Antique and vintage shopping has always been a niche hobby for many people. I have a friend who absolutely loves moseying around these shops.
When we can find time around our crazy schedules, we indulge ourselves by grabbing an over-sized coffee and getting lost in the booths and aisles of whatever antique shop we can find. We love to hunt for the kinds of treasures we won’t find in any local retail box store.
In recent years, Hendricks County, Indiana, has become a place with a wide variety of these vintage and antique shops! The great part is there are so many different types: from furniture to décor to toys and everything in between. So I’ve put together a list of some of my favorites:
This fairly new addition to Plainfield offers an older spin on their items and carries primitive products. That means the items, commonly from the 1800s American country, include handmade tables, desks, dressers and chairs before the era of mass production.
They often have interesting carpentry techniques we don’t see anymore, such as dovetail joints. I’d also describe the style here as shabby cottage and eccentric farmhouse style with tons of treasures in between.
Gilley’s is an expansive 35,000-square-foot warehouse located on U.S. 40 on the west end of Plainfield that is packed full of antiques, furniture, local crafts and home décor.
With more than 200 booths you can find virtually everything here. Some even boast themes, like Christmas, kids’ toys or vintage clothes. They also have a selection of re-purposed furniture, farmhouse-style, which as we all know is very popular.
Every time I visit, I enjoy getting lost in the hallways, always stumbling across something unique or even from my childhood, like a set of books I used to love or a set of Garfield glasses I used as a child.
Gilley’s is the perfect place for a lazy afternoon of shopping and discovering, either with a friend or by yourself.
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Handcrafted items, re-purposed furniture and decorator pieces make up this Magnolia Market-like shop in Clermont.
Furniture, signs, décor, farm animals, antique dishes and pops of color all live here in abundance to create the perfect mix of urban rustic farmhouse style. And if you’re like me and can never decide on a style, it’s right up our alley.
Nothing says indecisive like urban farmhouse!
If you have more of a global taste, don’t miss African Plum Home & More located in downtown Plainfield. This family-owned store carries an interesting mix of new and restyled furniture.
If you’re looking for something to make a room pop, this is the place to look, with plenty of statement pieces! They also have a flare for world-traveling, boasting jewelry, home décor and items that would make anyone appear well-traveled!
I love this shop! Every time I’m in Danville, I make sure to pop in.
My last purchase here was a Mona B purse, a line of bags made from re-purposed Army canvas. My mom and a friend even went back to purchase their own when they saw mine.
The beautiful thing about this specialty store, located just off the historic Hendricks County Courthouse Square, is the custom farm tables and home accessories are made from re-purposed Hendricks County barn wood!