Grandville B&B Innkeeper Says, “Come Antique in Metro Grand Rapids Michigan”

A Shared Blog by Cheri Antozak, Innkeeper
Prairieside Suites Luxury B&B, Grandville
Member of the Michigan Lake to Lake B&B Association

There’s something about antiquing!  Perhaps it’s the thrill of the unknown? You never know what you might find. Once, I went out looking for a creamer and came back with a cool vintage coat with a fir collar… and a one-of-a-kind handmade vintage ring!

Some folks know exactly what they’re looking for. But most of the time, it’s about discovering the unexpected and coming home with something you never dreamed you wanted but now are tickled to own. It’s about memories and pretty shapes. Somehow, when you blow the dust off and look closely, that little gem of a find talks to you and nurtures your soul. Crazy I know. Many antique-rs remain mystified — and many husbands still mutter those famous words, “Where are you gonna’ put that?”

I can’t help but reminisce when I’m antiquing. You know….. these are just like the glasses we drank out of when we were kids. Grandma had these and we sold them at a garage sale for a quarter and now they’re here for $10 each!  We’ve all been there.

Dining Room at Prairieside Suites Luxury B&b
The Dining Room at Prairieside Suites

What I do know is here at Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed and Breakfast, we have lots of guests who enjoy antiquing in Grandville and Grand Rapids. They often share their “finds” around the breakfast table in the morning. Those of you who have seen my china cabinet and the collection of antiques in my dining room know I’ve been collecting cut crystal for years.  Here are some of my favorite haunts in and around Grandville and the Grand Rapids Metropolitan Area:

Changing Thymes, 4165 Chicago Dr SW 49418, 656 534-7948
Sheri’s Antiques, 3270 Chicago Dr SW 49418, 616 249-8066

Downtown Grand Rapids
Antiques at Victoria’s Warehouse, 449 Century Ave SW 49503, 616 235-9292
Century Antiques Shop, 445 Centurn Ave SW 49503, 616-233-4000
Eastown Antiques (40 dealers), 1515 Lake Dr SE 49506 616-776-1076
Phil’s Stuff Antiques & collectibles, 722 Wealthy SE 40503, 616 459-1940
City Antiques Resale Boutique, 954 E Fulton St NE 49503, 616-776-5500
East Fulton Art & Antiques Mall, 959 E Fulton St NE 49503, 616 744-3320
Antiques Amaryllis, 944 E Fulton St 49503, 616 451-3019
Bluedoor Antiques & Design, 946 E Fulton St 49503, 616 456-7888
The Antique Gallery, 442 Leonard St NW 49504, 616 458-4218
Mary’s Used Furnishings, 730 Leonard St NW 49504, 616 774-8792
Antiques by the Bridge, 445 Bridge St NW 49504, 616 451-4330
The Green Man Antiques, 444 Bridge St NW 49504, 616 454-5771

Comstock Park
Antiques on Alpine, 4671 Alpine Ave NW 49321, 616 785-5285