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Hunt for vintage finds in Kingston, Saugerties and Hurley

Hunt for vintage finds in Kingston, Saugerties and Hurley

After nearly two years at home looking at the same things, fire up your imagination with a day trip to six very different antique shops in Kingston, Saugerties and Hurley, where wares range from classic emerald rings and antique reclaimed cast iron medicine cabinets. first edition columns and books.

The distance from the furthest points on this route is around 20 minutes, so you can easily visit each store in a day with a stop for lunch, assuming you don’t get lost in the nostalgia snowdrifts. Don’t have all day? Shops and the Saugerties restaurant are within walking distance of each other. Check days and times before you go – some establishments are only open on limited days. Fridays and Saturdays are your best bet to see them all.

A glamorous start at the Saugerties Antiques Center — Saugerties

The Saugerties Antique Center, within walking distance of several restaurants and shops in downtown Saugerties, sells estate and costume jewelry, furniture, and more. from a mix of vendors and owner-acquired items.

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“People come to Saugerties for the real bargains,” said Dan Selden, owner of the Saugerties Antiques Center. “We wholesale to the public.”

On a recent Saturday, Selden sat at his desk behind large display cases overflowing with vintage jewelry and worked on a repair. Ava, her 6-year-old pug, lay down on a couch nearby. “She has her own fanbase,” Selden said.

So does Selden, which began selling antiques in 1981. It has been in its current location for eight years, where in addition to its own wares, it offers merchandise from 15 vendors. Browse a huge assortment of fine and costume jewelry, furniture, art, kitchenware, comics and Funkos, a collectible doll that looks like an oversized Kewpie with attitude and better hair. Saugerties Antiquities Center220 Main Street, Saugerties, 845-246-8234

Overload of Elegance at Fed-on-Lights Antiques — Saugerties

Fed-On-Lights Antiques in Saugerties is a destination for film and television stylists, historic home enthusiasts and everyday buyers looking for specialty lighting, plumbing and antique fixtures.  The shop also offers lamp rewiring and repair services.

Fed-On-Lights Antiques in Saugerties is a destination for film and television stylists, historic home enthusiasts and everyday buyers looking for specialty lighting, plumbing and antique fixtures. The shop also offers lamp rewiring and repair services.

Michael Falkenstein

Don Curry has been selling antique fixtures, plumbing and fixtures in the same two-story 1830 building for over four decades. Wander carefully down the narrow walkways that lead from room to room while admiring the chandeliers, wall sconces, marble sinks, clawfoot tubs, and plumbing fixtures. Stylists from film and television, including Netflix and HBO, are frequent visitors. “HBO purchased a lot of items for the show ‘Pretty Little Liars’,” said Curry, who also repairs and rewires lighting. “They had three houses to do.” Fed-on-Lights34 Market Street, Saugerties, 845-246-8444

Mealtime at Miss Lucy’s Kitchen — Saugerties

Exterior of Miss Lucy's Kitchen on Thursday, July 12, 2018 in Saugerties, NY (Lori Van Buren/Times Union)
Exterior of Miss Lucy’s Kitchen on Thursday, July 12, 2018 in Saugerties, NY (Lori Van Buren/Times Union)Lori Van Buren

Partition Street is dotted with cute cafes and bakeries, and Miss Lucy’s Kitchen, with its well-prepared food, farmhouse decor and laid-back atmosphere, is a great stop for brunch or lunch. Sit in one of the mismatched chairs to enjoy eggs benedict or kale salad with puffed quinoa and apple. Non-designated drivers should consider trying one of the unique specialty cocktails. Miss Lucy’s Kitchen90 Partition Street, Saugerties, 845-246-9240

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Get ready for a jumble at Kingston Consignments — Kingston

With inventory constantly changing—merchandise only has 2 months to sell or is being pulled from the ground in favor of something else—Kingston Consignments always has a new hunt for vintage goods.  Bonus: Its location in the Stockade neighborhood puts it within walking distance of other Kingston shops and restaurants.

