The Best Home Bargains in New England
They say home is where the heart is, and we think it should be easy to make your house a home without breaking the bank. To help, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite places to find the best home bargains in New England, with help from our May/June 2011 issue.
BEST ARCHITECTURAL ARTIFACTS
Admac Salvage, Littleton, NH
You don’t have to be renovating a Victorian mansion to find something to obsess about here, where the inventory extends from brass doorknobs ($20 and up) to claw-footed bathtubs (from $250).
Tannery Marketplace, 111 Saranac St. 603-444-1200; admacsalvage.com
Stowe Kitchen Bath & Linens, Stowe, VT
Soaps to stemware, linens to lotions, gadgets galore–the place is packed to the rafters, with great deals in the sale section.
1813 Mountain Road. 800-244-6813, 802-253-8050; stowekitchen.net
BEST TILE TREASURES
Bantam Tileworks, Bantam, CT
Fired up by a many-colored spectrum of ceramic-topped trays and handmade tableware, owners Darin Ronning and Travis Messinger make their one-of-a-kinds affordable, with prices from $20 to $100.
931 Bantam Road (Route 202). 860-361-9306; bantamtileworks.com
BEST VINTAGE ACCESSORIES
What Cheer Antiques, Providence, RI
Vintage books, clothing, jewelry, vinyl records, embroidered fabrics, ephemera and maps, Victorian hardware, and other surprises crowd this underground shop.
7 South Angell St. 401-861-4244
BEST TREASURE HUNT
RE, North Kingstown, RI
Consignments span the 1600s to today, with a specialty in Early American and European furnishings. Prices for every wallet, from a $20,000 William Shayer oil painting to $3 costume jewelry.
7512 Post Road. 401-667-5996