Shop Our Treasures
Delaware is an old state, and that means there are a lot of antiques that have been preserved throughout the years. Many of the historic small towns in southern Delaware are rife with antique shops that will amaze you with their selections, decorations, and history. And, best thing of all? You can do all of your antiquing in Delaware without paying any sales tax!
Why Do People Antique? Collecting antiques is a passion shared by many people, from the casual collector to the serious dealer. For many enthusiasts, it is difficult to sayprecisely what attracts them to an antique. In any case, there is much to love about antiques!
Western Sussex County's Antique Exploration Trail was just featured on DelmarvaLife...check out the segment by clicking HERE.
Here's the top 5 reasons why people love to antique:
1. Connection to the past
By evoking the essence of a bygone era, antiques help us learn about history, but also create a sense of nostalgia for another time.
2. Getting a Good Value
The many furniture treasures and accessories can furnish a new home for a lot less than shopping the big furniture stores, while providing an opportunity to furnish with a unique decor.
3. Thrill of the chase
Finding a rare or valuable piece amongst the many collections in a shop is a source of pride and joy for your average collector. Antique stores places brimming with coveted treasures.
4. Innate beauty
Including a single historical piece in your décor can add character, romance or a personal statement to your home. Keep an eye out for vintage fabrics, interesting art and beautiful furniture.
5. DIY Re-purposing
If you’re handy with a hammer or paintbrush, you can easily transform someone else’s junk into functional and funky furniture. Some of our treasure shops even offer seminars and classes to help you refinish your finds!
Here in Western Sussex County we have created a antique exploraton trail just for You to explore. Come and spend a day or two, or make a vacation our of it. There is so much to see!
Gallery 16, 13 Market Street
Market Place Antiques, 12240 Sussex Highway
The Station, 12600 Sussex Highway
A Maze Through Time, 105 Market Street
Out of the Attic Antique Mall, 10912 County Seat Highway
O'Neal's Antiques, 30549 Sussex Hwy
Whether it's antique furniture, books, jewelry or some other fantastic discovery, there are plenty of locations to find whatever is it that you're looking for. To really discover the charming, little antique havens, explore the back roads and scenic routes. You're bound to run into a secret antique goldmine.
For more Sussex County, Delaware antique itineraries, click HERE or visit www.visitsoutherndelaware.com