Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Queen Anne Antiques In Canton, Connecticut Is Retro, Country And Funky

You'll Love Antiquing in Connecticut

If you love retro, country and funky, you will have a nifty time at Queen Anne Antiques in Canton, Connecticut (part of The Farmington Valley Region). Take I-84 and use the Farmington exit .

Why On Earth Don't More People Antique in Connecticut?

Why on earth don't more people antique in Connecticut? We are chock full of Antique Malls and shops. Once you leave the "Gold Coast" (Southwestern portion of Fairfield County) where you will find some of the wealthiest towns in the USA (and shops that are over the top) you can actually return to the rest of the state and antique to your hearts content at all price ranges.
What i love about shopping in Connecticut is that there is so much variety for all budgets.

Antiquing In The The Farmington Valley

Take for example The Farmington Valley region (West of Hartford), this is a charming upscale area ) Avon, Simsbury, Farmington, Canton, Granby) loaded with multi-dealer Antique shops, smaller shops and my favorite kind....the so called " quasi antique-gift-second hand shop".

Whimsical Queen Anne Antiques Is Worth A Visit

Queen Anne Antiques in Canton, Connecticut is in the latter category ("quasi antique- second hand shop" ). This tucked away shop off Route 44, has one of those names that sounds like a shop that belongs in "The Gold Coast".

Not Exactly Ralph Lauren...But Still Great

You might imagine that Queen Anne is a store specializing in high end British Country antiques. Perhaps Ralph Lauren is coming to mind? Nope...not the picture you should have in your head.

Retro, Country And Funky

Think about Queen Anne Antiques this way. Queen Anne is what I would call a whimsical second hand shop (Think Vintage discount ) with a nifty mix of retro, country and funky finds. Add to this formula, a great collection of gently used decorating and cookbooks; costume jewelry; vintage and not so vintage clothing; decorative accessories; cottage style furniture; linens; ceramics and a constantly changing showroom in this small but stuffed shop.

Fabulous Finds At Queen Anne Antiques

Don't misunderstand me, there are plenty of fabulous finds at Queen Anne Antiques.....but not the Sterling Silver and Art Pottery you might find in a shop on Main Street in Greenwich. You will find all kinds of pottery and lots of treasures, but
not for a King's ransom either. Queen Anne is "the queen of thrifting".


QUEEN ANN ANTIQUES. Rear of 163 Albany Turnpike, Route 44, Canton, CT (860) 847-2094

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.

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  1. Thanks so much for the info!! Love your blog!

  2. I would love to take a day trip here. Any recommendations for where else to stop along the way coming from MA / Northern RI?

  3. Maureen, in the vicinity of this small shop, are many larger places to visit. My shop Kitsch n Stuff is in The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford (22,000 feet antique mall). That Multi dealer shop is on Route 44 (The same road as the Queen Anne Shop) but farther down in New Hartford.

    Also near to Queen Anne is The Junk Shop of Canton (I have done several posts about them). and Antqiues on The Farmington in Collinsville.(Not to be confused with Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford.