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Time for Treasure Hunting in Waynesboro

February 18, 2021
Stories, Arts & Culture

It’s a new year. You’ve finished decluttering, and with the winter weather, you’ve probably watched a slew of home-improvement and home decorating shows. How about bringing in some new furniture or decor that’s unique, won’t break the bank, and will also help reduce your carbon footprint? Check out these Waynesboro area antique and second-hand stores!

 

In Town:

 

Alpha and Omega / 232 Arch Ave.

Recently opened in a new location, Alpha and Omega is a classic antique store, specializing in all things vintage and unique. Look for major additions like architectural details and furniture, or cozy up your space with mid-century quilts, collectibles, primitives and pottery. You can also find prints and paintings to brighten up your walls. If you’re a collector, you can score big on Civil War relics, maps, and fossils. Alpha and Omega also carries a large selection of books, records, dolls, and local memorabilia.

 

 

Layne’s / 1739 N. Delphine Ave.

Layne’s Antiques has been a Waynesboro staple for years. The multi-level space is a lot bigger than it looks from outside, and it is loaded with goodies of all sorts, from furniture to small collectibles. If you’re seeking knowledge about antiques, the owners have plenty and are willing to share.

 

Habitat ReStore / 252 Arch Ave.

You can’t beat a trip to the Habitat ReStore. Not only will you find something to take home at a very reasonable price, you’re also promoting sustainability, and supporting Habitat for Humanity. Habitat offers all sorts of bargains on furniture, lighting, collectibles, and more. You can also score major deals on appliances and building supplies like gently used or extra cabinets, tile, lamps, doors, countertops, and bathroom fixtures.

 

 

Bargain Barn / 426 N. Commerce Ave.

The Bargain Barn sells both used and new items at greatly reduced prices. All furniture and appliances are steam cleaned and sterilized before being put on the floor for sale. This family-run store always stocks a nice selection of living and bedroom room furniture, including mattress sets with 10-15-year warranties. You’ll also find dining tables, china cabinets, and appliances (with 30-day warranties). Looking for collectibles, televisions, and pictures? The Bargain Barn has all that, too. The inventory turnover is quick, so there’s always something new here. Delivery is available.

 

Gio’s Treasures / 305 E. Main St.

Gio’s Treasures is packed with an eclectic and constantly rotating selection of tools, shoes, electronics and gaming equipment, jewelry, furniture, and much, much more. Check out the wide selections of name-brand handbags and sports jerseys. Browse the vintage lawn ornaments out front, grab a used copy of a game or DVD, and before you leave, treat your belly to a bite at nearby Gio’s Salvadorian.

 

Tubular Toy Box / coming soon to 130 N. Wayne Ave.

Tubular Toy Box has been in Waynesboro for over a year, but is currently in the process of moving to a new, larger space in the same block as their original home. This unique toy store specializes in vintage toys, collectibles, comics, and other nostalgic finds. Embrace your inner kid at their new arcade filled with antique games! Check out their Facebook page to keep up with their progress.

 

 

Nearby:

 

Stuarts Draft Antique Mall / 3304 Stuarts Draft Hwy.

Head out of town on 340 to Stuarts Draft, where 50 dealers stock the well-organized booths at Stuarts Draft Antique Mall. This mall has been in operation for 26 years and it’s open seven days a week. You can find sturdy antique furniture as well as collectibles and artwork. There’s even a vintage fashion section that sells purses, shoes, hats, dresses and more. You’ll experience strong feelings of nostalgia as you view items from times and lives past.

 

Factory Antique Mall / 50 Lodge Ln.

Formerly a Genesco clothing factory, the Factory Antique Mall has been growing and thriving since 1996. In fact, at over 135,000 square feet, it’s the largest antique mall in the country! You might need a few hours (or more) to explore the whole place, but fortunately there’s a cafe inside. Voted Best in the Valley by Virginia Living Magazine for the past nine years, the mall will evoke memories of another era. You’ll find jewelry, toys from your youth (and before), furniture, primitives, historical memorabilia, collectibles, and more. The webpage is helpfully ordered into sections and each offers a glimpse of what you might find inside.

 

 

Verona Antiques / 307 Lee Hwy.

Just down the road, find Verona Antiques, another shop housed in a building with a former life, this time a roller rink. Verona Antiques strives to offer you the best prices on high-quality antiques, cool art, and furniture. New merchandise is added all the time, and the website offers peeks of what’s available.

 

Treasures for Love / 2296 Jefferson Hwy.

Treasures for Love is clean and organized. Inside, you’ll find lots of second-hand furnishings, decor, and clothing for good prices. Proceeds support LOVE Inc, which helps local churches support the community’s needy.

 

The internet is loaded with tutorials on how to clean and give new life to your second-hand finds. Head out and treasure hunt in and around Waynesboro to find something amazing today.