Even though Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow, we’re still not getting the warm spring weather that lets us enjoy picnicking in one of Marshall’s great parks or shopping at farmers’ markets, garage sales, and outdoor craft fairs.
So, what do we do when we have the itch to find bargains and look for those unusual finds?
We go SHOPPING!
Antiques and Collectibles abound in Marshall, Illinois:
Whippoorwill Antique Mall
One of the best places to spend an afternoon sifting through interesting items is The Whippoorwill Antique Mall. Their mission statement claims that they are dedicated to maintaining a clean, organized, and professionally merchandised retail outlet for quality antiques and collectibles.
The Whippoorwill Antique Mall is a place that is great for both the dealers and the consumers who love collectibles. If you have things to sell, you can talk to them about the items you have. If you’re a shopper, just head on in and take it all in. They offer a clean atmosphere and pride themselves on excellent customer service for their dealers and the general public alike.
Whether you are looking for pottery, glass, furniture, primitives, jewelry, vintage clothing, linens, wooden boxes, tools of all kinds, you’ll have a blast searching the Whippoorwill. You’ll also find lots of unique antiques there. They even offer antique supplies for refinishing, restoring, and caring for furniture, products like Feed-N-Wax, Citrus Shield, Orange Oil, and display cases for jewelry, pins, knives, and more can be found at Whippoorwill.
The mall is located in Marshall, Illinois, at the intersection of Interstate 70 and State Highway Route 1. It’s an enormous 12,000 sq—ft., facility, housing over 100 dealers in its air-conditioned, well-lit, steel building. The aisles are wide for the flow of traffic that can get deep on busy days, and there are security cameras for the safety of visitors and dealers.
If you’re a dealer, note that you get the advantage of the advertising the Whippoorwill does from the ads they run in several area newspapers as well as in Antique Week, Antique Guide, and Central Illinois Official Visitors Guide. They also advertise on a few Internet sites, and you will see their billboards out on the interstate.
Keep checking the website. They are constantly changing the content, so you know what items are available, week to week, and what special events are happening in the mall.
The Fried Green Tomato Shop
Located at 116 North 6th Street, Marshall, IL 62441.
This unexpected find in Marshall offers an eclectic collection of upcycled furniture and antiques, decor, and oddities. The shop specializes in custom work. Besides furniture, they have an array of gift items like soy candles, goat soap, and things you will probably not find anywhere else in Marshall.
Customers have referred to it as adorable, delightful, underrated, and quaint. They have excellent customer service and are friendly and fun to visit and snoop around in. The owner is extremely helpful and encourages you to spend time perusing their offerings, which change frequently.
BP’s Coins and Collectibles: in Gracie’s Downtown Mall.
522 Archer Ave, Marshall, IL 62441
The name says it all. If you’re looking for old coins or have some you think might be valuable, head on down to BP’s and explore. You might find any collectable at BP’s.
Ladies, need something new and pretty?
Tatum’s Place Boutique
1002 S 6th St., Marshall, Illinois 62441
Sometimes you need the pick me up of a new outfit. When searching for something special to add to your wardrobe, consider a trip to Tatum’s.
Tatum’s Place is a small-town boutique featuring women’s apparel and accessories. They pride themselves in offering a high-end experience, but their prices won’t break the bank. They have lady’s clothes that fit all budgets, styles, and wardrobe needs. Their inventory changes all the time, so stop in often to see what’s new, hot, and current at Tatum’s.
We know… It’s still cold. If you want to shop in the comfort of your own home, Tatum’s allows you to shop online. They can ship to you or you can make an order and pick it up at your convenience at the shop.
When you need a gift or just want to see what bargains you might find, look no further than the awesome little town of Marshall, Illinois.
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