Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Holiday Antique Shopping: Gilleys and Red Barn, Plainfield Indiana

In case you just cant stand shopping for ordinary at strip centers and ""Big box retailers between now and Christmas we will feature some Antiques Buyers destinations, all in the midwest, where you can actually find Victorian antiques without wading through tons of "mid century" thrift store crap.
Nicer than average fainting sofa, fairly priced.The bargain of this booth might be the Pump Organ at only 175.00!

Today we travel to Plainfield Indiana which is about 20 minutes east of Indianapolis on US40. The downtown has several small antiques shops but the "must see/must shop" is Gilleys and Red barn antiques located just west of downtown on US40.

Gilley's is at 5789 E US HWY 40 In Plainfield
Gilleys has always been a favorite Antique Mall of mine. It consistently has a good selection of Victorian era antiques.  Furniture is always on display and when it comes to "smalls" Gilleys is the perfect place to find that old Kitchen Tin or coffee grinder, find a replacement plate or Sit-a-bout to complete that table scape you are working on. For those of you who collect vintage jewelry a couple of vendors have a good offering of Jewelry ranging from Victorian cameos to art noveau. I have scored some major finds here over the years. There is also a large craft mall in the same complex for those last minute gifts.

Kaye's Red Barn Antiques Featured Victorian furniture like this selection featured here.

Kaye's Red Barn Antiques, next door, ALWAYS has Victorian furniture and  a good selection of projects needing upholstery. You will also find some good architectural salvage and stained glass.
One "bargain' at Kaye's was this button tufted settee priced under 200.00!

Its an old barn so head clearances are low in spots and the second floor is not heated or air conditioned so dress accordingly but it is worth the drive. They are only open Friday-Sundays but often expand their shopping schedule on the holidays. They also carry cast iron urns and other garden stuff. In the summer there is an outdoor flea market on weekend.
Kaye's Antiques Barn, 317-837-7574

Oh and bring your truck because if you are like me you will easily fill it up, I know I did last week when I took these pictures!

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