Timeless treasures: Uncover nostalgia in these 10 area must-visit vintage shops

While the weather outside may be frightful, it’s warm inside these ten must-visit vintage or antique shops in the North Coast.

Whether you’re looking for a cozy vintage sweater, or decor to warm up your home, these establishments promise to deliver timeless treasures this winter (and beyond).

Join us as we hit the snow-covered streets to discover charming and nostalgic items sure to keep the chill at bay.

The Back RoomThe Back Room
1521 Cleveland Road, Sandusky

Located inside Lake Erie Gifts & Decor, The Back Room is full of antique items like glassware, military memorabilia, and figurines. While you’re perusing The Back Room, be sure to check out the other offerings located in the 8,000-square-foot store.

Big Ship Salvage
Big Ship Salvage

11001 US Hwy 250 N unit d-1, Milan

This isn’t your typical antique shop. In business since 2002, Big Ship Salvage boasts the largest inventory of original nautical lighting and related nautical antiques in the U.S. Big Ship buys scrap from shipyards and transforms the pieces into nautical works of art.

Crosby's Antiques
Crosby’s Antiques

4 N. Main St., Milan

Located in Milan’s quaint town square, Crosby’s offers antique items that are as unique as the shop itself. Step back in time with vintage furniture finds like vanities and hutches and decorative pieces like lamps and vases.

Encore Consignment Shoppe
5487 Liberty Ave, Vermilion, OH 44089Encore Consignment Shoppe

This consignment store is full of items that will warm up any home. Vintage hatboxes, kitchen items, and even wedding dresses are just some of the treasures you’ll find among the shelves at Encore.

Lola's Vintage Lakehouse

Lola’s Vintage Lakehouse

212 Buckeye Blvd., Port Clinton

Lola’s offers something for every taste and age group, and one testimonial notes that shoppers can “look forever and not see everything.” Vintage knick knacks, tea sets, and furniture await those who want to warm up in the Lakehouse. 

Milan Inn-tiques

Milan Inn-Tiques Antique Store
29 E. Church St., Milan

On the base level of the historic 4,030-square foot building that houses the Milan Inn is Milan Inn-Tiques. Rooms upon rooms are filled with an ever-changing inventory of quality collectibles. After finding your favorite new pieces, pop over to the Coffee Station, which is attached to the shop.

Mousie Mae's Vintage Boutique
Mousie Mae’s Vintage Boutique

by appointment, Norwalk

This year marks 10 years of Mousie Mae, where owner Marci Snyder handpicks the vintage clothing and accessories for her Norwalk shop. Assemble your own ensemble or let Snyder help you pick out a new-to-you look.

Once Upon a Tyme
Once Upon a Tyme354 Rice St., Elmore

Take a step back in time at this family-owned shop in historic downtown Elmore. Once Upon a Tyme is a family-owned antique shop offering unique items from primitive furniture to Victorian. Owner Mike Pendleton offers a selection of accent pieces that compliment any home decor. 

Patina Creek
2425 West Monroe St., Sandusky
Patina Creek
One of Sandusky’s newest locations is Patina Creek, a venue, antique market, and rustic art gallery on Sandusky’s west side. The site carries many pieces of salvaged history from across Northern Ohio, and is a destination all on its own.

The Vintage Shop

The Vintage Shop

123-A Maple Street, Port Clinton

Take a step back in time with a stop at The Vintage Shop. There is something for everyone, with a wide selection of items from musical instruments, reading material, furniture, figurines, and more.