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Strike gold at Amador County’s antique shops, where opportunities abound for treasure seekers to find unique items to adorn their homes with California flair. From Victorian-era furniture to kitschy décor, local stores offer no shortage of zany items for any antiquer to discover their “Eureka!” moment. Enjoy your own “Antiques Roadshow” as you mine for trinkets along the historic Highway 49, which was swept by waves of people seeking their riches during the California gold rush.
Below are a few of our favorite antique shops in Gold Country:
From Campbell’s Soup signs and garden treasures to vintage clothing and home furnishings, Antiques Downstairs in Jackson has everything a shopper could want. Nine vendors are part of this collective on Main Street that offers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Between unique dishes galore and Depression-era glass in many hues, along with cups and saucers, salt and pepper shakers and more, there’s something weird and wonderful for every buyer.
An unexpected blend of new and old graces shoppers at The Antique Gardener in Sutter Creek. Browse an ever-changing selection of European and American antiques, which include galvanized tubs and planters, garden chairs and architectural salvage. Succulents, herbs, perennials and an assortment of containers filled with freshly planted flowers can be found in the garden that inspires the shop’s name.
Located on the ground level of a historic bakery and restaurant, Meyer's Antiques and Heather in the Hills in Amador City take us back to two different periods of time: the era of gold mining and the ancient times of the Scottish people. Meyer’s Antiques has a collection of libation-themed advertising, authentic whiskey bottles, gambling artifacts, saloon hardware and other antiques. Heather in the Hills features Scottish-made finery, heraldic mugs, finely restored scales, gumball machines and other devices to take visitors back to Scotland of the past.
Objects from the historic Gold Rush era abound at Miller’s Antiques & Collectibles in Amador City. Authentic sheriff badges, whiskey bottles, handcuffs and other pieces tell the history of Amador County and the surrounding gold mining areas. Combined with the historic buildings in town, the museum focuses on women of the gold rush, while offering a walking tour and signature antiques.
You never know what you’ll find but let the treasure hunt begin at Old West Antiques in Sutter Creek, which has a diverse collection ranging from furniture of the past to cut-and-pressed glass to costume jewelry and charming collectables. Look for vintage furnishings, paper ephemera, teacups, saucers and more collectables than you thought possible.
Dating back to 1897, Sutter Creek Antiques is full of incredible items from silver, china and glassware to furniture, vintage advertisements and lighting. Sutter Creek Antiques specializes in antique lighting from the 1850s to the 1930s and takes pride in their restorations. Over the years, they have provided lighting for the historic preservation of many old homes, the California State Parks Museums and movie sets.
Filled to the brim with laces, textiles, quilts, vintage clothing, sewing items and many other delightful treasures, Victorian Closet in Amador City features owner Sally Knudson's fantastic collection of authentic Victorian-era fabrics, finery and personal adornments. Knowledgeable in fabrics and clothes of the era, Knudson has a notable eye for finding the highest quality garments available. Buying from England and France as well from U.S. sources, items found in Victorian Closet are the very best of the best from an intimately personal side of history.
With a warehouse in Jackson and a showroom in Sutter Creek, Water Street Antiques & Interiors is known across the country for unique products. The beloved family-owned shop showcases European and colonial antiques, reclaimed furnishings, a repurposed industrial collection, custom dining room tables, exciting home accessories, colorful fair-trade textiles and much more. In the early days, their antiques were procured by the family from the farmlands of Ireland and eventually diverse locations including Argentina, Vietnam and Indonesia.
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