The spring and summer bring about yard sales and flea markets, which are often some of the best places to find one-of-a-kind decorative items for your home. Country Living and House Beautiful have compiled lists of the best places to in the States to purchase antique furniture and accessories, and we have selected a few of our personal favorites below. If you have ever traveled to one of these places, let us know how you enjoyed your experience!
Promoted as the “antiques capital of the United States,” Adamstown’s main industry is antiques with dozens of shops and thousands of individual vendors. Pictured below is Stoudt’s Antique Mall with over 15,000 square feet of antiques for purchase!
Country Living Fairs
Taking place in Nashville, TN; Rhinebeck, NY; Columbus, OH; and Atlanta, GA, the Country Living Fairs attract over 200 vendors and hundreds of visitors to listen to music, eat great local food and shop, of course!
The Brooklyn Flea happens every Saturday and Sunday in Fort Greene and the DUMBO district of New York City featuring hundreds of top vendors of furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles and antiques, as well as a tightly curated selection of jewelry, art, and crafts by local artisans and designers; plus fresh food at the smorgasbord.
The “antiques capital of the Northwest” has more than 175 dealers in multi-vendors marketplaces as well as individually curated shops. Here is the perfect place to find many things beloved for the home.
The World’s Longest Yard Sale
This 654-mile long yard sale takes place first Thursday in August through the following Sunday (August 4-7, 2016) and has vendors from Addison, Michigan to Gadsden, Alabama. You are sure to find a little bit of anything and everything on this shopping trip… and if you drive the full length in the four allotted days, you deserve a few treasures!