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the first exit in springville utah takes you to two of the greatest antique stores of my life. tasha’s antique and craft mall and treasure antique mall. i could spend hours there. if you live here in utah, please go take advantage and make me jealous. there were a million things inside both stores i wanted to buy and take back east. oh if only shipping furniture wasn’t so expensive…

anyone know of any fabulous antique stores in virginia? or anywhere back east for that matter?

  1. Whits

    Alexandria is FULL of them. Gorgeous shops. Not Utah prices though.

  2. if you haven’t been already, the outdoor flea market/antique show in brimfield, mass. is incredible, huge and full of deals….definitely worth a trip if you haven’t been yet!

  3. ellen

    Wells, Maine — I’ve found lots of treasures in many of the antique stores there!

  4. sadly, virginia is a bit too yup to have fab deals on antiques. most local places hike up the prices soooo much. there are some cute places in vienna that i look at for inspirations, but never able to buy.

    if you are up for driving a bit, ohio is only 5 hours away and they have awesome pieces there. =)

  5. Anne

    I’m not big into antiques, but I’ve heard good things about Great Stuff by Paul in Frederick, MD. It’s just an hour outside of DC.

  6. Melinda

    Thanks for the tip! I’ll have to check it out. I’ve only really been to the ones on Center St. in Provo.

  7. jeni

    Thanks for the shopping tip. You will want to email the fabulous Andrea at http://www.onehundredwishes.com for excellent vintage places in Virginia. You can also visit her at http:velvetstrawberries.typepad.com

    Enjoy and happy shopping!

    p.s. You and your sisters all have the prettiest smiles ever!

  8. Oh wow! What fun! I want to go :)

  9. good flea markets are best…and i’m simply enamored with that red side table.

  10. Mindy

    Ohhh…that looks like heaven! I would think there would be lots of fabulous antique places back east…I’m jealous! :)

  11. Antique stores in Virginia – EVERYWHERE.

    Alexandria is full of them..

    But literally, if you ever venture south ( cautiously) into the smaller non D.C. towns, the really interesting ones start sprouting up all over the place.

    And oh jeeze.. There’s a really neat place I can’t remember the name of the town – but it’s south, right on a lake, and right before the exit for the 95.

  12. Antique stores in Virginia – EVERYWHERE.

    Alexandria is full of them..

    But literally, if you ever venture south ( cautiously) into the smaller non D.C. towns, the really interesting ones start sprouting up all over the place.

    And oh jeeze.. There’s a really neat place I can’t remember the name of the town – but it’s south, right on a lake, and right before the exit for the 95.

  13. Antique stores in Virginia – EVERYWHERE.

    Alexandria is full of them..

    But literally, if you ever venture south ( cautiously) into the smaller non D.C. towns, the really interesting ones start sprouting up all over the place.

    And oh jeeze.. There’s a really neat place I can’t remember the name of the town – but it’s south, right on a lake, and right before the exit for the 95.

  14. Antique stores in Virginia – EVERYWHERE.

    Alexandria is full of them..

    But literally, if you ever venture south ( cautiously) into the smaller non D.C. towns, the really interesting ones start sprouting up all over the place.

    And oh jeeze.. There’s a really neat place I can’t remember the name of the town – but it’s south, right on a lake, and right before the exit for the 95.

  15. Holly

    Culpeper, VA – just head south on 29, there are a ton in VA, and the price will lower a little bit the farther south you go. happy shopping!

  16. Fredericksburg, VA has a ton of great antique stores, and it is also a really adorable town (if you go, try the coffee shop Hyperion and the Wine and Cheese deli or Sammy T’s for food). It’s about an hour south of DC. Much, much further north is Woodbury, CT, which has more antique stores than any other place I have ever been to!

  17. Shawn

    You HAVE to go to Brimfield near Sturbridge, MA…. It might be a bit of a drive, but if you could borrow a truck and stay for a few days—it is well worth the trip!!

    It is in May, July and Sept.—goes for about 5 days each time, and has about 3000 antique and flea market dealers—-DIVINE!!

    And the prices have spoiled me for any normal antique places—GO, GO, GO!!!

  18. med

    south of DC in a little town called Fredericksburg you will find shops filled with antiques. There are also many delicious restaurants and cafes :)

  19. that’s how I felt in NY @ houseworks…I saw the chairs (set) I have had in my mind FOREVER!!!! It was SOOOOOOOO sad to walk away! Why have I never been to this gem? Thanks for sharing!!!

  20. Mandi

    ooooh I know exactly how you feel! Have you ever looked into shipping something on greyhound? It’s much cheaper! You just pick it up at a local greyhound station.

    I know of a bajillion amazing thrift stores! But they’re all here in Northeast Ohio… so I guess that’s no help to you. haha

  21. Zuzanna

    i’m so jealous, these are non-existent in nyc :/ cheap ones that is.

  22. Hi Naomi! I put you in my Friday Flux: Blog Crushes post :)

  23. YES!!! There is a place called Luckett’s in Virginia…..it’s sort of near the outlets in Leesburg- but there are about 3 or 4 fabulous antique houses/shops that are chuck full of great finds. Some are cheaper than others- so just have yourself a happy saturday to browse! …I wish I could bring that stuff back here to CA!

  24. Jasmine

    oh! what a bummer you can’t take the good stuff home with you!

  25. oooooh I there! That little red end table thing is screaming my name! i’ll let you know how it goes! haha.

    So great to see you again, as always!

  26. Martha

    Those pictures make me want to skip classes tomorrow and go shopping!

