A treasure hunt across the centuries

WinSmith Mill Markets, norwood, MA, antiques, treasures, trash, vintage, uniqueOn the site of a leather tannery that got it’s start in the same year as the United States of America, (1776), there now operates The WinSmith Mill Market, a sprawling complex of 13 independent antique shops, selling everything from furniture to china, from dolls to garden tools, and it’s located in Norwood, Massachusetts, about 30 minutes southwest of Boston.

My wife recently discovered this mecca of the old and unique and brought me in so I could see for myself what proved to be a never-ending trove of the truly valuable and the seemingly valueless.

Of course, I brought my camera.

Each shop is laid out in it’s own shopkeeper’s style, sometimes with a humorous touch, like this sign, or creatively, or adventurously, to be enjoyed as you amble about.

You will find rustic elegance…

WinSmith Mill Markets, norwood, MA, antiques, treasures, trash, vintage, unique

WinSmith Mill Markets, norwood, MA, antiques, treasures, trash, vintage, unique

And you can take a seat…

WinSmith Mill Markets, norwood, MA, antiques, treasures, trash, vintage, unique

WinSmith Mill Markets, norwood, MA, antiques, treasures, trash, vintage, unique

Find the the latest in electronics…

 

WinSmith Mill Markets, norwood, MA, antiques, treasures, trash, vintage, unique

WinSmith Mill Markets, norwood, MA, antiques, treasures, trash, vintage, unique

Plan a trip with a genuine steamer trunk…

WinSmith Mill Markets, norwood, MA, antiques, treasures, trash, vintage, unique

WinSmith Mill Markets, norwood, MA, antiques, treasures, trash, vintage, unique

WinSmith Mill Markets, norwood, MA, antiques, treasures, trash, vintage, unique

There’s something for everyone…

WinSmith Mill Markets, norwood, MA, antiques, treasures, trash, vintage, unique

WinSmith Mill Markets, norwood, MA, antiques, treasures, trash, vintage, unique

And no effort is made to hide these historic mill buildings’ true character…

WinSmith Mill Markets, norwood, MA, antiques, treasures, trash, vintage, unique

WinSmith Mill Markets, norwood, MA, antiques, treasures, trash, vintage, unique

WinSmith Mill Markets, norwood, MA, antiques, treasures, trash, vintage, unique

Leave no stone unturned, as you search for that perfect something…

WinSmith Mill Markets, norwood, MA, antiques, treasures, trash, vintage, unique

The friendly vendors at WinSmith Mill Markets include ReMARKable Closeouts, Ramblin Rose, Old Bean Antiques, Vintage Thymes, Vintage Peacock, Attitudes Boutique, Posh Market, Gallery Two, Blue Bird Studios, W.G. Holding Co., and G.T. Vintage.

WinSmith Mill Markets, norwood, MA, antiques, treasures, trash, vintage, unique

Whether you are a seeker of the lost or a collector of the unique, or even if you have no interest in antiques, I recommend a visit.

And allow plenty of time; just when you think you’re done, another shop beckons.

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About Ed Spadoni

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6 Responses to A treasure hunt across the centuries

  1. What an eclectic bunch of stuff ! Another sign which would have fit right in with the others would have been one that reads, “No Stuff “. Ha! Nice photos, and very interesting, too.

  2. Prentis says:

    Love the multicolored chair shot. The place is certainly a target rich environment. Nice bunch of shots.

  3. izzysagenda says:

    Great photos, Ed. What a wonderful place to wander through. I could spend hours here. I love those old cameras. Blessings, dear friend.

  4. robin hanlon says:

    Hi Ed…Im the owner of Vintage Thymes, THANKS so much for blogging about our great shops!! Stop in sometime and introduce yourself to us!

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