Country Store Antiques in Trenton, Maine

Two years ago my friend Heather from Massachusetts and I took a trip up to Bar Harbor for a little winter getaway and one of the places we stopped at along the way was an antique store in a big red building. 

Only I couldn’t remember the name of the antique store and have been searching for it ever since because they had a really cool lobster sign there that I wanted {to recreate}.

Well yesterday while The Girl and I were out and about we found the antique store! It’s called Country Store Antiques and it’s in Trenton, Maine.

And not only did they have a similar lobster sign to the one I saw 2 years ago, but they had a bunch of other fun signs as well. I have NO idea where I could put one of these signs… but they’re unique, made one at a time by a real human and they make me smile. 

They’re also painted on old pieces of barn wood or doors which I think is kind of fun too.

I don’t know about you, but I love antique stores. You never know what you’re going to find or if the prices will be crazy high or a total steal and I think that’s part of the fun of going to them.

$395 for an old fashioned butter churn. WOWZA. Cool, but $395 buys a lot of butter {but then again, maybe not for long}.

An old apple basket $45. I love the handles on old baskets. It’s like they were meant for carrying. 😉

Another cool thing we spotted was an antique hooked rug that was mounted on a wooden backing.

I’ve been wanting to hook a large rug to hang on our family room wall for sometime now, but didn’t want to just tack it up on the wall {like I’ve done with other rugs}. Seeing how the rug was mounted onto a wooden frame and how the sides were wrapped in wool strips was very helpful.

Now I just need to design something special to hook so I can display one of my rugs. 

$3.00 for an old rusty can of beer. It kind of makes me want to start collecting the old Fireball bottles we are always finding alongside the road. Who knows, maybe 20 years from now they’ll be collector items.

My old phone!!! Did you have one of these when you were a teenager? If you did, you probably had a Swatch watch, big hair and wore stirrup pants too. 🙂 If yours is sitting in a box in your parent’s basement the vendor at the antique store was asking $40 for their phone.

$225 for an old dresser that you probably could have bought at The Salvation Army 5 years ago for $20. Yikes.

And last but not least, an attic full of books.  I could have spent a solid 2 hours up there going through the American folk art and gardening books if we would have had more time.

Antique stores, you just never know what you’re going to find. 🙂

Here’s to a sunny and productive weekend, 


P.S. What is YOUR favorite thing to look for when you’re out antiquing? Curious minds want to know.

Country Store Antiques
410 Bar Harbor Rd
Trenton, ME 04605


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