What’s Old is New Again: Spring Antiquing
With spring weather finally here, it’s time to start thinking about family day trips, spring cleaning, and maybe a little redecorating. Why not combine all three into a local day of antique shopping?
Kinsey Vintage Market, 7237 Noblestown Rd., Collier Township, is located in the old King Electric warehouse. More than 50 antique and artisan dealers are under one roof.
Black Lamb Consignments, 323 E. Main St., Carnegie, carries furniture, antiques, home décor and collections from estate liquidations and personal property assessments.
The Community Thrift Center, 2226 Noblestown Rd., Crafton, on occasion has antiques.
EverAfter Consignments, 1935 Crafton Blvd., Crafton carries antiques, home décor and vintage consignments. Artifacts, 110 S. Main St., West End/Green Tree, has showrooms full of artwork, antiques and furnishings.
Heidelberg Antique Mall is reported to be undergoing renovations.
Heading down Washington Avenue into Bridgeville, one will find a historic building at the corner of Washington Avenue and Station Street that once accommodated a meat market, a school of dance and a drug store with an old-fashioned ice cream parlor. This building now houses Accentique, full of auction, estate and garage sale antiques, used furniture and collectibles.
Antiques on Washington, 423 Washington Ave., Bridgeville, is in the historic Murray House (circa 1830). It offers an eclectic mix of Victorian furniture, primitive antiques, architectural salvage, store fixtures, dressers and tables. The store also features two manufacturers of farm tables, kitchen islands and chairs. It is only open on weekends from noon to 5 p.m.
Shannon’s Rustic Treasures is at 212 Washington Ave., Bridgeville.
The Forget-Me-Not Shoppe, 1946 Painters Run Rd., Bridgeville, buys and consigns furniture, antiques and home décor.
Most antique stores work with dealers from around the country and can ship items anywhere. Most store owners are eager to help customers look for something special or make referrals to other stores for particular times. Vintage and antique items do not come with warranties so electrical items such as lighting should always be checked for safety. Customers should also call before visiting as many stores do not keep standard hours or are only open on Saturdays.