For me, when I go antiquing, most of the fun is finding that great item, not even necessarily the item itself. I love to find a bargain, and I love to find something under-appreciated that I might be able to restore to its former glory. There are LOADS of places to find antiques in Illinois, but here are ten of the best:
1. Vintage Junkee (Nashville)
Located in Nashville (Illinois!), the people over at Vintage Junkee like to find old things, recycle them, and make them beautiful again. They also are able to re-purpose and re-finish items that you might have.
2. Warehouse Antiques (Newton)
Warehouse Antiques specializes in antique furniture and jewelry, but you truly never know what you'll find here!
3. Prairie Albion Antique Mall (Albion)
You can find a wide variety of things at Prairie Albion Antique Mall, including antiques, but also crafts and home made items.
4. Vintage Collections (Mount Carmel)
Vintage Collections has all sorts of wares, from furniture to costume jewelry--to antiques to primitives.
5. Red Barn Antiques (Edwardsville)
There are both antiques as well as items coming out of estate sales. Great service makes this place a joy to shop at.
6. Roadhouse Antiques (Creston)
Roadhouse Antiques offers over 6000 feet of treasures, including over 25 vendors. You can also inquire about setting up shop if you have a large collection.
7. Country Peddlers (Effingham)
At Country Peddlers, you'll not only find antiques but also decorations for a more modern design.
8. C and S Antique Mall (Geneseo)
This place is HUGE, with 2 levels and 55 dealers. From beautiful furniture to other collectibles, you're sure to find that thing you were searching for.
9. Timeless Treasures (Savoy)
There are some fantastic collectibles and antiques to be found here, with new inventory coming in constantly. People love the hand dipped candles and home made soap.
10. Old Warehouse Antiques (Bloomington)
Located in an historic 1865 warehouse in Bloomington, this place is packed to the rafters with antiques, vintage finds, and other collectibles. This place repeatedly gets on the lists of places to visit in Bloomington.