My Favorite Places to Shop!


Many of you “DC locals” have asked where I like to find my junkin treasures! So besides eBay, thrift stores, barn sales, estate sales, flea markets, individuals and the side of the road, here’s where I like to go to hunt for rusty gold and also to hunt treasure for my personal collection!


Chartreuse and Co. – Frederick, MD – This store is a collection of old barns full of vintage treasure open on the weekends! About 4x a year, the grounds are also full of vintage guest vendors.
Community Forklift –  Edmonston, MD – This place is HUGE and full of amazing architectural salvage and antiques!
Antique Depot – Ellicott City, MD – Although this beautiful, historic town has been devastated by 2 recent floods, it continues to rebuild! Manor Hill Tavern and Phoenix Emporium are great places to eat.
Coinop Warehouse – Hagerstown, MD – a fabulous warehouse full of amazing advertising signs, coke machines, vintage juke boxes, video games and more!
Junkworks Antiques – Hagerstown, MD – a great store in the downtown area, full of rusty gold and unique finds.
Antiques on the Go – Pasadena, MD (near Annapolis)
Antiques at Annapolis – Annapolis, MD
Annapolis Maritime Antiques – Annapolis, MD – Great minds think alike, as this store specializes in customized furniture made out of ship doors and hatch covers!

Ruckersville – There’s an intersection on Rt 29 FULL of amazing stores. There’s even Jack’s Shop Kitchen  right in the building for when you get tired, lol. Whenever I go I am “stuck” there for hours!.
The Country Store Antique Mall
Gateway Antique Center
The Greene House Shops Antique Mall is also above the Gateway Antique Center

Historic Winchester
Blue Peacock Antiques
Old Town Winchester is a great place to visit! Be prepared to walk as the historic area is all on foot, no cars allowed. Be sure to stop by Hideaway Cafe for a great cup of coffee!

Red Schoolhouse Antiques – this fabulous store imports all their antiques from Scotland/Europe and has the most amazing selection of furniture (and some smalls). Also fun to visit is while you’re there is the Old Millwood Mill. Also, the wineries!

Verona (southern VA)
The Factory Antique Mall – seriously the biggest antique store I’ve ever been in! You will be “stuck” there for hours and find lots of treasures!

McGaheysville (Harrisonburg)
Stumps Old Town Antiques – Great store off the beaten path!

Hawksbill Trading Company – this store has a mix of antiques, handmade jewelry, gifts and vintage-inspired home decor.

Historic Fredericksburg
Historic downtown Fredericksburg is a great place to visit, there are many antique stores on Caroline St. Be sure and stop by Hyperion Espresso and get some great coffee!
My 2 favorites are:
Blue Shark Antiques and R & R Antiques, both on Caroline St.

Also in Fredericksburg is The Fredericksburg Workshop which has a huge selection of live edge wood for all your furniture projects.

Mechanicsville (Richmond)
Governor’s Architectural Antiques – HUGE selection of amazing architectural salvage!

Lucky Junque great little antique shop with a large building behind it full of architectural salvage and project pieces!
American Vintage Fabulous antiques and amazing selection of wood slabs for your furniture projects!

Strasburg: The little historic town of Strasburg (near Lancaster) is a great place to visit! Lots of little shops and great places to eat! The 2 stores below are next door to each other and have fabulous finds in fabulous antique buildings!
Strasburg Antique Market
Old Mill Antique Store

Sensenig’s Furniture Barn – lots of amazing furniture finds – some project pieces and some already ready for your home! Plus lots of architectural salvage.
Rebel’s Roost Antique Emporium
And while you’re in the beautiful historic downtown (the ones above are not in the downtown) get a cup of coffee and a treat at The Ragged Edge Coffee House or Gettysburg Baking Co!

The Carlisle Antique Mall – 4 huge floors of fabulous and unique antiques!

Tollbooth Antiques – HUGE store with live edge wood, architectural salvage and antiques in a fabulously old building that used to be a garment factory.

Buckhannon: The historic town of Buckhannon is great for a stroll and a great meal. We ate at CJ Maggie’s, Stone Tower Brews, Fish Hawk Acres and The Social.
Main St. Antiques (right in the old town)
Olde Rustic Antiques (just down the road from the main town)

Ranson: Two Crows Antique Mall – right past the VA border, large antique mall with great prices!

Bunker Hill: Bunker Hill Antiques Associates – Big building with lots of great finds.

North Ridgeville (near Lake Erie/off Rt 80) The Hatchery Antique Mall – I found this treasure in OH on my way out to Chicago. Having antique stores to stop at along the way makes the drive much less boring! Like its name says, their building used to house chickens! I am coming up with a reason to drive up through OH so I can stop again!

Randolph St Market – I had the privilege of being a vendor at this market in 2018. In addition to antiques, there are 100s of artisans creating jewelry, pottery, clothing and more! A must see if you’re visiting Chicago!