Antique Store Gets a Fresh Vibe

Town and Country Antiques 2 in Eau Claire geared more toward younger demographic

When long-time collector Sylvia Gengenbach opened Town and Country Antiques 2 (222 Main St., Menomonie) two years ago, she discovered that the store had a completely different customer ...

Finding Treasure in Hixton

tiny western Wisconsin village is a great destination for antique lovers

Every small town needs a claim to fame – something to hang its identity on and to lure visitors to exit from the highway. For Hixton, that claim is being the Antiquing Capital of Wisconsin ...

Collector Finds Something That’s Just Her Type

local typewriter collection caps about 100

Click. Clack. Oh snap! Karman Briggs has an extensive typewriter collection, comprising just about 100 typewriters – including typewriters with keyboards of various languages (German, Spanish, French and English), an assortment of colors, shapes, and sizes ...

Handmade Objects Meet Their End at Secondhand Stores

Approximately 2 feet by 1½ feet of white crochet lace is pinned under glass, displaying an anniversary message bordered in a carefully stitched heart. It reads: “25 Years Together.” I found the piece while ...

7 Tips for Fancy Finds

area junk hunt pro shares her advice for buying vintage

Tammy Hurt of Sweet Legacy Vintage will never pass over a new piece of old-fashioned furniture or a set of antique china. It’s against her nature to drive by a garage sale without stopping in to ...

Local Jewelry Store Offers up Antique, Vintage Pieces

In the hunt for unique vintage and antique items, a jewelry store might not be someone’s first instinct, but some jewelers bring on the used jewelry game. As part of their green practice, Williams Diamonds Center ...

Charming Collections

Chippewa Falls antique store offers vast vintage selection

Located in the heart of historic downtown Chippewa Falls, Collective Charm, 16 W. Columbia St., is a delightful antique store that proudly serves the creative collectors and curious shoppers of west-central Wisconsin ...

5 Great Antique Shops Hixton

tiny Wisco village is great destination for antique lovers

Every small town needs a claim to fame – something to hang its identity on and to lure visitors to exit from the highway. For Hixton, that claim is being the Antiquing Capital of Wisconsin ...

Thrift a Piece of History

local labels are fun finds in thrift stores

The Chippewa Valley was a hub for manufacturing, farming, packaging, and many other forms of creation during the 1800s and early 1900s. That history is preserved in museums, books, and architecture, but ...