One of these nice fall days, grab a friend and plan a day poking around a few of the antique stores and resale shops in Clinton County. You’ll uncover a wealth of wonderful items—and if you’re a collector, may find another gem to add to your stash.
You can get lost for hours at the Ten Pin Antique Mall in Carlyle. Housed in a former bowling alley—the inspiration for its name—the space is divided into stalls of different vendors with a dizzying array of items. You’ll see antiques, refurbished items, collectibles and crafts of all kinds, including furniture, decorating and kitchen items, Americana memorabilia and so much more. Dealers are always moving or adding to their merchandise, which makes every shopping trip here interesting. And just in time for the holidays, the many dealers have brought in seasonal decorating and gift items, such as cute antique toys and ceramic snowmen.
Ten Pin Antique Mall
11515 State Route 127, Carlyle
Drive over to nearby Centralia and you can visit Forever Clothing and Accessories. This consignment store sells gently-used items including jeans, shirts, shoes and baby clothes. It’s a great place to check for name labels too.
Forever Clothing and Accessories
118 S. Locust Street, Centralia
Over in Carlyle, check out the town’s Crescent Moon gift shop. With 4,000 square-feet of space, you’ll find plenty to amuse you. There’s a little something for everyone, including home decorating pieces, candles, quilts, table lines and artwork. Also on sale now are holiday-themed decorating and gifting items.
The Crescent Moon
3720 12th Street, Carlyle
Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Most shops are closed on Sundays and Mondays, and where times aren’t given, you can always call ahead to make sure they’re open.
You never know what treasures you might find when shopping in Clinton County, but one thing is guaranteed—you’ll find a good dose of friendliness!