  27. oh my.. antique.. i love

  28. The 2nd & 3rd shots were DIFFERENT enough I'd want to go there. Around here I've seen mostly polished up not very antique stuff with all the charm somehow out of it. Drink(free) refills. I don't think Starbucks does that no matter what state it is.
    Maggie May pimped you :-).
    ~Mary

  29. lauren

    The Midwest = treasure trove of vintage and antiques!

  30. Katie

    Naomi… you should go to second hand chic. its up in sugar house so a little further than you are but second hand chic is so lovely. 21st south 9th east. you would love it.

  31. abby

    It’s a bit of a drive from D.C., but I go to Renningers nearly every weekend:
    http://www.renningers.com/jimkutz1.htm
    And there’s a couple other awesome antique stores in that town as well. Come visit, I’ll show you around!

  32. you guys should also check out the Star Mill in American fork.
    THe guy who runs it is the nicest man in the world. I got a ’40s vanity there for $90.

    His prices can’t be beat. Plus the whole store is an art project.

    happy hunting!

  33. Carolyn

    UGH that orange table is SO YOU! I could see that in your place for sure.

  34. Jessica

    There’s a gorgeous Swedish antiques shop (with a range of prices) in Olney, Maryland called “Klaradal.” The owner is a sweetheart and it’s my favorite place to go to be transported back to Sweden. I, too, am about to move to Washington, D.C. and couldn’t be happier! Congrats to us both!

  35. dubya

    kensington MD over by the temple….very close to the church “This is the Place” bookstore. (that’s its name) Anyway right around the corner is a whole section of antique stores. My uncle’s shop used to be there. :) Also you can always find them much more frequently in all the little towns in VA as you head away from NOVA.

  36. oh wow, I’d definitely be a goner in there!

  37. Jenna

    Haha, Whit beat me to commenting that no matter where you go, you will never find antique stores with prices like you find in Utah!

  38. Gidget

    If you have a way of getting out of the city, you should make the trip to Leesburg, VA. It’s a colonial town and the downtown area is basically all antiques. Also, if you are looking for lower price points, check out Lucketts, VA.

  39. agh oh my gosh I bet it is so cheap too

  40. That’s exactly how I like to spend my Sundays a mist vintage shops! Doesn’t get any funner! ;)

  41. jordan

    that DOES look like heaven. i could spend hours going thrift/antique shopping. swooon.

  42. Megan

    I would check out Baltimore (you can take the train up and back). Also, there is a pretty big flea market in Georgetown you should check out. Woodbridge, VA use to have an antiques mall but I’m not sure if it is there anymore. Good luck!

  43. Erin

    When I read that you were moving out here I immediately thought to tell you about Unique Thrift Store. You will DIE! We live in Vienna, just outside of DC. I have furnished almost our entire home from that place. It is huge. The furniture is dirt cheap and on average great. We bought an armoire there for $50 and it turns out it is a Heckle piece that retails for over 3,000.00. I have bought so many fun, unique chairs there for between $3-$15. And clothes galore…they have an entire vintage section. We have very similar style, I know you’ll think you have died and gone to heaven! I could go on and on and on. There are two of them, one in Va and one in MD. I’ve heard the one in MD furniture dept. is huge.
    Last but not least you have to check out DC’s (Northern va) craiglist. I am always amazed at what people give away for free out here! Good luck!

    By the way, I stumbled on your blog a while back and just love it!

  44. meghann

    Lucketts, VA is a treasure trove. It’s about an hour out of DC and you feel like you’ve gone to an entirely different place. http://www.luckettstore.com/ is there, plus some others.
    Plus it’s right outside of Leesburg which has the cutest old downtown main street. Spending a day there with lunch downtown is springtime heaven.

  45. karlee

    Girl!
    I’m from Springville. I’ve never been to either of these.
    Shame.
    Perhaps tonight? I had plans to go to the new cupcake shop there already.
    May I ask why you were in the ville of all places? haha! Random.

  46. Rachel

    I’m so glad you posted that because I had no idea those shops were there! I’m definitely going to check it out!

    P.S. I’m glad we’re officially friends now!

  47. +L

    hip hip! a reason to celebrate a move back up north. something i’ve had a hard time doing lately…
    thanks for the sunshine!

  48. marta

    fantastic. am new to your blog, but i love it. i call my sisters ‘sistas’ too. happy weekend to you.

  49. Jessica

    You should take a day trip to Lucketts, VA (a cute little blink and you’ll miss it town), this is one of my favorite stores there:
    http://www.luckettstore.com/

    It is about 10 minutes past Leesburg. There are no restaurants in Lucketts if you get hungry, so eat before you go or bring a snack!

  50. you have inspired me! I will go! after all, I live right off of one of the Springville exits…

  51. Unique is a fantastic thrift store in Virgina. Let me know if you want the deets.

  52. Clare

    In D.C., 14th Street has some great antique stores. My favorite is Rough N Ready at 14th and T (I think?), which is really more of a junk store. You have to dig a little to find the treasures, but they’re always there! A little further down the road, there’s a new store called Miss Pixie’s, which is super-cute. Oh, and I also love Good Wood on U Street, which always seems to have pretty reasonable prices.

  53. not exactly antique stores (though I'm sure there are some), but if you would love a day trip, go to Richmond, VA. It's a very romantic city with slightly crumbling antebellum houses in The Fan district and wonderful vintage stores in Carytown. Shockoe Bottom is also another beautiful area I think you would love. There are canals running through the city as well as criss-crosses of train tracks everywhere.

  54. Lucy

    Again, very late…

    But, there is a sweet little one called Roaches in the Attic in Herndon.

  55. Elicia

    About 2 hours south of DC there is a place called Ruckersville, it's full of antique shops. Then you go a bit more south on route 29 and you'll be in Charlottesville, which also has some very wonderful antique/thrift stores. My favorite is Antics along the downtown mall in Charlottesville.