We live in a society that stresses the new, but when it comes to some things, only the past will fulfill your needs and this is no more true than when it comes to antiques. From shops that offer pieces that reach back to the 18th century and beyond to more modern mid-20th century pieces, you will find a huge variety of items that will not only bring a new look to anywhere they are used, but will carry a history that should not be lost. Following up on last year’s article on Best Places For Antiquing In Detroit, here are five more establishments you need to check out.
2546 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI 48216
Xavier’s has moved beyond the classic “old” items and into “Machine Age Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern Designer” fashions and furnishings. For the past 28 years, Xavier’s has worked to bring the best items representing this era to its customers. You will find a large selection of modern pottery along with examples of some of the finest Scandinavian and Italian glass. Complementing this European look is the selection of American glass that holds its own among any of the best the world of “Mid-Century” design has to offer.
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Silver Quill Antiques & Gifts
22813 Van Dyke Ave.
Warren, MI 48089
From pottery and jewelry from the late 1800s to mid-20th century nostalgic furnishing, you will find a huge selection of items that will appeal to the antique in you. The Silver Quill is the perfect place to find art deco pieces that will bring a unique look to anyone’s home or make a perfect gift. Like many shops, Silver Quill also offers present-day works of art from area artists, so from new to old, you will find something to take home when you visit this shop.
Yesterdays Antiques & Collectibles
34800 Plymouth Road
Livonia, MI 48150
At Yesterdays, you will find a collection of over 25 dealers offering just about any type of classic or antique item you can think of. From antique butter churns, which would add a wonderful look to any country kitchen, to mid-century furniture, there is much to see in the 3,000-square-foot shopping area. There is also a very good selection of vintage toys and glassware offered by the vendors, all at prices that are reasonable and often times negotiable.
35323 Plymouth Road
Livonia, MI 48150
With more than 24,000 square feet of showroom space, there is plenty to look at when you stop in at Town Peddler. Since 1993, this family-owned antique and craft center has brought together 400 antique and craft dealers under one roof, so finding what you are looking for is an easy affair. Along with antiques, there are hand-crafted items from area artisans. So whether you are looking for a piece of history or a one-of-a-kind handmade item, odds are you will find it here.
31336 Harper Ave.
St. Clair Shores, MI 48082
Step into the past and at the same time take a stroll through the present at Time Warp. Like some of the other antique malls and shops, Time Warp has some of the most unique antique items you will find ranging from vintage glass to handmade furniture from the past. But you can jump back to the present with a selection of more modern ware and one-of-a-kind nick-knacks. Time Warp has perhaps one of the best websites around when it comes to antique shops and it definitely deserves a visit.
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