Thank you for visiting our Web site. We have been in the antique business for 50 years with a very diverse selection - from Primitive furniture to very fine China and Glassware. We were noted in the July 2006 issue ofCountry Living. In another building, Walt's workshop contains automobilia - gasoline globes and pumps, Michigan license plates, advertising etc. Walt does seven shows a year and is well known through-out the US for his pristine stock and fair prices.
Although we continue to be in business, our Antique Shop with five acres is for sale ! Inventory optional.
Old Barn Antiques
There are three floors in our 1910 BARN - that Susan has filled to over-flowing. Crocks, Fruit jars, Iron cookware. Toys and dolls. Books and Tin Types. Kerosene Lamps. Postcards from all over the country and the world, in categories for your convenience. Limoges, RS Prussia, Transferware, lots of cups and saucers. Pattern, depression and 'elegant' glass. Spongeware, spatterware, flow blue, ironstone. Kitchenwares, including treen. The upper floor is filled with vintage clothes; including children's clothes plus quilts and other textiles. Lots of oak furniture but also primitive to Walnut.Basically you will find 'area antiques', dating from 1830's to 1940, no imports. Walt's specialty is Gas Station related articles located in his garage/workshop: Gas pumps, gas pump globes, advertising signs, license plates, etc. However, he has a wide interest, so expect to see slot machines, cash registers, Indian artifacts, insulators, and who knows what next!
Walt and Susan's OLD BARN ANTIQUES - open every day 10-5:30. Sunday by chance or appointment. It is best to call ahead in January and February, but nornally we are open at least on Saturday during those two snowy months.
To find us - take M-37 north from Traverse City (Old Mission Peninsula) for eight (8) miles. Turn west on Nelson Rd. We are about 1/2 mile down the road. Don't miss Walt's work shop.
Phone: (231) 223-4123 or (231)223-7386 2513 Nelson Road, Traverse City, Michigan 49686
* Please Call (231) 223-7386 or (231)883-1777 for information.