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Winsmith MILL Market, Norwood, Massachusetts: the Emerald City for
Antiques and Shabby Chic Shoppers
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Just as I thought antique shopping in New England was getting old,
along comes Winsmith MILL Market in Norwood, Mass.
Tucked away in a former mill building off Route 1A, the sight of the
18th century Winsmith MILL Market
in four imposing former tannery buildings
seems nearly improbable given its hidden jewel status and astonishing
selection of merchandise. Antique and shabby chic shoppers who thought
they had seen it
all most likely say on first impression, "How could I have not known
about this place?"
Open weekly Friday through Sunday, the Wisnmith MILL Market is one of those places where one never knows where to start first.
The multi vendors -- often with connected shops through the virtual
maze -- come across as a close-knit community with businesses that
bridge the look of an antique store, vintage shop, country
store and bargain discount center. It's all hard
to fully describe, but the Winsmith folks like
to refer to the complex as an "Antique to Shabby Chic, to Victorian
Artisan Market." The old mill appearance provides
perfect setting for shopping and getting a good walk in during the
Entrance to ReMARKables at the Winsmith MILL Market.
For starters, the vendors at Winsmith MILL Market
furniture, clothing, jewelry, collectibles, paintings, arts and crafts,
books, records, old radios and cameras, kitchenware, home furnishings
and appliances -- just about everything under the sun, or, as the other
cliche goes, "everything but the kitchen sink." I know many people who
have made their homes look
better by purchasing useful, meaningful and high quality merchandise at
the Mill -- and, with other goods, finding exactly what they were
looking for in one of the seven shops and more than 200 vendors at the
27 acre complex. Although a hidden jewel, up to 2,000 people visit the
Winsmith MILL Market on any given weekend. Let's take a look at a few
of the charming, quaint shops packed to the gills with merchandise...
Hollie's Place at Winsmith MILL Market.
Diggin' Daisy's at Winsmith MILL Market.
Outside vendor at the Winsmith MILL Market.
There's even a farm stand, as well as a gardening center...
Definitely plan on spending at least a few hours here. While some of the
merchandise is high end, most people find incredible bargains here,
Winsmith is largely a budget-friendly place with many great deals for
the budget-minded. Additionally, what you see one week could be gone
the next, as evidenced by movie makers recently clearing out books from
one of the stores for an upcoming movie! Still, books could be found in
the Mill (and, in this case, oddly positioned next to a barbershop pole
and colored lights)...
Books, book, books at the Winsmith MILL Market.
Winsmith MILL Market not
only sells treasures, but is a treasure in
itself. It's pure fun navigating the shops, the vendors are generally
friendly and helpful, and the chances of coming out with something you
truly need, or might not, is very high. It's also an arts,
cultural and service-oriented center as home to the Norwood Art
Association, the Grass Roots Cultural and Performing Arts Center
(music, art, film, community gatherings and performances) and
specialists like the "Harley Healer" who fixes motorcycles,
professional photographers, artists, and dog trainers
An added bonus: The Mill Market
is located only 15 miles southwest of Boston, making it very convenient
for city residents with an affinity for antiques and shabby chic
shopping shop close
Ramblin Rose Vintage Home and Garden shop at the Winsmith MILL Market.
If you love shopping in famous antiques and shabby chic destinations
like Putnam, Conn.,
Stamford, Conn., Wells, Maine, Essex, Mass.
and North Kingstown, R.I., as well as the Brimfield Fair, then chances
are you will be fascinated by the Winsmith MILL
Market. I was certainly taken by surprise, but
from this point on
will place this unlikely gem on the best places to shop for antiques
and shabby chic in
ReMARKables at the Winsmith MILL Market.
For those who love antiques shopping, be sure to not pass
by on this
unusual, unlikely yet wonderful ancient shopping mall complex. What a
fabulous place to find great merchandise for the home, office, and
Winsmith MILL Market is located at 61
Endicott St. in Norwood, MA. Tel. (781) 269-4175. Facebook fan page: https://www.facebook.com/WINSMITHMILLMARKET/
One entrance to the Winsmith MILL Shops.
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