I’ve been going to the Upton House antique store in Littleton, Massachusetts, for years. On a recent, early spring day, I found myself in the area and decided to stop by.
Upton House Antiques has been around for almost forty years. It’s named after the former owners, in a converted barn. There are several rooms, providing a plenty of space to explore. Generally the focus is on farmhouse antiques. However, I always find an interesting variety, including nautical antiques, old books, yellow ware, just to name a few. Most antiques seem to be in the mid-to-late-1800's through the early-1900's. As a fan of old, wooden boxes, I always find at least a couple I’d love to take home.
I also always find a mix of other types of items, from reproduction hooks to scented candles in mason jars produced by a small business to place mats and napkins.
So much in the store is affordable, with almost everything I saw under $100 and plenty less than half of that. In talking with Eileen, the owner, she explained that she tries hard to keep things priced reasonably, to turn over the inventory, and to give people a reason to return.
Located right off of route 495, it’s very easy to find. As Eileen explained, its location offers a fun break for visitors headed up to northern New England or returning from it. Predictably, its busiest time is during the holidays. Regardless of when you may seek to visit, it’s open virtually every day of the year. Whenever you’re looking for a unique piece or driving through and seeking to stretch your legs, Upton House Antiques is certainly worth a visit!
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