Illinois March 21, 2019
8 Vintage Country Stores In Illinois That Will Enrapture Your Soul
When you’re sick of shopping at major chain grocery stores, it’s time to take a step back in time and try out some of Illinois’ vintage country stores. These old-fashioned shops will whisk you away to a simpler time, and you’ll never want to leave.
From general stores to antique shops, these eight places are ideal for any shopper. Scroll on for more details.
1. Country Cheese and More
Known for its Amish goods, this farm-town general store is full of homemade breads, sweets, and gourmet cheeses. Noodles, jams, and baked goods are most popular here, in addition to the cheeses, and you can learn more about them from previous coverage
2. Elsah General Store
If you love small-town treasures, this will surely be one of your favorite vintage country stores in the Land of Lincoln. It is constantly rotating new items that will take you back in time. From vintage sodas to Moon Pies, you'll find many old-fashioned treats
3. Mansfield General Store
Though it has undergone different ownership over the years, this place has been a general store for more than 120 years. You'll find historic memorabilia, an enrapturing candy counter, fresh baked goods, ice cream, greeting cards, DVD rentals, and gifts. Learn more about this fabulous shop
4. Kane County Country Market
There is more than meets the eye at this marvelous vintage store. In addition to a country store, there is also a plant nursery and diner. The gift shop and market contain a wealth of rustic goods and home decor as well as clothing, furniture, antiques, soaps, and locally-sourced honey and oils.
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5. Norton's U.S.A.
This barn-shaped store sells Illinois-made products in a vintage setting you're bound to love. As far as vintage country stores go, this one has a little bit of everything. Holiday treats, home decor, toys, gifts, clothing, accessories, garden tools, books, greeting cards, and candies abound. Get more information about this neat shop
6. The Gathering
Featuring six vendor rooms, this unique store offers endless antique shopping. You'll find soaps, lotions, candles, jewelry, scarves, shoes, gourmet candies, teas, rugs, primitives, spices, furniture, clothing, and much more. Once you're done, stop into the cafe next door for deli sandwiches, coffee, baked goods, and much more.
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7. Roadhouse Antiques
This 6,000 square-foot barn is filled with antique furniture, jewelry, home decor, clothing, and even hand-crafted soaps and lotions. There are about 25 vendors who are always bringing in new items to shop. Learn more about why you should head to the country for this vintage store
8. 1904 General Store
Also known as The World's Fair Building, this ancient structure houses one of the most old-fashioned shopping experiences in the state. There aren't any other vintage country stores in Illinois like this general store known for its artisan candies, homemade fudge, and other sweet treats. Check out more details about it
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