On the Hunt: Antique Treasures in Green Lake

Photograph by Barbara Wilson

Whether you're a collector or scoping out the best deals on vintage charmers, the Green Lake area offers classic antiques in the shops that line its streets. Abundant treasures await discerning visitors and residents alike.

Johnny Crow’s

What delights await you at Johnny Crow's? Eclectic items, concierge service, appraisals, and more! The everchanging stock of antiques at the store will enchant you and beckon you to linger a bit longer to find one more item on your list. Owner Bonnie MacLagan actively buys antiques and collectibles and provides expert assessments and certified appraisals. She is masterful at coordinating estate sales and loves to help clients find a longed-for gem. Along with an easy to navigate website, Bonnie posts current treasures on Facebook. Come explore the unique items available or call her for assistance year-round. 103 Water Street, Princeton. (920) 291-6919. johnnycrows.com

Pastimes Books & Antiques

Quaint and classy describe Pastimes Books & Antiques. Pastimes is owned and operated by two sisters and their families. The Elliot and Kallestad families founded this business in 2000 and have grown to occupy two turn-of-the-century buildings. They sell a wide variety of new and used books, vintage linens, textiles and dishes, rustic antiques for home and garden, handmade jewelry, a plethora of kitchen items, signs and pictures, and the largest selection of locally designed Williraye collectibles in the area. Treasure hunters will observe that greeting cards, journals, and educational toys are featured.

The store is open daily throughout the summer, closed in the winter, and has varied fall and spring hours. Unique and colorful items await your visit in this cozy and charming store. Call for more information or visit Facebook for regular posts and interactions with customers. 511 W. Water Street, Princeton. (920) 295-4801. pastimesbooks@centrytel.net

Side Door Antiques

If you're looking for vintage and antique items for your home, Side Door Antiques should be on your must-see list. Neighboring the Fox River Glove Outlet store, owners Mary and Michael Reinsch have tastefully appointed Side Door Antiques with an imaginative collection of books, baskets, dishes, housewares, toys, handmade rugs, clothing, and furniture. 113 W. Fond du Lac Street, Ripon. (920) 748-5845.

Woolbright's River City Antique Mall

This antique mall offers over 50 curators that specialize in a wide variety of collectibles. On any given day, guests will discover antique toys, glassware, stoneware, artwork, gas pumps, clothing and accessories, and vintage advertizing signs. The mall is open year-round, though closed on major holidays. Owners Dave and Pam Woolbright love to help clients find treasures and offer an online store to help facilitate shopping. Find out more by visiting the store or website today. 328 S. Fulton Street, Princeton. (920) 295-3475. rivercityantiquemall.com

Kris Wood is a freelance writer, retreat facilitator, and a giddy grandma to four darlings. MsKrisWood@gmail.com .