Have you ever been antiquing in Down East Maine? Check out these must-see antique stores and fantastic treasures we found while antiquing “Down East” this summer.
Where is Down East Maine? “Down East”, also “Downeast”, is a term for parts of eastern coastal New England and Canada, particularly the U.S. state of Maine and Canada’s Maritime Provinces, an area that closely corresponds to the historical French territory of Acadia. The phrase apparently derives from sailing terminology: sailors from western ports sailed downwind toward the east to reach the area. Source: Wikipedia
1. Pillars Antiques | Although I didn’t buy anything at this antique shop, this store was filled with beautiful vintage pine furniture and eclectic gardening pieces. Large and bold antiques that would fill any old New England home beautifully.
3. And right next door was the Maine Wicked Goods Mercantile. A shop with a combination of antiques, vintage, collectibles, and new gift shop wares. Super cute items with a coastal cottage type of theme. Definitely worth the walk around.