All treasure good hunters need a map. If you’re on the lookout for great antiques, you shouldn’t venture forth blindly. Here is the ultimate antiquing guide to get you started on a trip through Rhode Island for loads of fabulous finds.
This antiquing guide will take you to nine of the Ocean State's tried-and-true antique stores that are chock-full of the bounty that you seek.
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1. The Find on 6, Johnston
11,000 square feet of treasures await at The Find on 6. Explore this multi-dealer and consignment shop for a wide variety of vintage, shabby chic, and antique items from furniture to home decor. Plan to spend some time wandering the aisles at this large venue. Visit The Find on 6 at 2953 Hartford Ave., Johnston, RI 02919.
2. Antiques Alley (formerly Stillwater Antiques Center), Greenville
Stillwater Antiques Center has now become Antiques Alley. It still has all the wonderful vintage finds that make antiquing a blast. Browse cases, booths, and walls that are loaded with unique items from the past. Find this amazing store at 711 Putnam Pike, Greenville, RI 02828.
3. The Town Trader, Chepachet
Start shopping before you even walk inside Town Trader Antiques. You'll find primitives, antiques, and vintage items both inside and outside this incredible shop. From lighting to postcards, you'll find a plethora of hidden gems at this spot. Visit The Town Trader at 1177 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, RI 02814.
4. Old Stone Mill Antiques & Treasures, Chepachet
Shop in the historic 1814 Stone Mill for plenty of antiques to tickle your fancy. Hear the echoes of the past as you browse the merchandise in this beautiful old building. Visit Old Stone Mill Antiques & Treasures at 1169 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, RI 02814.
5. Village Barn Country Store & Antiques, Mapleville
This lovely antique barn has a great assortment of rotating goods. Primitives, solid wood furniture, and country decor are just some of the specialties here. The vast space is overloaded with goodies, so take your time browsing. Visit Village Barn Country Store & Antiques at 953 Victory Hwy., Mapleville, RI 02839.
6. Rhode Island Antiques Mall, Pawtucket
This multi-level mega-store has all of your antique wants and needs under one roof. Furniture, glassware, instruments, pottery, jewelry, and much more are a treasure hunter's dream. Don't forget to visit the basement, it's overloaded with fun finds. Visit the Rhode Island Antiques Mall at 345 Fountain St, Pawtucket, RI 02860.
7. White Star Antiques, Providence
Browse an ever-changing selection of antiques and vintage items that will make your home decor stand out. This shop focuses on quality pieces that serve a purpose. It's a home decorators dream come true. Visit White Star Antiques at 357 S. Main St., Providence, RI 02903.
8. Nostalgia Antiques And Collectibles Store, Providence
Searching for that hard-to-find fun and quirky piece. Look no further, this Providence shop probably has it. Retro goods galore are all waiting to be explored. Find Nostalgia Antiques And Collectibles Store at 236 Wickenden St., Providence, RI 02903.
9. Armory Antiques Marketplace, Newport
Impressive from the outside, this Newport marketplace has more than 70 dealers offering their wares. Shop for vintage clothing, artwork, antiques, jewelry, and more. If you're looking for that old nautical piece, you've come to the right place. Visit Armory Antiques Marketplace at 365 Thames St., Newport, RI 02840.
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