With inventory constantly changing—merchandise only has 2 months to sell or is being pulled from the ground in favor of something else—Kingston Consignments always has a new hunt for vintage goods. Bonus: Its location in the Stockade neighborhood puts it within walking distance of other Kingston shops and restaurants.

Michael Falkenstein

Need some mid-century chrome chairs in lemon yellow fabric? How about a Le Creuset pot or a Bolivian flag? At Kingston Consignments, merchandise has 60 days to sell or owners are welcome to return for it. Consignment accounts for approximately 20% of the store; 26 dealers make up the rest. The merchandise, which leans heavily on the mid-century, includes furniture, tchotchkes, kitchenware, books, art and clothing. “In this business, you realize you’ve never seen it all,” said co-owner Craig McElroy, who has worked there since the late 1980s. Kingston consignments66 Front Street N., Kingston, 845-481-5759

The world, disassembled, at the Zaborski Emporium — Kingston

From bathtubs and heater rack covers (shown here), to kitchen hardware and light fixtures, the towering Zaborski Emporium in Kingston is a four-story haven for architectural salvage seekers.

From bathtubs and heater rack covers (shown here), to kitchen hardware and light fixtures, the towering Zaborski Emporium in Kingston is a four-story haven for architectural salvage seekers.

Michael Falkenstein

Imagine that hundreds of old buildings have been dismantled, their doors, radiators, bathtubs, stained glass windows, sinks, light fixtures and other contents sorted and exposed. Now you get a sense of what it’s like at the Zaborski Emporium, where the four floors of the 40,000-square-foot former shirt factory are filled with architectural salvage, as well as antique furniture and homewares.

“We’re known coast to coast,” said Stan Zaborski, who recently passed ownership to his son Steven. “We’re known as a one-stop-shop for TV stations, the Metropolitan Opera and the like,” including the stylists from “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” who stopped by recently. Don’t miss an 1895 birdcage shower that Zaborski says probably costs $5,000 when new (current price, $18,000), and an antique German sink made of Monel, a nickel-copper alloy, with an $8,000 prize and eight interested parties as of this writing. Zaborski store27 Hoffman Street, Kingston, 845-338-6465

A Decorator’s Touch at Milne At Home Antiques & Design — Kingston

Milne At Home Antiques & Design's warehouse in Kingston's Rondout neighborhood changes its inventory regularly, with French and American antiques, in addition to rugs, paintings, planters and more.

Milne At Home Antiques & Design’s warehouse in Kingston’s Rondout neighborhood changes its inventory regularly, with French and American antiques, in addition to rugs, paintings, planters and more.

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While working on his MBA. at Columbia University in 1997, Rebecca Milne covered her bedroom walls with posters of Vargas girls surrounded by lights, built her own plywood bed, hung a French chandelier, and added a French urn filled with branches and flowers. Her decorating skills earned her the title of “America’s Coolest Dorm” from US News and World Report.

Soon friends began asking her to decorate their rooms, and thus a career in interior design was born. In its Kingston Warehouse showroom in the Rondout Historic District, you’ll find outdoor concrete furniture, paintings, sculptures, planters and statues, and rugs. The collection goes from France to early America to mid-century in just a few steps. Milne also restores and reupholsters furniture and designs custom pieces. “We like to mix things up to create an eclectic look,” she said. Check out an 18th century pew and two groovy 1960s church pews. Milne At Home Antiques & Design81 Broadway, Kingston, 845-331-3902

Tools at Van Deusen House Antiques — Hurley


Iris Oseas’ late husband, Jonathan, specialized in antique tools for construction, cooking and woodworking, dating back to colonial times. The shop still has many tools for sale, as well as rustic and formal furniture, china, glass, paintings, Asian objects and ephemera papers. “A lot of people use our carpentry tools to repair old houses,” said Iris Oseas. The shop operates in an 18th century building on its property, adjacent to an 18th century cemetery. Antiques from the Van Deusen house59 Main St., Hurley, 845-331-8852

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