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Best Antique Shops On Cape Cod

February 18, 2014 6:00 AM

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Photo credit: Antiques Center of Yarmouth

Photo credit: Antiques Center of Yarmouth

With an increased interest in unique home goods, antiquing is more accessible than ever before. Why not make a weekend of it and explore the Cape while you’re at it? If you’re overwhelmed by all of the choices for antique shopping, check out our short guide to the best antique stores on Cape Cod.
Photo credit: Antiques Center of Yarmouth

Photo credit: Antiques Center of Yarmouth


Antiques Center of Yarmouth
325 Route 28
West Yarmouth, MA 02673
(508) 771-3327
www.yarmouthantiques.com

With over one hundred dealers, the Antiques Center of Yarmouth truly has a little bit of everything. Whether you’re looking for furniture, housewares or just looking to find that diamond in the rough, chances are good it’s sitting on one of the many tables at the Antique Center. Sure, it’s a touch flea market-ish, but that just means there are deals to be found. More than anything, make sure you put aside a good block of time to explore the center. This is not the place to go for a quick browse.

Photo credit: Facebook/Diamond Perfections

Photo credit: Facebook/Diamond Perfections


Diamond Perfections
422 W. Main St.
Hyannis, MA 02601
(508) 771-6463
www.diamondperfectionsinc.com

If you love antiques but housewares and furniture isn’t on the agenda, Diamond Perfections is the leading antique jewelry dealer on the Cape. While the store has a solid reputation for contemporary custom jewelry, its collection of antique and estate pieces are where it really shines. The experience of the staff is unmatched. Diamond Perfections can help guide you towards that perfect piece that you’ve been dreaming about.

Related: Boston’s Best Jewelry Stores

Photo credit: Wisteria Antiques

Photo credit: Wisteria Antiques


Wisteria Antiques
1199 Main St.
Brewster, MA 02631
(508) 896-8650
www.wisteria-antiques.com

If you love old things, you’ll fall in love with Wisteria Antiques before you even make it through the door. This lovingly restored lilac-colored Victorian calls to mind days gone by. Even better, it is packed with carefully selected pieces that you’ll die for. The boutique feels more like a very overstuffed home or well-curated museum than a store. It contains everything from antique costume jewelry to oriental rugs, hand painted porcelain and art. It’s worth the trip if only to wander around the beautifully outfitted and serene rooms.

Related: Best Vintage Stores South Of Boston

Photo credit: Windsong Antiques

Photo credit: Windsong Antiques


Windsong Antiques
346 Route 28
Harwich Port, MA 02646
(508) 432-1797
www.windsongantiques.com

Windsong Antiques harkens back to a better time when quality, craftsmanship and exemplary customer service were the norm, not the exception. The shop maintains an always shifting but excellent collection of antique goods that are of the highest caliber. The shop has a wide selection of art glass, early English ceramics, postcards, sterling silver and much much more. The store is a second-generation, family-owned business that is more a labor of love than a simple shop.

Photo credit: Harwich Antique Center

Photo credit: Harwich Antique Center


Harwich Antique Center
10 Route 28
Harwich, MA 02671
(508) 432-4220
www.harwichantiquecenter.com

There’s nothing stuffy about this antique shop. Harwich Antique Center proclaims itself to be the place to go for “Odd, old, cool, and collectible” goods, and it achieves this aim 10 times over. If you’re looking for something truly unique, it is the place to go. Fun and funky are the words most often used to describe the selection here. And, with about a hundred different dealers all under this one roof, you’re sure to find a little bit of everything. This is another shop that you will want to put aside plenty of time to comb through.

Renee Mallett is the author of several books about art, culture, and New England. She was the owner and director of an art gallery and has written about arts and entertainment on a national level for several print and online journals. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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