When it comes to shopping for antiques, just walking into a shop can be overwhelming. Making sure to go in with an open mind and never doubting that there is treasure buried within is a great place to start. Luckily here in Butler County, there are a few antique shops and shows with unique characteristics and specialties that are definitely worth the visit, for the new or seasoned antique shopper alike, because after all, you never know when you’ll find a hidden gem…
Trying to add a few antique pieces to your home to get a more timeless feel? A tip to remember, you only need a touch of antique to achieve this look. Here are some great places to find the furniture and home accessories you’ve been searching for:
This shop is like a new store each week, filled with preloved furniture, artwork, accessories and custom pieces to fit your home perfectly. Also providing new and repurposed pieces, you won’t be disappointed in the selection provided. Stop by to sell some of your old furniture, as well, but good luck trying to leave without picking up something new to complement your home!
The Perfect Piece Home Furnishings
With a collection of old and new furniture and home decor, you’ll be sure to find your perfect piece here. Located in Zelienople, two friends have made it their mission to supply quality, one-of-a-kind products to customers, as well as provide a place for people to sell their gently loved items. With vintage, antique and modern pieces all under one roof, make sure to check this place out!
Focusing on pieces of the past, this shop has four buildings filled with antiques and collectibles that will surely contribute to your home’s unique style. Located on Rt. 8 just 5 miles north of the PA turnpike, this shop offers pieces for the casual and serious antique collector, so when you’re new to the area, wishing to remodel your home or just hoping to find that one missing piece, be sure to make a trip here!
Finding an outfit for a formal event is fun, until you see that price tag. No worries, shopping at a consignment store is a great way to find the clothing you’re dying to wear, without killing your bank account. A tip, always try on before buying! Here is a shop worth checking out:
As Butler County’s largest consignment shop, this place is filled with gently worn formal wear and quality, name-brand clothing and accessories, all for an affordable price. So before an event like prom, stop here to look for a stunning gown at a more affordable price! Or, if your prom has already passed, as much as you’d love to find an excuse to wear that gorgeous gown again, think about selling your gently used item here, and help to make another girl’s night as special as yours was.
All Things Antique
You’ve never actually been antique shopping before. That’s okay! A tip, if you find yourself unsure about an item, try visualizing. Picturing a piece of artwork on your own wall, a clock on your bookshelf or a coffee table in your living room can greatly influence your decision and help you make the right choice. Here are some shops that have a little bit of everything, so you’ll find the treasure you never even knew you were looking for:
Antiques Preferred of Evans City
Located in the carriage house and summer kitchen of a beautiful Queen Anne Victorian home, this unique shop houses an assortment of rare antiques. Always ready to give a backstory on an item and find each antique a home, this shop can also manage estate sales. An afternoon in this shop will certainly leave you wanting more!
This speciality thrift shop is where thrift and style meet, with items ranging from houseware and furniture to clothing and collectibles. With more than one location, unique items are dispersed throughout, with all proceeds benefitting the St. Barnabas Free Care fund. Always accepting generous donations makes for an ever-changing inventory, high quality and low prices guaranteed, so be sure to stop by one of their locations!
While shops hold many of the gems we are searching for, antique shows are also an exciting way to explore collectables. Whether you wish to visit a festival with a range of antiques or a show with a specific feature, these antique shows in the area are great places to spend a summer day!
Harmony Museum hosts an annual antique show and sale, this year falling on the weekend of September 16-17. With all proceeds benefitting the Harmony Museum and its many programs, dealers from Pennsylvania, Michigan and Indiana will offer quality antiques including advertising, country and period furniture, ephemera, folk art, glass, jewelry, lighting, oriental, paintings, poetry, primitives, textiles and more! Be sure to stop by and enjoy a light lunch and refreshments as you wander through the many treasures that will be present at this unique show.
Whispering Pines Festival in the Woods
This unique festival in the woods is held the 3rd weekend of June and September in Cabot, PA bi-annually. Featuring vintage, repurposed and industrial antiques, jewelry, decor, botanical garden art, blacksmith and artisan demonstrations, there is truly something for everyone, even dads! Antique tractors, cars and trucks are displayed on Father's Day each year. Passionate vendors, talented artisans and its unique location are what make this genuine antique festival one-of-a-kind, and something you won't want to miss!
Antique shopping is an adventure, with the never-ending opportunity to find hidden treasures. With these quick tips, dazzling shops and unique shows right in the area, hopefully you are feeling inspired to find some hidden gems of your own! For more information on any of these shops, visit Butler County Tourism Antiques & Secondhand Shops.