On the Road to… The Berkshires

On the Road to... The Berkshires

Nestled between New York and Connecticut in the furthest reaches of Western Massachusetts, the Berkshires is a destination for anyone that loves antiquing, the Arts, nature and food.
The Berkshires has a long and rich history inspiring writers, artists, musicians, thought leaders, farmers, skiers, hikers, chefs, dancers… While the Berkshires embraces a world-class Arts community, and is known for its farm-to-table culinary movement and year-round recreational activities, it also offers antique lovers and collectors a trail of unique and varied shops not to be overlooked, and well-worth the travel.


ANTIQUE SHOWS, FLEA MARKETS, COLLECTIBLE EVENTS

27th Annual Antiquarian Book Fair
Saturday, July 25
John Dewey Academy, (Searles Castle)
389 Main St., Rt. 7, Gt. Barrington
Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market
Every Sunday thru November 29
Route 7, New Milford, CT
www.etflea.com
Sheffield Antiques Show
August 7-9, 10am-5pm
Mt. Everett Regional School, 491 Berkshire School Road, Sheffield, MA
www.sheffieldantiques.org
ANTIQUING RESOURCES
Berkshire County Antiques & Art Dealers Association (BCAADA)
A roadmap and introduction to 34 antiques and art dealers, each with a unique collection of quality pieces, many leading specialists in their respective fields.
www.bcaada.com
Berkshire Visitor’s Bureau
Complete visitor resource for what to do, where to go, where to stay and whatís happening in the Berkshires.
www.berkshires.org
Just the Berkshires.com
Community Calendar of Events
www.justtheberkshires.com
Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce
Visitor’s Center and Online Business Directory of Antique Shops in the tri-state Southern Berkshires.
www.southernberkshirechamber.com  (800) 269-4825 – Visitor’s Center
The Route 7 Antique Hunter’s Guide
Map and listing of antique dealers along Route 7 and adjacent roads in Massachusetts and Vermont.
www.antiquehuntersguide.com
AUCTION HOUSES
Copake Auctions
See web site for auction dates,  times, and details
266 Route 7A, Copake, NY
www.copakeauctions.com
Fontaine’s Auction Gallery
See web site for auction dates, times, and details
1485 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield, MA
www.fontainesauction.com
Meissner’s Auction Service
Auctions every Saturday, starting at 5pm
Route 20 & 22, New Lebanon, NY
www.meissnersauction.com
Ralph Fontaine’s Heritage Auctions
See web site for auction dates, times, and details
Route 22, Canaan, NY
www.fontaineheritage.com
State Line Auctions & Estate Services
Call for auction dates, times, and details
80 Main Street, Canaan, CT
(860) 453-4370

SHOPS AROUND TOWN & THE SOUTHERN BERKSHRIES

Finders Keepers
Antiques, Collectibles, Consignments
53 Main Street, Lee, MA
www.facebook.com/finderskeeperslee   413-394-4122
Finders Keepers features 3000 square feet of unique found treasures from the past in the heart of downtown Lee, MA. Come see our amazing displays of furniture, textiles, mid-century, art, advertising, industrial & more!
Cupboards & Roses
Swedish Painted Furniture & Folk Art
296 South Main Street (Route 7), Sheffield, MA
www.cupboardsandroses.com    413-229-3070
Cupboards & Roses Swedish Antiques offers one of the most extensive collections in America of 18th and 19th century painted furniture, lighting, mirrors, clocks, folk art, and more from Sweden and Europe.
Emporium Antiques Center
Antiques & Art Center
319 Main Street (route 7), Great Barrington, MA
www.EmporiumGB.com    413-528-1660
Save the Planet-Buy Antiques! From quirky to high class: Loetz Art Glass/Estate Jewelry/Mid-Century/ Fine Furniture/Le Petit Musee and 15 vendors. We play and sell vinyl!
Berkshire Great Finds
Cool Old Stuff
1840 Main Street (Rte. 7), Sheffield, MA
www.BerkshireGreatFinds.com    413-528-8059
A feel good destination-providing nostalgia, a blast of contemporary re-purposing, and a good old fashioned New England Yankee store experience with a fun, funky and function twist where old meets remade, recycled and revived. Our shop provides a huge variety of Antique, Vintage, collectible, Unique and Unique treasure hunting for your entertainment-over 6,000 sf of fun, funky and functional cool old stuff!
Ole T.J.’s Antique Barn
Antiques and Collectibles gathered from around the world
649 South Main Street (on Route 7, 1&1/2 miles South of Town of Sheffield, MA.)
E-mail: oltjbarn@verizon.net    413-229-8382
Two Floors and Rear Barn filled with American, Oriental, European, New Guinea and African furniture and accessories including jewelry, paintings, rugs, lamps, art objects and more. Join us in the Berkshires for favorable sales for our ardent antique hunters that will be announced at our shop during the months of July and August.
West Side Clock Shop
Discover the Art of Time
449 North Street, Pittsfield, MA
www.westsideclockshop.com    413-442-5484
Specializing in Repairs and Sales of Antique and Modern Clocks. A beautiful selection of antique clocks running and set to go. Hundreds of modern and traditional clocks in many styles and designs. Black Forest cuckoo clocks, Rhythm musical wall clocks and so much more! A family run business with over 35 years experience. Located in Downtown Pittsfield. Specializing in providing quality service and workmanship.

SHOPS AROUND HILLSDALE

Hillsdale Barn Antiques
Country, Americana, Folk Art
10394 State Route 22, Hillsdale, NY
www.hillsdalebarnantiques.com    518-325-1357
Frank and Rose Marie Francis, owners of Hillsdale Barn Antiques, have over 40 years experience buying and selling fine Country Americana and Folk Art. Youíll find 2,000 square feet of 18th and 19th C American country furniture as well as folk and outsider art, quilts, baskets, woodenware, hooked rugs, stoneware, country accessories, and more. Shop is open seasonally from April to October. Open weekends 11am-5pm and available most other days with a suggested call ahead.
Rodgers Book Barn
467 Rodman Road, Hillsdale, NY
www.rodgersbookbarn.com    518-325-3610
The place to find old and unusual books for over 40 years. Over 30,000 titles. Books bought and sold. Well worth the trip off the beaten path to curl up in one of the cozy armchairs nestled between the stacks, or help yourself to coffee as you browse through two floors of floor-to-ceiling books in a quaint old barn. Open summer, Thursday-Monday 11am-5pm; winter, Friday-Sunday, 11am-5pm.

On the Road to… The Berkshires