Looking for antiques near Louisville? On I-71 you’ll find our awesome Oldham KY Antiques Road Trip! It all starts with a reservation at our newest bed and breakfast, The Inn at Spring Run Farm! Historical elements such as the original ash floor, stone fireplaces and hand hewn log walls were uncovered during the 2017 renovation of these two dogtrot cabins! The floors, fireplaces and log walls were beautifully restored in several parts of the bed and breakfast and define the Kentucky charm you can expect at The Inn at Spring Run Farm at every turn. Chef and Innkeeper, Jeff Perellis, offers comfy, first-class accommodations on a picturesque working horse farm with fabulous Kentucky foods.
Cottage Antiques is a warehouse & “real” house combo in historic Pewee Valley where you will not be disappointed! And tucked away from the hustle and bustle just down the street from Cottage, is Sugar Babe Antiques located in the old Brownsboro General Store building in Crestwood on Highway 329 (exit 14 off I-71).
In La Grange (exit 22), not only will you find the only town in the WORLD with a train running ON its Main Street, you’ll find two spots for antiques – The Copper Awning Antiques is so popular that it recently moved to a much larger space on West Jefferson Street, and Trader Bakers Flea Market on Highway 53 behind Dairy Queen. There are also several shops on Main Street that carry antiques in addition to their wares.
The one thing we can say about this Road Trip is to make room for all your goodies in the car before you leave home! If you’re planning a visit in June or October, check out our Events Calendar to see if Flea on 53 is happening at our CityPlace Expo Center in downtown La Grange.
Kim’s Tidbit: I was not be an antique shopper until I visited Cottage Antiques in Pewee Valley with a friend of mine one Saturday. She was looking for an old hutch to store her purse collection and I was looking more forward to lunch, truth be known. That is until I saw an entire bedding set, complete with window treatments, that I loved tucked under an antique coffee table. It went home with me for $117 instead of the $360 retail price tag. My same friend presented me with an antique wedding veil that she purchased at Stonehorse Antiques without me – it is absolutely stunning! So stunning, in fact, that I bought my wedding dress to match the veil instead of the other way around! There’s no telling what you will find at Cottage Antiques in Pewee Valley! If you visit during the warmer months, you’ll also benefit from farmer Tim’s farm-fresh produce, and his landscaping plants set up outside! Cottage is just off I-71, Exit 14.
Cottage Antiques is in historic Pewee Valley, home of the Little Colonel (later made into a movie starring Shirley Temple) and Annie Fellows Johnston, on Highway 146 down from the Pewee Valley post office…just look for the white house with a big parking lot. The warehouse is in the back and uses the same parking lot. Pewee Valley now has a small museum open to the public where you can see memorabilia and momentos of this historic railroad town!
The cool thing about this Antique Road Trip is that you can stay on a Friday night, get up Saturday morning and have breakfast at your B&B, then get a quick start to your day at La Grange Coffee Roasters with a chai tea or a cappuccino while you walk and shop in the La Grange Trains Shopping & Dining District. You’ll find antiques sprinkled throughout the shops on Main Street while a train passes just feet from the sidewalk! You don’t want to miss Copper Awning in downtown La Grange!
Grab lunch at Main Street’s Red Pepper Deli. Honestly, anything on their menu is fabulous, but my favorite lunch is the Valley Veggie Wrap (without olives, thank you very much), a cup of their homemade tomato artichoke soup, and an Everything Cookie (not kidding!). Let me be clear…I am NOT a vegetarian and I love this wrap! Their Chicken Pancha Wrap is delicious if you like banana peppers and would rather have something hot. Also try the Joe’s Chef Salad if light is what you’re looking for. The salad is so fresh and juicy that it doesn’t need dressing! DELISH! Load up your car and head to Exit 14 (Crestwood).
In Crestwood, grab dinner and drinks at Rikishi Japanese & Bar in Crestwood Station for sushi or Gustavo’s Mexican Grill. Gustavo’s is at the same stoplight as Walmart, just turn in the opposite direction of Walmart. Gustavo’s is in a strip mall and sits back off the road behind Bluegrass Eye. They have great food and margaritas and outdoor seating! Gustavo’s is not typical Mexican fare!
Repeat this trip once a month because their inventory changes OFTEN!