Love finding forgotten treasures to transform your home’s décor? You’re not alone! Shows like the History Channel’s “American Pickers” and HGTV’s “Flea Market Flip” have created a huge market for shabby chic, antique and industrial décor.
But, you don’t have to travel the country searching through old barns to find something memorable, the East Valley has great resources in Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Tempe and Queen Creek. We’ve curated a list of our 10 favorite places to find unique vintage décor and inspired makers crafts to fit your personality and budget.
Our favorite place to find furniture and decor that are creative, yet affordable, the Old Brick House Vintage Market is open the second weekend of each month. The market has repurposed furniture, décor, crafts, jewelry and up cycled clothing each month, so return often. Makers are talented and can customize furniture and other décor upon request. One of the best selections of shabby, primitive, antique, up cycled and industrial items in the Valley.
Location: 202 W. Main, Mesa
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with evening hours on Saturday.
Website/Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/oldbrickhouse/
The oldest antique mall in Mesa, the Antique Plaza has spent the last twenty years providing locals and tourists with a great air-conditioned place to search for gems from the past. Antique Plaza’s owner, Greg Farr, has dedicated his life to running a top-notch antique business and welcomes multiple antique vendors to share a range of furniture, books, toys, serving ware and décor. Great place to search for vintage glassware and plates.
Location: 114 W. Main St., Mesa
Hours: Open 362 days out of the year, M-Sat, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.
Website/Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/AntiquePlazaMesa
A 34,000-square-foot warehouse offering a wide arrange of antique, vintage and re-purposed décor to meet the latest design trends. Items from Mid Century Modern, Steam Punk, Urban Salvage, Chippy, and Re-purposed, through Deco, Depression, Early Americana, Mercantile, European, Western, Native American, Yard Salvage, Advertising, Ephemera and much more.
Location: 1300 S. Country Club Drive, Mesa
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Website/Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/AntiqueCityWarehouse
Shop and browse for hours at a fun, friendly and family-owned antique and vintage shop. With over 300 dealers and 68,000 square feet between two stores in Wisconsin and Mesa, Arizona, you’re sure to find what you’re looking—or not looking—for. Unique gift ideas, collector’s items, décor and more.
Location: 2049 W. Broadway Rd., Mesa
Hours: M-Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Website/Social Media: http://callitnewcallitantique.com/stevens-point-wi/4480464
Our second favorite spot to find something really special, this event includes about 6,000 square feet of incredible home/garden decor and is open for only four days each month. There’s always something unforgettable to take home, and Highland Vintage offers complimentary in-store design service to help make your design visions a reality. Check website for show dates and themes.
Location: 1509 N Arizona Ave., Chandler
Hours: Thursday – 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday/Saturday 9 a.m. -7 p.m., Sunday 10 am – 3 p.m.
Website/Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/Highlandyardvintage/
A 58,000 square foot antiques and collectibles mall with a friendly staff plus a fantastic café. Merchant Square offers access to old and new, antiques, vintage, gifts, home decor, boutique clothing and accessories, and much, much more! We’ve loved the old bomber desks and other décor we’ve found here.
Location: 1509 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler
Hours: M, T, Th, Fr, Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Wed. 10-8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Website/Social Media: http://merchantsquareantiques.com/
The husband-and-wife team of Amanda and Alex Kolski live in Gilbert. They collect and sell vintage, rustic, industrial, upcycled and recycled goods. Occasionally they host their own events. Find their pieces at the Rustic Hutch in Mesa, Highland Yard Vintage in Chandler, Merchant Square in Chandler and twice a year at the Junk in the Trunk market.
Location: Various locations
Hours: Various days/times
Website/Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/offthedirtroadaz/
What a wonderful spot to find amazing décor and crafts for your home. Marketplace 42 features more than 60 different artisans, meaning there really is something for every style and budget. Another plus, they offer craft classes so you can proudly display your own craft masterpieces at home. Their theme – The answer to everything in stylish décor – is on display seven days a week in Gilbert.
Location: 825 S Cooper Ste. B3, Gilbert, SE corner of Cooper & Warner
Hours: Tues-Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun/Mon., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Website/Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/Marketplace42/
Called “everyone’s favorite flea market,” you’ll have a great time finding vintage, antique, handmade, collectibles, vintage furniture, clothing, jewelry and odds and ends in an outdoor market. Open rain or shine, this reminds us of going to a swap meet as a child, only much better treasures await at the Thieves Market.
Location: 1500 N McClintock Dr, Tempe,
Hours: First Saturday of the month, Oct. – April, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Website/Social Media: http://thievesmarketvintageflea.com/
Cost: General admission tickets are $3, but those interested in the early bird special can pay $6 and get in at 8 a.m.
A little shopping, a little wine equals the perfect vintage shopping experience! Vintage and Vino offers one-of-a-kind vintage goods, re-purposed furniture, handmade goods and more at Horseshoe Park in Queen Creek. General Admission and Early Entry Tickets Sold at the Door (cash only).
Location: Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre, 20464 East Riggs Road, Queen Creek
Hours: Oct. and March each year, 10 – 7 p.m.
Website/Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/vintageandvino/
Cost: Wine Packages sold online and at the door, Early Entry: $10 w/out wine package; General Admission: $5, Kids 12 and under free.
Where’s your favorite place to find treasures from the past? What else should we add to this list?
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