You keep staring at that corner of the living room wondering what to put there. You have a dresser in the guest room that needs SOMETHING, but you don’t know what. What are you going to do with all those trinkets you don’t want to get rid of? You have to put them SOMEWHERE.

But then again, if you’re an ace antique buyer, you’ll have no problem dealing with ANY of these issues.

THE BEST PLACES FOR ANTIQUE SHOPPING

Owensboro is full of great antique stores, but maybe you want to push your limits. Maybe you’ve ALWAYS wanted to take an “antique vacation” or maybe just an “antique STAYcation”. MAYBE, this summer is the summer you will. Kentucky has a lot to offer if that’s your game…the Sturgis Antiques Mall is a good example.

You could ABSOLUTELY do much worse than visit Cave City. There’s so much to do there AND you can go antiquing to your heart’s content.

And Hopkinsville? In fact, these guys RECOMMEND a summer visit.

KENTUCKY ANTIQUE TRAIL

What Sturgis and Cave City have in common is that they are both represented on the Kentucky Antique Trail, which includes 51 stops from the shopping area to Salt Lick, midway between Lexington and Ashland. The Hopkinsville store is NOT on the trail map, but I don’t know why. It looks like a treasure. The same goes for Bright’s Antique World in Franklin, which IS on the trail.

I love antiques, but sometimes I find something I really like and have NO room for them. An expert antique enthusiast would probably say to me, “You MAKE room for this.” And they would probably be right. I have an old table that I believe belonged to my great-grandmother. And I have my Uncle Charlie’s old quilt that weighs a ton that he made himself, which blows my mind.

THE ANCIENT TRAIL COVERS MUCH OF THE COMMONWEALTH

I’m going to “save my job” because I want to keep all of these places in mind for a getaway of my own. Of course, I would start here in Owensboro, then probably venture south to Greenville.

Next up would be a trip to Bowling Green, one of my favorite towns, and not even because of all the antiques to do there. But I could do a lot; you could too. Just look:

Now we have visited Flea Land and it is huge. These sellers spare no effort, offering a wide variety of collectibles for just about EVERY type of collector.

Have I tempted you enough? Are you creating a special savings account ONLY for your antique weekend purchases this summer?

So you are welcome.

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