You might be familiar with the TV show American Pickers. It’s the documentary series that airs on the History Channel and explores the unique world of antiquing. The show features some of the most skilled pickers in the business as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. Their goal is to seek large, unique collections and recycle relics and forgotten gems that lurk in attics, garages, and basements. Many of these items have interesting stories behind them and some pretty odd characters who own them. They often find historically significant objects that teach us about America’s past. The Pickers are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen before. This summer, they are planning to come to Illinois. They were initially hoping to be here by May, but they have postponed a few months due to COVID restrictions. They will be coming our way soon enough, though. So, why not get the jump on antiquing and do our exploring of the antiques in and nearby to Marshall and if you know someone who has an extensive, private collection of items that may be valuable antiques, send photos to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 855-OLD-RUST. Help them find a reason to come antiquing in Marshall!!
Suppose you have a collection you want to have auctioned off by professionals right here in our area. In that case, you can contact United Country – Auctions, Appraisals & Realty, LLC. They’re the premier auction company in Illinois and can deal with all the marketing and auction needs if you need to liquidate your property’s inventory with a team of true professionals. Check them out online at – http://www.ucmarshall.com/auctions.
In the meantime, if you love antiques, let’s explore some of the places to find some treasures of your own right in our own backyard.
Here are a few places to start antiquing around Marshall:
- Whippoorwill Antique Mall
Located at 107 w. Trefz Drive
They offer everything from jewelry to furniture, collectibles, and vintage clothing. They pride themselves on maintaining a clean, organized, and professionally merchandised retail outlet. They want both the dealers who sell their merchandise in the mall and the consumers who shop to have the best possible experiences in their clean and organized environment.
You can peruse the unique antiques, pottery, glass, linens, wooden boxes, and tools, and even some primitives like steel wagon wheels, cast iron cooking pots, and other unique finds that turn up at the mall
- Ovie’s Attic
Located at 15606 E Aspen St, Marshall, IL 62441
Ovie’s offers a lovely collection of revitalized antiques. Some “almost-antiques” finds from years gone by and a unique line of candles, primitive items, gifts, and furniture pieces. They also will restore unique pieces for clients. The shop is named after the owner’s grandmother, where they got the unique name Ovie. Many of the primitives and antiques they have were “picked” by the two sisters who work there and own Ovie’s. If you are looking for something specific, they will do their best to find it for you.
- Cloverfield Market
Located at 13566 N. State Hwy 1, Marshall, IL 62441
This very different market offers both farm-raised beef and custom-made tables and furniture made from local wood. How incredibly cool is that?
You can even register for wedding gifts there and let your guests choose from tableware, bakeware, linens, decor, and more. They offer dry goods and country store items too.
- The Fried Green Tomatoes Shop
Located at 116 N 6th St, Marshall, IL 62441
They offer upcycled furniture and antiques, furniture, decor, and oddities and specialize in custom work. They have a clay studio and offer classes.
Want to leave town and explore more antiques? There are several to chose from if you take a drive over the state line.
- Shady Lane Antique Mall
9247 S US Hwy 41 Terre Haute, IN 47802
This one-of-a-kind store has an ever-changing, unlimited variety of items. They feature over 50 vendors so that they will add new treasures nearly every day. The place is over 10,000 sq ft of well-lit, air-conditioned space housing everything from antiques to unique popular collectibles, jewelry, and home décor.
- Vendors Village in the Honey Creek Mall
3401 Us Route 41, Terre Haute, Indiana 47802
Worth the drive if you’re looking for a wonderful assortment of unique products not found in most stores.
Wherever you decide to explore, enjoy the search and “pick” some great items to make your home as unique and special as you are.