Old School: Antiquing in Boulder and Longmont

This is the second installment of a four-part 5280.com series about where to find vintage collectables, repurposed furniture, and other great antiques across the state. 

July 17 2014, 2:15 PM

—Image courtesy of 8th & Pearl Antiques.

Whether you're looking for a vintage nightstand or the perfect mirror, Boulder and Longmont may be just the place to find it. We popped into a few stores to shop–er, research–what treasures could be found.  


YOUR ITINERARY

1. 8th & Pearl Antiques, 740 Pearl St., Boulder

Located at the Eastern tip of the Pearl Street Mall, 8th & Pearl Antiques is overflowing—literally, onto the sidewalk—with a variety of textiles, silver, china, furniture, and books. We dig the early 1900s doctor bags and antique birdcages. And while the inventory changes daily, you can always find dried bushels of lavender, which are perfect for setting out in a guest bedroom.

2. Tables to Teacups Indoor Flea Market, 1420 Nelson Rd., Longmont

Tables to Teacups is one of the state’s largest indoor flea markets (the space is big enough that it once housed a for-sale antique derby car). While you won't find that ride parked inside now, there are stacks of dinning chairs, ornate candlesticks, and original Star Wars Lego sets. 

3. Clutter Consignment, 1909 9th St., Boulder

At any given moment, Clutter Consignment may have an oversized sectional sofa or a barely used 10-seat oak dining set for sale–and that’s part of the fun. For 16 years, this shop has consigned the area’s furniture and home décor. Give yourself plenty of time to browse through the dish room and frame and mirror section.