more information, call 518-854-3857.
Bring Your Love of Reading to the Wilson Homestead
The historic Wilson Homestead in Hebron is home to a wonderful book and antique store inside an 18th century barn. Most of their old books are nonfiction and range from American and regional history to cooking, art, and architecture.
In addition to books, the barn also has tons of framed prints, small furniture items, ceramics, hand-forged iron items, and other antiques. The store is usually open by appointment from November through April. For more information, call 518-854-3134.
Shiny Sisters in Cambridge is a unique shop that saves unwanted treasures and makes them relevant to today’s lifestyle. Their mission is to Recycle, Repurpose, Reimagine, Rescue, and Rehome all kinds of objects, from antiques to collectible items, furniture, architectural salvage, costume jewelry, glass, crystal, and more. Stop by and see their inventory of old, unusual, fun, and funky pieces. For more information, call 518-285-1073.
Enjoy Treasure Hunting at Blacksmith Antiques
Hidden inside a brick building at 119 NY-372 in Cambridge is a privately owned antique store named Blacksmith Antiques. The owner, Brian Labrake, is a collector at heart, and his shop features a massive variety of items, such as old dolls, stones, lamps, tables, artworks, tools, and more. Blacksmith Antiques is open by chance or appointment. For more information, call 518-677-2346.
As you drive along the scenic countryside in Middle Granville, you’ll likely pass what looks like a regular old wooden barn. However, this is actually the Second Chance Barn, an antique store that is owned and operated by Charlene and Joe Marcino. The couple built the barn in 2015 as a little retirement hobby for Joe, but since then, it’s grown into one of the region’s premier sources of antiques.
The Second Chance Barn focuses on giving antiques and collectibles a second chance with a new owner. Items they sell range from unique gifts and furniture to old farm implements, windows, doors, old tin ceiling tiles, upcycled pieces, and more. Customers young and old shop at the barn for wedding decor and antiques with a history. Visit them from April through December on Friday to Sunday. For more information, call 518-642-1406.
Shop to Your Heart’s Content at Pound Foolish
Photo from Pennywise, Pound Foolish’s sister shop
A spectacular antique store full of treasures awaits at Pound Foolish in the Town of Greenwich. Owned by local resident Melody Mackenzie, this business is the place to go for artworks, big pieces of furniture, tables, lamps, and more.
Pound Foolish is open by appointment any time the Pennywise Shoppe in Greenwich is open (also owned by Mackenzie). Pennywise is a consignment store offering high-quality clothing and antiques. For more information, call 518-692-2105.
Although Carol Winchell and Terry Stevenson have collected antiques for many years, it wasn’t until 2000 that they decided to open a business named Carol’s Collectibles. Today, the antique store’s current location is a large building in Whitehall with 12,000 square feet of well-lit showroom space.
Carol’s Collectibles stands out because they update their inventory daily with new merchandise, including furniture, jewelry, tools, glassware and pottery, paintings and prints, electronics, linens, seasonal items, and so much more. Plus, customers can enjoy great deals by shopping in their bargain basement. For more information, call 518-499-0728.
Owned and operated by William and Angela Sturgis, Trip’s Antiques, Garden & Gifts in Shushan is an antique store with a vast array of interesting and fun items.
You’ll find traditional antiques, such as 19th century tables, chairs, clocks, and mirrors, as well as terra cotta pigs, cast iron ducks, garden cranes, glass bees, and more garden decor. This shop’s exceptional inventory has something for everyone. For more information, call 518-854-3335.
Open seasonally (typically during the summer), Rose Cottage Collectables is an antique store in Whitehall specializing in garden and farmhouse treasures. It’s the perfect place to shop if you want to add a little personality to your property, as they offer birdhouses, garden chairs and tables, plant stands, metal pieces, and more unusual objects. For more information, call 518-636-8203.
Tour Even More Antique Stores in Washington County
After visiting all the places featured above, you may believe your antiquing adventure in Washington County is over. Well think again! There are even more antique stores just waiting to be explored, and we’ve highlighted a few in this video tour of the region.