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 ...

Going Once, Going Twice ... Auctions, estate sales offer unique finds

Estate sales and auctions are a bit of an enigma for those outside of the usual circuit. For those who are first-time buyers or first-time sellers at an auction or estate sale, the experience can be stressful. But old pros know estate sales and auctions are treasure troves for unique finds ...

Pro Tips: Resign to Consign

consignment sales can help you pass on antiques

Finding a new home for your long-cherished antiques and vintage goods can be difficult, even if you’ve been cherishing them from upstairs for years while they gather dust in your basement ...

5 Driveable Thriftables

treat yourself to a unique antiquing adventure at these five shops

Here’s a list of five notable spots in or within driving distance of the Chippewa Valley that are perfect for those on a hunt to find quality and unique antiques and vintage items.

Vintage Wares is sponsored by:

Hope Gospel Mission Bargain Center
2511 Moholt Drive
(off Clairemont Ave, West Side)
Eau Claire

Vintage Wares is sponsored by:

Hope Gospel Mission Bargain Center
2511 Moholt Drive
(off Clairemont Ave, West Side)
Eau Claire