Recently a few guests commented how lovely some of our serving dishes are. I agreed and mentioned I’d love to have a few more pieces to add to our collection. This led to a great conversation about the various types of antique collections we all have. I was asked if there are antique stores in the area.
Why yes there are, I replied – you can spend a whole weekend searching for your favorites at quite a few places. I started to name a few and thought oh, what a good subject for our blog. So if you enjoy poking around antique shops looking at vintage collectibles or searching to add to your collections, then we are the place to call your base!
Your first stop from Fox Hill B&B should be 3 Seasons Antiques and Treasures right here in Fairfield on Route 11. They have quite a collection of antique and vintage gifts. Wait till you meet the shops official greeter. Travel further south on Route 11 and you’ll find Dukes Lexington Antique Center and The Antique Mall– both are multi dealer shops with a footprint of a few thousand square feet.
Haven’t found what you’re looking for yet? Continue traveling south on Route 11 or hop on Route I-81 and travel to Purgatory Emporium in Buchanan. Here you’ll find glassware, lamps, jewelry, kitchenware, baskets, art, vintage toys, and more.
Chasing after the Pickers
Travel even farther down Route I-81 into Roanoke and you can visit Black Dog Salvage. They have more than 40,000 square feet of interesting finds on hand (and changing daily), the real shop for TV’s Salvage Dawgs. Reimagined and reinvented pieces share space with “Marketplace” vendors to give you a wide range of shopping to experience.
Another stop in Roanoke is the Roanoke Antique Mall. There are more than 120 dealers spread across 24,000 square feet stocking their best antique finds, including colored glass, vintage t-shirts, desks, clocks, milk bottles, clothing, books, and much more. You can easily spend a few hours perusing these booths.
If you’d rather head north of Fairfield, you’ll find quite a few antique shops, too! First stop would be The Stuarts Draft Antique Mall on Route 340. They have 50 dealers selling a variety of merchandise and have been voted the Shenandoah Valley’s Favorite Antique Mall for the past several years.
If you’re really adventurous, head directly to the largest antique mall – Factory Antique Mall in Verona – conveniently located just off Route I-81. They have 130,000 square feet of antiques all on one floor. You’re sure to find more than one favorite to add to your collections!
And lastly, did you know that Virginia has an Antique Trail?
Visit the web site and you’ll find plenty of antique shop information across the State. Of course, once you return to Fox Hill B&B, you must show us that one special item (or two) that you happened to find.