I’m so proud to announce the completion of my FREE downloadable e-book, A Guide to Antique Shopping in the Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro Region. I hope that if you’re visiting us from places like Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia, Richmond, or Roanoke — and beyond — that you’ll find it useful to planning your trip to our area.
The Guide will give you quick insight into the distinctive communities listed, as well as specifics about the most visible antique and vintage stores in those areas, and helpful links for places to eat, drink, and be merry while you’re in town.
And even if you’re local but always wanted to know more about some of our local antique shops, the guide will help you too. You can plan specific outings on different weekends and visit whole new parts of the area that you hadn’t thought of before. And I hope you’ll have fun doing so.
And I’d love to thank the Greater Augusta Regional Tourism (GART) office and each of the area’s tourism bureaus — Visit Staunton, Visit Augusta County, and Visit Waynesboro — for making the guide possible through a generous GART grant.
I’d also like to thank Curren Media Group for background research, and for the design and editing of the guide.
You can download your copy of the guide below.
Small Business Saturday
We are, of course, closed on Thanksgiving Day. But we do hope that you’ll come out this weekend for one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year.
Especially if you’re a person who isn’t exactly thrilled about the craziness implied in “Black Friday,” you’ll find that the gentle walking pace of vibrant downtown Staunton much easier and more enjoyable than mall mayhem and big box mania!
With our locals pulling out all the stops to decorate their windows with an irresistible combination of unique flair and holiday shine, and great places to eat or stop for wine or beer, celebrating community is the way to go.
Most businesses, including ours, are open all weekend, but there is a special focus on Small Business Saturday as a way to keep our local communities successful in an overly corporate and overly globalized world. So we hope you’ll come down to see just what makes Staunton so special.
At Staunton Antiques our vendors have gone the extra mile to bring in fabulous antique and vintage treasures, and have displayed them masterfully to give you a great browsing experience at all the old school finds you can imagine — from signature furniture pieces to out of this world table settings in ceramic and porcelain, from the best bling and costume jewelry to vintage clothing and textiles for your DIY projects, from comic books and history and coffee table books to kitschy pop culture throwbacks and zany record albums, from Civil War memorabilia and weapons to Native American and indigenous treasures, from Mid Century Modern all the way back to 18th century farmhouse — we’ve got it all and then some.
Come see for yourself.
In the meantime, please have a happy, healthy, safe, delicious, heartwarming, and stress-free Thanksgiving with friends and loved ones alike. Thaksgiving brings America together — let’s build on that and celebrate being one united country around our shared traditions!
–Ellen Boden, Proprietress, Staunton Antiques Center