Those who spend their Saturdays antique shopping will tell you that it's not about finding an item you need. It's about experiencing a connection with history and the value of each and every era.
No matter your age, when you peruse a shop full of antiques, you can find forgotten treasures from your childhood, or an unexpected appreciation for pieces you never knew existed.
Hertford has two shops that you must put on your treasure hunting trail.
Church Street Antiques
135 N Church St. Hertford, NC 27944
In Historic Downtown Hertford, Church St. Antiques is a large but intimate shop that feels a little like home. Here you can find items like vintage pyrex, fun cook books, and an extensive milk glass collection to give your kitchen character. Tubs full of vinyl records are waiting for the music lover's perusal, and John Deere toys from decades past beckon to the little boys. The antique gas pumps are a customer favorite, and they almost always have one or two in store. If you ever had the pleasure of using a rotary phone, be sure to bring your children or grandchildren in to see if they can guess how to make a phone call with it!
325 Ocean HWY S Hertford, NC 27944
Hertfordshire Antiques greets you just as you come into the town of Hertford as an antique mall and consignment center. Beautiful furniture pieces grace the floor in each section and gorgeous wooden tables hold china sets with patterns your grandmother may have owned. There is also a sweeping collection of jewelry for every occasion. There seems to be a never-ending supply of retro toys. Remember the original Trolls dolls, VHS tapes, and the Oscar Meyer Weenie Mobile? Yes, 80's babies, you can now find those things in your local antique store! Don't shoot the messenger.
Now, go ahead and plan your next antique shopping trail for Northeast NC, and be sure to visit Perquimans!