By LAURI GROSS
Whether you call it vintage or antique, and whether you prefer curated or quaint, Northeast Ohio’s east side provides fascinating and fun destinations for treasure hunters on the prowl for the perfect addition to their home. Here are a few to visit this season.
Andrew’s Estate Treasures, Jewelry and Liquidations
AndrewsEstateTreasuresLiquidations.com, no fixed address, 440.465.5882
Owner Drew Hohenfeld wants to hear from you if you have a couple items to sell or a whole estate that needs to go. Drew will assess your situation – throughout the Cleveland/Akron area and nationally – professionally display anything for sale, and mark the items for sale. Follow him on Facebook and Instagram for updates on his local and out-of-state shows (including many in Pittsburgh, Florida and Atlanta). Drew and his staff of experts in antiques and history enjoy helping clients realize top value for their property in reliable, fast and honest transactions.
Antiques on the Square
ChardonAntiquesOnTheSquare.com, 101 Main St, Chardon, 440.286.1912
Antiques on the Square features three floors and more than 6,000 square feet of antiques from more than 20 dealers, in a renovated 1868 building on Chardon Square. The shop carries Victorian, oak, country and mahogany furniture; jewelry and ladies’ accessories; glassware; china; linens; prints; paper collectibles; fishing, golf and sports memorabilia; military memorabilia and more. Some of the dealers have been with Antiques on the Square since the shop opened in 1985. Antiques on the Square is a four-time winner of the best antique store category in the Fox 8 Cleveland Hot List, and was also selected as the winner of the Best of the Best for 2013 and 2014 in the Antiques Shop category by another local paper.
Auntie’s Antique Mall, Parkman
Visit on Facebook (no website), 15567 Main Market Rd (St. Route 422), Parkman, 440.548.5353
Known as Geauga County’s largest treasure chest, Auntie’s Antique Mall features 150 booths from nearly 60 vendors of antiques, vintage items and collectibles. Shoppers love Auntie’s inventory that changes just about every day as they browse jewelry, coins, vintage linens and clothing, artwork, mirrors, lighting, furniture, knickknacks, décor for every holiday and special occasion, and more. This summer, don’t miss the outdoor courtyard brimming with garden décor. Among the vendors are some with specialties in mid-century items, sports memorabilia and military memorabilia.
Century Home Antiques and Estate Liquidations
CenturyHomeAntiques.com, 9959 Chillicothe Road, Kirtland, 440.256.3778
One of Kirtland’s historical destinations, Century Home Antiques and Estate Liquidations is located in a home built in 1791 that is now lovingly filled with antiques and collectibles, plus a treasure trove of concrete garden statuary including fountains, benches, bird baths, animal statues, and planters. Century Home Antiques is also well known for its antique horse-drawn buggies and sleighs, and visitors love the farm setting, which is complete with strolling chickens. Owner June Kleinsorge has been a leading Ohio estate liquidator for more than 30 years. She has liquidated some of the most beautiful homes in the Cleveland area, and conducts successful estate sales and often buys entire estates to sell in her unique store. June also carries a huge selection of live flowering plants, herbs, shrubs and trees.
Country Collections Antique Mall
Visit on Facebook (no website), 15848 Nauvoo Rd # D, Middlefield, 440.632.1712
With 4,500 square feet of space and 48 dealers, Country Collections Antique Mall is a must-stop for many on the Ohio Antiques Trail. This no-frills destination is brimming with great finds including furniture, trinkets, kitchenware, tabletop items, seasonal décor, tablecloths, mirrors, artwork, lamps, an eye-popping assortment of jewelry, and more. Shoppers love the rural setting and the reasonable prices. The manageable size means it won’t require a whole day to see everything. Nearby downtown Middlefield offers great restaurants when the shopping is done.
Pavilion Home and Floral
PavillionCle.com, 12433 Cedar Rd, Cleveland Heights, 216.795.5488
Pavilion Home & Floral offers unique and classic products made to last. Everything in the store is carefully selected and curated, including vintage items and new pieces. Pavilion offers an eclectic mix of 18th, 19th and 20th century antiques mixed with custom upholstery, home accessories, art, contemporary furniture and books on interiors and gardens. Pavilion Home represents several international product lines including Lillian August for Hickory White, Arteriors Home lighting and accessories, Visual Comfort lighting, Bliss Studio accent furniture, Match Pewter, and Richard Ginori tabletop. Shoppers will always find beautiful faux floral arrangements in the store and the Pavilion floral designer is happy to create custom fresh arrangements to brighten any home.
Secret Garden Antiques
Secret-Garden-Antique-Mall.Business.site, 196 S. Chillicothe Rd, Aurora, 330.562.7198
Located in Aurora’s historic district, this cute, fun 3,000-square-foot shop is bright, open, and inviting. The inventory has plenty to satisfy seekers of antiques and collectibles but also offers surprises including glamourous mid-century cocktail glasses and barware, chic décor, jewelry including a nice selection from Europe, comics, smaller furniture items, and an on-site seamstress who does alterations by appointment (including for whole wedding parties).
By Cynthia Schuster Eakin
When it comes to antiques and collectibles, the thrill of the hunt is half of the fun.
Summertime is a cool time to hunt down hot bargains at area antique and consignment shops. If you are looking to purchase items to enhance your home and your lifestyle, then add visiting these west side businesses to you summer bucket list.
Pzazz—A Consignment Salon, specializes in pre-owned fine jewelry, artwork, Royal Doulton, Lladros, Hummels, Rockwood, McCoy and Roseville pottery, crystal, sterling silver, coins, Swarovski and Czech colored glass.
Owner Dale Jones attends 14 antiques and collectibles shows around the country every year. “That is where I find a lot of the jewelry we feature,” he explained. “People come to Pzazz because they collect antique jewelry. We have a full showcase of Navajo Indian and silver jewelry. Right now, we are featuring two pairs of Chanel earrings, a Cartier broach and a sapphire and diamond necklace and earring set.”
Registered in both Cuyahoga and Summit counties for appraisals, Jones offers free in-home consultations. Pzazz-A Consignment Salon, at 25955 Detroit Rd. in Westlake, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday. Phone 440.899.8035.
Flower Child has been keeping Cleveland cool with great 20th century gear, including items from the 1930s through the 1980s. Around every corner is more vintage, hand-selected and displayed as it would have been originally sold.
From funky furniture, art and housewares, to clothes and accessories that match, Flower Child transforms shopping into a time traveling experience. You might go from a modern 1950’s living room to a sci-fi 1970’s kitchen, to a plush ‘60’s bedroom, all within the space of 20 steps.
“The market is very different today that in the past,” according to Rita Pahl of Flower Child. “We are in a transition period. Our staples were things from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. We’re starting to see a demand for newer vintage, from the 1980s and even the 1990s.”
“We have always focused on mid-century modern and mid-century kitsch,” she said. “But, our demographic is growing younger. And, what is new to us is old to them.”
Flower Child, 11508 Clifton Blvd,, is open on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon to 8 p.m., and on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Call 216-939-9933.
If you are looking for unique items to give your home that my-style look, the Lakewood Antique Mall is the place to find them. Joanna Klymiuk knows her store’s inventory from top to bottom.
“People don’t seem to be collecting anything in particular anymore,” according to Klymiuk. “If anything, they come in looking for Depression glass. When buying furniture, these days people prefer old, painted or distressed furniture to antiques.”
A treasure trove of antiques, collectibles, arts and crafts, Lakewood Antique Mall is at 16928 Detroit Ave. in Lakewood. Phone 216.221.7650.