The Berkshires Blog

Antiquing For the Perfect Gift

Circa in PittsfieldShopping for gifts during the holidays can become mundane with the typical items found at the ‘big box’ stores, but have you ever thought to look for a gift for that special someone at an antique shop? The Berkshires has an abundance of antique shops where you can find the perfect gift for just about anyone, from jewelry to tableware to unique knickknacks, a special gift is just waiting to be discovered.

Berkshire Emporium and Antiques in North Adams is a known hot spot for shoppers. There is always something new to see as you browse this place which encompasses two floors filled to the brim with affordable antiques and select vintage items. Their website is almost as much fun as the store, so you can shop virtually on their online site if you can not make it to the Berkshires this season.

Another outstanding shop, located in Pittsfield, is Circa. This sophisticated shop specializes in Mid-Century Modern and Danish Modern pieces. Here you can find distinctive gifts, vintage clothing, furniture, and much more. This shop is a favored destination for those seeking a statement piece of furniture, lighting, or artwork for the home. Inventory changes frequently, so if you are unsure of what your gift recipient may like, a gift certificate might be a nice choice.

Charles Flint Fine Art and Antiques in Lenox is celebrating its fiftieth year in business and they are currently offering a 25% discount on everything in the gallery. With items such as Shaker work counters from the 1820’s to paintings by Dutch Masters, Hudson River painters or Abstract artists, you’re bound to impress your recipient with the gift of a lifetime.

In Great Barrington, you’ll find Elise Abrams Antiques specializing in antique dinnerware. Whether you choose a piece of beautiful porcelain stemware or an entire dinner service, your special someone will most likely think of you every time they set their dinner table with their special gift.

Or visit the quaint town of Sheffield, the Antique Capital of Massachusetts! Cupboards and Roses Swedish Antiques is where you’ll see a gorgeous display of antique, hand painted furniture from Sweden. This long-standing store has been featured in several national magazines and you’ll experience a sense of serenity as soon as you enter this magnificent space. Perhaps you’ll choose a lovely cupboard or table for your special someone to cherish. Painted Porch Antiques has quintessential country furniture and accessories and Susan Silver Antiques specializes in English and Continental 18th and 19th-century furniture and decorative accessories.

No matter which antique or vintage shop you find yourself in while shopping in the Berkshires, the perfect gift is waiting for you to stumble upon.