Goderich Treasure Hunting
If you are a person for whom antiquing is a verb, then a trip to Goderich will really get you in the mood for a treasure hunt. Running the gamut from antique to vintage to used, there is literally something for everyone.
C’est LaRose is your quintessential antique shop. Owner Gary LaRose has an eye for quality and a passion for collecting that shows through in his store. It offers a varied selection of items from a wide range of eras, including antique dishes and glassware, mid-century collectables, vintage furniture and cool art pieces. Open year-round Thursday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call ahead to confirm. 519-440-7529. 51 South St., Goderich
C&E Used Furniture has been a staple for local collectors for years. Whether you are just looking for a good piece of used furniture or you are a serious collector, the Decherts’ barn is truly a great place to explore: used furniture, bric-a-brac, knick knacks, and a few thing-a-ma-bobs thrown in for good measure. They also have great deals on new and used mattresses, beds and rails. Open year-round, Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. 519-440-2560. Just south of Goderich off Highway 21. 34731 Dechert Rd., Goderich.
Parsons Used Furniture is the used furniture and appliance store run by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul with all proceeds going to benefit the community. The organization relies on donations, so the selection is varied and constantly replenished. Check the business out on Facebook. Monday to Saturday, 12 to 4 p.m. 417 Parsons Court, Goderich.
Goderich ReStore uses its retail outlet to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. This store also utilizes donations of furniture and building materials. Volunteers maintain a Facebook page, or visit www.habitathuroncounty.ca for more information. Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 120 Huckins St., Goderich.
Vaughan & Sullivan are just a short drive from Goderich in the charming hamlet of Auburn and are the newest players in the field, having just opened their doors last summer. They bill themselves as “All things retro, vintage, antique, kitsch” and their Facebook page can attest to that. Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 130 Goderich St., Auburn.
Dunlop Livery Antiques is located in an old barn at the corner of Highway 21 and County Road 25 (Blyth Road). It is an area tradition for antique collectors. Unfortunately, it isn’t feasible to heat the barn in the winter, but be sure to check the collection when warm weather returns in May. Open Friday to Sunday, May to Thanksgiving. www.dunlopliveryantiques.com, 519-525-7484